Goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora earned QPR their first away win of the season at the 13th attempt against Sunderland.
However, any suspicion that the result represents some kind of watershed should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Not because their opponents were so abject, but because the home strength it would be hoped their new travelling chops could build upon is evaporating fast.
Caretaker Chris Ramsey’s charges have now lost their last three games at Loftus Road and face a timber-shivering run in at the ranch in the remaining fixtures.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton visit the R’s in consecutive home games, with unrecognisable West Ham and unpredictable Newcastle rounding out the bill.
Tasked with assessing when the Super Hoops’ next home win would come, the bwin odds moguls have awarded none more in the 2014/15 campaign 3/1 favouritism.
West Ham, the penultimate Premier League visitors to west London this term are next in the betting at 4/1, marginally ahead of Everton and final home foes Newcastle at 9/2.
Perhaps the most seductively priced of the remaining R’s raiders are rank outsiders and local rivals Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho’s table toppers are 16/1 to offer Ramsey’s temporary charges their next home success despite just one of the last 14 derbies being decided by more than a single goal.
A more abject Rangers side than this one shut out the Blues home and away in 2012/13, even inflicting a famous Stamford Bridge defeat on their illustrious enemies.
Moreover, the Blues have also played their best football at home this term, failing to win five of their last nine outings on the long and winding road.
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