Swansea City has climbed back to sixth in the Premier League after two late goals prodded Garry Monk’s side past Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers 2-0 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers remains in the drop zone with just 11 points and a minus-13 goal differential. How much longer will R’s chairman Tony Fernandes stick with Redknapp?
Ki Sung-yueng and Wayne Routledge scored for Swansea.
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If QPR manages to stay up this season, point to Rob Green’s form over the past few weeks as a critical element.
The biggest example of this on Tuesday came on a Gylfi Sigurdsson free kick that came as close as physically possible to crossing the line before Green pushed it away. The goal decision system stood firm with Green’s hands.
Swansea was on the front foot for most of the first half, taking 10 shots to QPR’s three.
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And that carried well into the second half, with Swans finally finding their breakthrough on a Ki shot on the left of the box. It sailed past Green to the short side to make it 1-0 in the 77th minute.
Nathan Dyer then found Routledge for the proverbial nail in the R’s coffin, as the former Newcastle man hit a low, hard left-footer past Green in the 83rd minute.
Swansea City: Fabianski, Richards, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Britton (Shelvey, 79′), Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson (Carroll, 87′), Montero (Dyer, 70′), Bony
Goal: Ki (77′), Routledge (83′)
Queens Park Rangers: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Suk-Young; Vargas, Henry, Barton (Hoilett, 80′), Fer; Kranjcar, Austin