Feb 9, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Liberty Stadium
SwanseaSwansea City
4-1
QPRQueens Park Rangers
Rangel (18'), Michu (8', 67'), Pablo (50')
Davies (45')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Zamora (48')
Samba (10'), Taarabt (40'), Traore (45')

Esteban Granero: 'Queens Park Rangers respected Swansea too much'

Esteban Granero and Steven Pienaar
© PA Photos
Esteban Granero admits that Queens Park Rangers showed far too much respect to Swansea City at the weekend.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Esteban Granero has conceded that his side showed Swansea City too much respect on Saturday afternoon.

The visiting R's trailed 2-0 at the break at the Liberty Stadium, before eventually going on to lose the encounter 4-1.

Reflecting on the performance, Spaniard Granero has admitted that the players did exactly what they were told not to do by manager Harry Redknapp.

"We respected them too much in the beginning, which is exactly what the manager told us not to do," Granero told the club's official website. "We had a bad first half against a team who has some of the best play in the Premier League. They kept the ball and we struggled to get it back. They scored two early goals as well which made it harder for us."

The result has left QPR seven points from safety.

Swansea City forward Michu celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against QPR on February 9, 2013
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