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We don't give up - Harry

Posted on 12 February 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp praised the spirit of the squad after coming from behind to win again - this time at Sunderland on Saturday.

We don't give up - Harry

Harry Redknapp praised the spirit of the squad after coming from behind to win again - this time at Sunderland on Saturday.

The 2-1 victory - a sixth Premier League win on the road this season - came after Asamoah Gyan shot the home side into an 11th-minute lead at the Stadium of Light.

Michael Dawson claimed the equaliser after meeting Steven Pienaar's corner just before the break - William Gallas might have got a touch - and it was left to Niko Kranjcar to volley home a wonderful winning goal from 20 yards in the 57th minute.

It was the sixth time we've recovered from losing positions in the Premier League this season - an amazing 20-point turn-around in matches - and the win took us past 1,000 points in the Premier League.

"This team doesn't give up and there is a great spirit at the club," said Harry afterwards at the Stadium of Light.

"It's difficult to come back when you go behind in the Premier League but we've managed to do it again.

"Sunderland started brightly and scored their goal but the game settled down after that and I thought there was something in it for us.

"I just felt if we could score before half-time we'd have a big chance and I fancied us to go on and win the game in the second half.

"Niko popped up with another fantastic goal and it's something he practises after training every day. He's a top, top player."

The win made it three on the trot and moved us back into fourth in the Premier League and Harry was particularly delighted with the away victories at Blackburn and now Sunderland.

He added: "Blackburn is a tough place to go and Sunderland is always difficult, so to come from behind here is an excellent result for us."