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QPR   1 - 5   Middlesbrough

QPR 1-5 Middlesbrough

QPR 1-5 Middlesbrough

Gordon Strachan claimed his first win since taking over at Middlesbrough as his side moved up to sixth after thrashing QPR at Loftus Road.

Mark Yeates fired a shot against the bar for Boro before Dave Kitson turned in Gary O'Neill's free-kick.

Leroy Lita scored from the spot before QPR got one back when Rowan Vine set up Patrick Agyemang to sweep home.

Lita rifled in a second and hit the post - O'Neil scored from the rebound - while Yeates curled in a fifth.

The defeat leaves Rangers' promotion push in danger of coming off the rails, with Jim Magilton's side having won only once in their last six outings.

QPR were the livelier side in the opening stages as Wayne Routledge linked up well with Adel Taarabt, although the on-loan Tottenham midfielder's finishing was wayward.

Mikele Leigertwood headed Ben Watson's corner over and eight-goal top scorer Jay Simpson fired wide.

But Boro looked dangerous on the break and Lita shot straight at Radek Cerny before, out of nothing, Yeates crashed an effort against the woodwork.

Sean St Ledger forced a fine save from Cerny after being teed-up by Kitson, but the former Spurs goalkeeper could do nothing about Boro's opener.

Fitz Hall was booked for a clumsy tackle on Yeates and O'Neil swung in the resulting free-kick, which was turned in by the outstretched boot of Kitson.

The striker, on loan from Stoke, has now scored three goals in as many games for the Teessiders.

Boro doubled their lead when Watson handled in the area just after half-time and Lita blasted the penalty past Cerny.

Magilton responded with a double substitution, which paid immediate dividends as Agyemang converted fellow substitute Vine's cross.

But Lita struck again on the when he latched on to a mistake from Leigertwood, cut inside and sent an unstoppable shot beyond Cerny.

Lita was denied a hat-trick when another drive crashed off the upright but O'Neil was on hand to tuck in the rebound.

And Yeates wrapped up a convincing win when he broke clear, ignored Lita's pleas for a square pass and coolly placed the ball past Cerny.


QPR manager Jim Magilton:
"We were guilty of giving the ball away cheaply and we came up against a good side who really clicked in this game.

"We have to learn from this beating. It's all about learning lessons.

"It's wonderful to play expansive football and get the plaudits, but it sometimes takes a result like this to learn about your character."

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan:
"I'm going to enjoy this. I saw it coming because we played well against Peterborough and Crystal Palace.

"We created chances in those games and in this one we scored our chances. Goals lift you and deflate other teams.

"Our target has been to get into the top six and if you can do that, you can then see if you can catch the big boys."

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 1-5 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Agyemang 53
  • Kitson 31
  • Lita (pen) 50
  • Lita 60
  • O'Neil 75
  • Yeates 87

QPR

  • 24 Cerny
  • 05 Hall yellow card
  • 13 Gorkss
  • 29 Borrowdale
  • 06 Leigertwood
  • 07 Routledge (Pellicori 80)
  • 10 Buzsaky (Vine 52)
  • 15 Watson
  • 18 Faurlin
  • 39 Taarabt
  • 23 Simpson (Agyemang 52)

Substitutes

  • 22 Taylor,
  • 02 Ramage,
  • 03 Stewart,
  • 20 Williams,
  • 08 Vine,
  • 11 Agyemang,
  • 12 Pellicori

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Jones
  • 06 Pogatetz
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 25 Williams
  • 31 Wheater
  • 07 Yeates
  • 16 O'Neil yellow card (Digard 79)
  • 20 Arca
  • 34 Osbourne
  • 09 Lita yellow card
  • 33 Kitson

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 02 Hoyte,
  • 05 Riggott,
  • 29 McMahon,
  • 08 Digard,
  • 35 Williams,
  • 11 Emnes
Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 13,949
QPR
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • QPR 44%
  • Middlesbrough 56%

Attempts on target

  • QPR 2
  • Middlesbrough 8

Attempts off target

  • QPR 9
  • Middlesbrough 5

Corners

  • QPR 7
  • Middlesbrough 2

Fouls

  • QPR 7
  • Middlesbrough 10
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:07 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 88:58 The official flags Leroy Lita offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 86:50 GOAL - Mark YeatesQPR 1 - 5 Middlesbrough Mark Yeates finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-5 Middlesbrough.
  • 84:45 Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Mikele Leigertwood, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Rowan Vine from the free kick.
  • 84:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Borrowdale by Didier Digard. Gary Borrowdale takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:19 Outswinging corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 80:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Kaspars Gorkss. Didier Digard takes the free kick.
  • 79:41 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the right by-line, Leroy Lita manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:41 Substitution Alessandro Pellicori joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Routledge.
  • 78:26 Substitution Didier Digard replaces Gary O'Neil.
  • 77:56 Dave Kitson takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the net.
  • 77:16 Corner taken by Wayne Routledge from the right by-line, comfortable save by Brad Jones.
  • 76:29 Leroy Lita is caught offside. Fitz Hall takes the indirect free kick.
  • 74:35 GOAL - Gary O'NeilQPR 1 - 4 Middlesbrough Gary O'Neil scores a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-4 Middlesbrough.
  • 74:19 Effort from just inside the box by Leroy Lita strikes the post.
  • 69:59 Shot on goal by Adel Taarabt from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 69:38 Shot by Julio Arca from 12 yards. Radek Cerny makes a brilliant save.
  • 68:37 Dave Kitson is penalised for a handball. Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.
  • 67:30 Leroy Lita fouled by Fitz Hall, the ref awards a free kick. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Fitz Hall.
  • 66:15 Effort on goal by Ben Watson from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 65:04 Leroy Lita concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 64:27 Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the crossbar.
  • 62:33 Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wheater. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:31 Patrick Agyemang is ruled offside. Brad Jones takes the indirect free kick.
  • 59:11 GOAL - Leroy LitaQPR 1 - 3 Middlesbrough Leroy Lita fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-3 Middlesbrough.
  • 57:09 Booking Gary O'Neil receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 57:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson by Gary O'Neil. Ben Watson takes the free kick.
  • 54:22 Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Emanuel Pogatetz restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:24 Assist by Rowan Vine.
  • 52:24 GOAL - Patrick AgyemangQPR 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Patrick Agyemang grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 51:20 Substitution Jay Simpson goes off and Patrick Agyemang comes on.
  • 51:20 Substitution Rowan Vine comes on in place of Akos Buzsaky.
  • 50:48 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line.
  • 49:52 Booking Leroy Lita receives a caution.
  • 49:50 GOAL - Leroy LitaQPR 0 - 2 Middlesbrough Power penalty scored by Leroy Lita. QPR 0-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 48:46 Gary Borrowdale is penalised for a handball.
  • 48:03 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:25 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+1:57 Akos Buzsaky is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 40:38 Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on Fitz Hall. Radek Cerny takes the direct free kick.
  • 40:25 Shot by Gary O'Neil. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 36:38 Fitz Hall fouled by Leroy Lita, the ref awards a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:18 Sean St. Ledger is caught offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 33:31 Adel Taarabt concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Yeates. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 30:32 The assist for the goal came from Gary O'Neil.
  • 30:32 GOAL - Dave KitsonQPR 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Dave Kitson scores a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 29:46 The ball is swung over by Gary O'Neil,
  • 29:46 Booking Fitz Hall goes into the book.
  • 29:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fitz Hall on Mark Yeates.
  • 28:39 Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 27:17 Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Fantastic save by Radek Cerny.
  • 22:23 Effort from a long way out by Mark Yeates goes wide right of the target.
  • 21:19 Mark Yeates has an effort at goal.
  • 19:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emanuel Pogatetz on Jay Simpson. Fitz Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:11 Effort from the edge of the area by Jay Simpson goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 15:07 Sean St. Ledger takes a shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Radek Cerny.
  • 13:57 Gary Borrowdale takes a shot. Comfortable save by Brad Jones.
  • 13:40 Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jay Simpson.
  • 12:07 Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson, Mikele Leigertwood has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
  • 11:18 Shot by Adel Taarabt from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 10:18 Foul by David Wheater on Jay Simpson, free kick awarded. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:49 Shot on goal by Adel Taarabt from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 3:16 Wayne Routledge challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:58 Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:58 Corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the left by-line played to the near post, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:47 Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Mark Yeates gets a block in.
  • 0:25 Outswinging corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin, Julio Arca manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Saturday, 5 December 2009 17:07 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 19 21 42
2 West Brom 19 24 38
3 Nottm Forest 19 10 32
4 Leicester 19 2 31
5 Cardiff 19 13 30
6 Middlesbrough 19 9 29
7 Swansea 19 0 29
8 Blackpool 19 7 28
9 QPR 19 6 28
10 Sheff Utd 19 0 27
11 Bristol City 19 0 27
12 Watford 19 -4 27
13 Crystal Palace 19 -1 26
14 Preston 19 -1 25
15 Barnsley 18 -6 24
16 Doncaster 19 -1 21
17 Derby 19 -8 21
18 Reading 19 -8 20
19 Coventry 18 -7 19
20 Sheff Wed 19 -8 18
21 Scunthorpe 18 -15 18
22 Ipswich 19 -10 17
23 Plymouth 18 -13 15
24 Peterborough 19 -10 13


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