Favourites QPR off to winning start in Championship

FA Cup final hero Ben Watson was on the mark as Wigan, another of the teams relegated from the Premier League last term, swept to a 4-0 win over 10-man Barnsley at Oakwell.

updated: August 04, 2013 12:34 IST
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London: QPR made the perfect start to their bid for an immediate return to the Premier League as the Championship promotion favourites defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp's team have endured a turbulent time since last season's relegation, with several star players expressing their desire to leave and the Hoops boss falling out with owner Tony Fernandes over the failure to sign former England defender Wayne Bridge.

But the west London club still retain enough talent to be many experts' choice to go up as champions and they lived up to that billing after a slow start on the opening day of the second tier season.

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