QPR win as Barton gets unwanted record

Feb 10, 2015 - 10:19 PM Queens Park Rangers ended its 11-game losing streak away from home in the Premier League by beating Sunderland 2-0 on Tuesday to provisionally climb out of the relegation zone.

Netherlands midfielder Leroy Fer put the manager-less visitors ahead in the 17th minute by heading home a right-wing cross from Matty Phillips.

Phillips was also the supplier for the second goal in first-half injury time by Bobby Zamora, who hooked home a finish on the turn.

QPR hadn't won a single away point this season before its trip to the Stadium of Light.

However while the Rangers got the win it was bad boy Joey Barton who is in the headlines again - the midfielder booked for an EPL-record seventh successive game.

The notoriously feisty former Manchester City and Newcastle star was shown the yellow card in the 75th minute after fouling Sunderland winger Adam Johnson.

The 32-year-old had previously been booked against Crystal Palace, Swansea, Burnley, Manchester United, Stoke and Southampton.

QPR's victory capped a successful night for QPR chairman Tony Fernandes, who said on Twitter before kickoff that he thinks he has secured his "dream manager" to replace the recently resigned Harry Redknapp.

Source: AAP

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