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Lads 'outstanding' - Harry

Posted on 17 April 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp paid tribute to the players after recording back-to-back wins against Arsenal and Chelsea and beamed: "I couldn't have asked for more."

Lads 'outstanding' - Harry

Harry Redknapp paid tribute to the players after recording back-to-back wins against Arsenal and Chelsea and beamed: "I couldn't have asked for more."

It was the stuff of Spurs fans' dreams as the lads followed up Wednesday night's memorable win against the Gunners with arguably an even better performance and 2-1 win against title-favourites Chelsea.

To cap the day, United beat City 1-0 in the Manchester derby in the early kick-off so we moved back into fourth place in the Premier League, two points ahead of City.

Jermain Defoe hammered home a penalty, Gareth Bale struck a 20-yarder with his right foot for a 2-0 lead at half-time. We then missed a host of chances as Chelsea went down to 10 men - John Terry sent off - only for the Blues to grab a late goal through Frank Lampard. Thankfully, it was no more than a consolation.

"It's been an incredible week," said Harry. "To start the week with such a disappointment at Wembley but come back and show the character to beat Arsenal and Chelsea has been amazing.

"The lads have produced two fantastic performances and we thoroughly deserved to beat Chelsea, we created so many chances.

"I thought before the game we might be under the cosh because of the way we play. I could see them getting control of the game. Not many teams play with two men up now, United went to City and played with three in midfield and got control of the game that way.

"We play with two front men and that can be difficult (in midfield) but we got after them. When we lost possession one of our front men got around Mikel and did a job in there and that was important for us.

"In the first 30 minutes we got on top of them and were much the better team. Look at the chances we didn't score, we had so many opportunities.

"United did us a favour earlier in the day against City but we had to take advantage of that, we had to make sure we won to reap the benefit of that and it's a tough task to beat Chelsea, not many teams do it.

"We've lost so many key players but whoever has come into the team has stepped up and done the job. It's been a fantastic team effort.

"We're still in there, we've won seven out of the last eight league games and you can't ask for more than that."