Hoops end on high
Hughes happy as QPR come from behind to net victory
By Rebecca Stephenson (follow @1rebs). Last Updated: July 24, 2012 12:01am
Bobby Zamora: Striker scores winner for QPR in Indonesia
Queens Park Rangers recovered from going a goal down to beat Indonesian side Persebaya in the final game of their Asia tour.
It was the toughest encounter on the 12-day trip, after two 5-0 wins over a Sabah Select XI and Kelantan in Malaysia.
The game at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium was to be a different story as the hosts took the lead early on, Fernando Soler netting from close range in the 17th minute after goalkeeper Rob Green had failed to clear a long ball into the area.
But Adel Taarabt levelled from the spot mid-way through the first half after on-loan Manchester United defender Fabio was felled by two defenders.
Bobby Zamora then completed the comeback after the break when he fired in from 12 yards.
Mark Hughes was happy to be returning home with a 100 per cent record.
He told the club's official website: "We are happy with that result.
"Today, our play was a little bit below what we can produce because we had a lot of travelling before the game, but I was happy with what we were able to take out of the match.
"We're very pleased that we won, because that is a good habit to be in. I thought the standard of the opposition was excellent, technically they were very good.
"They were able to deal with the football and were comfortable in possession. There's no doubt some of the players have the ability to play at a higher level."
Hughes and his squad will return to London on Tuesday, but the Hoops manager thinks it has been a worthwhile venture.
"It's been absolutely perfect," he said. "We've been really pleased with the quality of games we've had, the preparation, and we've been dumbstruck by the whole welcome we've had here.
"I would like to thank everyone on behalf of QPR for the welcome we have received both here in Indonesia and Malaysia.
"This is something that we'll take away with us."