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Woody back as XI beat QPR

Posted on 18 January 2011  - 12:00

Jonathan Woodgate and Jamie O'Hara returned from injury as our Spurs XI beat QPR 9-2 in a friendly at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday.

Woody back as XI beat QPR

Jonathan Woodgate and Jamie O'Hara returned from injury as our Spurs XI beat QPR 9-2 in a friendly at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday.

Central defender 'Woody' has been out of action with a groin injury since the 9-1 win against Wigan back in November, 2009.

Midfielder O'Hara has also missed all this season with a back problem.

The pair played the first half against a QPR side that included the likes of Lee Cook, Leon Clark, Heidar Helgusson and former Spurs goalkeeper Radek Cerny.

It was a busy afternoon for Cerny as three goals in 10 minutes in the first half opened up a flood of goals.

Ryan Mason opened the scoring from Niko Kranjcar's cross on 17 minutes and Kranjcar made it 2-0 four minutes later.

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QPR replied from the penalty spot but it was soon 3-1 as Niko skipped around Cerny and squared for Robbie Keane to tap home.

Giovani hit the crossbar before QPR made it 3-2, but it was only a brief respite as Gio dinked the ball over Cerny for 4-2 at half-time.

It took just three minutes for the goals to start flowing again and the goal of the game as Nathan Byrne rifled into the top corner from 30 yards.

Keane then threaded a pass through Gio to finish from close range.

Sandro and Kranjcar tested Cerny again before a solo effort from substitute Simon Dawkins made it 7-2 after 76 minutes.

Keane produced a sublime finish for 8-2 two minutes later and the final goal came in the 80th minute, substitute Cameron Lancaster slotting home.

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"Woody was outstanding," said Technical Co-Ordinator Tim Sherwood. "He's not played for such a long time, but it was as if he'd never been away.

"Jamie also showed what he's all about and a lot of experienced players in the line-up applied themselves well."