Chris Ramsey was left wondering why QPR hadn’t ended their away drought sooner as he delivered their first three points on the road tonight.
The R’s won 2-0 at Sunderland thanks to goals from Leroy Fer and play-off final hero Bobby Zamora at the Stadium of Light.
Rangers had set a new Premier League record following 11 straight losses away from home before tonight’s victory over the Black Cats.
Ramsey, in caretaker charge as the club closes in on a replacement for former boss Harry Redknapp , can’t understand why their travel sickness lasted so long.
He said: “With the players we’ve got we probably should’ve had an away victory by now. I’ve been fortunate to be here when it’s happened.
“It’s been a long time coming. We’ve had some good away performances but just haven’t had the rub of the green.
“Tonight, the boys played really well and I was so pleased that Rob Green was on form and Rio and Steven Caulker, in front of him, played really well.
“We did ride our luck at times in a few instances but on the other hand we created some chances for ourselves.”
The victory over Sunderland moves QPR out of the relegation zone as the Hoops leapfrogged Aston Villa on goal difference.