For the first time since 1983, the Queens Park Rangers won a league game at Stamford Bridge. It ended a 12 match winless streak. The win helped QPR with their chances of not being relegated this season. Most people expected to Chelsea to dominate in this match, but that ended up not being the case.
The goal for QPR came in the 78th minute. The strike came off of a corner kick opportunity and Shaun Wright-Phillips smashed a low ball into the net. The Rangers didn’t give up after the goal, and Chelsea had no real chance of escaping with a tie after the goal.
Throughout the whole game, Chelsea did not even play like they are a fourth place team. QPR played with confidence the whole game, and it showed with the victory at Stamford Bridge.
With the win, QPR draws level with Reading United at the bottom of the table. Both have 13 points. QPR is five points from avoiding relegation. Wigan Athletic and Southampton are tied with 18 points with Wigan currently in the first relegation spot.
The loss for Chelsea now puts them 14 points back from Manchester United who currently has 52 points. Chelsea still sits in fourth place in the league, but they cannot afford loses to teams headed for relegation, if they want to make a run at winning the league.
QPR looks to keep up with their winning ways in the next three matches. They take on Tottenham Spurs, West Ham, and Manchester City. While victories look slim in all three matches, don’t count them out though after this stunning victory over Chelsea.