QPR 3-2 Liverpool: Mackie Pounces As ‘Pool Bin Two-Goal Lead, Barton Calls Booing Fans ‘Bells’ (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2012


By Chris Wright


After going two-nil up through Seb Coates’ scissor kick ripper and Dirk Kuyt’s close-range prodder with just 18 minutes left to play, Liverpool somehow conspired to lose 3-2 to QPR at Loftus Road last night – snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in time honoured fashion.

Shaun Derry got the R’s back in it on 77′, craning his neck to head a corner home, before Djibril Cisse scored against his former employers to draw the home side level (a personal highlight being Taye Taiwo’s attempt to wring out Cisse’s post-goal cramp by stretching the wrong leg – ah well, it was a 50/50 shot!).

With stoppage time wicking away and QPR still rushing Liverpool at every turn, Jose Enrique came up short trying to get a toe on a through-ball, allowing Jamie Mackie a clean run in on goal, posting his shot through Pepe Reina’s legs to snaffle the three points needed to lift his side out of the relegation zone.

Incidentally, after the game Joey Barton (who was replaced by Mackie on the hour following a particularly dismal run-out) took to Twitter to acknowledge his dire performance and lambast the section of the Loftus Road crowd which saw fit to boo him – allowing his cerebral wit to incubate for a while before letting rip with a devastatingly clever retort:

“I was awful tonight. Worst I’ve ever played in my career. But we WON…….and that’s the most important thing. Onwards and upwards.

“Disappointed with fans booing, were [sic] meant to be in it together. They won’t break me, guaranteed. I’ve been through much worse.

“Enough of the negative s**t anyway. What a f**king result, great spirit shown by the boys and loyal fans tonight. Not the bells that booed.”

“Form is temporary, class is permanent.”

Barton? Class? We’ll let you make you’re own conclusions there.



Photos: PA

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  1. Stewart says:

    Therefore guaranteeing himself a round of very loud boos next match.

    What he should have said was, ‘Thank you long suffering fans for vocally pointing out my deficiencies tonight and rest assured I shall try harder next time otherwise you are quite within your rights to boo. I’ve been to prison so I can take a bit of verbal chastisement no bother.’

  2. Guy says:

    One two goal lead, 3-2 a good home!

  3. Wolf Haley says:

    I can’t believe how inconsistent Liverpool have become, how hard is it to retain possession and see out a game with a 2-0 lead. There’s going to be a struggle to hold on to key players this summer if big clubs come in for them.

  4. PatBlue says:

    Seriously does Barton reckon anybody gives a crap what he waffles on about everyday…Such a nonce!

  5. QPR says:

    Everyone hates Barton, hes been bad all season, he thinks he should be playing for England every game and regularly has a go at team mates for a single misplaced pass.

    He was shocking, it looked like a member of the crowd was picked out to play. It took him about 10 mins to complete his 1st pass.

    We looked a different team when he went off and the crowd got behind the side, something that will never happen with him playing.

  6. Scott says:

    @Wolf Haley

    What big players?

  7. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    In the time honoured Barton “wit”, what a #helmet

  8. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    Also, apparently he has misplaced more passes than any other player in the premiership this season. Overrated, but only by himself.

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