QPR hand Chelsea shock title setback with 1-0 win
LONDON (AFP) - Shaun Wright-Phillips dealt a major blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes and boosted Queens Park Rangers' chances of survival by giving his side a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Wright-Phillips struck against his former club in the 78th minute to secure his side's second league win of the season and their first away victory since November 2011, as well as their first win at the home of their near neighbours since 1983.
The result took bottom club QPR to within five points of safety, and ensured Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez's decision to rest a number of leading players back-fired as his side missed out on the chance to move third.
The Blues' performance will also strengthen their resolve to tie up a deal for Demba Ba.