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CHRIS RAMSEY HAILS QPR’S BATTLING SPIRIT

  • Head Coach Chris Ramsey hails come back at Molineux
  • Goals from Charlie Austin and brace from Matt Phillips earns R's win
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QPR Head Coach Chris Ramsey hailed the battling spirit his side showed, after a remarkable comeback victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.


Trailing 2-0 inside 24 minutes to goals from Benik Afobe and Kevin McDonald, Rangers halved the deficit just before the break thanks to a textbook Charlie Austin header.


Buoyed by their goal, Ramsey’s side were on the front foot from the first whistle in the second half, and two goals in 20 minutes from Matty Phillips capped a quite outstanding win.


Ramsey told www.qpr.co.uk: “To a man, I thought the battling spirit the boys showed was fantastic.


“We just kept going what we do, even at 2-0 down. We've got a style of play and we will live or die by it.


“We've just got to keep believing in what we practice and preach every day on the training pitch. 


“I'm disappointed with the two goals we conceded – and that’s something we need to address – but the final result is all-important and the lads deserve a lot of praise tonight.


“The added time the longest five minutes of my life, but if we play in that style for the rest of the season I’m confident we will win more games than we lose “


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HEADER: Charlie Austin pulls a goal back with his second of the season


Phillips’ second half double was the talk of the press afterwards, and Ramsey was full of praise for his wide-man, commenting: “Matty is a match-winner on his day and he showed that tonight. 


“He’s someone that as a defender you’re always going to have to mark.


“He wants to improve; he wants to get better; he’s always doing extra training; and always wants to learn. I think he’s only going to get better.”


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LEVEL: Matt Phillips makes it 2-2 in the second half


Ramsey, however, reserved the final word for Ale Faurlin, making his first start for Rangers in just under a year after a nightmare period on the sidelines owing to injury. 


The R’s gaffer said: “I'm delighted for Ale tonight.


“He's someone that people look up to in the dressing room and he’s such a talented player and a genuine guy – he’s someone you want to do well.


“He's so well respected in the squad and he showed tonight the undoubted quality he's got when he’s out on the pitch.”


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