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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
"The manager said we needed to stay focused"
The same pair that netted at Watford did so against a Crystal Palace side who had been happy to pack men behind the ball and try and hit us on the counter-attack.
Chances were at a premium but when a clear one arrived Abraham’s way, the striker made no mistake, clinically finishing for his 10th league goal already this season.
‘It wasn’t our best game, but the most important was that we got the three points,’ assessed Abraham.
‘It was hard work. Crystal Palace are a good side, they defend well as a team and in the first half, they frustrated our style of play.
‘At half-time the manager said we needed to stay focused, and the chances would come. We came out, we believed, we didn’t change our style of play, we wanted to show our attacking football, and we got our two goals.’
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Abraham’s was a textbook one-on-one finish, benefitting from a delicious Willian flick that cut the Eagles open. Pulisic’s fifth Premier League goal in three games was a more rudimentary affair, but its timing was invaluable, ensuring a comfortable conclusion to proceedings.
‘I cut inside, played the ball into Michy and he shot,’ described Pulisic. ‘I just got in the box, sometimes it comes to you, sometimes it doesn’t, and luckily it kind of bounced right to me.
‘That helped us a lot. We deserved it, we had a lot of chances we should have scored, and it was a good result in the end.