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Danny Gabbidon Danny Gabbidon (left) scores his first goal in nearly seven years

Queens Park Rangers earned their first win under new boss Mark Hughes, and their first in the FA Cup for 11 years, as Danny Gabbidon's header proved enough to beat a spirited MK Dons.

Hughes' side struggled, with Charlie MacDonald shooting wide and Jobo Ibehre failing to turn in from six yards.

Shaun Wright-Phillips was denied when clean through as his shot was saved.

Then as the visitors looked most likely to score, Gabbidon turned in Wright-Phillips' corner to earn victory.

Luke Young could have made it safe when his shot was stopped by the impressive Dons keeper David Martin, but Rangers held on for their first win in 11 games.

And, although they stuttered to beat a well-marshalled Dons team, they have now earned a home tie in the next round against west London rivals Chelsea, who they have already beaten this season.

Dons boss Karl Robinson had reason to feel hard-done by on a night when his side underlined their smooth passing style, but his League One team can also take credit for running QPR so close over two games.

On the other hand, Hughes, who won the Cup four times as a player, will be content to end a barely believable run of QPR FA Cup defeats stretching back to a win over Luton in 2001.

A LONG-TIME COMING

  • Danny Gabbidon's goal was his first since scoring for Cardiff City against Crewe in the Championship on 19 March 2005

But he will be well aware of the task ahead as he aims to build confidence in his team as they aim to secure their Premier League survival.

At times, the visitors were the better side and, to begin with, it was was only when they made any serious inroads that QPR seemed to respond.

Rangers were certainly not making the most of the occasional Dons errors as they passed it out from the back, and it was MacDonald who headed wide from the first serious chance.

Soon after, Wright-Phillips was stopped by a last-ditch tackle when he was played through and, from the resulting corner, QPR were denied a goal because of a push on the keeper as Shaun Williams headed into his own net.

Robinson's side then had a golden opportunity to take the lead when Stephen Gleeson's pass found MacDonald but he fired wide as he closed down on goal.

However, that miss was topped when Martin saved Wright-Phillips's effort when the winger was sent clean through by Akos Buzsaky.

It led to the vocal visiting supporters singing: "Premier League, you're having a laugh" and it was true that QPR had not found a rhythm which reflected the 31 places between the two sides.

Hughes picked 10 of the 11 players who had lost at Newcastle on Sunday, so there may have been an element of fatigue involved.

If anything, the Dons - who enjoyed a 10-day rest coming into this match after their weekend game was postponed - improved after the break, Ibehre somehow failing to make a connection from six yards following Adam Smith's whipped cross off the right flank.

MacDonald then nearly poked in Gleeson's shot on the hour as the visitors underlined how they had come within two minutes of winning the initial game.

Heidar Helguson, who had scored the late equaliser in that fixture, replaced Buzsaky, who had tested Martin with a wicked free-kick.

And, from the following corner, Gabbidon headed in Wright-Phillips' delivery for a goal against the run of play - his first strike for nearly seven years.

Young had a chance to settle it late on but, once Rangers scored, they kept possession and saw the game out as the Dons realised their best chances had been and gone.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 1-0 MK Dons FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Gabbidon 73

    QPR

    Substitutes

    MK Dons

    • 01 Martin
    • 02 Smith
    • 03 Lewington
    • 04 Doumbe
    • 07 Gleeson
    • 08 Potter
    • 13 Williams
    • 26 Chadwick (Powell 73)
    • 09 Bowditch (O'Shea 83)
    • 10 MacDonald
    • 19 Ibehre yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 16 McLoughlin,
    • 15 Flanagan,
    • 17 Powell,
    • 18 Baldock,
    • 23 O'Shea,
    • 27 McNamee,
    • 35 Williams
    Ref: DowdAtt: 10,855
    QPR
    MK DONS

    Possession

    • QPR 53%
    • MK Dons 47%

    Attempts on target

    • QPR 6
    • MK Dons 2

    Attempts off target

    • QPR 4
    • MK Dons 10

    Corners

    • QPR 8
    • MK Dons 4

    Fouls

    • QPR 14
    • MK Dons 9
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+3:13 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:41 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 90:00+2:27 Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 90:00+1:47 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 90:00+1:17 Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+1:17 Booking Luke Young (QPR) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:10 Foul by Luke Young (QPR) on Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 89:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) to short, resulting in open play.
    • 87:08 Attacking throw-in by Mathias Doumbe (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 86:48 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 86:17 Heidar Helguson (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 85:56 Attacking throw-in by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 85:12 Free kick crossed left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from right channel, clearance by Anton Ferdinand (QPR).
    • 85:12 Substitution QPR substitution: Jay Bothroyd replaced by Bradley Orr (tactical).
    • 85:03 Foul by Clint Hill (QPR) on Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 84:18 Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 82:13 Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Kenny (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 82:13 Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Dean Bowditch replaced by James O'Shea (tactical).
    • 82:03 Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) caught offside.
    • 81:39 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 81:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) to near post, clearance by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 80:37 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 80:25 Shot by Luke Young (QPR) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (with feet) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 79:53 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 79:36 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 78:39 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 78:28 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 77:13 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 76:27 Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 75:53 Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Daniel Gabbidon (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Kenny (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 75:32 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 74:15 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) to centre, clearance by Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 73:35 Free kick taken right-footed by Anton Ferdinand (QPR) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 73:35 Booking Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 73:23 Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Shaun Derry (QPR).
    • 72:50 Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Luke Chadwick replaced by Daniel Powell (injury).
    • 72:09 Assist (cross) by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) from right by-line.
    • 72:09 GOAL - Daniel GabbidonQPR 1 - 0 MK Dons headed goal by Daniel Gabbidon (QPR) (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).QPR 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons.
    • 71:04 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) to centre,
    • 71:04 Substitution QPR substitution: Akos Buzsaky replaced by Heidar Helguson (tactical).
    • 69:57 Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) on Akos Buzsaky (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped over) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 68:52 Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 67:23 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 67:10 Shot by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) volleyed left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 66:51 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 66:13 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 65:27 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 64:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, header by Mathias Doumbe (Milton Keynes Dons) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 63:49 Goal kick taken short by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 62:54 Foul by Tommy Smith (QPR) on Mathias Doumbe (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 62:26 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 62:14 Shot by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 61:19 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 61:19 Substitution QPR substitution: Federico Macheda replaced by Tommy Smith (tactical).
    • 61:02 Shot by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
    • 60:07 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 59:34 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) to centre, clearance by Shaun Derry (QPR).
    • 58:53 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 58:25 Shot by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
    • 58:06 Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 57:27 Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 56:50 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 55:51 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 55:01 Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 54:51 Shot by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 54:22 Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 52:50 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) on Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 52:13 Header by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 51:22 Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Milton Keynes Dons) on Akos Buzsaky (QPR). Free kick taken left-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) from right wing, passed.
    • 50:03 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 49:39 Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 49:24 Shot by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) volleyed right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 48:20 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 47:23 Header by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 46:34 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 46:03 Foul by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) on Akos Buzsaky (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) from left channel, passed.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:06 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:23 Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 44:09 Shot by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
    • 43:06 Foul by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) on Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 42:39 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 42:32 Shot by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 42:04 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 41:45 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) to centre, header by Clint Hill (QPR) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 41:24 Shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 39:42 Foul by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) on Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) from left wing, clearance by Anton Ferdinand (QPR).
    • 39:15 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 38:48 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) on Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from left channel, passed.
    • 38:03 Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 37:08 Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 36:23 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 35:31 Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) on Anton Ferdinand (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Patrick Kenny (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 35:11 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 34:09 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 33:58 Shot by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (12 yards), missed right.
    • 33:15 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 32:10 Handball by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Anton Ferdinand (QPR) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 31:53 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 31:15 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 30:20 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) on Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 30:00 Attacking throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 29:44 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 29:27 Shot by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
    • 27:56 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) to centre, foul by Shaun Derry (QPR) on David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 26:39 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 26:02 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 25:52 Header by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.
    • 25:45 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 25:25 Attacking throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 24:54 Clint Hill (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 23:17 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • Correction - 23:05 Adam Smith has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 23:05 Shot by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from right wing (25 yards), missed right.
    • 21:42 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) on Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 20:49 Cross by Jay Bothroyd (QPR), resulting in open play.
    • 17:53 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to near post, clearance by Federico Macheda (QPR).
    • 17:15 Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 16:48 Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Gabbidon (QPR) from own half, passed.
    • 16:03 Foul by Federico Macheda (QPR) on Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 15:35 Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 14:56 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 14:34 Foul by Shaun Derry (QPR) on Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from left channel, passed.
    • 13:32 Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 13:27 Federico Macheda (QPR) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Mathias Doumbe (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 12:34 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 11:48 Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 11:39 Shot by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 11:16 Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 10:35 Foul by Jay Bothroyd (QPR) on Mathias Doumbe (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 10:14 Shot by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 9:32 Attacking throw-in by Federico Macheda (QPR).
    • 9:13 Goal kick taken short by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 8:20 Handball by Federico Macheda (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 7:33 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 7:23 Attacking throw-in by Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 6:16 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 5:26 Foul by Federico Macheda (QPR) on Luke Chadwick (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from left channel, passed.
    • 3:22 Defending throw-in by Adam Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 2:41 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 2:24 Defending throw-in by Luke Young (QPR).
    • 1:20 Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Milton Keynes Dons) on Jamie Mackie (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky (QPR) from own half, passed.
    • 0:41 Foul by Shaun Wright-Phillips (QPR) on Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.
    • 0:26 Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Milton Keynes Dons) on Anton Ferdinand (QPR). Free kick taken right-footed by Anton Ferdinand (QPR) from own half, passed.
    • 0:13 Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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