QPR 1 Wigan 1: It was the cruellest end to a match – Harry Redknapp

QPR 1 Wigan 1: Harry Redknapp says Shaun Maloney's last-minute leveller was the cruellest end to any match in his career

The Sport Review staff
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Harry Redknapp described Shaun Maloney’s late equaliser for Wigan Athletic as the “cruellest” end to any match in his career after Queens Park Rangers were denied a vital win.

Despite Bobby Zamora’s first-half red card for a high tackle on Jordi Gomez, the Hoops impressed and dominated much of the relegation clash at Loftus Road.

Loic Remy, who arrived in a £8m deal from Marseille in January, appeared to have netted a sensational 85th-minute winner for QPR after a devastating counter-attack.

However, Stephane Mbia conceded a stoppage-time free-kick on the edge of QPR’s area and Maloney lifted his effort over the Hoops wall and past Julio Cesar.

“If we won today it would have given us a lift to go on a run and stay up. Today was an excellent performance from the players, to play as we did with 10 men. I felt we deserved three points and it was so cruel,” Redknapp told BBC Sport.

“You cannot give free-kicks away. As hard as you are trying to hang on for the last 20 seconds you can’t give free-kicks away like that. We should have run the ball down into the corner and played down the clock.”

He added: “I need people to lift me tonight, I don’t know about [the players]. I need lifting, that is how I feel. That was the cruellest last kick of the ball I have been involved in in football.”

The draw puts Wigan level on points with 17th-placed Sunderland, while QPR are seven points behind the Latics with six games remaining.

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