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QPR 1-3 Ipswich

Second-half strikes from Pablo Counago and Jon Walters saw Ipswich fight back from a goal down to sink QPR.

The home side took the lead after two minutes when Wayne Routledge crossed for Sam Di Carmine to fire home.

Town levelled on 14 minutes when Pablo Counago slipped the ball into the path of Jon Stead, who slotted home.

Counago put Ipswich ahead with a superb curling shot after stealing possession from Gavin Mahon and Walters met Alan Quinn's superb pass to make it 3-1.


QPR manager Paulo Sousa:

"My aim is still to create a good base looking to the future.

"I hope next season to be looking for the Premier League. But when you are very close to the play-offs you need to think about them.

"There are five or six teams very close and each one can be up there."

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton:

"It's not about me, it's about preparing these lads, being professional and they have shone like beacons this week.

"There is a tremendous spirit in my camp regardless of what you hear outside of it - they are a great bunch of lads and they showed their honesty and determination."


QPR: Camp, Delaney (Blackstock 67), Mahon, Hall, Leigertwood, Routledge, Gorkss, Connolly, Cook, Miller (Balanta 73), Di Carmine (Helguson 55).
Subs Not Used: Stewart, Alberti.

Goals: Di Carmine 3.

Ipswich: Richard Wright, David Wright, McAuley, Bruce, Thatcher, Miller, Norris, Civelli (Walters 61), Quinn, Stead (Lisbie 69), Counago (Garvan 82). Subs Not Used: Supple, Balkestein.

Booked: Thatcher.

Goals: Stead 14, Counago 61, Walters 70.

Att: 13,904

Ref: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire).



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