QPR shocks Arsenal 2-1 in Premier League


LONDON (AP) -- Samba Diakite scored his first goal for Queens Park Rangers to give the struggling club a surprise 2-1 win over London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.

French midfielder Diakite hit the winner in the 66th minute after being set up by Jamie Mackie.

Adel Taarabt had given QPR the lead in the 22nd with a curling finish inside the left hand post for his first goal in the Premier League.

Theo Walcott equalized for Arsenal in the 37th after his initial shot had hit the post.

QPR remained in the relegation zone on goal difference behind Blackburn, which hosts Manchester United on Monday.

Third-place Arsenal's loss means Tottenham can move level on points with its north London rival with a win over Swansea on Sunday.