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Sunday, April 19, 2009

QPR Fail to Keep the Wolves from the Premier League Door...

Wolves 1-0 QPR

QPR failed to put the promotion party on hold, as a goal from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fired Wolves back into the Premier League.


Myself, PK and Special Guest for the day from White Hart Lane, Glenn, set off at around half past ten for a breeze of a journey and arrived at Molinuex just before 12.30. Due to the pubs around the ground recommended to be generally avoided, we took a pre match in the local Asda and a few cans in the car park, before going in to join the party.

Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any jitters from Wolves who settled quickly and had much the better of the first half, but Rangers were dealing well with what ever was thrown at them and the sides went in level at half time. But just seconds into the second half, the home crowd erupted as Damion Stewart tried to usher the ball out of play, but was caught out by Andy Keogh. who squared into the path of Ebanks-Blake who had the simple task of side-footing the ball home from just six yards.


The R's continued to battle on and had two great chances of their own. After Rowan Vine saw his deflected effort strike the bar, the best chance fell to Helguson, who, went put clean through from Gavin Mahon, fired straight at Hennesey in the Wolves goal. Wolves then obvuously decided to shut up shop when Marlon Harewood replaced Ebanks-Blake and despite the calls from the PA Announcer to keep the pitch clear, thousands of Wolves fans charged on at the final whistle to celebrate and begin the party.

QPR: Cerny, Stewart, Mahon, Routledge, Vine (Taarabt 63), Gorkss, Ramage, Connolly, Cook (Ephraim 63), Lòpez (Leigertwood 85), Helguson. Subs: Delaney, Miller.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Matt Connolly, an outstanding performance at the back for the R's.

In summary, Rangers were always going to be on a bit of a hiding to nothing, as having little but pride to play for against a Wolves side driving for promotion and the Championship. But Ainsworth`s QPR side were certainly not disgraced. The result I suppose was a fair reflection, but it could have been very different had Rangers taken some very good chances. With the celebrations going on inside the Stadium, it meant a reasonably quick getaway and home at a much more reasonable hour to that of Burnley last week.

Finally, I would like to congratulate Wolves and their fans on a great season and GOOD LUCK next year in the Premier League!!


  • At 2:52 pm, Anonymous joeqpr said…

    Great report Lofty.

    Saw Helguson missed another sitter.

    Your Man of the Match Connelly is turning in to a class player is just getting better and better

  • At 3:42 pm, Blogger Bobo said…

    Hear, hear. Agreed, best of luck to Wolves next year!

    I wish the season was not ending so soon for the Rs. With the way they played against the teams at the top of the table they could have been dangerous in the playoffs.



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