QPR 1 West Ham 2 – Hoops stay bottom of the Premier League
Queens Park Rangers are still searching for their first Premier League victory of the season following a 2-1 home reverse against West Ham which increases the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.
October 1st, 2012
QPR served up a lacklustre first-half performance which saw them shell-shocked by Matt Jarvis’ early opener, with Ricardo Vaz Te doubling the visitors’ lead ten minutes before the break which turned out to be the winning goal.
There was some fortune about the Jarvis goal, with Kevin Nolan volleying the ball to the back post and the former Wolves winger looked to head the ball across goal but it instead flew into the net.
Vaz Te’s goal also came from a right-wing cross and the home supporters made their feelings known at the interval, with Hughes making changes early in the second half which included the introduction of Adel Taarabt.
The midfielder was on the scoresheet a minute later following a wonder strike which set up a pulsating final half hour, although bookings aplenty upset the tempo of the match and Samba Diakite was off in the 75th minute following a second yellow card.
West Ham are up to seventh following this fine win at Loftus Road, although Rangers now travel to West Brom this coming weekend needing to find a decent performance from somewhere.