Middlesbrough 1-3 Queens Park Rangers

Bobby Zamora
Bobby Zamora

Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison scored injury-time goals to earn Queens Park Rangers a dramatic victory at Middlesbrough.

George Friend put the home side in front when he stabbed in from eight yards, before Yossi Benayoun equalised.

With a draw likely, Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos missed a backpass in the fourth minute of stoppage time, which allowed Zamora to score.

Two minutes later Morrison ran on to Zamora's flick to score a third.

The win, just QPR's third in 10 matches, keeps Harry Redknapp's team 10 points behind second-placed Burnley, in fourth. Mid-table Middlesbrough have won once in 11 matches.

The hosts moved ahead when Friend drifted in from the left and collected a ricochet before turning the ball in.

But Redknapp's side pulled level in first-half added time when Niko Kranjcar's blocked shot fell for Benayoun to score his first goal since May 2012.

Junior Hoilett's powerful effort was held by Konstantopoulos before the Middlesbrough goalkeeper's error allowed Zamora to stroll through to tap in in the 94th minute.

On-loan West Ham midfielder Morrison then scored his fifth goal in seven Rangers appearances to keep his team's slim automatic promotion hopes alive.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka:

"I don't believe it. I can explain what happened but I can't understand it. It has happened again.

"It was a game we did not deserve to lose. We had a good chance to win at one end and then suddenly we have lost the game.

"There was not much between the teams and we had chances but every week it is the same story. I just wish one game it would be us scoring in the last minute."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"It certainly was a late, late show.

"It seemed both teams had accepted a draw then in the last minute I really don't know where those two goals came from.

"It was an amazing bobble to be fair to the keeper and it was a real gift for us."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3625653581
2Burnley37211333176
3Derby3719992266
4QPR3719991466
5Wigan36188101562
6Reading371611101659
7Nottm Forest3714158957
8Brighton36151110956
9Ipswich37141211654
10Blackburn36131112-150
11Bournemouth37131014-749
12Watford361212121048
13Leeds3613815-247
14Middlesbrough37101512445
15Sheff Wed37111214345
16Huddersfield3712817-444
17Bolton3791414-641
18Blackpool37101116-2041
19Doncaster37101017-2140
20Birmingham3791018-937
21Charlton3471116-1932
22Millwall3771119-3132
23Yeovil3771020-2231
24Barnsley3661119-3229
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