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LEDS ON VITAL VICTORY

Posted on 16 April 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King hailed a magnificent team performance after the win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Ledley King hailed a magnificent team performance after the win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

It was a sixth away win of the season and the perfect 'on the road' response to the away-day setback at Newcastle two weeks ago.

"It was, we came here with a good record, we have had to grind out results here in the past and we knew what to expect," reasoned the skipper. "We stuck at our task and it was a great three points," he added, agreeing that a decisive display was vital at this stage of the season where every point matters.

"Of course, Arsenal not winning against Portsmouth in midweek gave us a boost, believe it not. We realised the pressure is on them if we do what we know we can do. We felt we could win against Everton and went out and got the three points.

"There were a lot of chances for us and I don't think Robbo had to make too many saves. I think we broke on them well and had the better of it, we passed the ball well and at times they couldn't get near us.

"It was a great all round team performance by everyone involved - including the players who came off the bench.

"A second goal would have taken a bit of pressure off, but a clean sheet also wins us the game. It drove us on to keep getting the blocks in and picking up the ball, knowing that if we didn't concede it would be another three points."

Manchester United visit the Lane this Easter Monday knowing that anything other than a victory would see Chelsea crowned champions should they win their own game against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

The Carling Cup holders were surprisingly held at home to Sunderland on Friday, but Ledley suspects they will not be taking their foot off the pedal in terms of attempting to gather Premiership points.

"They will be very disappointed with what happened on Friday but they will be looking to put that right. Their manager will be looking for a response from them.

"Man Utd coming to our place is always a good game and I think it one we can do well in. We have moved on the last year or so and it will be a good test for us.

"With the way it is going at the moment we are full of confidence. Man Utd will realise it is a tough place to come and we will go out all guns blazing."

Ledley is a big doubt for the United encounter, having picked up a foot injury late in the game at Goodison. It is currently a case of awaiting further news.

"I'm not sure at the moment, I'm hoping it is nothing bad. I'll see the physios and maybe get a scan, but I am hopeful."

PLEASE NOTE: Our Whites suite, situated on Paxton Road, will be closed on Monday for our match against Manchester United as this is a category A fixture.