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Cisse wants 'sweet revenge' for Hughes

Djibril Cisse has backed QPR manager Mark Hughes to take "sweet revenge" by denying Manchester City the title on Sunday.

• Fergie hoping Hughes can inspire win

QPR, still in need of a point to all but guarantee their Premier League survival, can have a major impact on the destination of the title when they visit the Eithad Stadium on the final day of the season.

If City drop points or suffer a first home defeat of the campaign and Manchester United beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sir Alex Ferguson and his squad will be celebrating the Old Trafford club's 20th league success.

For Hughes, it presents an opportunity to return to his old club and gain some revenge for his acrimonious departure in 2009 - a sacking that Ferguson recently called "unethical".

"Victory would be sweet revenge for him but I don't know if he is thinking about this," Cisse said. "His main concern is to keep QPR up so, first, he will be thinking about getting a result, but it will be sweet for him, too, if he can keep us up and deny City the title."

Cisse's late winner against Stoke on Sunday means QPR will stay up even if they taste defeat at City, though only if relegation rivals Bolton fail to get three points against the Potters.

Cisse added: "To be honest, we are still going to have to get something for safety. It's a tricky situation but I think we are going to go and grab something there.

"We are capable of getting a point. You know it's only a football game. It's 11 v 11. They have got two arms, two legs, just like us, so we are going to try to compete. They are going for the title and maybe they will be nervous but this is not our problem. Our problem is to stay up and we will be giving everything to do that."


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