With all the shenanigans at Loftus Road of late, the football side of Championship life for Queen’s Park Rangers has been shunted into the background in recent weeks. Unsurprisingly, juicy tabloid topics such as Flavio Briatore’s continued unsavoury ownership of the club, and Jim Magilton’s alleged fisty-cuffs with Akos Buzsaky, have papered over the large cracks of the West Londoners having chalked up just one win in their last eight games.
Monday night however saw QPR focus minds back on the pitch, as the Super Hoops recorded a surprising but hugely deserved 2-all draw at high-flyers West Brom. And with that as the backdrop, happily we have an individual match highlights video of Moroccan trickster Adel Taarabt’s shift in the Black Country.
Taarabt, who recently denied speculation that he could return to parent club Tottenham before the end of the season, may not have been QPR’s most important player of the night but the number 32 had his usual array of fancy flicks and touches to keep the crowd entertained.
Playing in the seemingly contradictory short sleeves and gloves combo, Taarabt chalked up Rangers’ first effort on target in the match with a rasping 25-yard drive that forced a smart save from home keeper Dean Kiely. Then, after QPR took the lead through an Olsson own goal, the lively Taarabt broke and hit a left-foot shot from the top of the box which Kiely did well to push on to the bar.
Eventually Taarabt was taken off with nine minutes to go as the visitors looked to consolidate their 2-1 lead however that decision failed to pay off as Simon Cox volleyed in from close-range in injury-time to equalise for the Baggies.
Individual match highlights of of Adel Taarabtâ€™s performance against West Brom can be seen here.
On a separate note, Tuesday night saw Bolton’s South Korean midfielder Lee Chung Yong notch his third goal since arriving to the Premier League against West Ham.
Lee, an industrious and skillful right-footed midfielder, began the night with a running battle with West Ham’s Herita Ilunga, before the Ginger Mourinho switched the Korean to the opposite flank where Lee began to have far more of an impact on the game.
Individual match highlights of of Lee Chung Yongâ€™s performance against West Ham can be seen here.