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Mourinho: QPR win is like 'a little light that shines'

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Perhaps motivated by the gorgeous blue skies and glorious sunshine of the West London Sunday afternoon, José Mourinho put a poetic final touch on our first league win at Loftus Road for two decades.

"Every time I was champion I remember a couple of matches that my team won in the last minutes."

"[The last-minute winner] is like a little light that shines for the teams that are going to be champions. We lost two points in Manchester in the last minute but we won these two points, and we won two points against Everton in the last minute."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC

Let there be light!

Despite the weather, we were mired in darkness for the vast majority of the match.  Playing down to QPR's level with long-ball head tennis tactics, we looked to be heading for two dropped points and added concern ahead of back-to-back tests against the two most in-form teams in the division.  Oscar's introduction provided a bit of a lift, and it was his combination with Eden Hazard that set the scoring move in motion.  (In spite of Rob Green's horrid kick, QPR had men back in time to defend our attack; even their manager Chris Ramsey touched on this fact.)

Cesc's winner was our only shot on target, but it was enough on this day.

"Yes, [we were fortunate.] It was a typical 0-0. I think we played well in the circumstances. The opponent didn't let us play better."

"I'm very happy with my team because we always kept good emotional control, we never lost balance and we were not under pressure. If we had to go home with a point we would have gone home with a point. We were always very stable and we scored at the crucial moment. We controlled them very well, and we kept them far from the box which is where Austin and Zamora are killers. They were very well organised defensively, and they gave us a difficult match in terms of our creation."

"I feel sorry for them because they fought hard to try to get the point. It was a very difficult game. One point would be fair, but these three points are fantastic for us."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC

Our magic number (vs. second place Arsenal) has now been reduced to 12.  We cannot finish lower than 6th.  Seven games to go.

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