Queens Park Rangers boss hails performance after 2-0 Aston Villa win

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has hailed his players after their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was delighted that his side are now off the foot of the Premier League table, but are still three points off 18th place Sunderland.

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Charlie Austin was the star of the night with a brace but Redknapp also singled out Junior Hoilett, Eduardo Vargas, Bobby Zamora, as well as veteran defender Richard Dunne.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “It was an excellent performance. I thought we did ever so well.

“They started to get a bit of the ball in the second half and dominate the possession but I felt when we changed it and we tightened up with the extra man in midfield, and suddenly we started to get hold of the ball, and I felt we dominated then and had a couple of great chances.

“We hit the post with Junior’s shot, and it would have been a great goal for Vargas with great pass and movement, so overall I thought we deserved to win.

“Same as it was against Liverpool. We came out and worked hard tonight. We did it against Stoke here, we worked hard, we did it against Sunderland, we won 1-0. We missed a penalty against Hull in the last five minutes. I can’t fault the performances.”

“Bobby Zamora, whenever Bobby plays he makes the game simple for us, Bobby, he’s a fantastic professional and he works his socks off for the team, but 65-70 minutes and he does the job.

“It’s in reverse, I had a spell off bringing him off the bench but we thought, ‘let’s start start with him and see what we could get out of him, and if he tires we take him off’ and that’s what we did today.

“Two great finishes from Charlie. No reason he can’t go on and get a real good tally of goals this year.

QPR will travel to Stamford Bridge and face league leaders Chelsea this weekend.


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