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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."


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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