Date: 21st April 2008 at 3:54pm
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Olof Mellberg has admitted that despite the standing ovation he received when he was substituted, he just didn’t want that game to end!

Speaking to the E&S after the match, he who will forever be known as the ‘bearded wonder’ has admitted that although it was a well timed substitution by O’Neill to Melly’s benefit he ‘wanted to play forever`.

“I felt like I wanted to play forever – I looked at the clock but I wanted the game to keep going.

“When you`re winning so well, that`s what it felt like.”

Top man and after a few up and downs with the unwashed over the years, that win should certainly put his mind at ease as he moves on at the end of the season.