Q.P.R. 2, Arsenal 1 (Zagat-style)

QPR breathed new life into their relegation battle with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Loftus Road to end the Gunners Barclays Premier League [seven-game] winning streak.” Rangers “showed scant respect for such a record with a resounding victory that, while not taking them out of the three on a dramatic day, will give them renewed hope of avoiding the drop.”

“There has always been something of the Tommy Cooper about Adel Taarabt — some of his tricks work but most do not,” but “Taarabt broke his duck in the 23rd minute with a superb individual effort.” He “marked his first Premier League goal by donning a fez that he then threw into the crowd, but referee Mike Dean took a dim view of his actions and brandished a yellow card.”

After Theo Walcott tied the score for Arsenal in the 37th minute, the “French midfielder [Samba] Diakite hit the winner in the 66th minute after being set up by Jamie Mackie.”

Rangers “took the game to Arsene Wenger’s side and looked dangerous early on.” After “a mere two wins in the first seven months of the season, they have doubled that in their past two home games with precious victories over Liverpool and now, Arsenal.”

via Kilburn Times; Mail Online; NDTVSports.com; Telegraph; The Observer; West London Sport; ESPN Soccernet; and Yahoo! Sports

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One thought on “Q.P.R. 2, Arsenal 1 (Zagat-style)

  1. I do not get to follow many of the “football” games, on the other side of the pond, due to a severe lack of television, and radio coverage because that type “football” would not have very good ratings. They do not cover it unless America is in the finals. Believe it or not I played soccer in High School. I had loads of fun. I loved the sliding tackle.

    Keep us posted. This game sounded like a bit of a defensive struggle. I cannot believe the yellow card was pulled out over the fez; sounds like some of our referees over here. Let them play the game – its not lawyer ball, or is it? :D

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