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Morrison joy at being back on scoresheet

White Hart Lane continues to be rewarding for midfielder

ALBION's James Morrison expressed his delight at being back among the goals after netting his winner against Tottenham.

The Scotland international headed home Chris Brunt’s 74th-minute corner to send the visitors home with their first three points of the season - and first win at White Hart Lane since 1984.

Morrison’s previous Baggies goal came in the club’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool last October, and he admits it is a fantastic feeling to be back on the scoresheet after almost a year.

“The last time I scored was away at Anfeld last season,” Morrison said.

“I was a goalscoring midfielder previously, but now I have more of a defensive role.

“I was delighted to get back on the scoresheet because it’s such a great feeling. I have scored a couple of headers before.

“I was in the box to block a man but I managed to break away from my marker and found myself free. I just saw the ball coming and I rose like a salmon and managed to finish it of.”

White Hart Lane has proved a happy hunting ground for both the Baggies and Morrison in recent seasons.

Yesterday’s victory extended Albion’s unbeaten run at Spurs to three games, while the 28-year-old is no stranger to finding the net in north London either.

“I have scored goals at White Hart Lane before so it is a nice ground for me,” he said.

“I scored a last-minute equaliser here two seasons ago.

“That was great away day but we have managed to beat that feeling.

“It’s fantastic to win at Spurs, but we have done really well there in recent years too.

“The lads stuck to the game plan really well and I think we fully deserved our win.”