Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

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Queens Park Rangers have pinned their Premier League survival hopes on their home form to date and with ten straight losses on the road the pressure to keep winning is beginning to mount.

Saturday saw Manchester United arrive in West London amid growing speculation that Harry Redknapp was in the last chance saloon with Rangers requiring a win to save his job. However it wasn’t meant to be although after the opening 45 minutes there was nothing to choose between the two sides. Replacements at the break brought a change in fortune with the away side benefitting most - whether it was the loss of defensive stalwart Richard Dunne to a groin injury or the change of style / formation from Louis van Gaal – Juan Mata replaced by Marouane Fellaini - isn’t clear but it was the big Belgium who grabbed the opener within 15 minutes of his arrival before James Wilson sealed the victory in the dying moments.
Jan 18 - 8:51 AM

Charlie Austin certain tried his best to make an impression against Manchester United with five shots (two on target) but neither he nor his teammates could break through in a 2-0 home loss for the Rs.

Having already played most of the bottom half at home this season and having failed to register even a single point on the road so far, how QPR fare in the season's second half against the top half of the table is going to say a lot about whether they stay up. With that in mind, they are not off to a great start after failing to break through against a Manchester United team that wasn't particularly impressive. Austin was active and there was an Adel Taarabt appearance in the second half but there wasn't much else to talk about from the occasion other than increased worry about relegation.
Jan 17 - 12:25 PM

QPR midfielder Sandro has confirmed he has stepped up his rehabilitation and is hoping for a return before the end of January.

Sandro damaged his medial knee ligament back in November during the defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park after a collision in the centre of the field with his own player [Yun Suk-young] but the club now confirm he will look to increase his training with Stoke City the target on January 31st. QPR take on Burnley at Turf Moor in game week 21 and Redknapp will assess one or two players "who are carrying knocks" while the Hoops will welcome Mauro Zarate into the fold following his arrival from West Ham on-loan. QPR must improve their form if they do harbour any hopes of staying within the Premier League this season – their current record boasts 9 defeats from the 9 games played away from Loftus Road.
Source: Daily Star
Jan 8 - 7:46 AM

West Ham forward Mauro Zarate has completed his loan move to QPR for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old Argentine will go straight into contention for QPR's trip to Burnley on Saturday. Zarate scored two goals and an assist in seven appearances for West Ham this season. The former Lazio and Inter Milan forward made a strong early impression with the Hammers, but has failed to edge his way past Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll in recent weeks. Redknapp will hope Zarate can boost QPR's goal threat alongside prolific striker Charlie Austin as they fight for PL survival.

Leroy Fer struck a cannon blast for goal to give QPR the initial advantage over Swansea City, but the Swans would level thing late as the two pick up a point apiece in the 1-1 final.

The last two fixtures for Rangers were at home, where Charlie Austin had been in superb form, but they could only muster one goal from 180 combined minutes against Swansea and Crystal Palace and Austin played no role in it. Instead, the only goal came from Fer, and it was a cracker. Fer found some space to dribble into an area he felt comfortable shooting from and he struck the ball dead solid perfect into the top corner of Lukasz Fabianski's goal. With three goals and four assists, Fer is the only Ranger not named Austin that is offering any respectable fantasy production this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 1 - 12:34 PM

Queens Park Rangers vs Crystal Palace ends 0-0 after a sloppy affair from both sides.

Steven Caulker had a chance cleared off the line for QPR and Jason Puncheon had a decent stoppage time effort for Palace, but beyond that there were very from chances from either team Sunday at Loftus Road. The quick turnaround from Boxing Day seemed to take a little bit out of the players both physically and mentally. Palace (16 points) are winless in their last seven and remain in the relegation zone while QPR now sit three spots above them with 18 points. Rangers battle Swansea at home on New Year's day and Palace travel to Aston Villa.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Charlie Austin was at it again with a goal from the penalty spot but QPR couldn't stage another big comeback as they lost their ninth consecutive away match at the Emirates 2-1 on Boxing Day.

It seemed unlikely that QPRs first road points of the season would come at the Emirates and they didn't but it was closer than expected after Olivier Giroud was sent off. Austin spent most of the first half as a make-shift defender warding off set pieces and corners in the QPR box. With Giroud off early in the second half, Austin and the Rs took a more attacking posture and were eventually rewarded with a penalty that Junior Hoilett drew from Mathieu Debuchy and Charlie Austin converted. The Rs pressed for the equalizer and had some solid chances and potential penalty claims but couldn't get the second.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Queens Park Rangers made it four home wins from five at Loftus Road on Saturday as a Charlie Austin treble capped a remarkable comeback against West Brom who had stormed into an early two goal lead.

Austin – returning following a one game ban – took his tally to 9 goals in 8 games by scoring his first competitive hat-trick since signing for the Hoops while helping his side climb to 17th in the division. However the win was tinged with disappointment as South Korean Suk–Young Yun was replaced during the first half because of an ankle problem. The central defender has established himself in the heart of the Rangers defence and his absence would be a blow for Redknapp although there are a number of potential suitors should tests rule Yun out over Christmas – Clint Hill his replacement on Saturday appears to be the preferred option while Rio Ferdinand can also be called upon if required.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 06:00:00 AM

Charlie Austin brought his team back from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win with a hat trick to take Harry Redknapp's men out of the relegation zone.

His first came from the penalty spot after Leroy Fer was held in the penalty area. Austin went on to score two more goals from open play and QPR, who had gone behind on goals from Joleon Lescott and Varela, scored a massive victory in the battle to avoid relegation. It may just be Charlie Austin and his goalscoring that provides the difference between the Rs and relegation.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:52:00 AM

QPR's Charlie Austin is tipped to shine against West Brom in Week 17.

QPR’s talisman Charlie Austin was sorely missed for the Everton clash in Week Sixteen but the striker has now completed his suspension and will be looking to fire his side to another vital home win as fellow strugglers West Brom visit Loftus Road. Austin has eight goals for the season already and it is important to remember that he is the club’s designated penalty taker - always factor to consider when selecting your fantasy forward-line.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:26:00 AM

QPR were well beaten on Monday night at Goodison Park but Bobby Zamora scored his first of the season in the 3-1 loss.

It would have been more romantic if Bobby Zamora's last kick for QPR or even as a professional had been the goal that put the Rs back in the Premier League and saved them from financial ruin. It didn't turn out that way and the injury-prone forward continued as a reserve this season and he finally scored his next goal late on in the 3-1 loss at Goodison Park. The victims of two deflected shots and a poor Robert Green cross QPR will remain in the relegation zone heading into Week 17 after climbing out briefly following Week 15.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Charlie Austin propelled Queens Park Rangers to a 2-0 over Burnley before being sent off.

The QPR striker was very active today, assisting Leroy Fer to open up the scoring and then finishing a Mauricio Isla cross to make it 2-0. Just minutes later Austin was in trouble after getting his second yellow. The striker had just hit top form and will now have to miss QPR's next match but if you have him in season-long leagues, he is a must own. The win takes QPR out of the relegation zone but they are still fully engaged in the relegation battle.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Charlie Austin was the match winner for QPR who moved off the bottom of the table by beating struggling Leicester.

It was a real thriller at Loftus Road but QPR ran out eventual winners thanks to the excellent Austin's winner 15 minutes from time. Leicester ended their five-game goal drought early on as Esteban Cambiasso swept in from the edge of the area to put the away side ahead, but Rangers forced an equalised via a Wes Morgan own goal, before midfielder Leroy Fer put them in front, smashing home from close range. Leicester's Jamie Vardy hit the bar before Jeffrey Schlupp levelled the scores at 2-2, but Austin's header won it for Harry Redknapp's men to move up to 18th. The Foxes drop to the foot of the table and desperately need a result soon to reverse an alarming slump.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed Sandro will be out until early 2015 but admits the prognosis could’ve been a lot worse and the player is "lucky" his knee ligament damage was not worse.

Sandro collided with team-mate Yun Suk-Young early during the second half loss to Newcastle last weekend and the club feared the worse for the player who has been blighted by injury over the past 18 months. However a scan earlier this week confirmed the extent damage was only to the medial ligament and not the anterior cruciate as feared. His absence could pave the way for Jordon Mutch to return to the starting eleven having recovered from a recent hamstring problem – Rio Ferdinand is available again following his three game suspension while Adel Taarabt is still "way off fitness."
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 06:44:00 AM

Combined with a win by Burnley this afternoon, Queens Park Rangers 1-0 loss to Newcastle United sees them dead last in the Premier League.

Rangers have just 9 points through the first dozen gameweeks and it appears clear that whatever ideas Harry Redknapp has in mind clearly are not working. He has several players good enough to play in this league but there seems to be no direction in their attacking or defending. It will be an interesting transfer window for QPR. Unless they show signs of righting the ship by the end of the festival season, it may be time to hold a fire sale. Hosting Leicester next week, it could be do or die for Harry at Loftus Road.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:23:00 PM

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