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Typical Tom...

Posted on 2 May 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp was delighted - but hardly surprised - to see Tom Huddlestone crash home his spectacular winner against Bolton on Saturday.

Typical Tom...

Harry Redknapp was delighted - but hardly surprised - to see Tom Huddlestone crash home his spectacular winner against Bolton on Saturday.

The midfielder produced the perfect strike to beat Jussi Jaaskelainen in the 38th minute at the Lane to secure another crucial three-point haul in the race for fourth place in the Premier League.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto provided the assist, rolling the ball square for Tom to thunder a 25-yarder right into the top corner. It was unstoppable.

"It's a typical Tom strike," smiled Harry afterwards. "He's the cleanest striker of a ball you could wish to see, left or right foot.

"I spoke to him a year ago and said ‘where are you most comfortable, left or right foot?' and he said ‘either'.

"He genuinely doesn't know because both feel the same to him, he doesn't favour one to the other and that's a great position to be in as a footballer.

"It means he can play off both sides, hit 40-yard passes with left or right foot and it's difficult to close someone down when they can do that.

"He's an amazing player and I really feel he's come on this year. That strike was top, top class, a fantastic goal."