Wigan draw toughest result of my career, says Harry

LONDON – A dejected Harry Redknapp claimed to have endured the toughest result of his career after watching Queens Park Rangers concede an injury-time equaliser to draw 1-1 with Wigan Athletic when his team looked set for victory with 10 men. 
QPR manager Redknapp laments cruel luck after Wigan draw. Net photo.
QPR manager Redknapp laments cruel luck after Wigan draw. Net photo.

Sunday
Liverpool     0-0     West Ham
Tottenham     2-2     Everton
Chelsea     2-1     Sunderland
Newcastle     1-0     Fulham
QPR     1-1     Wigan

LONDON – A dejected Harry Redknapp claimed to have endured the toughest result of his career after watching Queens Park Rangers concede an injury-time equaliser to draw 1-1 with Wigan Athletic when his team looked set for victory with 10 men. QPR, a man down after Bobby Zamora’s 21st-minute sending-off, could sense a route away from relegation when Loïc Rémy gave them the lead with a stunning right-foot shot on 85 minutes but, four minutes into stoppage time, Shaun Maloney curled a free-kick he had won past Júlio César and into the top corner.

The result leaves QPR, who are without a win in three games, in 19th, seven points from safety with only six Premier League fixtures to play.

“[This is the toughest result] in my football career, never mind the season,” Redknapp said. “We didn’t deserve that, we deserved to win. We played with 10 men for nearly the whole game. It was a fantastic performance from every player and for them to lose is criminal.

What have they [Wigan] done? They’ve kept the ball, passed it in front of us, but how many saves has our keeper had to make? Hardly any. My players are very low, as am I.

“If we had come off with three points with 10 men it would have given us a massive boost, a massive lift, and you’d have thought we could still win four games. But now it is going to be very hard [to stay up].”

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