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Ipswich   3 - 0   QPR

Ipswich v QPR

Ipswich 3-0 QPR

Two second-half goals from Jon Stead saw Ipswich record an emphatic victory over QPR at Portman Road.

Jonathan Walters got Ipswich off to the perfect start when he collected a Stern John pass and fired past Radek Cerny.

Adel Taraabt had two chances to level in the first-half but he headed wide and shot over from close range.

Former England under-21 player Stead made no mistake at the re-start, scoring from the edge of the area before tapping the ball home late-on.

Stead was only playing because Town appealed the red card he received at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day and he made the most of his reprieve to secure his team's fourth win of the season.

For Rangers, it was a first defeat under Paul Hart, but Ipswich dominated this match once Walters had scored his sixth goal of the season.

Keane's men had other opportunities to extend their lead but Gareth McAuley headed over and Damien Delaney missed a good chance from a corner.

Stead steadied nerves with a turn and shot from the edge of the area after good work from Owen Garvan and he completed the scores with 12 minutes remaining.


Ipswich manager Roy Keane:

"I said two or three weeks ago that I wanted one of my strikers to step out of the pack.

"Steady's done that, but how he didn't end up with a hat-trick I'll never know.

"All the squad contributed and there were plenty of pluses.

"We scored three goals at home and on another day it could have been more.

"Any team can win a football match, but the good teams keep winning.

"We've not won back-to-back games since last May, but we're getting there."

QPR boss Paul Hart:

"I thought our first half performance warranted a better return than we got.

"We were unfortunate with their first goal, when it took a deflection and looped past the keeper.

"After that I thought we should have had a penalty and then should have scored after a great cross fell to Adel Taarabt.

"We felt if we could reproduce our performance of the first half we'd be alright, but we lost our legs a bit.

"Their second goal came after a slip on the touchline and it's hard to swallow because we're not getting done by great goals, we're the architects of our own downfall."

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Monday, 28 December 2009

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ipswich 3-0 QPR FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Walters 4
  • Stead 63
  • Stead 78

    Ipswich

    • 28 Lee-Barrett
    • 03 Delaney
    • 04 McAuley
    • 22 Rosenior
    • 06 Leadbitter
    • 10 Norris (Colback 55)
    • 12 Peters
    • 23 Edwards (Garvan 54)
    • 14 Stead
    • 19 Walters
    • 21 John (Wickham 75)

    Substitutes

    • 32 McLoughlin,
    • 05 Bruce,
    • 39 Brown,
    • 07 Garvan,
    • 17 Colback,
    • 09 Counago,
    • 40 Wickham

    QPR

    • 24 Cerny
    • 02 Ramage
    • 03 Stewart
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 20 Williams
    • 06 Leigertwood
    • 07 Routledge
    • 10 Buzsaky (Agyemang 66)
    • 15 Watson
    • 39 Taarabt (Balanta 78)
    • 23 Simpson

    Substitutes

    • 22 Taylor,
    • 05 Hall,
    • 16 Connolly,
    • 29 Borrowdale,
    • 18 Faurlin,
    • 11 Agyemang,
    • 19 Balanta
    Ref: TannerAtt: 25,349
    IPSWICH
    QPR

    Possession

    • Ipswich 55%
    • QPR 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Ipswich 8
    • QPR 6

    Attempts off target

    • Ipswich 7
    • QPR 10

    Corners

    • Ipswich 8
    • QPR 5

    Fouls

    • Ipswich 11
    • QPR 5
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:34 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+2:44 Ben Watson takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 90:00+2:00 Effort on goal by Angelo Balanta from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 90:00+1:20 Owen Garvan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Routledge.
    • 90:00+0:52 Jonathan Stead produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+0:11 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Damion Stewart gets a block in.
    • 88:38 Short corner worked by Owen Garvan.
    • 88:27 Centre by Grant Leadbitter.
    • 87:46 The ball is sent over by Patrick Agyemang, clearance by Damien Delaney.
    • 85:47 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson.
    • 85:12 The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Stead. Peter Ramage takes the indirect free kick.
    • 83:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Stead on Peter Ramage. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.
    • 81:20 The referee penalises Owen Garvan for handball. Ben Watson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arran Lee-Barrett by Damion Stewart. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 80:01 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the left by-line, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 78:49 Connor Wickham produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 77:08 Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Angelo Balanta coming on for Adel Taarabt.
    • 77:08 Jonathan Walters provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:08 GOAL - Jonathan SteadIpswich 3 - 0 QPR Jonathan Stead finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 3-0 QPR.
    • 76:32 Jonathan Stead produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 74:32 Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Connor Wickham coming on for Stern John.
    • 74:21 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Patrick Agyemang goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 73:01 Ben Watson takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 72:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Stead. Indirect free kick taken by Damion Stewart.
    • 71:55 Peter Ramage has an effort at goal. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 70:22 Adel Taarabt takes a shot.
    • 68:20 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
    • 67:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Grant Leadbitter. Adel Taarabt takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:18 A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
    • 65:51 Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Damion Stewart.
    • 65:51 Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Patrick Agyemang coming on for Akos Buzsaky.
    • 65:23 Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 65:03 Adel Taarabt produces a cross, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
    • 64:31 Short corner taken by Ben Watson.
    • 63:47 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
    • 62:51 Assist on the goal came from Owen Garvan.
    • 62:51 GOAL - Jonathan SteadIpswich 2 - 0 QPR Jonathan Stead fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 QPR.
    • 61:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Watson on Jonathan Stead. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Radek Cerny.
    • 59:49 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line, Mikele Leigertwood produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 58:44 The ball is sent over by Tom Williams.
    • 57:05 Liam Rosenior produces a cross, save made by Radek Cerny.
    • 55:29 Adel Taarabt fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
    • 54:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stern John by Damion Stewart. Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 53:46 Substitution David Norris leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Colback.
    • 53:46 Substitution Owen Garvan is brought on as a substitute for Carlos Edwards.
    • 52:07 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Stead by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
    • 52:00 Akos Buzsaky crosses the ball, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 51:07 Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner.
    • 50:07 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
    • 47:14 Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Simpson misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:16 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:24 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Headed effort on goal by Damien Delaney from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 45:00+0:13 Centre by Liam Rosenior, clearance by Peter Ramage.
    • 44:46 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, save by Radek Cerny.
    • 44:03 Shot by Adel Taarabt went wide right of the post.
    • 42:11 Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from long distance goes over the crossbar.
    • 39:36 Foul by Grant Leadbitter on Tom Williams, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams.
    • 38:52 The official flags Stern John offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
    • 38:42 The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Peter Ramage.
    • 36:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Grant Leadbitter. Ben Watson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.
    • 36:29 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 34:47 The ball is crossed by Peter Ramage, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 31:49 Shot from just outside the box by Jaime Peters goes over the bar.
    • 31:31 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Blocked by Damion Stewart.
    • 30:43 Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Akos Buzsaky restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:56 Peter Ramage delivers the ball, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.
    • 29:22 Tom Williams sends in a cross, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
    • 29:05 Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
    • 27:44 Kaspars Gorkss concedes a free kick for a foul on Stern John. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from right channel, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.
    • 24:56 Effort from 18 yards by Jonathan Walters. Tom Williams gets a block in.
    • 22:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Carlos Edwards. Ben Watson produces a cross, Close range shot by Adel Taarabt clears the bar.
    • 22:43 Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 21:39 The ball is swung over by Peter Ramage, Adel Taarabt has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 21:39 The ball is sent over by Peter Ramage, Jay Simpson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 19:28 Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Adel Taarabt.
    • 18:54 Corner taken short by Carlos Edwards. Grant Leadbitter sends in a cross, blocked by Mikele Leigertwood.
    • 15:42 Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter, Header from deep inside the area by Damien Delaney goes over the bar.
    • 13:19 Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Gareth McAuley misses to the left of the target.
    • 11:40 Grant Leadbitter challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:05 Peter Ramage delivers the ball, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
    • 9:31 David Norris challenges Jay Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.
    • 9:19 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Walters, Radek Cerny makes a save.
    • 8:12 Tom Williams produces a cross, Liam Rosenior gets a block in.
    • 4:09 Adel Taarabt produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 3:06 The assist for the goal came from Stern John.
    • 3:06 GOAL - Jonathan WaltersIpswich 1 - 0 QPR Jonathan Walters gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 QPR.
    • 2:26 Effort on goal by Mikele Leigertwood from 25 yards. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
    • 2:20 Wayne Routledge sends in a cross, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
    • 0:51 The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.
    • 0:10 Peter Ramage fouled by Jonathan Stead, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Ramage restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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