Congratulations to QPR caretaker manager Gary Waddock, victorious over relagation-bound Milwall courtesy of a 2nd half strike from Marc Nygaard (above, middle) . Waddock now holds an R’s career winning percentage of 1.000.
In what will probably be the sporting universe’s surprise of the weekend (presuming the Pro Bowl isn’t the worst Sunday night viewing this side of “The War At Home”) Middlesbrough beat Chelsea earlier today, 3-0,, which confirms that great football truism that on any given Saturday, a team of all-universe zillionaires might take the day off. For Chelsea, this was their first loss in 19 matches — they’ve not lost in any sort of competition since November ; for Boro, it was their first home win in 7 tries and comes on the heels of a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Aston Villa.
After Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Pompy, the Mighty (?) MJD writes “With the win, Man United pulls to within 12 points of Chelsea, which means they no longer need a huge miracle to comeback and win, just a really big one.” Uh, yeah. 12 points back on February 11 with only one match remaining between Chelsea and M.U. If that doesn’t qualify as the Red Devils needing “a huge miracle”, perhaps the Fran Healy of Soccer Historians can explain how often a deficit of that size has been erased with this little time remaining in the campaign.