English Premiership

What they said: QPR v Hull City

2014-08-18 12:47
Steve Bruce (AP Photo)
Cape Town - Harry Redknapp's return to the top flight of English football was dampened as QPR slumped to a defeat at home to Hull City.

Read: QPR v Hull City match report

Despite missing a penalty for QPR during his side's loss, Charlie Austin wants a chance at redemption.

He told QPR.co.uk, “I’m going to go back this week and work on it even more and as soon as we get another penalty I will be the first one to pick the ball up,” revealed Austin who finished last season as Rangers top scorer on 20-goals.

“I was confident when I picked the ball up. I was thinking about the Wigan play-off game when I stepped up at the same end. I thought ‘lets go the same way.’

“I thought I was going to get my first Premier League goal, but unfortunately the keeper saved it.

“For a moment I thought that it was coming back to me but his trailing leg has come round and kicked it out.” said the striker.

Hull boss Steve Bruce hailed his side's courage and determination in getting all three points away from home.

“Particularly in the first half, we didn’t play in the way that we wanted to play. We kept surrendering possession” said the Hull boss. 

“But the resilience of the players was there for all to see again. It really is incredible. We’ve dug in and come away with a result that not many people could see at half time. 

“I think they slung four centre forwards on by the end and there was certainly no talk of 3-5-2 and systems at that point in the game! It was the old-fashioned get it in the box as quickly as possible. 

“On the whole we dealt with it and, of course, we got that bounce of the ball when we needed it." said the former Manchester United player on his club's website.

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