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Chairman overjoyed with QPR fightback against Liverpool

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes watched his team from afar complete a stunning 3-2 victory over Liverpool and claimed to be beaming from ear-to-ear over the victory. Fernandes, who bought the club last summer, was delighted to see his team win after they were denied a blatant equaliser last weekend at Bolton through a Clint Hill goal that was not given despite the ball clearly crossing the line.

Speaking from Japan in the run-up to the Malaysian Grand Prix, the owner of the Caterham Formula One team told QPR's website: "We've had a bad run of luck - but I've got a smile from one end of Tokyo to the other right now.

"The boys played fantastic, (manager) Mark (Hughes) did great. I'm over the moon. We've still got a long way to go, but it's good to get some points.

"That's a real shot in the arm for us. I've been getting texts from the players and you can hear a buzz in everyone's step.

"The confidence is building. We've got good players. We just need a little bit of luck and that confidence will grow."

Rangers are now two points clear of the drop zone after ending a dismal run that had seen them win just once in their previous 16 attempts.

"A lot of people have been questioning our heart and attitude and I've been defending it, because I know these players," Fernandes added.

"People who questioned whether anyone at QPR had passion, pride and determination were proved wrong last night.

"It was fantastic to watch Cisse walk off the pitch and kiss the QPR badge. He's a 150 per cent man - as is Bobby (Zamora). They've been doing us proud, and long may that continue."

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