Date: 27th September 2009 at 8:19pm
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Chris Hughton: ‘It was a special result and a special performance. It’s a wonderful feeling to go in at half-time with the cushion we had and it doesn’t happen very often. It’s a massive boost to go top. The most important thing is that we are fighting at the right end of the table. There are a lot of teams around us who are not dropping many points so to go top is testament to this group of lads.’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “The game was dead and buried by half-time. We conceded some unbelievably bad goals and we just have to defend better. I don’t know if Nolan has scored a hat-trick before but he won’t get an easier chance to get one. He must have thought it was Christmas.”