Spurs vs QPR - facts and stats
23 August 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Here are a few facts and statistics ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash against QPR at the Lane.
- The first time we played QPR was all the way back in 1890 in the London Senior Cup. We won 1-0 on November 1, then drew 2-2 on November 8.
- The first time we played QPR in league action was in the old Division Two on October 16, 1948. Eddie Baily scored in a 1-0 win in front of 69,719 at the Lane.
- The last time we played QPR at White Hart Lane was in the Premier League on September 22, 2012. Jermain Defoe was on target alongside an own goal from Alejandro Faurlin. That was JD's 199th goal for us.
- We've only played QPR 12 times in the Premier League. We've won five, drawn three and lost four. Our last meeting was a goalless draw at Loftus Road in January, 2013.
- Overall, we've met 46 times in all competitions. We've won 18, drawn 15 and lost 13.
- The general feeling is that QPR were unfortunate to lose 1-0 at home to Hull on their return to Premier League action. The stats back that up - QPR had the equal most shots on target (six) with Arsenal and Southampton last weekend and 13 efforts at goal.
- Joey Barton created six chances in that game - more than any other player in the Premier League over opening weekend.
- At the other end, Armand Traore won 11 aerial duels, the most in the Premier League last weekend.
- Teddy Sheringham is our top scorer against QPR in the Premier League era with eight goals.
- Sunday is our first home game in the Premier League in 2014-15 and we've managed to win our last four opening PL matches - we beat Swansea 1-0 this time last term.
- We've won all-but two of our home Premier League matches in 2014.
- We've won our last six matches in a row against promoted teams and we're unbeaten in 12. The last promoted team to beat us was QPR back in April, 2012.