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Looking up

Posted on 11 November 2008  - 12:00

Darren Bent said it was 'massive' for the team to climb off the bottom of the Premier League after Sunday's win at City.

Looking up

Darren Bent said it was 'massive' for the team to climb off the bottom of the Premier League after Sunday's win at City.

The striker continued his fine form with a goal in each half to secure a 2-1 win and maximum points at Eastlands.

The victory saw us jump four places from 20th to 16th and stretched our run under Harry Redknapp to three wins and a draw in four league games.

The brace marked Darren's 10th and 11th goals of the season in all competitions and he's currently top of the goalscoring charts alongside Nicolas Anelka.

However, he was more interested in the team's climb up the table. "That's massive for us," he beamed. "It wasn't nice seeing us bottom of the league, especially with the calibre of player we have here.

"We showed real belief to get the three points at City and deserved the win.

"Even though we went 1-0 down you could see we were playing well before they scored. We kept the ball, created chances and they scored against the run of play.

"As soon as we got level, I was sure we would go on to win the game - that's the belief we've got at the moment.

"I was delighted to score but the main thing is that we got the three points and we're off the bottom of the table."

As for his own game, 'Benty' added: "I feel sharp as ever. I'm playing games and that is the key. I always felt if I played the games I'd get the goals."