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Doncaster   0 - 1   QPR

Doncaster v QPR

Doncaster 0-1 QPR

Hogan Ephraim's second-half strike earned QPR a deserved win against Doncaster that moves them nine points clear at the top of the Championship.

The midfielder, recalled to the Rangers line-up because Adel Taarabt was out with an illness, fired in low from the edge of the box just after the break.

Ephraim earlier missed QPR's best chance, prodding wide from close range.

Rovers threatened sporadically with Franck Moussa hitting the woodwork and Jason Euell heading a late chance wide.

Rangers started brightly with Heidar Helguson's header hitting the bar from Tommy Smith's cross.

Rovers hit back and Simon Gillett tested Paddy Kenny with a right-footed effort from just inside the area.

The hosts were then denied by the woodwork as Moussa's close-range shot hit the upright following good work from James Coppinger.

The lively tempo continued as Helguson set up Smith for a shot that Gary Woods did well to tip round the post.

Ephraim should have then given Rangers the lead but he contrived to turn Wayne Routledge's pinpoint cross wide of the near post from six yards out.

However, the former West Ham player made amends two minutes after the restart when he struck the game's decisive goal.

Routledge and Alejandro Faurlin linked well down the right before the ball fell to Ephraim, who stepped inside his man and fired in a low shot from just inside the area.

Despite controlling possession, Rangers' one-goal advantage looked vulnerable and Kenny - who had earlier tipped a Shelton Martis header over the bar - had to react quickly to claim substitute Ryan Mason's cross.

Veteran substitute Euell then saw a late header fly just wide but the west Londoners hold on strengthen their position at the Championship summit.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 0-1 QPR FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Ephraim 47

    Doncaster

    • 33 Woods
    • 03 Friend
    • 04 Martis
    • 20 Mills
    • 21 Hird
    • 08 Stock
    • 14 Moussa
    • 16 Oster (Mason 67)
    • 18 Gillett (Dumbuya 84)
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 12 Hayter (Euell 74)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Sullivan,
    • 24 Dumbuya,
    • 27 Kilgallon,
    • 15 Wilson,
    • 17 Mason,
    • 22 Shiels,
    • 19 Euell

    QPR

    • 01 Kenny
    • 02 Orr yellow card
    • 03 Hill
    • 05 Hall
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 04 Derry
    • 11 Faurlin
    • 15 Routledge
    • 25 Ephraim (Buzsaky 62)
    • 09 Helguson (Hulse 80)
    • 21 Smith

    Substitutes

    • 24 Cerny,
    • 39 Chimbonda,
    • 41 Shittu,
    • 10 Buzsaky,
    • 23 Moen,
    • 19 Agyemang,
    • 20 Hulse
    Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 11,747
    DONCASTER
    QPR

    Possession

    • Doncaster 57%
    • QPR 43%

    Attempts on target

    • Doncaster 7
    • QPR 3

    Attempts off target

    • Doncaster 7
    • QPR 4

    Corners

    • Doncaster 5
    • QPR 4

    Fouls

    • Doncaster 10
    • QPR 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:47 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:17 Jason Euell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+3:00 Bradley Orr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. Direct free kick taken by Franck Moussa.
    • 90:00+2:08 The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:09 Brian Stock fouled by Akos Buzsaky, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
    • 90:00+0:09 Corner taken by James Coppinger, Fitz Hall makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:01 The ball is crossed by Franck Moussa, clearance made by Shaun Derry.
    • 88:48 Ryan Mason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • 87:57 Rob Hulse handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sam Hird takes the direct free kick.
    • 87:12 Shot by Akos Buzsaky from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 85:28 Rob Hulse fouled by Shelton Martis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Akos Buzsaky.
    • 83:34 Substitution Mustapha Dumbuya is brought on as a substitute for Simon Gillett.
    • 82:32 Wayne Routledge decides to take the corner short.
    • 80:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fitz Hall on Jason Euell. Free kick taken by Simon Gillett.
    • 79:18 Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Ryan Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 79:18 Substitution Rob Hulse is brought on as a substitute for Heidar Helguson.
    • 73:52 Substitution Jason Euell replaces James Hayter.
    • 72:36 Ryan Mason produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 72:07 Centre by Shelton Martis, Franck Moussa takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
    • 70:01 Bradley Orr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Free kick taken by Joseph Mills.
    • 69:16 James Hayter delivers the ball, Ryan Mason has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 67:41 Shot by James Hayter from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 66:28 Joseph Mills fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Stock from left wing, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:28 Substitution John Oster leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Mason.
    • 66:28 Booking Bradley Orr is given a yellow card.
    • 65:28 James Coppinger is caught offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:56 Tommy Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
    • 61:54 Wayne Routledge fouled by John Oster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 61:54 Substitution Akos Buzsaky is brought on as a substitute for Hogan Ephraim.
    • 60:05 The ball is delivered by Joseph Mills, save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 59:17 Short corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line.
    • 59:07 James Coppinger takes a shot. Blocked by Clint Hill.
    • 58:07 Wayne Routledge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 57:32 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, Header by Franck Moussa from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 56:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Moussa on Shaun Derry. Shaun Derry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:08 Fitz Hall challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 54:22 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin played to the near post, clearance by James Hayter.
    • 52:38 Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shelton Martis. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
    • 51:55 Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Gillett. Simon Gillett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:19 Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.
    • 49:25 Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Brian Stock, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:54 GOAL - Hogan EphraimDoncaster 0 - 1 QPR Hogan Ephraim finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 QPR.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:12 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+0:10 Wayne Routledge challenges George Friend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.
    • 44:01 Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on James Coppinger. John Oster takes the free kick.
    • 42:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Friend on Wayne Routledge. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • 42:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by John Oster, Fitz Hall makes a clearance.
    • 41:21 Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the left by-line to the near post, Shelton Martis takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 37:11 Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird. Brian Stock produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 34:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Coppinger. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on James Hayter. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33:13 Handball decision goes against Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
    • 32:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Gillett on Shaun Derry. Bradley Orr takes the direct free kick.
    • 32:01 James Coppinger takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Brian Stock has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 31:32 Brian Stock takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.
    • 29:37 The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Hogan Ephraim has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 27:27 James Hayter fouled by Shaun Derry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Stock.
    • 26:48 James Coppinger takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
    • 24:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fitz Hall by James Hayter. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 24:25 Effort from just outside the area by Alejandro Faurlin goes over the bar.
    • 22:20 The ball is crossed by Clint Hill, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
    • 21:43 Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on George Friend. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
    • 20:23 The official flags Tommy Smith offside. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 19:21 Corner taken by Tommy Smith from the left by-line, clearance by Shelton Martis.
    • 18:57 The ball is swung over by Heidar Helguson, Tommy Smith takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.
    • 15:28 The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, Effort from inside the six-yard area by Franck Moussa strikes the post.
    • 14:48 The ball is delivered by John Oster, Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 14:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against Tommy Smith. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.
    • 13:42 The ball is crossed by John Oster, save made by Patrick Kenny.
    • 8:15 Unfair challenge on Fitz Hall by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • 4:58 The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, Gary Woods makes a save.
    • 4:29 Tommy Smith crosses the ball, Heidar Helguson takes a shot.
    • 3:34 Outswinging corner taken by Tommy Smith.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 19 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 38 37 76
    2 Norwich 38 15 67
    3 Swansea 38 17 66
    4 Cardiff 38 14 63
    5 Leeds 38 9 61
    6 Nott'm Forest 38 13 60
    7 Reading 37 18 57
    8 Burnley 37 7 57
    9 Watford 38 14 56
    10 Hull 38 4 56
    11 Leicester 38 0 55
    12 Millwall 38 11 54
    13 Portsmouth 38 2 54
    14 Bristol City 38 -4 50
    15 Ipswich 38 -1 49
    16 Barnsley 38 -11 47
    17 Derby 38 -5 44
    18 Middlesbrough 37 -8 44
    19 Doncaster 38 -18 44
    20 Coventry 38 -9 42
    21 Crystal Palace 38 -22 39
    22 Sheff Utd 38 -25 35
    23 Scunthorpe 38 -35 34
    24 Preston 37 -23 31


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