At times both QPR and Southampton's inability to win dispite their quality in squad depth and football style, has left many critics scratching their heads this season. Both sides occupied the dreaded relegation zone and still do, though it looks much brighter for the seaside club.
Many named the game "El Sackico"- signalling the importance of this result for both team's manager. And with the theme and atmosphere set, the game kicked off at Loftus Road.
From the stands through to the players, there were two very opposing emotions trickling through the team's veins. Whilst a sense of negativity and distaste surrounded Queens Park Ranger, Southampton showed togetherness and unity.
By half time, Southampton were in control through two Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon goals. QPR clawed one back on the 49th minutem when Hoilet struck but were dismal throughout and never looked like they wanted to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Anton Ferdinand's late own goal summed up the match for Queens Park Rangers.
Although they were playing a deflated QPR team, one can not take anything away from Nigel Adkin's men. They showed a togetherness and spark that ripped the heart out of QPR- even giving young stars like Luke Shaw a chance to shine (and shine he did). The side looked like they were playing for themselves, their fans and, mostly, their manager.
Now one needs to ask, how long can this form continue for QPR before Tony Fernandes starts looking elsewhere.
On Saturday, one fan-made sign read "Save us, Harry"...