Football - Rangers spirit pleases Redknapp

QPR manager Harry Redknapp was proud of the spirit his relegated side showed in pushing Arsenal all the way in their 1-0 home defeat to the Gunners.

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Arsenal's victory came courtesy of a Theo Walcott goal after just 20 seconds but QPR competed well and in the end Arsene Wenger's team had goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to thank for the win after he brilliantly denied Loic Remy.

"It was an awful start to go 1-0 down within a minute but I thought we showed fantastic spirit," Redknapp said.

"There was nothing in the game. I always felt we were going to get something out of the game and their keeper's pulled off a world-class save late on.

"I couldn't have asked for more from them. Their heads could have dropped after that start and we could have been beaten by five or six.

"But we didn't. We got after them, we worked them and I thought it was an excellent performance. I was delighted with the players.

"People keep on about a lack of spirit. We've lacked people to score goals and maybe a bit of ability in certain areas. It is not a lack of spirit."

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