‘Proud’ QPR chairman hopes for repeat of shock win at Everton


QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is hoping for another shock win at Everton following the vital victory at home to Burnley.

Fernandes took to Twitter after Rangers’ 2-0 win at Loftus Road, where Charlie Austin scored the all-important second goal but was then sent off.

It means he will be suspended for the trip to face Everton, where the relegation-threatened visitors will be massive underdogs – just as they were before winning there soon after the Fernandes-fronted takeover of 2011.

Fernandes tweeted: “Super super proud . that was character. 10 men and we kept firm. Great team spirit. Charlie was unlucky. Harsh . great great win.

“Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries.”

Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “HEAVENLY result! I’m just BEYOND overjoyed.”

And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Good performance and another great win. Probably won’t make first on MOTD but who cares! #qpr.”

Austin’s goal was his eighth of the season and came after Leroy Fer had put QPR ahead early in the second half.

The striker tweeted: “Great win today, massive 3 points! Mixed emotions for me but so happy to get the goal. Fans were great as always. Let’s keep this run going!”

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