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ROBBIE REFLECTS

Posted on 7 December 2005  - 12:00

Robbie Keane did not hesitate with his response when asked if he was claiming our second goal against Sunderland on Saturday.

Robbie Keane did not hesitate with his response when asked if he was claiming our second goal against Sunderland on Saturday.

Just five minutes into the second half at the Lane, from a Mido flick, Robbie challenged visiting keeper Ben Alnwick and defender Danny Collins for possession and the ball squirmed between all three of them and rolled into the net.

The striker insists it was him who got the last touch, although he admitted it was not his boot it came off.

"I had the last touch so of course I am going to claim it!" he said of his second goal in two games.

Even though it did touch part of my hand it wasn't deliberate and I sort of fell into it. Luckily enough for me it went in

"I'll take ten of them this season, no problem," he added of his 50th goal for the Club. "Somebody mentioned that earlier on to me and it is a good landmark to reach."

Not so good for the Republic of Ireland international was a missed penalty with the score at 2-2. A case of late indecison, reported Robbie.

"I changed my mind at the last second. Take nothing away from the goalkeeper though, it was right in the corner and was a good save. It is one of those things, but we got the three points.

"It was an exciting game for the fans and it is just important you are on the right end of the scoreline as winners. We were and it is credit to the lads."