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29 January 2019

Three memorable moments against Queens Park Rangers.

  • A closer look at previous meetings between Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.
  • Latics prepare to host Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 2 February.
  • A narrow victory on the road to promotion, a Franco Di Santo double and a sensational Shaun Maloney free kick.


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

Shaun Maloney free kick v QPR 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

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