Narrow QPR defeat disappoints Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp was disappointed after his side lost 1-0 to Newcastle United in a tight game at St. James’ Park on Saturday, has reported.

Clear opportunities were few and far between throughout the 90 minutes, with Charlie Austin seeing a shot curl wide in the first half for QPR after a defensive mix-up nearly saw Jack Colback net at the other end.

The only goal of the game arrived 12 minutes from time as stand-in Newcastle captain Moussa Sissoko expertly controlled Sammy Ameobi’s pass before curling the ball beyond Robert Green and into the far corner. Papiss Cisse nearly added a second late on, but the Magpies held on for a fifth straight league win.

As for QPR, the result means they return to the bottom of the Premier League table as rivals Burnley won at Stoke City, while it leaves them still without an away point after six outings. After the game, Redknapp said: “When you play away from home, I think you need a bit of pace on the break and we’re not a team that’s overly blessed with pace.

“I thought it was drifting off into a 0-0 draw to be honest. I couldn’t say I was on tenterhooks thinking they would score or that they were battering us but we didn’t create enough either. We were solid enough without really being that creative and I felt that it was drifting on to a decent point.”

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