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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Terry: We Can Match Anybody On Our Day

Chelsea captain John Terry was in defiant mood following his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester United.

The win sees them go level with the Red Devils at the top of the table, behind only on goal difference. There are two games left to go, with recent form and momentum certainly favouring the Blues at this point."We needed to win. I said in my programme notes that a win was an absolute must today," declared Terry after the game."We've got the win, with two great goals from Bally [Michael Ballack]."The skipper rued the manner in which his side almost conceded the three points, when his defensive partner and arguably Chelsea's player of the season Ricardo Carvalho gifted the ball to Wayne Rooney to net an equaliser late on."We got a free-kick from Didier [Drogba] on the edge of the half-way line. We should have killed the game and put it long as we did most of the game to Didier," said a rueful Terry.

"We rushed the free-kick, which shouldn't be done. We should have killed it off then."He then sent out a statement of intent on behalf of his side, insisting that despite technically still relying on another slip from Manchester United, his side would regain the Premier League crown for the third time in four years."I think you've seen today, clearly, it's in all our minds, we want to win the Premiership and take it away from Man United," he said."We've got the advantage today - we've beaten them at home - we've not lost at home in a long time."We've shown people today. All season long we've had to put up with 'Chelsea can't play as well as Man United or Arsenal', I think we showed people today we can match anybody on our day."