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And talking of the Great Escape, we move to Queens Park Rangers and the start of a run of games which will define their Premier League future. For next season at least.
Sunderland and Villa follow the match against Southampton, and Rangers will be looking to take maximum points from all three. But anybody who has seen QPR play this season will know, it most definitely will not be as easy as that.
A trip to the South Coast is certainly no easy feat, and with Rickie Lambert seemingly able to find the net even after playing dizzy penalties, and the midfield stepping up to add to the goal tally when Lambert fails to score, they are a dangerous opponent.
Needless to say, the stat that resonated with most QPR fans at the weekend was this: QPR goals scored: 19. Robin Van Persie goals scored: 19. One man scoring more than a team is not a good record, even if that man is RVP.
Someone—anyone—will need to improve this horrendous stat at the weekend to give the Rs even a sniff at a result.
In all honesty, all though Harry Redknapp will consider this a "must-win" (aren't they all), Southampton are on a good run at the moment. And they will be pegging this down as a "must-win" themselves.
However, if the previous three mentioned teams all lose, and QPR somehow manage a win, that will not only drag the Saints closer to the mire, but also reduce the deficit to just four points for safety. And four points is a lot more manageable than what they are sat on right now.