Q.P.R. 1, Tottenham 0 (Zagat-style)

QPR took a vital step towards Premier League survival and inflicted further damage on Tottenham’s hopes of a top four finish with a crucial victory at Loftus Road.”

“With both sides deploying five across midfield, space was rare in the centre” and “a fairly even first half saw little goalmouth action, yet the home side produced a touch of class to take the lead, with Adel Taarabt curling a sublime 25-yard free-kick into Brad Friedel’s bottom corner.”

It “could turn out to be his most important goal since moving to Loftus Road from Spurs, although Rangers had to cling on for the final 13 minutes with 10 men after [Taarabt] was dismissed by referee Mark Clattenburg.”

“It was like watching a car crash in slow motion, except the car was Tottenham’s season.”

via Yahoo! Sports; Taarabt haunts Tottenham and takes QPR closer to safety; The Observer; Queens Park Rangers 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0: match report – Telegraph; and BBC Sport.