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Ten-man QPR back on top of Championship

QPR boss Neil Warnock was delighted with the three points after his side's 3-1 win over Reading despite seeing Bradley Orr sent off. Warnock said, "I could see why the referee sent Orr off, but when you see it in slow motion it looks harsh. I don't think he (Orr) meant it. But, if anything, it galvanised us.

"We said at half-time that we didn't want to sit back. We wanted to go and attack and have a go at them. And I don't think there can be any complaints about the result, because with 10 men we were superb.

"We perhaps let them off the hook with the chances we missed, but that added to the excitement. I'm very proud to be the manager of a team that produces a performance like that with 10 men."

Warnock also had praise for goalscorer Taarabt, adding: "Taarabt is such a likeable rogue. I never thought someone like him could be a Neil Warnock player, but I love him.

"He's a talisman for us and when he's at his best, he's very difficult for other teams to handle."

"Against Bristol City recently, his performance was unacceptable. He was disappointing in that game, but we had a chat after that and I think the penny dropped.

"He was outstanding today. You just couldn't take your eyes off him. They needed three people to mark him out there."

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