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    Michael Dawson was delighted to see Roberto Soldado convert his penalty against Crystal Palace on Sunday after our long wait for a Premier League spot kick ended.

    We went through the 2012/2013 campaign without being awarded a single penalty but Dean Moxey's handball early in the second half saw the referee point to the spot in our opening game of the new season.

    Roberto Soldado duly converted and ensured we took home the three points that Daws craved.

    "We said on the first day of pre-season that we were working towards this and we¹ve got off to a good start, and that was the aim," Michael told Spurs TV after the game.

    "Palace kept going and as long as it stayed at 1-0, we knew the last 10 was going to be an onslaught, but we dealt with it. The second goal would have killed the game off but overall it's a good win."

    "Jan said to me 'let¹s hope he scores' after waiting all that time for a penalty and it was great to see it go in."