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Special win - Bale

Posted on 20 November 2010  - 12:00

Gareth Bale said Harry Redknapp told the players they were capable of beating anyone - he was delighted to prove the point in a derby win to remember at Arsenal on Saturday.

Special win - Bale

Gareth Bale said Harry Redknapp told the players they were capable of beating anyone - he was delighted to prove the point in a derby win to remember at Arsenal on Saturday.

It was no surprise to see the Welsh wizard bring us back into the game at the Emirates Stadium with a crucial goal at the start of the second half.

He raced on to Rafa van der Vaart's pass and finished in style to make it 2-1 after the home side had dominated the first half and stormed into a 2-0 lead.

Rafa slotted home the equaliser from the penalty spot after Cesc Fabregas' handball in the 67th minute before a stunning comeback was completed when Younes Kaboul glanced home Rafa's free-kick with five minutes remaining.

It was out first win away to Arsenal since 1993 and players, management, staff and particularly the fans loved every second of it!

"Yes, there were some great celebrations at the final whistle," beamed Gareth.

"As they say, for the fans and everybody in North London it was the one game that eeryone looks out for so to get the three points, especially at the Emirates, is something special.

"The gaffer said before the game that we have a great squad and a great team and we are here to match anybody.

"We obviously went out and didn't have the greatest of first halves but we showed what we were capable of in the second half.

"Jermain Defoe came on at half-time and we went for it. I think it gave us all encouragement. We went back out there, worked for each other and it paid off.

"Obviously it was ideal to get off to such a good start in the second half and we built on it.

"It was a great comeback and we got the three points in the local derby. It was a fantastic win."