Great result - Harry
Harry Redknapp insisted Saturday's match should have all over before Birmingham's equaliser - and our dramatic late winner.
Harry Redknapp insisted Saturday's match should have been all over before Birmingham's equaliser - and our dramatic late winner.
We created chance after chance after chance against a strong, well-organised Blues side but no sooner had Peter Crouch finally rewarded that dominance with a goal after 72 minutes, then the visitors were level, just three minutes later, when Lee Bowyer tapped home from close range.
That goal clearly knocked the wind out of the team's sails but we found a way to win in injury time.
With just seconds remaining, Tom Huddlestone won possession from Stephen Carr, Roman Pavlyuchenko centred and Aaron Lennon drove home to make it four wins in four in the Barclays Premier League.
"We should have been out of sight but we gave a terrible goal away," said Harry. "I think we would have gone on to win easily but it brought them back into the game, gave them heart and it looked like we were going to end up dropping two vital points but luckily enough we fought back and scored a great goal to win it.
"Ideally, we needed that goal early on when we were well on top in the first half.
"We got the lead but it went from them not really having an attack in the second half to presenting them with the goal that brought them back into the game.
"That goal changed the atmosphere and they came on strong - in that last 15 minutes they looked as likely to win it as we did.
"It's a great result though and 12 great points we've picked up so far."
The only downside for Harry was injuries to Ledley King and Luka Modric - forcing both out of the action.
Ledley went off at half-time with a groin injury while Luka limped away after five minutes of the second half after taking a kick on the back of the calf.
"We lost two key players," added Harry. "It looks like Ledley's damaged his groin and Luka's going for scans on a nasty kick on the side of his calf."