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Matter of time

Posted on 15 November 2010  - 12:00

Peter Crouch said he was convinced a big win was just around the corner after Saturday's 4-2 success against Blackburn.

Matter of time

Peter Crouch said he was convinced a big win was just around the corner after Saturday's 4-2 success against Blackburn.

'Crouchy' bagged his first league goal of the campaign as the team raced into a 4-0 lead against an in-form Rovers side that enjoyed back-to-back wins before travelling to White Hart Lane.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring in the first half, Roman Pavlyuchenko headed home the second after missing a penalty to make it 2-0 before half-time, Crouchy slid in the third and Gareth made it 4-0 after 75 minutes.

Rovers were a threat in the second half though and reduced arrears with goals in the 80th and 90th minutes for the final 4-2 scoreline in the Premier League encounter.

"We played some great stuff and it was always a matter of time before we beat a team convincingly with the way we've been playing," said Peter, who has now hooked up with the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against France.

"We've been passing the ball about fantastically well, creating chances and the goals went in this time, so that was pleasing.

"Blackburn had to change their system after half-an-hour and that was down to how we were playing. I thought we played exceptionally well and thoroughly deserved it."

A lot of pre-match and post-match media coverage was concentrated on Crouchy's lack of a league goal and he was naturally delighted to put that issue to bed.

"Yes, that was important, but I'm more interested with the result first and foremost," he added. "I think it was a great win, we played fantastically well and fully deserved the three points."