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Redknapp hoping for a miracle

QPR boss Harry Redknapp was left hoping for a miracle with his side sat on the verge of relegation after a disappointing defeat to Stoke.

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A goal late in the first half from Peter Crouch, and a Jon Walters penalty late in the second sealed a vital three points for the visitors, but means the R's are now 10 points from safety, with only 12 to play for.

And Redknapp knows anything other than four wins, as well as results going their way, will mean his side will be plying their trade in the Championship next season.

"It will take a miracle now. It is almost impossible," he told Sky Sports.

"We had a go, but maybe we are short of that bit of quality needed in this league."

The former Tottenham boss pointed to the absence of Bobby Zamora and the injuries to Andros Townsend and Adel Taarabt as pivotal moments of their latest defeat.

"Zamora's sending-off a few weeks ago was a massive blow," he added.

"I liked the look of him and Loic Remy together.

"As well, with the injuries to Townsend and Adel we lost two key players today, just when we needed that little bit of luck. There was no way back from there."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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