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Krishna’s Phoenix stun West Ham

Krishna entered the field on the 75th minute against West Ham on Wednesday night in Eden Park, Auckland.#His Wellington Phoenix side stunned the visitors 2-1 to start their Football United tour on a high note. #West Ham, Newcastle United, Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix are part of the 2014 Football United tour. #The website reported that two goals in the first half-hour of the Eden Park exhibition saw Phoenix captain Andrew Durante and Alex Rodriguez dispatch excellent finishes to give the Phoenix one of their most iconic victories in the short history of the A-League club – and one which will no doubt be remembered for years to come.#In further stated that Wellington Phoenix captain Durante described it as a win for the entire country.#”First and foremost, beating a Premier League side is a huge achievement for this club,” Durante said.#”It’s great, it was a great feeling. The team are very excited. It was a big occasion for us and a big occasion for New Zealand. We’re just glad that we contributed to a pretty good game.#”Credit to West Ham, they put us under the pump, especially toward the end of the game. Ernie spoke to us all week about just enjoying ourselves, not going into our shell and letting the occasion overawe us.”#Phoenix coach, Ernie Merrick, said it was important to keep feet planted on the ground and the performance represented a positive step.#”You know me, I’m very careful not to get carried away with something like this,” Merrick said.#”Glen Moss pulled off a couple of great saves, it could have gone the other way but there are a lot of good signs. I won’t get carried away with it. West Ham were a wee bit unlucky today.#”It was crucial for us to put on a good performance, to win the ball and keep it. Our real strength was a rock-solid backline who were well protected by a bank of midfielders. #”For the boys to perform like that, it was outstanding.”#Merrick said the important thing was now for his side to re-focus for Saturday’s game against Newcastle United.#”We want to play well there. My concern is getting them to recover for the next one.”#The New Zealand tour of West Ham United and Newcastle United has been billed as a Premier League experience for Kiwi fans. #The Football United tour concludes this Saturday with a double header clash in Wellington. Phoenix take on Newcastle United and Sydney FC against West Ham. #

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