Match-winner Deco singled out by Cole

August 24, 2008

England left-back Ashley Cole believes the 'magic' of players like Deco can help leaders Chelsea depose Premier League champions Manchester United.

Deco scored the only goal with a first half free-kick as Chelsea edged Wigan at the JJB Stadium.

Deco had also scored in the opening weekend 4-0 win over Portsmouth and Cole paid tribute to the Portugal international.

Cole told Setanta 1: 'Deco once again with a bit of magic. I think that's what's going to help us win the league this year.'

Cole, who revealed he had suffered a tight hamstring, was not as impressed with his side's showing as the victory over Portsmouth.

'I don't think it was as good as last week against Portsmouth.

'For us today it was just about stopping them and getting three points.'

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