QPR 2 Newcastle 1 Saturday 16 May 3pm
Goals: NUFC Riviere 24 QPR Phillips 54 Fer 61
Even when gifted a win against a team already relegated and in disarray, Newcastle someow found a way to get beat.
This gutless display is indefensible, a boot down the pitch by Tim Krul saw Emmanuel Riviere fluke the ball into the net.
Only minutes later and Robert Green was forced off after a collision with Joey Barton, what could possibly go wrong…
QPR simply came out and had a bit of a go in the second half and that was more than enough.
On 54 minutes Charlie Austin crossed for Matt Phillips to head the equaliser and then 7 minutes later Leroy Fer hit a long range effort past Tim Krul.
All that was needed was a little effort and evidence of team spirit to play for the club and the fans.
QPR had it and Newcastle didn’t, that tells you all you need to know.
These are the key stats as provided by BBC Sport;
Possession was 53% Newcastle and 47% QPR
Total shots was 22 for Newcastle and QPR 8
Shots on target was Newcastle 8 and QPR 4
While corners was Newcastle 12 and QPR 3
Full match report to follow.
Team: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, Jonas, Colback, Ryan Taylor (Aaron 64), Sissoko, Cabella (Ameobi 73), Perez, Riviere (Cisse 63)
Unused Subs: Woodman, Anita, Gouffran, Abeid
Ref: Lee Probert