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Keeper Kenny keeps QPR top of the pile

QPR were indebted to keeper Paddy Kenny as the Championship leaders defeated Leicester 1-0 in a hard fought game at Loftus Road. Rangers unbeaten run now stands at 11 npower Championship games as they continue their march towards seemingly inevitable promotion.

Warnock said: "They were two great saves by Paddy Kenny, but that's what he's all about. There isn't a goalkeeper in the Premier League who's better than him. I wouldn't swap him for any keeper in the country.

"I've known him since way back when he was at Bradford Park Avenue and he went on loan to Whitby. If you can play at Whitby you can play anywhere. The lad's just fantastic.

"I've told Arsene Wenger about him many times down the years, but he hasn't been interested and I'm glad about that because I wouldn't want anyone else.

"Then you've got players like Heidar Helguson and Adel Taarabt, who hadn't trained because they were ill, and Wayne Routledge, who went home from training yesterday with antibiotics and then rang me to say he wanted to play.

"When you've got lads like that, who do more than they should do, it shows you how much character you've got in your squad.

"That's what makes this such a fantastic result. Leicester were as good as we've played this season, and if we'd lost or drawn I couldn't have complained about anything.

"Both sides were good, the referee was good, and both sets of fans were great. The atmosphere was just brilliant. If you want excitement, you won't get better than that. It was a great spectacle."

Leicester counterpart Sven-Goran Eriksson found the defeat hard to take.

"It's hard to lose a game like that. I don't think we deserved to lose it. I felt we were as good as they were, if not better.

"Near the end I was on the bench thinking 'we'll win this game' but in the end we lost it. But the good thing is that if we play like that in the remaining 11 games we'll have a good chance.

"QPR are very solid and hard to break down. They don't do any nonsense at the back - they knock it long - and then at the other end they have players that can win a game.

"Once Ishmael Miller is equal with you or ahead of you, you will not catch him. He is so quick and so strong.

"There's not much passing of the ball, but with the players QPR have they will cause problems. I'm sure they'll be promoted.

"In three games now we haven't won. Maybe we should have done better. The only thing we can do is keep playing as we are, because we cannot go on losing if we play like that."

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