Jor­gensen didn’t want to leave the field

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HUD­DER­S­FIELD Town cen­tre back Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jor­gensen didn’t want to leave the field af­ter the Ter­ri­ers’ 1-0 win over Wat­ford .

Tom Ince set­tled the tie for the hosts in stop­page time, with his short-range fin­ish mas­sively boost­ing Town’s hopes of Premier League sur­vival.

Af­ter the match, there were scenes of wild cel­e­bra­tion around the John Smith’s Sta­dium, with the play­ers, fans and back­room staff all know how big those three points could be in Tow’s quest to se­cure a sec­ond sea­son in the top tier.

And Den­mark in­ter­na­tional Zanka, who was man of the match on the day, ad­mit­ted he didn’t want to leave the turf af­ter the vi­tal vic­tory.

He said: “I’m still buzzing - I feel like it’s been com­ing.

“We’ve been per­form­ing well and we’ve been wait­ing for a mo­ment like this.

“For it to come in stop­page time on a sunny day in York­shire - it couldn’t be more pic­turesque.

He added: “I don’t even want to go home.

“You want to just feed off the en­ergy that is here - I wanted to stay out on the field if it was pos­si­ble!

Zanka was mon­u­men­tal at the back for Town, but also played a large part in the Ter­ri­ers’ win­ner, pick­ing out Ince for the cru­cial strike.

On the goal, he said: “I know Lolo [Lau­rent De­poitre] is a big hand­ful so I just thought ‘if I run off him it might bounce down to him or me’.

“And it did, but it was too tight an an­gle for me to do any­thing with it and I thought ‘my left foot is so slow I might tele­graph it, so let me whip it with my right’ and hope that some­one is in that hole if I get it past Daryl Jan­maat.

“It did and from then on it just felt like slow mo­tion un­til Incey touched the ball be­cause you felt like it could be it.

“He met it great with an op­por­tunis­tic run – it was awe­some.” ■■Mo­hamed Di­ame has warned that New­cas­tle are not done yet af­ter ef­fec­tively se­cur­ing their Premier League sta­tus for an­other sea­son.

The Mag­pies, who found them­selves in the thick of a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle af­ter go­ing nine games with­out a league win as 2017 drew to a close, sit 10th in the ta­ble af­ter Sun­day’s 2-1 vic­tory over Arse­nal, their fourth in suc­ces­sion.

How­ever, far from pat­ting them­selves on the back, mid­fielder Di­ame and his team­mates are look­ing to add to their tally of 41 points with next week­end’s op­po­nents Ever­ton in ninth and eighth-placed Le­ices­ter now in their sights.

Di­ame said: “We’re still go­ing to try to fin­ish as high as pos­si­ble in the ta­ble.

“As I have said be­fore, we have to en­joy win­ning for a few days, but af­ter that, fo­cus on the next task in hand.

“We have to start work again this week and look to Ever­ton.”

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