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Dann: A Massive Win

22 August 2015

Defender Scott Dann got the side on their way with the opening goal against Aston Villa and provided the assist for the vital second goal for the Eagles.

"I am delighted to get on the scoresheet and put the side ahead but unfortunately we conceded after that but we kept going and it was a great goal by Bakary Sako to get us all the points. I thought he did really well in the game, especially in the second half, he is so strong and a has such a good left foot and if he keeps on putting the ball in the back of the net the fans will love him"

The match referee called a drinks break during the game as temperatures topped 30c in south London and Scott commented that conditions were not ideal. 

"It was really tough in that heat, we haven't had temperatures like that for a while and even though we were probably not at it so much in the first half as we found their shape hard to deal with, we were a lot better in the second half and got used to the conditions more".

Before Scott's goal an effort from Dwight Gayle was ruled out as it went in off James McArthur, who was adjudged to be in an offside position. 

"I think when it happens like that, after the goal has initially been given, it is disappointing because the decision was delayed, but it touched James McArthur on the way through so we had to accept it. It is obviously not good when you think you have gone 1-0 up and then it gets chalked off but it was pleasing the way, as a team, we came back and got the win."

After a couple of wins the side now face games against Chelsea and Manchester City and the defender is pleased to have points on the board going into these games.

"Today was a massive win, we are having a tough start to the season in respect of fixtures but we have points on the board. We now have six points from three games and that is including having played Arsenal at home but we will take this performance into the Chelsea game and hopefully get a good result in our match next week."

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