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Tottenham deal QPR's relegation hopes major blow

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 3:00 AM
Queens Park Rangers’ Bobby Zamora (left) grimaces as he is challenged for the ball by Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen during the English Premier League football match at the Loftus Road stadium, London, on Saturday. Tottenham won 2-0.

LONDON (AP):

Queens Park Rangers' (QPR) hopes of beating the English Premier League drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credentials with a match-winning brace to give Tottenham a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

The attention of those at both ends of the league table were focused on Loftus Road, where the teams involved knew defeat could prove a defining moment in their season.

Kane proved the difference in a tense, entertaining London derby, scoring on both sides of half-time to take his tally to 26 goals in all competitions. The win moved Spurs within three points of the top four.

Sandro's late strike meant his former side had to ride out a late storm, but QPR were unable to avoid falling to a seventh defeat in eight league games.

Standings

CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS

Chelsea 27 19 6 2 57 22 35 63

Man City 28 17 7 4 59 27 32 58

Arsenal 28 16 6 6 53 30 23 54

Man U 28 15 8 5 47 26 21 53

Liverpool 28 15 6 7 42 30 12 51

Tottenham 28 15 5 8 46 39 7 50

S hampton 28 15 4 9 39 20 19 49

Stoke City 28 12 6 10 33 34 -1 42

Swansea 28 11 7 10 33 37 -4 40

West Ham 28 10 9 9 39 34 5 39

Newcastle 28 9 8 11 32 43 -11 35

Crystal P 28 7 9 12 31 39 -8 30

West Brom 28 7 9 12 26 36 -10 30

Everton 28 6 10 12 33 41 -8 28

Hull City 28 6 9 13 26 37 -11 27

Sunderland 28 4 14 10 23 39 -16 26

Aston Villa 28 6 7 15 15 38 -23 25

QPR 28 6 4 18 29 49 -20 22

Burnley 28 4 10 14 25 47 -22 22

Leicester 27 4 6 17 24 44 -20 18