QPR boosts survival hopes with win at Southampton
Last-place Queens Park Rangers boosted its hopes of surviving
relegation from the Premier League by beating Southampton 2-1 on
Saturday, giving manager Harry Redknapp the perfect 66th birthday
Jay Bothroyd, recently returned from a spell on loan at
second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, scored the winning goal in the
77th minute to secure only QPR’s second away victory of the
The London club closed the gap to next-to-last Reading to three
points with 10 matches remaining and is now within touching
distance of escaping the bottom three.
Loic Remy put QPR ahead in the 14th only for Gaston Ramirez to
equalize on the stroke of halftime for Southampton, which stays
fifth from bottom.