Queens Park Rangers 3-2 Liverpool
Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:34
Jamie Mackie scored an injury-time winner as QPR came from two goals down in the final 13 minutes to beat Liverpool.
It was an incredible end to a game which got off to a slow start at Loftus Road. Liverpool had the better of the first half and Luis Suarez missed the best opportunity, when his early effort was well saved by Paddy Kenny. Djibril Cisse almost put the hosts ahead out of nowhere when his long range drive went inches wide of the post.
It was the visitors who went ahead 10 minutes into the second-half, when Sebastian Coates converted Stewart Downing's cross with a superb scissor-kick from 12-yards.
Kenny Dalglish's side always looked more likely to get the second of the game and they eventually got their reward through Dirk Kuyt. Suarez's initial strike came back off the post before Kenny palmed Downing's low shot into the path of Kuyt, who was left with an easy finish.
The two-goal lead was thoroughly deserved and nobody foresaw what would happen in the final 13 minutes of the game.
Shaun Derry started the comeback when he headed in Adel Taarabt's corner, before Cisse converted Taye Taiwo's cross to level the scoreline against his former club.
The fighting spirit was typical of Mark Hughes in his playing days and super-sub Mackie completed an incredible turnaround in stoppage time, when he latched onto Luke Young's long ball, after a slip by Jose Enrique, to slot a shot under the body of Jose Reina.
The win is QPR's first since January and moves them outside the the relegation zone and into 17th - two points out of the bottom three - while Liverpool missed their chance to go within sight of sixth placed Newcastle.