After the disappointment of Tuesday’s dismal performance at Ewood Park, this was a much improved performance from the men in Red and White. In his latest post match missive, the Boss was effusive in praise of his team and in particular the returning Sessegnon and the Irish lad with a new and improved contract in his locker.
I thought all of the goals were terrific but we got the breakthrough goal from Nicklas Bendtner, which was very important.
That first goal came just at the right time.
It was tight and we were looking decent, but we had allowed Queens Park Rangers a little bit too much room. However, they didn’t make full use of it.
The first goal was always going to be important and we got it and went on to win pretty comfortably in the end.
There were some brilliant performances in the second half – however, the moment we took our eye of the ball they scored a brilliant goal.
We may have got a little bit sloppy towards the end but having said that it was a great performance and a great comeback from Tuesday evening.
The third goal is the one we’ve been talking about in the dressing room.
It was a good move from James [McClean] and it was a great ball in from David [Vaughan] just inside the area for Stephane [Sessegnon] to finish it off.
I’m delighted for him, coming back and getting his goal.
In terms of the standards we’re trying to set, maybe I made too much of the defeat at West Bromwich Albion and at Blackburn on Tuesday.
We’ve picked up six points from our last three games, which is terrific – it works out at two points per game.
I’m delighted with the team, it was a great response and it sets us up well for Tuesday night.