QPR manager Harry Redknapp got the perfect birthday present as the Premier League's bottom-placed side took three points from his former club Southampton in a 2-1 victory.
Victory was the ideal tonic for Redknapp after waking up on his 66th birthday to damning reports of ill-discipline on a recent Dubai training camp. Rather than throw the strugglers off track, though, QPR performed admirably on the south coast and opened the scoring after just 14 minutes through Loic Remy.
Saints looked shell-shocked having started the brighter and were somewhat fortunate to go in at the break level, with Gaston Ramirez following up a Julio Cesar fumble. Before Park Ji-sung sent a low cross from the right and Jay Bothroyd slotted home the winner.