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Mackie 'miracle' rescues Rangers

PUBLISHED: 13:22 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 16:43 20 September 2010

By Ben Kosky KASPARS Gorkss labelled QPR s dramatic late fightback a miracle after they stole an unlikely draw with two injury-time goals to remain top of the Championship. Rangers seemed certain to lose their unbeaten league record as they went into ad

By Ben Kosky

KASPARS Gorkss labelled QPR's dramatic late fightback a 'miracle' after they stole an unlikely draw with two injury-time goals to remain top of the Championship.

Rangers seemed certain to lose their unbeaten league record as they went into added time 2-0 down, only for Patrick Agyemang and Jamie Mackie to dumbfound Derby right at the death.

Gorkss - who played in the Rs side who overturned a two-goal deficit to win 4-2 at Pride Park last season - told the Times: "The feeling in the dressing-room afterwards was like we'd won the game.

"To be 2-0 down at the end of 90 minutes and come back to 2-2 was just a miracle. But when team spirit is good and confidence is high, anything can happen.

"The game doesn't finish until the referee blows the whistle, not a second sooner, and we kept fighting until the end. We proved that we can score goals even in injury time and to take a point was a good result.

"Maybe some other day we would have lost the game. I think we always had a good squad but now we have a bit of stability at the club and a great team spirit as well."

Mackie's last-gasp equaliser ensured that QPR will retain pole position when the Championship resumes a week on Saturday following the international break.

And Gorkss, who is now joining up with his Latvia team-mates for their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Croatia and Malta, added: "This is the main thing for me.

"Now we don't have a game for two weeks and it's always nice to go away for the international break with a good result rather than think about a bad one.

"Once we come back it'll be about starting again and hopefully keep winning at home. Everyone knows we want to be up there - that's our main goal for this season and we need to grind out results sometimes.


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