28 April 2013:
A goalless draw at fellow strugglers Reading sends both teams down with three games of the season still to go.
Queens Park Rangers' players are deflated after Shaun Maloney scores a stoppage time equaliser for Wigan at Loftus Road on 7 April
QPR's relegation in numbers
- the reported amount, not including undisclosed fees, spent on players since 1 July, 2012
- the amount Mark Hughes is reported to have spent, not including undisclosed fees, on transfers since 1 July, 2012
- the amount Harry Redknapp is reported to have spent, not including undisclosed fees, on transfers in the 2013 January window
2012-13 league record under Mark Hughes
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says 'dream is still alive'
- the number of signings made from 1 July 2012 by Mark Hughes:
(West Ham), free;
(Man United), £2.5m;
(Inter Milan), undisclosed;
(Real Madrid), £9m*;
(Marseille), £5m*; * reported fee
- the number of signings made by Harry Redknapp:
Tal Ben Haim
(Chunnam Dragons), £1m*;
(Anzhi Makhachkala), £12.5m;
(Tottenham), undisclosed. * reported fee
- the number of clean sheets this season before Christopher Samba signed.
- Harry Redknapp has the lowest win percentage of any QPR manager in the Premier League.
QPR dream in tatters - Redknapp
- Adel Taarabt has equalled the record for most substituted QPR player in the Premier League. He has been substituted 19 times. Kevin Gallen (1994-1996) is also on 19.
Only two sides in Premier League history have won fewer games by this stage of the season than QPR in 2012-13 - Derby (one) in 2007-08 and Sunderland (two) in 2005-06
The tone is set for a relegation campaign as Queens Park Rangers lose 5-0 at home to Swansea on the opening day of the season on 18 August
What they said...
Manager Mark Hughes
(after QPR 0-5 Swansea on 18 August):
"It was a poor start to a season and we expect to be much better. But it could be a blessing because we got it out of the way and we've got it out of our system."
Owner Tony Fernandes (after no wins from the opening six games on 1 October):
"Keep calm. Mark will sort it out. Look at his record. We have a great manager."
2012-13 league record under Harry Redknapp
Mark Hughes (six days before being sacked on 23 November):
"The club needs stability and that is what we are trying to bring."
Tony Fernandes (on appointing Harry Redknapp on 24 November):
"He has a proven track record in the Premier League and has all the characteristics we were looking for to get us out of the current situation we find ourselves in."
Bobby Zamora is sent off during the game with Wigan Athletic on 7 April
Manager Harry Redknapp (after a surprise win over Chelsea on 2 January):
"We're not doomed, we can turn it around.
Harry Redknapp (on signing Christopher Samba on 31 January):
"This is an unbelievable signing. Chris is just what we need. He's a monster."
Harry Redknapp (after Wigan deny QPR a much needed win with a late equaliser on 7 April):
"I need people to lift me, I don't know about the players. I need lifting, that is how I feel."
Harry Redknapp (on 26 April):
"It's going to be difficult to come straight back up. You can't think you can walk straight through the league. The Championship is full of quality clubs, with great stadiums, it's just full of big clubs.
Harry Redknapp (after relegation is confirmed on 28 April):
"My message to the fans is keep coming, keep supporting us - we will have fun trying to get out the Championship."
Tony Fernandes (after relegation is confirmed on 28 April):
"The planning starts tomorrow. I'm meeting Harry Redknapp to discuss the squad. It's going to be tough but we will come back stronger."
Fans show their displeasure at former manager Mark Hughes during the 0-0 draw at Reading on 28 April, a result which confirmed QPR's relegation to the Championship
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