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Redknapp relishes vital victory

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first_img Esteban Cambiasso’s measured finish gave the visitors the lead early on but QPR fought back and were ahead at the break courtesy of a Wes Morgan own goal and a first goal for the club from Leroy Fer. Leicester levelled through Jeffrey Schlupp before a fifth goal in as many games from Charlie Austin gave Redknapp’s side what could prove to be a vital win. “It was an excellent performance,” said Redknapp. “There was a lot of pressure on the game today, when you are stuck at the bottom you know that if you don’t win, even a draw, you come away and you are still cut adrift. “To get three points has put us right back in there again. There about eight teams still down there in a relegation battle – you haven’t got to be that clever to pick them out, that is how it is going to be all year but I feel we can get out of it.” Redknapp also praised the character of his squad to remain in the match despite falling behind early on and felt the win was a culmination of good work in recent games. “We came back,” he said. “We could have felt sorry for ourselves in that opening five minutes but we didn’t, we came back strong and we made lots of chances. In an open contest, which saw a record 51 chances on goal, QPR showed just enough to seal a 3-2 win in the first of a series of fixtures Redknapp has labelled as a “very important period” in his side’s bid to survive this season. The Foxes replace Rangers at the foot of the Barclays Premier League table after the result, which saw Nigel Pearson’s side take the lead with their first goal in 504 minutes of football. QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes a close-fought victory over Leicester was crucial to keeping his side from losing ground in the battle to avoid relegation. “It was an open, attacking game – an excellent game I thought with both teams going for it. We went one down in the first five minutes and it was their first goal in a while. They are a dangerous team on the counter attack. “We swarmed people forward but they were always dangerous on the counter The first half was as good as we have played. They created one or two on the break but I thought we were very good. “I felt the last five or six weeks that we have been playing very well. Like every manager I don’t feel like we got the points we deserved from those games. Certainly the Liverpool game here, Chelsea away and Man City – but we have been playing well.” Having broken their goalscoring duck, it could have been easy to point a finger at Leicester’s defence for slipping to a fifth defeat in six games. But Pearson was pleased with the efforts of his back-line and felt both sides did their utmost to take the points in a frenetic encounter. “It was a game in which both sides tried to win and, unfortunately for us today, we didn’t win it,” he said. “What you could say about us today is that we were a bit wasteful at times. I thought our defenders played very well – that is not the reason we conceded goals. “We created enough chances to win it. Our defenders did alright, there were some great blocks in the first half and I thought we, as a defensive unit, were fine. “Players did not track runners and your defenders are not responsible for that. We have started the game well enough and created chances throughout, it is a game we should have won in many ways.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Track and field impresses at Razorback Invitational

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first_imgUSC track and field travelled to Fayetteville, Ark. over the weekend for the Razorback Invitational. The Trojans brought a partial team to the Randal Tyson Track Center, choosing to give some of their athletes a rest, but they still placed well out of 14 programs in the overall team standings, with the women’s team finishing in second and the men in seventh.The meet started strongly for USC on Friday, and multiple Trojans set personal best marks. Junior Deanna Hill was the highlight of the day, taking home first place in the women’s 200-meter dash with a personal best and national leading time of 22.94 seconds. Hill was the only 200-meter runner at the meet to record a time under 23 seconds, and that mark improved her second-place standing on USC’s all-time list for the indoor 200-meter. Meanwhile, junior Kendall Ellis ran a personal best 23.15 in the event, which was good for third overall and third on the all-time list.Sophomore Margaux Jones finished third in the women’s long jump on Friday, turning in a season-best 20-9.25 (6.33 meters) mark. Freshman Courtney Corrin, who is ninth all-time in program history in the indoor long jump, improved on her record with a jump of 19-11.00 (6.07 meters), finishing seventh overall. On the men’s side, junior Randall Cunningham finished second in the high jump, with a clearance of 7-2.25 (2.19 meters).The Trojans enjoyed another impressive series of performances on Saturday, the final day of the invitational. Redshirt sophomore Marquís Morris won the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 7.73 seconds, which also tied him with senior Brendan Ames for third-best in USC history. Freshman Anna Cockrell and sophomore Jasmyne Graham then took home a 1-2 finish in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, both setting personal records of 8.15 and 8.22 seconds, respectively. Cockrell improved on her fifth-best time in program history, while Graham moved up on the list from ninth to seventh.Senior Cameron Pettigrew finished first overall in the women’s 400-meter race, sprinting to a personal best time of 53.05 seconds. The new high mark bumped her from 10th to sixth on the Trojan indoor records list. Freshman Kyra Constantine finished just behind Pettigrew in second overall, setting her own personal best of 54.00 seconds — which was good for eighth-best all-time.USC wrapped up the weekend with a team effort, as the Trojans set a collegiate-leading time in the women’s 4×400-meter relay. Ellis, Cockrell, Pettigrew and Hill combined to finish in 3:30.66 minutes, which won the event in style and also moved the quartet into third place in USC’s record books.Next up, the track team prepares for a trip to Albuquerque, N.M. for the New Mexico Classic. The Trojans will compete over the weekend at the indoor meet before attending their first outdoor competition in Seattle in two weeks’ time.last_img read more

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