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Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor: no excuses, we should not be fighting relegation

• ‘It shatters your confidence but with experience we have we should be higher’
• QPR’s Chris Ramsey out to stay but jokes ‘it’s Blackpool or Barbados’ – for break
John Carver pleads for fans to help in finale against West Ham
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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez finally find touch to down QPR

High tension and high stakes coursed through this meeting of top four chasers and relegation battlers. In a game littered with chances, the difference boiled down to finishing, and Arsenal were ruthless enough on the two occasions needed to secure the points needed to keep them ahead of the pack in the hunt for Champions League re-qualification.

Rob Green was beaten twice at his near post. After Olivier Giroud steered in the opener, Alexis Sánchez rediscovered his taste for goals after a seven-game drought. That put to bed the theory that Sánchez and Mesut Özil, Arsenal’s two most luxurious buys, don’t particularly mix. It was a quirk of recent matches that Sanchez, so prolific in the first half of the season, had lost his eye for goal since the return of the languid assists-man.

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez finally find touch to down QPR

High tension and high stakes coursed through this meeting of top four chasers and relegation battlers. In a game littered with chances, the difference boiled down to finishing, and Arsenal were ruthless enough on the two occasions needed to secure the points needed to keep them ahead of the pack in the hunt for Champions League re-qualification.

Rob Green was beaten twice at his near post. After Olivier Giroud steered in the opener, Alexis Sánchez rediscovered his taste for goals after a seven-game drought. That put to bed the theory that Sánchez and Mesut Özil, Arsenal’s two most luxurious buys, don’t particularly mix. It was a quirk of recent matches that Sanchez, so prolific in the first half of the season, had lost his eye for goal since the return of the languid assists-man.

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Louis van Gaal makes right choices in attack where QPR still struggle

• Van Gaal refuses to favour Falcao
• Harry Redknapp restricted in forward choice Continue reading…



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Harry Redknapp shows defiance at prospect of departing from QPR

• QPR manager replies with quip over rumours of leaving
• Redknapp feels no pressure from club’s board
• QPR v Manchester United match report Continue reading…



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Harry Redknapp shows defiance at prospect of departing from QPR

• QPR manager replies with quip over rumours of leaving
• Redknapp feels no pressure from club’s board
• QPR v Manchester United match report

Harry Redknapp reacted to questions about his rumoured departure from QPR with a flash of gallows humour. “Who will Sky have to interview through a car window if I am not here on transfer deadline day?” he quipped, when the notion of how much time he would be given to turn results around hung in the chilly evening air.

The QPR manager described suggestions he is on the verge of the sack as “a load of old bollocks”, adding that he doesn’t feel the pressure from board level. “I am not going to lose any sleep over it. I am not a 34-year-old manager trying to make my way in the game; I have been around a long time. I love what I do, I want to continue doing it, I work hard at my job.” He added that were the worst to happen, and Tony Fernandes and the rest of the QPR board decide to make a change on the back of five games without a win, he won’t give up on this vocation.

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Sunderlands Gus Poyet aims for transfers on the quiet after loss at QPR

Transfer window is very important game for Sunderland future Harry Redknapp delighted with arrival of Lassana DiarraWith three points in Harry Redknapps pocket, his phone was on alert as the QPR manager left Loftus Road ready to throw himself into the …

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QPR get off the mark as Charlie Austins goal sees off Sunderland

Saturday Clockwatch as it happenedSuch was the sense of reality-biting expectation around Loftus Road, after a complex start to the season, most of the pre-match talk around the ground was bleak: never mind a win or a draw, even a goal would do as so…