Q.P.R. 3, Swansea 0 (Zagat-style)

Joey Barton returned to the QPR line-up in spectacular style” and “Jamie Mackie and Akos Buzsaky added quick-fire strikes of exceptional quality” “as the Hoops secured their third successive home win.”

“The victory gives QPR a two-point cushion over the drop zone, and [Manager Mark] Hughes said: ‘I thought we were excellent from start to finish.’”

“Loftus Road’s giant screen showed Al Pacino‘s famous motivational speech from the film Any Given Sunday” – seriously?! – but “a clatter of red cards in recent months suggested QPR’s players have been more inspired by the actor’s character from Scarface.” (Well played!)

“Throughout a tepid first half that had the crowd chanting ‘It’s just like watching paint dry,’” Rangers “were on top for much of the first half but, like Swansea, struggled to create many chances of note.” “But QPR were hungrier and more determined than their opponents.”

via Yahoo! Eurosport; ESPN Soccernet ; Kilburn Times; The Guardian; football.co.uk; and BBC Sport .