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QPR 1-0 Wolves

Dexter Blackstock and Michael Mancienne
QPR's Dexter Blackstock challenges Wolves' Michael Mancienne

A stunning 20-yard strike from Martin Rowlands earned QPR victory over Championship leaders Wolves.

Mick McCarthy, manager of the month in November, saw his 27-goal strikeforce of Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake blunted.

Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a number of crucial saves but could do nothing to stop Rowlands' dipping shot.

Sam Vokes was denied an equaliser by a Radek Cerny save and QPR's Samuel Di Carmine shaved a post in stoppage time.

QPR manager Paulo Sousa:
"It was a great performance but more importantly we needed three points. I'm proud of the players, they are working very hard and they have beaten the team at the top of the league.

"When you have time to work with the players the team becomes better, and you could see that in this game. But our next two games are away, where our performances have not been so good.

"But if my team create as many chances as they did today then we will start to score goals away."

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:
"This has been a tough place to play for as long as I can remember, and they are fired up by the fact that we are top and they have a new manager.

"We are the top team in this division - I'm not saying we're the best, but we are top - and that inspires other teams to play against you and we have got to live with that.

"We are still top. We didn't play well for 50 minutes today but we did play well for 35 minutes and we just could not get a goal back."

QPR: Cerny, Ramage, Delaney, Stewart, Gorkss, Ephraim, Mahon, Rowlands, Blackstock (Cook 27), Helguson (Tommasi 77), Agyemang, Cook (Di Carmine 90).
Subs Not Used: Cole, Borrowdale.

Booked: Rowlands.

Goals: Rowlands 63.

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Foley, Stearman, Mancienne, Ward, Kightly, Edwards, Henry, Jones (Jarvis 58), Iwelumo (Vokes 72), Ebanks-Blake (Keogh 78).
Subs Not Used: Higgs, Collins.

Booked: Mancienne.

Att: 13,416

Ref: Iain Williamson (Berkshire).

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