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QPR   2 - 1   Bristol City

QPR 2 - 1 Bristol City

QPR 2-1 Bristol City

Queens park Rangers claimed their first win in seven games as two first-half goals helped to see off Bristol City.

After starting slowly, the hosts took the lead when Fitz Hall crossed in for Jay Simpson who fired in his ninth of the season despite a poor first touch.

The lead was soon doubled when Mikele Leigertwood picked up Akos Buzsaky's flick to curl in from 20 yards.

A Nicky Maynard volley pulled one back and City had two penalty shouts turned down as QPR held on for the spoils.

After overcoming a few second-half wobbles, the new QPR boss Paul Hart will be quietly satisfied with a draw and a win in his first two games having replaced Jim Magilton last week.

Hungarian star Akos Buzsaky, in his first game since the dressing-room altercation that led to Magilton's downfall, was rarely involved at the start as the hosts struggled to deal with the dominant Robins.

A shot from Gavin Williams was well saved by keeper Radek Cerny and then Danny Haynes saw an effort deflected wide.

It was a rather fortuitous opening goal as Simpson failed to bring Hall's cross under control and as the ball bounced off Williams' back, he made no mistake in poking in.

Leigertwood's strike just before the break was a welcome goal for Hart's men but the nervy finish was guaranteed as City pressed strongly in the final stages after Maynard's fine goal.

Referee David Phillips twice rejected appeals for penalties after Maynard tumbled under challenges from Hall and Peter Ramage.


QPR boss Paul Hart on their booing fans:

"When you've been in football a long time, managing people's expectations seems to be as important as managing the team these days.

"We hadn't won in six games and there was an edginess in our game. We are fighting for any sort of rhythm but each player showed the right attitude. This club needed a win."

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:
"I could say we were robbed but we have to do more as a team to compete in the top half of this division.

"My only gripe is the referee looked at his linesman with a question mark on his face. And that happened twice."

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 2-1 Bristol City FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Simpson 31
  • Leigertwood 40
  • Maynard 57

QPR

  • 24 Cerny
  • 02 Ramage
  • 05 Hall
  • 13 Gorkss
  • 20 Williams
  • 06 Leigertwood
  • 07 Routledge
  • 10 Buzsaky (Connolly 83)
  • 15 Watson
  • 18 Faurlin (Agyemang 62)
  • 23 Simpson (Borrowdale 83)

Substitutes

  • 22 Taylor,
  • 16 Connolly,
  • 29 Borrowdale,
  • 39 Taarabt,
  • 11 Agyemang,
  • 12 Pellicori,
  • 19 Balanta

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 02 Orr
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 11 Hartley
  • 14 Skuse
  • 15 G Williams (Sno 70 yellow card)
  • 10 Maynard yellow card
  • 31 Haynes yellow card (Sproule 82)
  • 33 Saborio (Clarkson 70)

Substitutes

  • 30 Henderson,
  • 28 Edwards,
  • 32 Nyatanga,
  • 07 Elliott,
  • 17 Sproule,
  • 29 Sno,
  • 09 Clarkson
Ref: PhillipsAtt: 13,534
QPR
BRISTOL CITY

Possession

  • QPR 50%
  • Bristol City 50%

Attempts on target

  • QPR 2
  • Bristol City 9

Attempts off target

  • QPR 4
  • Bristol City 2

Corners

  • QPR 4
  • Bristol City 6

Fouls

  • QPR 11
  • Bristol City 17
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:48 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+4:15 Short corner worked by Gary Borrowdale.
  • 90:00+3:01 Tom Williams has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 89:05 Unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
  • 86:23 Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 83:12 Paul Hartley fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
  • 81:59 Substitution Gary Borrowdale comes on in place of Jay Simpson.
  • 81:59 Substitution Matthew Connolly is brought on as a substitute for Akos Buzsaky.
  • 81:59 Substitution Danny Haynes goes off and Ivan Sproule comes on.
  • 81:40 Shot from close range by David Clarkson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 79:46 Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick, Patrick Agyemang sends in a cross, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Paul Hartley from 30 yards. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 79:46 Booking Caution for Nicky Maynard.
  • 79:14 Nicky Maynard fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 78:05 Shot from inside the six-yard box by Patrick Agyemang goes wide right of the goal.
  • 77:13 Patrick Agyemang is caught offside. Louis Carey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:59 Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson.
  • 75:59 Booking Evander Sno is shown a yellow card.
  • 75:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Evander Sno on Peter Ramage.
  • 75:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Maynard. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:43 Fitz Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Carey. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 73:06 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Watson.
  • 72:30 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Watson, clearance by Louis Carey.
  • 71:40 David Clarkson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 69:40 Substitution Evander Sno comes on in place of Gavin Williams.
  • 69:40 Substitution David Clarkson replaces Alvaro Saborio.
  • 68:25 Akos Buzsaky challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:25 Cole Skuse concedes a free kick for a foul on Akos Buzsaky. Tom Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:48 Kaspars Gorkss takes the free kick.
  • 66:48 Booking The referee shows Danny Haynes a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 66:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Williams by Danny Haynes.
  • 63:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Williams on Danny Haynes. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Orr.
  • 62:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McAllister by Wayne Routledge. Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.
  • 61:42 Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Patrick Agyemang coming on for Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 59:58 Wayne Routledge fouled by Jamie McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Fitz Hall takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:39 Bradley Orr challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 58:00 Nicky Maynard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • Correction - 56:54 Assist by Gavin Williams.
  • Correction - 56:54 GOAL - Nicky MaynardQPR 2 - 1 Bristol City Nicky Maynard grabs a fantastic goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. QPR 2-1 Bristol City.
  • 56:54 Gavin Williams provided the assist for the goal.
  • 56:54 GOAL - Nicky MaynardQPR 2 - 1 Bristol City Nicky Maynard scores a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. QPR 2-1 Bristol City.
  • 55:19 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister, clearance by Wayne Routledge.
  • Correction - 52:29 Danny Haynes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Williams. Free kick crossed by Wayne Routledge.
  • 52:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Williams by Danny Haynes. Wayne Routledge crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:51 The referee blows for offside against Jay Simpson. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 50:14 Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 49:54 Danny Haynes fouled by Tom Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
  • 46:09 Cole Skuse challenges Peter Ramage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:24 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:53 Effort from 12 yards by Cole Skuse. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 43:30 Jay Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:13 Wayne Routledge fouled by Nicky Maynard, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
  • 41:11 Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • Correction - 39:12 Assist on the goal came from Akos Buzsaky.
  • 39:12 Assist by Wayne Routledge.
  • 39:12 GOAL - Mikele LeigertwoodQPR 2 - 0 Bristol City A goal is scored by Mikele Leigertwood from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Bristol City.
  • 38:22 Louis Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky. Direct free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
  • 37:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Simpson. Louis Carey takes the free kick.
  • 37:20 Alvaro Saborio challenges Peter Ramage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Ramage.
  • 32:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie McAllister on Wayne Routledge. Peter Ramage restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:59 GOAL - Jay SimpsonQPR 1 - 0 Bristol City Goal scored by Jay Simpson from close in low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Bristol City.
  • 30:14 Short corner taken by Ben Watson.
  • 29:09 Corner taken left-footed by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, save by Radek Cerny.
  • 28:35 Mikele Leigertwood fouled by Alvaro Saborio, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Ramage.
  • 23:22 Shot from a long way out by Gavin Williams goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 21:00 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley, save by Radek Cerny. Shot from 12 yards by Cole Skuse. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 18:58 Foul by Gavin Williams on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
  • 18:24 The referee blows for offside against Nicky Maynard. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
  • 15:07 Fitz Hall fouled by Nicky Maynard, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
  • 13:03 Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Watson.
  • 11:59 Akos Buzsaky fouled by Paul Hartley, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:24 Shot by Bradley Orr. Mikele Leigertwood gets a block in.
  • 10:14 Gavin Williams fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
  • 8:40 Gavin Williams fouled by Tom Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie McAllister.
  • Correction - 5:56 Cole Skuse challenges Akos Buzsaky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Akos Buzsaky fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 5:56 Akos Buzsaky concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Nicky Maynard restarts play with the free kick, Effort from 35 yards by Akos Buzsaky went wide of the right-hand post.
  • 5:29 Gavin Williams takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 1:46 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley.
  • 1:12 Jamie McAllister takes the inswinging corner, Ben Watson makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Championship table

Saturday, 26 December 2009 20:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 23 25 50
2 West Brom 22 24 42
3 Nottm Forest 23 14 40
4 Leicester 22 4 37
5 Cardiff 22 15 36
6 Swansea 23 2 36
7 Blackpool 22 10 34
8 QPR 23 5 33
9 Crystal Palace 23 1 33
10 Middlesbrough 23 6 32
11 Sheff Utd 23 1 32
12 Bristol City 23 0 31
13 Watford 23 -4 31
14 Doncaster 23 2 30
15 Preston 22 -2 29
16 Coventry 23 -7 28
17 Barnsley 21 -6 27
18 Derby 23 -11 25
19 Reading 23 -10 23
20 Scunthorpe 22 -17 23
21 Ipswich 22 -10 21
22 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
23 Plymouth 22 -16 18
24 Peterborough 23 -12 17


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