Harry Redknapp: 'I can't remember having many better wins than this one'
QPR manager delighted after shocking Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Harry Redknapp conceded that beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with his beleaguered Queens Park Rangers' team ranked up there with his finest achievements as a manager.
Had QPR failed to win it would have equalled their worst ever away run without a win - 24 games - which took place between September 1997 and September 1998. Instead they registered one of the most famous victories in the club's recent history.
Redknapp said: "I said to [assistant] Joe Jordan after the game that I can't remember having many better wins than this one. To come here against a team who are absolutely flying and on the back of the Liverpool result and the West Brom defeat it was a great result.
"We changed it. I stuck Adel [Taarabt] up front and he has never played there before. At least he gives us a focal point where we can hold the ball up and he drops into little holes. We can get people up to play with him and he did that great. It was a good night."
Redknapp conceded that he lost out on Joe Cole, who opted to sign for West Ham yesterday. "I lost a player in Joe Cole who I thought would be my first signing. He probably looked at us and thought 'I love you Harry but I don't think you are going to stay up'.
"So he has gone to the Hammers. It is not easy when you are stuck down there. I think people will suddenly think we have got a chance and it might be nice to join us and help us out of the mess we are in and achieve something and be up for the challenge, rather than go to a middle-of-the-road club who are going to achieve nothing
"Even the teams with 20 points, will see this and think 'That ain't very good for us'. I have been there. That has sent a few shocks to everybody. We have got to make the most of it."
Latest in Sport
Jay Hart sex tape: Clitheroe footballer sacked after being filmed having sex with unknown blonde woman in manager's dug-out
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Radamel Falcao to Liverpool: Agent of Manchester United striker 'makes contact' with Anfield
Cesc Fabregas in Premier League title dig at Arsenal after pointing out '27 year wait'
Mario Balotelli incident leaves Brendan Rodgers fuming after Liverpool's FA Cup exit to Aston Villa
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate