Newcastle 1-0 QPR: Leon Best Ensures Sparky Gets Off To Worst Start Possible…Sorry (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

16th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

First things first: Sincere apologies for that god-awful pun. I tried to rise above it, and failed. Miserably.

Anyway, Newcastle inflicted defeat upon Mark Hughes in his first game in charge of QPR, with a neat solo effort from Demba Ba’s deputy Leon Best proving to be the difference between the two sides at the Sports Direct 80% Off Insane Spring Sale Arena.

The match also saw QPR ‘enforcer’/Luddite Shaun Derry attempt to squish Yohan Cabaye’s ankles into potted meat with a nasty OTT challenge. Cabaye leapt up and managed to stay vertical just long enough to yell furious obscenities at Derry, before returning to horizontal mode and getting carried off on a stretcher.’No lasting damage’ is the latest update on that front.

Also, I didn’t watch the match myself, but apparently co-commentator Ray Wilkins was in a right old funk all game long for some reason, especially regarding the Derry/Cabaye incident. Can anyone shed any light?



Photos: PA

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  1. Iksee says:

    Terrible atmosphere at SJP yesterday, worse than the Swansea one.

    I think we might struggle with Ba, we had amazing positions to get goals from, we just never had anyone in the box, was the same when we had Ba, but atleast he could make a chance for himself or tried really hard to get on the end of things.

  2. Tinez says:

    Wilkins’ is incredibly London centric, he was probably gutted he had to travel to Newcastle for the game.

  3. Davy says:

    Wilkins was ridiculous, I very nearly just hit mute….He was doing my head in

  4. Chowens says:

    Ray Wilkins kept saying Cabaye should just get up and get on with the game.
    He was still saying it as Cabaye was getting carried off on the stretcher.
    He was also horribly biased to QPR throughout.
    Also now that Newcastle are in the top 6 and Liverpool aren’t, watch Sky Sports revert to talking about the top 5 and not the top 6

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