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Pass master

Posted on 16 February 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp highlighted Aaron Lennon's contribution to the victory at AC Milan - describing his assist as 'a match-winning pass'.

Pass master

Harry Redknapp highlighted Aaron Lennon's contribution to the victory at AC Milan - describing his assist as 'a match-winning pass'.

The flying winger was the architect of the goal that secured one of our greatest-ever results.

With 10 minutes remaining at the San Siro, Sandro broke up an AC Milan attack on the edge of our penalty area, Luka Modric sent Aaron away and he sprinted forward 70 yards, skipped past Mario Yepes and showed the poise to square for Peter Crouch to tap home from 12 yards.

In terms of the last 16 tie it was a massive goal with the return at the Lane on Wednesday, March 9 and a place in the quarter-finals of Europe's elite competition at stake.

"Aaron did fantastic to square it to Crouchy," said Harry. "He picked the right ball and that was a match-winning pass.

"He was always a threat. I said at half-time that we had to keep giving the ball to Aaron because he had the beating of their left-back all night.

"He got into some great positions in the first half and we had to get him on the ball as much as possible.

"The whole team was magnificent though. Every single one of them did their job."