Dowie hails giant killing

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QPR manager Iain Dowie saluted his side's professional performance after they sank Aston Villa 1-0 in the Carling Cup third round.

The Championship promotion-chasers beat their Premier League counterparts courtesy of Damion Stewart's second-half header and Dowie was delighted to see his players match - and better - a side he rates as one of the best in the country through hard work and determination.

He said: "We gave it all we had. If we lose, we lose. I can cope with losing to good sides and maybe on another day Villa would have won.

"But it's not as though our goalkeeper had to make two or three world-class saves and that is testament to the effort they gave.

"Our defence was bang on. I have a big sheet in the dressing room saying that we have to deal with set-pieces and we did that very well.

"Not just first phase but second phase too, they didn't deal with the second-phase delivery and we got that right."

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