Hughes guides Hoops to victory

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Hughes guides Hoops to victory (©GettyImages).

Mark Hughes registered his first Barclays Premier League win as QPR manager with a convincing 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Wigan at Loftus Road.

Rangers started nervously, but took the lead in the 32nd minute when Heidar Helguson slotted home from the penalty spot after James McCarthy handled in the box and they then made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time thanks to Akos Buzsaky's brilliant free-kick.

Hugo Rodallega pulled one back for the Latics with a strike of equal brilliance before Tommy Smith blasted home from 25 yards to complete the win following Helguson's failure to convert a second penalty.

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Akos Buzsaky
Heidar Helguson
Mark Hughes
Hugo Rodallega
Premier League
Tommy Smith
Queens Park Rangers
Wigan Athletic
Mark Hughes
Tommy Smith
James McCarthy
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