Big spending QPR are staring relegation in the face after Wigan's Shaun Maloney scored a last-gasp free-kick to deny the Rs what would have been a very valuable three points. 

Harry Redknapp's side look certain to be playing Championship football next season as they are now seven points adrift with six games to go. QPR played 70 minutes with 10 men as Bobby Zamora was sent-off in the early stages for a needlessly high challenge on Jordi Gomez.

For all the money QPR have spent, they have only won four games in this year's Premier League, which ultimately is the reason they are certain for the drop. Loic Remy provided the Loftus Road crowd with a real moment of quality to give QPR an unlikely lead with just five minutes of normal time remaining. 

On the counter attack, Remy received the ball running into Wigan's box when he hit the ball with his first touch straight into the top corner.

Remy has shown some signs of real quality in his short time in England and he will be one of many who will most likely leave Loftus Road in the close season in order to play top flight football. There is no question that the W12 outfit have a good enough squad to stay in the Premier League, but too many of these big name players have gone missing in vital games.

The likes of Remy, fellow January signing Cristopher Samba, and the highly talented Adel Taarabt are sure to be looking for new clubs once the transfer window re-opens. 

Redknapp was left frustrated after the game as he, like many others, can sense that QPR's two-year stint in the Premier League is coming to a premature end. 

He told reporters: "That was the cruellest last kick of the ball I have ever been involved in in football. 

"I need people to lift me, I don't know about the players. I need lifting, that is how I feel."

Unfortunately for QPR, their season has never got going - it looks likely that they will have to start from scratch in the Championship and the future is very much uncertain at Loftus Road.


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