Allardyce felt Song ran the game yesterday.
"Song makes us sing!" joked Big Sam. "Because he can control the midfield. He is composed, cool, calm, accurate with his passing, most of his passes are forward, he waits for the right pass and he beats a man when he has to try to make sure he makes the right pass.
"He is not match-fit yet, but he is going to be awesome when he is match-fit. In fact, he was awesome in this game and a big bonus in terms of the way we played and how much better we were in possession of the ball and became much more creative.
"Him and Stewart Downing in the diamond looked terrific and I also have to mention Kevin Nolan and Cheik Kouyate for the work they put in and the contribution they made. Everybody did their job brilliantly. We just got caught cold but overcame it with a great victory."
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