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Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Win Away, A Win Away...

Bolton 0-1 QPR

QPR, for a couple of hours at least, went top of the league yesterday, following an excellent away win at the Reebok Stadium yesterday lunchtime..

With this being changed to a lunchtime kick off for the Sky cameras, it was a pretty unanimous decision from the gang not to travel to this one so the game was watched on the TV, along with the numerous interruptions from the weather knocking out the TV signal.

I don't know about anyone else, but when watching the R's on the television, turns me into a bag of nerves and it was no different yesterday. In what was all in all, a pretty dull first half, Bolton had the best chances with Beckford cashing in on some sloppy work from Dunne and Barton, to race through on goal, only to screw his shot wide when he really should have done better. Later, Medo's strike from distance brought a superb save from Rob Green, pushing his effort onto the post and wide.

Onto the second half and Green was again, called into action, saving well from Spearing. But Rangers were starting to up the tempo and were ahead on 54 minutes following a superb move - SWP fed Clint Hill on the left, who played a neat one-two with Charlie Austin, before driving across the face of goal to find Andy Johnson waiting to tap home, a lovely goal!!

The remaining half hour or so, saw substitutions from the R's to try and shut up shop and go home with a valuable three points. Bolton did press hard for the equaliser but Rangers did well with dealing with everything thrown at them and to be honest, didn't really look like they were going to lose their precious lead. The best chance of the half for the home side, falling to Davies who could not beat Green from what was a tight angle.

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 11 Wright-Phillips (Traore - 77' )
  • 17 Barton
  • 20 Henry
  • 36 O'Neil
  • 08 Johnson (Jenas - 84' )
  • 09 Austin (Zamora - 71' )


  • 26 Murphy
  • 03 Traore
  • 13 Suk-Young Yun
  • 16 Jenas
  • 32 Faurlin
  • 25 Zamora
  • 29 Hitchcock
Man of the Match

These are becoming an absolute pleasure to write with again, so many good performances on display, but with the texts etc coming in from the gang.. Lee and Jess went with the Sky panel and selected Clint Hill as their choice, but with 3 further votes from myself, Jenson and Luke, todays winner goes to Karl Henry who had his best game to date in an R's shirt!!


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