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Sheff Wed   1 - 2   QPR

Sheff Wed v QPR

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 QPR

QPR moved up to fourth in the Championship thanks to Kaspars Gorkss's 82nd-minute winner at Hillsborough.

Jay Simpson put the visitors ahead after only 10 minutes with a cool left-footed finish from Adel Taarabt's pass.

But the Owls levelled three minutes later when Jermaine Johnson converted Darren Potter's teasing cross.

Both sides hit the woodwork in search of a winner before Gorkss's near-post header from Alejandro Faurlin's corner was enough to clinch victory for QPR.

It was a fourth away win in six matches for Jim Magilton's men.

QPR started brightly, and it was no surprise when Simpson latched on to a neat through-ball from Taarabt before driving his shot beyond Lee Grant.

Wednesday almost conceded a second two minutes later when Wayne Routledge found space in the area and fired against the upright.

However, the hosts drew level when Potter's cross found Johnson and the Jamaica international's shot sneaked into the far corner.

Luke Varney almost put the Owls ahead in the 24th minute following a fine solo run, but Radek Cerny managed to get a hand to his shot and tip it on to the near post.

The lively Johnson tested Cerny again five minutes after the interval, and Potter curled a free-kick narrowly over the bar as Wednesday enjoyed a prolonged spell of pressure.

Rangers were finding it difficult to stem the tide, but Simpson then created space for himself with a delightful piece of skill, but his shot was comfortably pouched by Grant.

The Owls responded by striking the woodwork for a second time in the 64th minute - Tommy Miller the luckless player on this occasion as his powerful 20-yarder rebounded off the post.

But it was left to Gorkss to have the final say as he nodded home substitute Faurlin's corner to secure victory for the west Londoners.


Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws:
"We did enough to win, but football can be cruel at times.

"After we scored a great goal I thought we were in control of the game.

"We feel like we've had our pockets pinched."

Queens Park Rangers manager Jim Magilton:
"It was a real test of grit and determination so it's a nice win for us.

"We knew we were going to be under the cosh.

"I thought Sheffield Wednesday really pressed and they deservedly got back on track.

"We've been praised for playing expansive football this season so it was good to see us have to dig in and battle.

"We're still very much a work in progress."

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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Wed 1-2 QPR FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Johnson 13
  • Simpson 10
  • Gorkss 82

Sheff Wed

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Spurr
  • 03 Buxton
  • 05 Hinds
  • 20 Simek (Wood 72)
  • 06 Miller (McAllister 72)
  • 14 Potter
  • 17 O'Connor
  • 23 Johnson (Clarke 76)
  • 07 Tudgay
  • 19 Varney

Substitutes

  • 22 O'Donnell,
  • 15 Beevers,
  • 16 Wood,
  • 08 McAllister,
  • 11 Esajas,
  • 10 A Sodje,
  • 18 Clarke

QPR

  • 24 Cerny
  • 02 Ramage
  • 05 Hall (Connolly 27)
  • 06 Leigertwood
  • 13 Gorkss
  • 04 Mahon
  • 07 Routledge
  • 10 Buzsaky (Faurlin 68)
  • 15 Watson
  • 23 Simpson
  • 39 Taarabt (Vine 88)

Substitutes

  • 22 Heaton,
  • 16 Connolly,
  • 18 Faurlin,
  • 21 Alberti,
  • 25 Ephraim,
  • 08 Vine,
  • 11 Agyemang
Ref: MillerAtt: 19,491
SHEFF WED
QPR

Possession

  • Sheff Wed 53%
  • QPR 47%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Wed 8
  • QPR 8

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Wed 5
  • QPR 7

Corners

  • Sheff Wed 5
  • QPR 2

Fouls

  • Sheff Wed 12
  • QPR 3
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:51 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Peter Ramage. Darren Potter takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:19 Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Tommy Spurr results in a free kick. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:38 Shot by Leon Clarke. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 89:47 Foul by Marcus Tudgay on Alejandro Faurlin, free kick awarded. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 87:10 Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Rowan Vine coming on for Adel Taarabt.
  • 81:15 Alejandro Faurlin provided the assist for the goal.
  • 81:15 GOAL - Kaspars GorkssSheff Wed 1 - 2 QPR Kaspars Gorkss scores a headed goal from close range. Sheff Wed 1-2 QPR.
  • 80:38 Adel Taarabt takes a deflected shot. Blocked by Richard Hinds. Inswinging corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line,
  • 80:06 Sean McAllister crosses the ball.
  • 78:05 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:34 Wayne Routledge crosses the ball.
  • 75:46 Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter.
  • 75:12 Substitution Leon Clarke on for Jermaine Johnson.
  • 74:38 The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Matthew Connolly has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 72:30 Shot from 25 yards from Alejandro Faurlin. Lee Grant makes a comfortable save.
  • 71:17 Substitution Sean McAllister joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Miller.
  • 71:17 Substitution Frank Simek goes off and Richard Wood comes on.
  • 69:07 Shot by Jay Simpson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 68:02 Mikele Leigertwood produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 67:18 Substitution Akos Buzsaky goes off and Alejandro Faurlin comes on.
  • 66:45 Jermaine Johnson crosses the ball.
  • 63:39 Tommy Miller produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the post.
  • 62:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky by Tommy Miller. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 62:21 The ball is swung over by Frank Simek.
  • 61:38 Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Lee Grant.
  • 60:04 Adel Taarabt produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 59:04 Jermaine Johnson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 57:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Lewis Buxton. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Gavin Mahon. Strike comes in from Darren Potter from the free kick.
  • 53:07 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Luke Varney misses to the left of the target.
  • 52:01 Corner taken by Tommy Miller from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood. Corner taken right-footed by Tommy Miller.
  • 49:58 Kaspars Gorkss concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Direct free kick taken by Frank Simek. Shot from 18 yards from Jermaine Johnson. Radek Cerny makes a comfortable save.
  • 49:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Tommy Spurr. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Routledge.
  • 48:12 Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
  • 46:40 Peter Ramage is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:17 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:16 Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
  • 44:14 Frank Simek challenges Peter Ramage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 41:11 Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Darren Potter results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Akos Buzsaky from left wing, save by Lee Grant.
  • 39:48 Volleyed right-footed shot by Darren Potter. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 35:53 Effort from deep inside the area by Jermaine Johnson misses to the right of the target.
  • 35:29 Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.
  • 34:50 Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
  • 34:28 Ben Watson takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
  • 33:56 The ball is sent over by Akos Buzsaky, Richard Hinds makes a clearance.
  • 33:21 Tommy Miller takes a shot. Gavin Mahon gets a block in.
  • 32:24 A cross is delivered by Jermaine Johnson.
  • 31:56 Tommy Miller takes a short corner.
  • 29:30 Centre by Jermaine Johnson, blocked by Matthew Connolly.
  • 26:46 Substitution Fitz Hall goes off and Matthew Connolly comes on.
  • Correction - 23:38 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Radek Cerny. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 23:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Varney on Radek Cerny. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 23:06 Luke Varney takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 21:49 The offside flag is raised against Adel Taarabt. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 21:03 Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Free kick crossed right-footed by Akos Buzsaky, clearance made by Richard Hinds.
  • 20:02 The referee blows for offside against Akos Buzsaky. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:47 Jay Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 18:35 Tommy Miller crosses the ball.
  • 18:04 Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Miller from the left by-line, clearance by Ben Watson.
  • 17:24 The referee blows for offside against Peter Ramage. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 15:33 Luke Varney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 12:46 Assist by Darren Potter.
  • 12:46 GOAL - Jermaine JohnsonSheff Wed 1 - 1 QPR A goal is scored by Jermaine Johnson from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 QPR.
  • 11:39 Effort from deep inside the area by Wayne Routledge bounces off the post.
  • 9:06 Assist on the goal came from Adel Taarabt.
  • 9:06 GOAL - Jay SimpsonSheff Wed 0 - 1 QPR Jay Simpson grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 QPR.
  • Correction - 6:36 Effort from outside the box by Akos Buzsaky goes wide right of the target.
  • 6:36 Akos Buzsaky has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 6:05 Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Lee Grant gets a block in.
  • 5:21 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line played to the near post, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:31 Frank Simek challenges Akos Buzsaky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Championship results

7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 4-1 Scunthorpe R
Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough R
Leicester 1-2 West Brom R
Newcastle 3-1 Peterborough R
Nottm Forest 1-1 Bristol City R
Plymouth 2-1 Doncaster R
Reading 1-1 Ipswich R
Sheff Wed 1-2 QPR R
Swansea 3-2 Cardiff R
Watford 2-0 Preston R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 16 15 33
2 West Brom 16 17 31
3 Cardiff 16 14 27
4 QPR 16 12 27
5 Blackpool 16 9 27
6 Leicester 16 5 27
7 Bristol City 16 4 26
8 Nottm Forest 16 3 25
9 Swansea 16 2 25
10 Middlesbrough 16 5 24
11 Preston 16 1 24
12 Watford 16 -2 24
13 Crystal Palace 16 -1 22
14 Sheff Wed 16 -2 17
15 Sheff Utd 15 -3 17
16 Coventry 16 -7 17
17 Derby 16 -8 17
18 Barnsley 15 -8 17
19 Scunthorpe 16 -12 17
20 Doncaster 16 -3 15
21 Plymouth 16 -11 15
22 Reading 16 -10 14
23 Ipswich 16 -11 12
24 Peterborough 16 -9 11



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