Winston Reid is man who saves his goals for the big occassion.

Having notched in the wins over Millwall and Fulham over the last two seasons, he opened the scoring in Sunday's remarkable 3-0 derby day victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

It ended a wait of 13 months since Reid's last goal, and he was delighted to end that run in such an important game.

Reid's strike came after his header from a Stewart Downing corner was blocked by Kevin Nolan before he fired the rebound home - with the skipper claiming it would go down as a neat one-two for his assist.

"It was a nice one-two with Nobby!" smiled the New Zealand international captain.

"Fortunately enough the ball came back to me after the first header and I was able to get it in.

"It was important for us to get the three points on Sunday as it means we go into the international break on the back of a great win.

"People may not have expected us to keep a clean sheet and gain this kind of result here, but we believed we could and we've gone and proved it.

"The manager set us up with a gameplan, it worked and we've come away with a great result."