Taarabt was inspirational for most of the game and Redknapp enthused about his match-winning contribution.
"(He has) Fantastic ability, he was amazing," said Redknapp. "He is an amazing talent, we all know that and we have all seen it since I went to Tottenham, no-one ever doubted his ability or his talent.
"I decided I had to get him in a position where he wants to play. He has been playing off the left but today I played him in the hole, off the frontman and tried to get him between the lines - play little balls in those holes to him and every time he got the ball they were in trouble."