The Valley

Next Game

Charlton v QPR

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

QPR 0 - 1 Monaco

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Redknapp joy at famous win

QPR manager Harry Redknapp praised his team's tenacity after a stunning 1-0 win at Chelsea.

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 10:37 Post Comment

Shaun Wright-Phillips came off the bench to score the winner with 12 minutes remaining to secure their first league away win for 14 months and their first triumph at Stamford Bridge since 1983.

The three points also got them level on points with Reading at the foot of the Premier League and five points from safety to give them a huge boost in the fight for survival.

"They worked their socks off tonight and you get your reward if you work like that - and that's what we did," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"It was a fantastic performance. We restricted Chelsea to very few chances and we deserved it.

"We had good opportunities as well and if the final pass had been better.....we hit some final sloppy passes but then we got that fine goal."

QPR suffered a setback when Junior Hoilett limped off early on, setting up the introduction of Wright-Phillips, but they also benefited from playing Adel Taarabt as a lone striker.

"I pulled him over yesterday and told him I'd play him up front," Redknapp added. "I told him to hold the ball up and wait for us to join him.

"We worked on it for a couple of hours in training. It was a gamble really but the shape was good. I'm not even sure if he's played up front before."

The three points were all the more pleasing for the manager, coming four days after the 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool.

"We had a good meeting after that match and I convinced the players we can stay up," Redknapp said.

"Everybody else thought I was mad but I do genuinely believe it. We're not doomed, we can turn it around. If we keep working hard for the rest of the season we'll win games away and at home.

"The atmosphere in the changing room afterwards was fantastic, it's the first time I've really experienced that here."

And with Redknapp's next league match against his former club Tottenham on 14 January, he said: "I'm just really pleased with our first away win for over a year.

"They've set the standard tonight and if we're going to get out of this mess then they have to work as hard as that - not just once but every week."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t all started going downhill when they started putting a photo of the writer along side their story. Journalists started to think that 'they' are the story, rather than what they write. Smug, self obsessed & up their own arse's. That sums up the majority of newspaper sports reporters.

cozens
Do We Need So Much Football Media?

T

he reason so much sh*t is written about football is because there are so many people who want to read sh*t about football. Now shut up, take my money, and tell me Ronaldo is going to sign for Van Haal and that Mick McCarthy is signing Peter Crouch on loan.

hump3.
Do We Need So Much Football Media?

W

enger's delaying tactics in the transfer market creates goose pimples whenever a player is linked to Arsenal. The approach in buying players need to be changed@@#

mokaya
New striker 'on Wenger's list'

Footer 365

Louis Van Gaal vows to walk away in 2017

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is determined to win the Premier League in the next two seasons but will retire in 2017 regardless.

Sergio Romero signs for Manchester United on three-year deal

Manchester United have signed Argentina international goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year contract.

Bastian Schweinsteiger fitness boost for Manchester United

Manchester United have been handed a lift on their pre-season tour with the sight of Bastian Schweinsteiger training again.

Mail Box

Only Arsenal Fans Care About Friendlies

We are not entirely surprised after Arsenal fans leapt to the defence of friendlies. We also have mails on Louis van Gaal, Liverpool and more mundane tales...

Friendlies: Still Completely Meaningless

There is sharp message for anyone thinking about getting excited about friendlies, plus worries about Wayne Rooney. Every one of you has met a bloody footballer...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company