Orient boss praises Tottenham youngster’s winner

M’Poku goal keeps the run going

Orient boss Russell Slade admitted he thought his side would have to make do with a point against Oldham.

With the game drifting towards a goalless draw, on-loan Tottenham youngster Paul-Jose M’Poku popped up with a late winner, much to the relief of the Orient manager.

“I was starting to think that it was going to slip away, but you know what this team is like,” he said.

“They surprise you and they keep going and they have got a great attitude.

“They are three important points. We had to dig it out and it was important that we kept going.

“We said at half time that if we had to wait until the last 10 minutes, so be it, and that’s the way it worked out and we just kept chipping away.

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“Oldham were very resilient and they defended well at times and in the end it was a special, special goal that’s beaten the keeper. It was an unbelievable strike from M’Poku. There was so much swerve on it.

“All in all, I felt that we deserved the win, as we created enough chances, but I didn’t think it was going to come. But Paul’s goal was timely to say the least.”