Our countdown to #FixtureReleaseDay and the 2018-19 season continues, with three memorable moments against Queens Park Rangers.
- A closer look at previous meetings between Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.
- Latics prepare to learn when and where they'll face each Sky Bet Championship team as we count down to #FixtureReleaseDay on Thursday 21 June.
- A narrow victory on the road to promotion, a Franco Di Santo double and a sensational Shaun Maloney free kick.
Our countdown to #FixtureReleaseDay on Thursday 21 June continues, with our 16th instalment of Three of a Kind focusing on previous clashes with Queens Park Rangers.
Queens Park Rangers 0 Wigan Athletic 1 - Saturday 22 March 2003
Nathan Ellington's goal two minutes after half time sealed a crucial victory on Latics' road to promotion and the Division Two title in 2003, extending an unbeaten run to 11 matches and at the same time ending a sequence of four consecutive draws.
The 1-0 win was our first and remains our only three points collected on the road against Queens Park Rangers.
QPR: Day, Forbes, Carlisle, Palmer, Shittu, Padula, McLeod, Bircham, Langley (Thomson 73), Gallen, Furlong
Subs: Culkin, Griffiths, Pacquette, Angell
Latics: Filan, Eaden, Jackson, McCulloch, De Vos, Baines, Dinning (Jarrett 45), Bullard, Liddell (Mitchell 87), Ellington (Teale 73), Roberts
Subs: Yeomans, Breckin
Wigan Athletic 2 Queens Park Rangers 0 - Saturday 27 August 2011
They may not have been the cleanest of strikes, but Franco Di Santo's deflected double earned Latics their first victory of the 2011-12 season, ensuring Roberto Martinez's side maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-0 win against QPR.
Draws against QPR's fellow newcomers to the Premier League Norwich City and Swansea City preceeded the 2-0 triumph.
Latics: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Moses (McArthur 69), Boyce, Lopez, Figueroa, Watson, Gomez (Stam 86), Diame, Di Santo (Sammon 69), Rodallega
Subs: Kirkland, McCarthy, Thomas, Jones
QPR: Kenny, Hall (Harriman 62), Gabbidon, Perone, Connolly, Derry, Taarabt, Faurlin, Buzsaky (Bothroyd 72), Agyemang, Smith (Andrade 80)
Subs: Murphy, Ephraim, Helguson, Hewitt
Queens Park Rangers 1 Wigan Athletic 1 - Sunday 7 April 2013
In arguably Latics' best run of form during the 2012-13 campaign of just four defeats in 16 matches in all competitions, Shaun Maloney's stoppage time free kick at Loftus Road ensured Latics bounced into the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley with Millwall with a degree of momentum.
Maloney's wonderful effort over the QPR wall and beyond Brazilian stopper Julio Cesar maintained a run of four matches unbeaten and added to Latics' survival hopes in the Premier League, but Roberto Martinez's men were left to work for the result when Loic Remy blasted the hosts into the lead with five minutes to play.
Latics were up against 10 men for the majority of the contest after Bobby Zamora's first half dismissal, but they couldn't break the hosts down on their tight pitch and almost paid the price were it not for Scotman Maloney's set piece.
QPR: Cesar, Traore (Onuoha 45), Samba, Hill, Bosingwa, Jenas, Townsend, Mbia, Remy (Mackie 89), Hoilett (Taarabt 57), Zamora
Subs: Green, Ben-Haim, Park Ji-Sung, Granero
Latics: Robles, Alcaraz, Boyce, Figueroa (Espinoza 88), McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman (Di Santo 68), Beausejour (McArthur 62), Scharner, Kone
Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Stam, Henriquez