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Looking Gud!

Posted on 22 March 2010  - 12:00

Eidur Gudjohnsen won the praise of Harry Redknapp after opening his account in Saturday's fine win at Stoke City.

Looking Gud!

Eidur Gudjohnsen won the praise of Harry Redknapp after opening his account in Saturday's fine win at Stoke City.

It was a goal to remember as Eidur chested the ball into Peter Crouch, got onto the return pass and held off Abdoulaye Faye before firing into the top corner.

The Icelandic striker entered the fray in the first half after Roman Pavlyuchenko picked up a hamstring injury and he was key to our second half performance.

As well as his goal, Eidur was involved in most of our attacking play and played a key role in the winning goal as he stepped over Benoit Assou-Ekotto's cross for Niko Kranjcar to blast home.

"Every day in training he's worth watching, believe me, he is a fantastic footballer," said Harry. "He really turned the game around with that goal. It was a fantastic goal.

"You don't play for Chelsea and Barcelona if you are not a great player.

"He is a fantastic footballer in my opinion and he has just been unlucky that Jermain Defoe has been scoring and Pavlyuchenko has come in and scored and Peter (Crouch) has done a great job.

"The lads like playing with him, the likes of Modric, Kranjcar, they all play in a similar way. Technically he is top, top drawer."