Berbatov bags brace as Hoops' hopes fade
QPR's chances of beating the drop look bleaker than ever after defensive mistakes cost them dear in a 3-2 west London derby defeat at Fulham.
Last season QPR suffered an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Craven Cottage and it looked like there could be a similar scoreline after a dominant first-half display by the hosts. Christopher Samba gifted the Cottagers their first two goals, bringing down Ashkan Dejagah to allow Dimitar Berbatov to net an eighth-minute penalty before Berbatov added a second.
Chants of "going down" echoed around Craven Cottage when Clint Hill put a John Arne Riise cross into his goal, but QPR rallied as Adel Taarabt and Loic Remy netted before the home side were reduced to 10 men with 10 minutes left following Steve Sidwell's late sending off. But Fulham held on, condemning QPR to a potentially season-defining defeat.
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