Remy for a dogfight

As striker Loïc Rémy coolly slotted the ball past West Ham United goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen yesterday, Queens Park Rangers supporters saw exactly what their team have lacked all season.

Sharp shooter | Loïc Rémy celebrates scoring his first goal for QPR at Upton Park. (Image | Daily Mail)
Sharp shooter | Loïc Rémy peels away after scoring his first goal for QPR at Upton Park. (Image | Daily Mail)

The 26-year-old timed his run perfectly, finishing emphatically and decisively with an air of nonchalance and confidence that Thierry Henry might have been proud of.
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Hope springs eternal

Heading into last night’s game between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, most observers agreed it was a matter of how many goals the hosts would win by.

Relief | Adel Taarabt and goalscorer Shaun Wright-Phillips embrace following the 1-0 victory over Chelsea. (Image | BBC)
Relief | Adel Taarabt and goalscorer Shaun Wright-Phillips embrace following the 1-0 victory over Chelsea. (Image | BBC)

Bottom-of-the-table QPR were to be handed a similar thrashing to Aston Villa, mercilessly destroyed 8-0 by the Blues a little over a week ago, by their bitter rivals.

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Just call me Harry Houdini

Queens Park Rangers broke a run of 16 games without a victory at the weekend, beating west London rivals Fulham 2-1 to move off the bottom of the table.

Inspirational | Adel Taarabt scored twice as Fulham failed to control him last weekend. (Image | Daily Record)
Inspirational | Adel Taarabt scored twice as Fulham failed to control him last weekend. (Image | Daily Record)

While the team’s performance as a whole was vastly better than anything witnessed so far this season, it was inspired by an incredible performance from Adel Taarabt.

His first goal a few minutes after half-time was Rangers’ first stroke of luck all season, and the least the R’s deserved for their dominant display.

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