• FT

    Arsenal

    2

    West Brom

    0

  • FT

    Aston Villa

    0

    Stoke

    0

  • FT

    Southampton

    1

    Reading

    0

  • FT

    Sunderland

    1

    Chelsea

    3

  • FT

    Swansea

    3

    Norwich

    4

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    Wigan

    2

    QPR

    2

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

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Wigan Athletic

  • James McCarthy 19'
  • James McCarthy 74'

2 - 2

FT

Queens Park Rangers

  • Ryan Nelsen 26'
  • Djibril Cissé 71'

Redknapp anticipates minimal transfer activity

QPR will need to win at least one game this month to make spending money in the January transfer window worthwhile, manager Harry Redknapp said.

The Rs boss said: "It we don't win a game or two then I wouldn't ask them to spend any more money. I think it would be unfair to the owners.

"I wouldn't tell them to go and spend big money on a couple more players if we're that far adrift. You've got to be realistic.

"I'm just hoping we can get that win or two and then I'm sure they'll have a go, because they've had a go in the summer. They've done whatever was asked of them and look what they've ended up with.

"It's difficult. I can only work with what I've been given. It's like you've dealt me a hand of cards and this is what I've got. We've left ourselves with a squad that's got no balance to it, we've got no strikers."

Redknapp added: "They got on top in the second half, we scored against the run of play and then you're hoping with 20 minutes to go you can hang on.

"We didn't defend very well really, we were slow getting around the ball. We started well and for 20 minutes I thought we kept the ball great.

"Then they get a corner, we don't do what we're supposed to do, the ball gets cleared to the edge of the box, the man on the edge of the box stands there picking his nose, they rifle a shot in and we're one down. There's no lack of effort, they're trying as hard as they can, that's for sure."

Wigan were missing seven players through either suspension or injury, while an eighth, playmaker Shaun Maloney, was only fit enough for the bench. It was the Latics' first point in three games but manager Roberto Martinez felt they deserved more.

He said: "We are disappointed because to concede two goals is always frustrating. I just feel that for us to score a goal we need to be perfect.

"And the first time that QPR get in our box they get a free header and then in the second half they didn't have an attacking threat but they got in front. But I was very pleased with the manner in which we reacted to going 2-1 down.

"It would have been all too easy to panic, to lose our composure but I thought we were very mature and we're disappointed that we couldn't get any more because the chances were there.

"I thought Robert Green had an outstanding performance and in many ways I thought we deserved the three points."

Scoring Summary

  • Wigan Athletic
  • Queens Park Rangers

Match Stats

  • Wigan Athletic
  • Queens Park Rangers
15(8) Shots (on goal) 8(4)
8 Fouls 12
11 Corner kicks 4
4 Offsides 3
57% Time of Possession 43%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 6

Teams

  • Wigan Athletic
  • Queens Park Rangers
Substitutes
Substitutions
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Adel Taarabt (45 + 2')