Championship round-up: We defended badly, admits Warnock
Monday 11 April 2011
Neil Warnock has described his QPR side as "raggy-arsed Rovers" after the league leaders were handed a 4-1 shock defeat at the hands of bottomplaced Scunthorpe. "The goals we gave away were poor, but I have no complaints about the result, we got what we deserved," admitted the QPR manager.
Going into the match, QPR had the best defensive record in the league but collapsed as Scunthorpe's Joe Garner scored twice, before Michael O'Connor and Mark Duffy sealed the win.
For new Irons boss Alan Knill, the result – coming off the back of a 6-0 defeat to Norwich last week – was "massive" after his first win at his new club took Scunthorpe off the foot of the table. Their heroics will have to be repeated on Tuesday – they host another form side, Reading, who have won their last six in the league.
Swansea manager Brendan Rogers has hailed his side's "magnificent" defensive display after they beat Norwich 3-0 to move within a point of the Canaries, who are second.
"To keep a clean sheet against a side that scores goals for fun says it all," Rogers said. The Swans' loanee signings proved the difference; Fabio Borini scored a wonderful 25-yard free kick and Tamas Priskin pounced to seal the game either side of Mark Gower's goal.
Reading scored in the last minute to beat play-off rivals Nottingham Forest 4-3. Forest manager Billy Davies was devastated at his side's "naivety and stupidity", which allowed Reading to come back from 2-1 down but did admit his opposition had Premier League crudentials as "candidates to finish in the top two."
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett has revealed that consistency has been the key to his side's recent success: "It has been a settled side with a settled pattern." The Lions are up to seventh after their 3-2 win over Leeds.
Elsewhere, Leicester beat Burnley 4-0 and Cardiff's Jason Koumas came off the bench to score two stoppage-time goals in their 3-1 win at Doncaster, keeping them level with Swansea and moving them to within a point of second-placed Norwich.
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