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Cardiff   0 - 2   QPR

Cardiff City 0-2 Queens Park Rangers

Cardiff 0-2 QPR

A first-half brace from on-loan Arsenal youngster Jay Simpson secured victory for QPR at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Gary Borrowdale lofted the ball into the box and while City appealed for the offside Simpson, 20, pounced to stab home a deflected Rowan Vine effort.

QPR got on top, ex-Cardiff man Wayne Routledge creating havoc, although Chris Burke came close to an equaliser.

But Routledge found Simpson with a cleverly angled ball, the pacy striker smashing in at the near post.

It could easily have been three shortly after the interval but for Cardiff's Mark Kennedy, who cleared a Routledge shot off the line.

With 53 minutes gone Vine hit the post, curling the ball beyond Cardiff keeper David Marshall who was relieved to see it come back off the woodwork.

Jay Simpson celebrates his second first-half goal at Cardiff
Jay Simpson celebrates his second first-half goal at Cardiff

Gavin Rae and Burke both had tame efforts dealt with by visiting keeper Radek Cerny as Rangers were clearly happy to sit on their two-goal lead and absorb whatever the hosts could throw at them.

There were few clear-cut chances in the closing stages but Burke was denied by Cerny, while Vine had a shot held by Marshall.

The impressive Simpson was withdrawn 13 minutes from time and the scoreline remained the same as the London club, who had only scored two goals on their travels, made it back-to-back wins on the road.

Cardiff's defeat, their second in the league at their new home, stretched the visitors' unbeaten run to six games and will have boosted club supremo Flavio Briatore after a troubled week.


Cardiff manager Dave Jones:
"We never got going and looked slow and lacklustre.

"When it is going wrong you have to stick at it and it took an 18-year-old in Josh Magennis to show the rest of the players the way.

"Perhaps some of them thought they only had to turn up but football has a habit of kicking you in the teeth.

"Our forwards were non-existent although Chris Burke did try but there were some who failed to put a decent shift in.

"I will forgive the players if their passing is off but I can't defend them for that performance because you cannot stroll around the pitch and all the hard work in midweek has been lost.

"The opening goal is always important and their first was offside but we shouldn't have stood still trying to play it.

"We never worked hard enough and that is what has let us down."

QPR manager Jim Magilton:

"We executed our plans to perfection which rarely happens although it helped that we never had a midweek match while I saw Cardiff go down to 10 men in their game and forced to work very hard in their match against Reading.

"Some of our play was excellent, we were clinical and Jay Simpson scored two good goals to earn just reward for a great performance.

"I don't want to get too carried away but to come to Cardiff and win in such a manner was very pleasing.

"This is a difficult division to get out of and I am no different to all the other managers who believe they can make an impact."

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 0-2 QPR FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Simpson 19
    • Simpson 40

    Cardiff

    • 01 Marshall
    • 05 Hudson
    • 14 Quinn yellow card
    • 15 Gerrard
    • 03 Kennedy
    • 07 Whittingham (Magennis 54)
    • 11 Burke
    • 16 Ledley
    • 18 Taiwo (Rae 54)
    • 08 Chopra yellow card
    • 09 Bothroyd (Scimeca 67)

    Substitutes

    • 20 Enckelman,
    • 06 Gyepes,
    • 24 Comminges,
    • 04 Rae,
    • 12 Capaldi,
    • 19 Scimeca,
    • 29 Magennis

    QPR

    • 24 Cerny
    • 03 Stewart yellow card
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 29 Borrowdale
    • 06 Leigertwood
    • 07 Routledge
    • 10 Buzsaky
    • 14 Rowlands
    • 15 Watson
    • 08 Vine (Agyemang 82)
    • 23 Simpson (Pellicori 77 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 22 Heaton,
    • 02 Ramage,
    • 04 Mahon,
    • 18 Faurlin,
    • 25 Ephraim,
    • 11 Agyemang,
    • 12 Pellicori
    Ref: ProbertAtt: 20,121
    CARDIFF
    QPR

    Possession

    • Cardiff 45%
    • QPR 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Cardiff 7
    • QPR 5

    Attempts off target

    • Cardiff 5
    • QPR 6

    Corners

    • Cardiff 3
    • QPR 5

    Fouls

    • Cardiff 10
    • QPR 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:11 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+0:23 Unfair challenge on Paul Quinn by Martin Rowlands results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Kennedy, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 89:42 Unfair challenge on Mark Kennedy by Martin Rowlands results in a free kick. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:22 Corner taken by Chris Burke.
    • 86:47 David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:47 Booking Booking for Alessandro Pellicori for unsporting behaviour.
    • 86:42 Alessandro Pellicori is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 83:54 Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.
    • 83:54 Booking The referee shows Michael Chopra a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:44 Michael Chopra concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 82:25 Unfair challenge on Alessandro Pellicori by Gavin Rae results in a free kick. Damion Stewart takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:12 Substitution Patrick Agyemang replaces Rowan Vine.
    • 80:12 Akos Buzsaky produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 80:12 Booking The referee books Paul Quinn for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:58 Paul Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Alessandro Pellicori.
    • 78:36 Foul by Michael Chopra on Kaspars Gorkss, free kick awarded. Damion Stewart takes the free kick.
    • 76:21 Substitution Alessandro Pellicori replaces Jay Simpson.
    • 74:11 Rowan Vine takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
    • 73:14 Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
    • 70:19 Rowan Vine takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard. Ben Watson takes the inswinging corner, Mark Kennedy makes a clearance.
    • 69:02 Rowan Vine concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Gerrard. Direct free kick taken by Mark Kennedy.
    • 68:19 Foul by Michael Chopra on Ben Watson, free kick awarded. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.
    • 66:12 Substitution Riccardo Scimeca is brought on as a substitute for Jay Bothroyd.
    • 64:24 Gavin Rae produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 63:48 The referee blows for offside against Rowan Vine. David Marshall takes the free kick.
    • 60:33 Shot from long range by Chris Burke goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 56:22 Kaspars Gorkss challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Burke delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.
    • 52:59 Substitution Peter Whittingham leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Magennis.
    • 52:59 Substitution Gavin Rae on for Solomon Taiwo.
    • 52:59 Rowan Vine has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.
    • 51:29 Short corner taken by Akos Buzsaky.
    • 49:45 Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Kennedy.
    • 49:11 Akos Buzsaky has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 48:06 Solomon Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Watson. Damion Stewart takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:48 Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Jay Simpson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
    • 46:03 Outswinging corner taken by Akos Buzsaky, clearance made by Mark Hudson. Corner taken by Ben Watson from the left by-line, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:20 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+0:04 Foul by Joe Ledley on Martin Rowlands, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
    • 41:58 Unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky by Solomon Taiwo results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Watson from left channel.
    • 39:22 Assist on the goal came from Wayne Routledge.
    • 39:22 GOAL - Jay SimpsonCardiff 0 - 2 QPR A goal is scored by Jay Simpson from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 0-2 QPR.
    • 37:27 Jay Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall takes the free kick.
    • 36:12 Gary Borrowdale concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Mark Hudson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
    • 35:37 Effort on goal by Chris Burke from 18 yards. Save by Radek Cerny.
    • 34:34 Ben Watson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 33:10 Solomon Taiwo produces a curled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save made by Radek Cerny.
    • 31:55 Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 31:19 Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:58 Effort from inside the area by Jay Simpson misses to the left of the goal.
    • 28:10 Drilled left-footed shot by Joe Ledley. Save by Radek Cerny.
    • 24:56 Shot on goal comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick. Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:56 Booking Damion Stewart goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 24:40 Damion Stewart challenges Joe Ledley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 22:11 The referee blows for offside against Wayne Routledge. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 21:45 Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Gary Borrowdale, free kick awarded. Damion Stewart restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:06 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Watson.
    • Correction - 18:34 The assist for the goal came from Wayne Routledge.
    • 18:34 Assist by Akos Buzsaky.
    • 18:34 GOAL - Jay SimpsonCardiff 0 - 1 QPR Jay Simpson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 0-1 QPR.
    • 17:43 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Damion Stewart.
    • 15:53 Chris Burke has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 9:35 Shot from just outside the box by Akos Buzsaky goes over the bar.
    • 8:34 Solomon Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Watson. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.
    • 7:00 Martin Rowlands challenges Joe Ledley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
    • 5:04 Jay Simpson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 4:36 Mark Kennedy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Damion Stewart.
    • 2:12 Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in. Chris Burke takes a corner.
    • 1:35 Joe Ledley fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left channel, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Championship results

    19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Barnsley 0-0 Swansea R
    Bristol City 1-1 Scunthorpe R
    Cardiff 0-2 QPR R
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Derby R
    Doncaster 3-3 Ipswich R
    Middlesbrough 0-5 West Brom R
    Newcastle 3-1 Plymouth R
    Nottm Forest 0-1 Blackpool R
    Peterborough 3-2 Reading R
    Preston 3-2 Coventry R
    Watford 3-3 Leicester R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 West Brom 8 13 20
    2 Newcastle 8 9 19
    3 Middlesbrough 8 5 16
    4 Preston 8 6 15
    5 Sheff Utd 8 5 15
    6 Cardiff 8 5 13
    7 Blackpool 8 4 13
    8 Watford 8 2 13
    9 Leicester 8 2 13
    10 Bristol City 8 0 13
    11 Coventry 8 -1 11
    12 QPR 7 2 10
    13 Scunthorpe 8 -4 10
    14 Sheff Wed 8 2 9
    15 Doncaster 8 -2 8
    16 Crystal Palace 7 -4 8
    17 Derby 8 -3 7
    18 Peterborough 8 -3 7
    19 Nottm Forest 8 -3 7
    20 Swansea 8 -5 7
    21 Reading 8 -5 6
    22 Barnsley 8 -8 5
    23 Ipswich 8 -7 4
    24 Plymouth 8 -10 2


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    18 Sep 09 |  Wales


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