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MURRAY DELIGHTED WITH PERFECT WEEK

8 April 2017

Murray scored in each of Albion's three successive victories.


Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray reflected on a perfect week, after his goal helped secure a third victory in the space of seven days, following a tense 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers last night.

The striker showed brilliant composure to fire past Alex Smithies in a one-v-one situation with 58 minutes on the clock to secure another massive three points for Chris Hughton’s side.

He said, “It was at the end of a massive week, and to get nine points from three games was exactly what the doctor ordered. We’ve produced it and we just need to keep ticking over now, on towards Wolves next week.

“It’s been tough for us, but everyone else has had three games in seven days and for us it was one day less.

“In a way, it’s a positive because our game is in the bank now, we can watch everyone else and the pressure is on them.”

Murray admitted he had to bide his time during the game after seeing an effort disallowed in the first half, before talking through his 21st goal of the season.

“We knocked on the door in the first half, got some good quality crosses in there, but struggled to get on the end of many.

“Tomer [Hemed] and I got on the end of one each and we were marginally offside, but thankfully we made the breakthrough in the second half.

“I saw Tomer out on the wing, he played it back to me, I was clean through and thankfully the keeper has gone the wrong way.

“I had a bit too long to think about it, but thankfully the ball went in and we went on to get the second.

“Poco [Sebastien Pocognoli] scored with a fantastic strike and we waivered a bit afterwards and let one in, but we stayed strong and withstood the onslaught from QPR.

“The whole ground was really fired up at one stage, but we managed to weather that and came away with three points.”

Despite Albion’s strong position in the table, the experienced frontman is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and insists there is still work to be done.

“We’ve still got a few games to go, it’s going to be difficult but we’re getting there step by step.

“We’ve got to enjoy this moment, because you can only go up for the first time once.”

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