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Penalty points

Posted on 16 May 2011  - 12:00

Peter Crouch was delighted to see Luka Modric's pressure penalty hit the back of the net at Liverpool.

Penalty points

Peter Crouch was delighted to see Luka Modric's pressure penalty hit the back of the net at Liverpool.

The midfield maestro's cool spot-kick down the centre of Pepe Reina's goal gave us a two-goal cushion 10 minutes into the second half as we ran out 2-0 winners at Anfield.

Having played for the Reds for three years, 'Crouchy' knew full well the importance of that extra advantage after Rafa van der Vaart had volleyed home the opener in the ninth minute.

"Rafa's goal gave us a great start and we could build from that, but the penalty was very important," reflected the big man.

"I thought Luka stepped up and stuck it away well.

"From there we were comfortable because when it’s only one goal at Anfield, the Kop always seem to be able to almost will the ball into the net."

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It was our first league win at Anfield since August, 1993. "It’s one of the toughest places to go and win and I know that from when I was at Liverpool and playing as the home side," added Peter.

"We played really well in the first 20 minutes, deserved to take the lead and we defended magnificently from there.

"I thought we were comfortable and deserved the win. We can take great heart from the result."

The win moved up a point ahead of Liverpool in fifth place in the Premier League with one match remaining.

If we manage to overcome Birmingham City at the Lane next Sunday we will hold onto fifth and qualify for the Europa League next season.