Supersub Shola buries QPR as away slump continues

Queens Park Rangers made it 13 months without a win away from home after a late goal from substitute Shola Ameobi saw Newcastle United to a 1-0 victory.

Impact player | Shola Ameobi celebrates with James Perch, who set up his winning goal for Newcastle United yesterday. (Image | Daily Mirror)
Impact player | Shola Ameobi celebrates with James Perch, who set up his winning goal for Newcastle United yesterday. (Image | Daily Mirror)

The 31-year-old came off the bench to curl the ball past Robert Green with nine minutes remaining, after being played in by James Perch and cutting inside Adel Taarabt’s challenge.

Rs striker Djibril Cissé missed the visitors’ best chance – which had been carved out for him by Taarabt – but in reality QPR rarely threatened at St. James Park.

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Newcastle United v QPR: Rangers aim to smash their second record in a week

A win! A win! My kingdom for a win! Now that the gods of fate have answered the calls of all those concerned with Queens Park Rangers, the Superhoops face a trip to the north east.

In control | Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure leads Newcastle United a merry dance at St. James' Park. (Image | The Guardian)
In control | Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure leads Newcastle United a merry dance at St. James’ Park. (Image | The Guardian)

With Newcastle United in wretched form and possibly beginning to regret a certain eight-year contract, can Rangers break their second unwanted record in the space of a week? Continue reading