Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v QPR

Friday, 26 December 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 3 - 2 W Brom

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Rosler baffled by Wigan defeat

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler was at a loss as to how his side's 10-match unbeaten run came to an end against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Last Updated: 27/03/14 at 11:17 Post Comment

Uwe Rosler: Surprised by Wigan's defeat

Uwe Rosler: Surprised by Wigan's defeat

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Yossi Benayoun's early strike proved the difference at Loftus Road, where the hosts managed to eke out a 1-0 win despite coming under pressure throughout.

Last-ditch defending, wayward finishing and Robert Green's star display kept the FA Cup semi-finalists at bay, resulting in a first loss since February 8.

"I think everybody in the stadium, when they are realistic, saw we should have got something out of that game," Wigan boss Rosler said.

"QPR were obviously the team favourite before the season to go up, and the way we played, apart from the first 10 minutes, was very, very good.

"We had more attempts on goal, bigger chances and the clearer chances. I felt our morale, attitude and application was top draw.

"This team doesn't really know how to get defeated, doesn't want to get defeated, and we pushed right to the final whistle.

"The QPR goalkeeper, for me, was the man of the match. I think maybe Roy Hodgson should have a look at him.

"I am not happy with the result - obviously we hate to lose - but I am more than happy with the performance we have shown against a team of top, top, top players."

The win saw QPR move third in the Sky Bet Championship, cementing their place in the play-offs as the season enters the closing stages.

"Looking at them tonight you can see why they were unbeaten," R's assistant coach Kevin Bond, speaking instead of manager Harry Redknapp, said.

"They carry plenty of threat, plenty of energy and are a good side. At times, they gave us real problems.

"Rob Green had to be at his best and produced a great save right at the end. I thought it was a really good game tonight.

"We started brightly, got the goal, which we always badly needed, and then there was a lot of good football on both sides.

"Both sides were a threat and gave us one or two problems at the start of the second half, before growing into the game again.

"It was a real good game and we are highly delighted to come out victorious and keep a clean sheet and hopefully try to cement our place for the play-offs."

One of the main negatives for QPR was the sending-off of goalscorer Benayoun, who saw red after picking up a second booking in stoppage time.

"I didn't know he had it in his locker to get sent off," Bond said with a laugh. "I don't think he did either.

"I feel really sorry for him. I never actually saw it, but for Yossi to get sent off will be unlucky whatever happened."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property