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Bristol City   1 - 1   QPR

Bristol City 1-1 QPR

Bristol City 1-1 QPR

QPR set a new club record of 13 games unbeaten at the start of a season after substitute Patrick Agyemang struck a late equaliser at Bristol City.

Jon Stead thundered in a 20-yard shot to put City ahead after a swift counter-attack from the home side.

QPR pressed for a leveller and Matthew Connolly had a header cleared off the Robins line by Jamie McAllister.

The visitors' efforts were eventually rewarded when a Connolly shot was turned in by ex-City player Agyemang.

QPR were made to work hard to maintain their unbeaten start to the season in a game which pitted the Championship leaders against the division's bottom club.

The visitors started promisingly with right-back Kyle Walker, on loan from Tottenham, causing problems for the home side and crossing for Championship joint top scorer Jamie Mackie, whose turn and shot went across the face of goal.

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But, against the run of play, a City counter-attack was finished in some style when Stead produced a powerful strike to beat keeper Paddy Kenny as QPR conceded only their fourth league goal of the season.

City were buoyed by the goal and left-sided midfielder Danny Rose, another on loan from Spurs, almost added a second but had a strike from a tight angle saved.

QPR skipper Taarabt was given plenty of the ball being his side's main creative outlet but, at times, his decision-making and ease with which he gave away possession were a source of frustration for the visitors.

A committed City's work-rate also left QPR struggling for a breakthrough and, when they did get a rare sight of the home goal, Kaspars Gorkss sent a diving header high.

At the other end, QPR survived a scare when defender Clint Hill got a vital touch to a Danny Haynes cross to divert it away from Stead, who was waiting at the far post for a simple tap-in.

After the break, QPR almost caught City cold and would have had an equaliser had Mackie's header not struck an offside Heidar Helguson, whose initial shot had been saved, on the way into goal.

Almost immediately, Haynes had the chance to punish QPR only to slice a shot wide when clean through on goal.

Although the visitors were dominating possession, City were having the greater threat on goal as they tried to soak up the pressure and catch their opponents on the counter-attack.

Marvin Elliott had a long-range strike tipped over by Kenny, who then saved another Stead strike and the QPR's keeper's efforts proved crucial.

Connolly might have had a header cleared off the line but he fired a corner at the City goal and Agyemang was on hand to turn the ball in from point-blank range to earn QPR a point.

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 1-1 QPR FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Stead 16
  • Agyemang 84

Bristol City

  • 01 James
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 36 Caulker
  • 07 Elliott yellow card
  • 08 Johnson
  • 27 Adomah (Cisse 58)
  • 35 Rose yellow card
  • 11 Haynes
  • 30 Stead

Substitutes

  • 12 Gerken,
  • 02 Hunt,
  • 05 Stewart,
  • 17 Sproule,
  • 21 Cisse,
  • 09 Clarkson,
  • 34 Pitman

QPR

  • 01 Kenny
  • 03 Hill
  • 13 Gorkss yellow card
  • 15 Walker yellow card
  • 16 Connolly
  • 04 Derry yellow card
  • 07 Taarabt (Agyemang 78)
  • 11 Faurlin yellow card
  • 25 Ephraim (Smith 57)
  • 09 Helguson (Hulse 64)
  • 12 Mackie

Substitutes

  • 24 Cerny,
  • 02 Orr,
  • 05 Hall,
  • 18 Mahon,
  • 19 Agyemang,
  • 20 Hulse,
  • 21 Smith
Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 14,552
BRISTOL CITY
QPR

Possession

  • Bristol City 44%
  • QPR 56%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol City 7
  • QPR 8

Attempts off target

  • Bristol City 3
  • QPR 10

Corners

  • Bristol City 3
  • QPR 4

Fouls

  • Bristol City 9
  • QPR 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+1:29 The ball is swung over by Tommy Smith, save by David James.
  • 90:00+0:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by Tommy Smith, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.
  • 88:55 A cross is delivered by Jonathan Stead.
  • 87:38 The ball is sent over by Danny Rose.
  • 86:58 Effort from just outside the area by Alejandro Faurlin goes over the bar.
  • 86:36 The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Stead. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 83:13 Tommy Smith takes the outswinging corner, Matthew Connolly takes a shot. Assist by Matthew Connolly. Blocked by Patrick Agyemang.
  • 83:13 Tommy Smith takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Connolly takes a shot. Matthew Connolly provided the assist for the goal. Blocked by Patrick Agyemang.
  • 83:13 GOAL - Patrick AgyemangBristol City 1 - 1 QPR Patrick Agyemang finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 QPR.
  • 81:27 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Danny Haynes goes wide right of the goal.
  • 80:37 Liam Fontaine fouled by Patrick Agyemang, the ref awards a free kick. David James takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:29 Substitution Patrick Agyemang is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt.
  • 76:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Shaun Derry. Effort from outside the area by Adel Taarabt goes wide right of the goal.
  • 76:10 Booking Marvin Elliott shown a yellow card.
  • 74:39 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by David James.
  • 72:40 Louis Carey produces a cross.
  • 72:06 Jonathan Stead is caught offside. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 71:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Johnson by Alejandro Faurlin. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:52 Booking Alejandro Faurlin booked.
  • 70:33 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Chance falls to Kaspars Gorkss who heads at goal, clearance by Jamie McAllister.
  • 69:52 The ball is sent over by Adel Taarabt, Rob Hulse takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by David James.
  • 69:11 Drilled left-footed shot by Jonathan Stead. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
  • 67:12 Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kalifa Cisse. David James takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 65:55 Danny Rose fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson. Danny Haynes has a drilled shot.
  • 65:55 Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Lee Johnson restarts play with the free kick, Danny Haynes has an effort at goal from 25 yards.
  • 65:55 Booking Kaspars Gorkss booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 65:10 The offside flag is raised against Adel Taarabt. David James restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:04 Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Jamie McAllister takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.
  • 63:08 Substitution Rob Hulse joins the action as a substitute, replacing Heidar Helguson.
  • 61:38 Danny Rose fouled by Kyle Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
  • 61:18 Foul by Kalifa Cisse on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Alejandro Faurlin takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith by Liam Fontaine. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:12 Substitution Kalifa Cisse replaces Albert Adomah.
  • 56:15 Substitution Hogan Ephraim goes off and Tommy Smith comes on.
  • 55:58 Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 53:07 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David James.
  • 52:44 Shot by Adel Taarabt. Save by David James.
  • 51:13 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 46:09 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Marvin Elliott from the right by-line.
  • 45:32 Heidar Helguson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:03 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+3:48 Effort from the edge of the area by Shaun Derry goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:00+3:07 Adel Taarabt produces a cross, clearance made by Louis Carey. Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line played to the near post, Jamie McAllister makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+1:34 Shaun Derry fouled by Danny Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:34 Booking The referee books Danny Rose for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:14 The ball is crossed by Hogan Ephraim, save made by David James.
  • 44:59 Hogan Ephraim delivers the ball, clearance by Louis Carey.
  • 44:09 Jamie Mackie has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 42:28 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Kyle Walker goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • Correction - 37:59 Danny Rose crosses the ball, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:59 Danny Rose delivers the ball, Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.
  • 37:22 The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kaspars Gorkss goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 36:54 Unfair challenge on Hogan Ephraim by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 35:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Danny Rose. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:58 Booking Shaun Derry is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 33:23 The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:20 Foul by Kyle Walker on Jonathan Stead, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
  • 30:20 Booking Kyle Walker goes into the referee's book.
  • 29:39 The ball is sent over by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
  • 28:43 The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
  • 26:16 Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Johnson, Header from deep inside the area by Marvin Elliott goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 23:44 Danny Haynes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 22:31 Adel Taarabt has a curled shot. Save by David James.
  • 21:06 Adel Taarabt takes a shot from 25 yards. Heidar Helguson gets a block in.
  • 19:25 Effort from 12 yards by Danny Rose. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
  • 15:11 Assist on the goal came from Danny Rose.
  • 15:11 GOAL - Jonathan SteadBristol City 1 - 0 QPR Jonathan Stead scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 QPR.
  • 14:33 Louis Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
  • 13:37 Marvin Elliott challenges Hogan Ephraim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Derry restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:55 The ball is swung over by Hogan Ephraim.
  • 10:00 The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, Effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Mackie misses to the left of the goal.
  • 9:01 Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Jamie McAllister crosses the ball, Steven Caulker takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
  • 8:31 Kyle Walker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 6:14 Jamie Mackie challenges Jamie McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie McAllister takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:38 The ball is crossed by Hogan Ephraim.
  • 4:12 Marvin Elliott challenges Shaun Derry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 1:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 13 21 29
2 Cardiff 12 10 26
3 Watford 12 9 21
4 Burnley 12 10 20
5 Norwich 12 3 20
6 Swansea 12 3 20
7 Derby 12 7 18
8 Ipswich 12 2 18
9 Coventry 12 1 18
10 Leeds 12 -2 17
11 Reading 12 3 16
12 Millwall 12 1 16
13 Nott'm Forest 12 1 16
14 Doncaster 12 -1 16
15 Portsmouth 12 0 15
16 Barnsley 12 -4 15
17 Sheff Utd 12 -6 15
18 Scunthorpe 12 -2 14
19 Hull 12 -7 13
20 Leicester 12 -9 12
21 Middlesbrough 12 -9 11
22 Crystal Palace 12 -10 11
23 Preston 12 -10 10
24 Bristol City 13 -11 10