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QPR 2-1 Bristol City

Adel Taarabt's late winner kept alive QPR's faint play-off hopes while denting Bristol City's ambitions.

City keeper Adriano Basso twice saved from Samuel De Carmine while Ivan Sproule fired over for the visitors as the sides traded long-range efforts.

After the break it was more of the same until QPR midfielder Jordi Lopez bent a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

Michael McIndoe drilled in from 10 yards to bring City level but Taarabt slotted in from five yards to win it.


QPR boss Paulo Sousa:
"There have been a lot of critics, but now we have had two good results.

"We have a good spirit and the players believe in me because I always say the same things - because I believe in what I'm saying.

"Every team has a moment where results are not good. The important thing is to show spirit and unity, which we did."

Bristol City boss Gary Johnson:
"Of course I'm disappointed with the outcome. We didn't do ourselves justice.

"That wasn't our game we played out there. For some reason we kept lumping the ball forward.

"It was a poor game for us and I didn't recognise what we were doing. The pitch wasn't great and it wasn't easy to play good football on it."


QPR:

Cerny, Delaney, Connolly (Helguson 61), Ramage, Gorkss, Leigertwood, Lopez, Alberti (Routledge 46), Ephraim, Taarabt, Di Carmine (Cook 73).
Subs Not Used: Mahon, Vine.

Booked: Taarabt.

Goals: Lopez 65, Taarabt 81.

Bristol City: Basso, Orr, McAllister, Fontaine, McCombe, McIndoe, Skuse, Sproule (Styvar 86), Johnson (Elliott 86), Adebola, Maynard.
Subs Not Used: Henderson, James Wilson, John.

Booked: Adebola, Basso.

Goals: McIndoe 77.

Att: 14,059

Ref: Grant Hegley (Hertfordshire).



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