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Murray: That's My Goal

28 February 2015

Glenn Murray may have had a mixed afternoon but at the end of the match reflected on a professional job done by the side against West Ham United. He also had his say on who the first goalscorer of the afternoon should be put down to in the record books. 

"Obviously when you come to West Ham you know that if you are taking anything away from the game you have to be happy and it is a huge three points.

"I am certainly claiming the first goal, it was on target and is definitely mine. It broke the deadlock and gave us that little bit of confidence going into half time and knew we had something to build on for the second half, which I am pleased to say we did.

"The second goal gave us a real comfort zone and then to get a third really put us in control. I obviously made it difficult with my dismissal but the lads did really well to see the job through and get us the points."

Glenn will now miss Tuesday's game at Southampton as two yellow cards saw him dismissed from the action and disappointed not to see the game through.  

"From a personal point of view I'm disappointed to get sent off, it was just a reaction and I think the referee was almost waiting to send me off after a few stupid fouls, I gave him that option and he took it. We spoke about it at half-time, 'don't make a challenge' I was told and I managed not to outside the box but it was just a reaction inside the box unfortunately.
"He just said there'd been a few little fouls and he'd kept having to stop the game so he'd said: 'no more'."

After the goal against Arsenal last Saturday Glenn was given his second Premier League start of the season and he was delighted to repay that selection with a couple of goals. 

"Goals give a striker confidence and it was good after last week to get the start today and to come out of this game with two goals gives me a nice feeling but more importantly gives the club three important points."

Since the arrival of Alan Pardew the team have picked up 13 points from a possible 21 and Glenn is not the only one enjoying working with the new management team. 

"The training ground is a good place to be and the lads are enjoying the sessions under the gaffer and working hard for him and you can tell that when you see the performances and the results we are getting as a group."

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