Five games which cost Hughes his job at QPR

Friday 23rd November 2012 12:49

Hughes: Sacked on Friday

Hughes: Sacked on Friday

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Following Mark Hughes' dismissal by QPR, TEAMtalk reflects on his team's failures in five key Premier League matches this season.

QPR have sacked Mark Hughes following the club's winless start to the Premier League season.

Here, TEAMtalk looks at the five matches that arguably cost Hughes his job, and the reaction to each on Twitter from club owner Tony Fernandes.

QPR 0 SWANSEA 5 - August 18

With a side boasting a number of big-name summer arrivals, including new club-captain Park Ji-sung, QPR were humbled on the opening day of the season by a Swansea side inspired by debutant Michu - who struck twice in a comfortable win for Michael Laudrup's men.

Fernandes Tweet: "There are some positives. Ji was great. Hoilett looked good. We dominaited (sic) the first half. I don't honestly feel that bad.'

TOTTENHAM 2 QPR 1 - September 23

On the face of it a defeat at White Hart Lane is hardly a poor result but Spurs were struggling to find their feet under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Bobby Zamora deservedly gave QPR a half-time lead but two goals in two second-half minutes gave Spurs the win and left Hughes still searching for a league victory.

Fernandes Tweet: "I don't care about the result. But boy that was one hell of a QPR performance. 12 months ago to now what a difference..."

QPR 1 WEST HAM 2 - October 1

Facing one of the newly-promoted team at home gave Hughes and QPR one of their best chances to pick up ar maiden league victory but it was not to be.

Goals from Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te put West Ham 2-0 up with Adel Taarabt scoring with a fantastic consolation strike.

Fernandes Tweet: "Mark will sort it out. Look at his record. We would have won if we didn't go down to 10. I am relxaed (sic) and confident."

QPR 1 READING 1 - November 4

Both sides went into the game still without a league win between them but Reading would have been the happier of the two clubs to secure a point. Former Rangers defender Kaspars Gorkss opened the scoring for Reading with Djibril Cisse equalising for Hughes' side.

Fernandes Tweet: "Keep calm we will come good. Plenty of time. Many opps to win the game. I'm calm. Won't please everyone. But as I keep saying stability is key."

QPR 1 SOUTHAMPTON 3 - November 17

Hughes' last game in charge saw Southampton pick up their first away points of the season with a comfortable 3-1 success at Loftus Road. Rangers fans jeered for the majority of the game and Hughes lost his job just six days later.

Fernandes Tweet: "I feel gutted. I have put my heart and soul into this with my other shareholders. And done all we can to give support to players and all management. I can only apologise to the QPR fans. we keep fighting."

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