Taarabt double ends QPR's long winless run
LONDON (AFP) - QPR ended a miserable 16-match winless run as Adel Taarabt's double clinched a 2-1 victory over Fulham in the west London derby at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Morocco midfielder Taarabt struck twice in the second half and Mladen Petric's late goal for the visitors wasn't enough to stop Harry Redknapp's side moving off the bottom of the Premier League with their first success of a dismal campaign.
Redknapp is unbeaten in his four matches since replacing the sacked Mark Hughes last month, but this was the former Tottenham manager's first victory and he will hope it can trigger a winning run from a team who remain five points from safety.
When Redknapp took charge at QPR it was feared Taarabt might be forced out as he had been sold during the pair's time together at Tottenham.