EFL Cup
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Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Northampton Town

Yeni Ngbakoto
Yeni Ngbakoto has scored five goals for QPR since joining from Metz in August 2016

Yeni Ngbakoto scored the only goal of the game as Queens Park Rangers beat Northampton Town in the EFL Cup first round.

Chris Long went close to putting the visitors ahead when his long-range drive was saved by keeper Matt Ingram.

But the hosts went in front through Ngbakoto when he fired home on the rebound from Darnell Furlong's header.

Northampton almost equalised with 10 minutes remaining, but Leon Lobjoit's header was cleared by Ryan Manning.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 5Onuoha
  • 15CaulkerBooked at 31mins
  • 18Robinson
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forChairat 63'minutes
  • 14ManningBooked at 44mins
  • 17SmithSubstituted forWashingtonat 57'minutes
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forPetrassoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 20Baptiste
  • 21Luongo
  • 22Wszolek
  • 25Petrasso
  • 26Lumley
  • 33Chair

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 3BuchananSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5BarnettBooked at 53mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 16PierreBooked at 45mins
  • 18Phillips
  • 19LongSubstituted forLobjoitat 70'minutes
  • 22Crooks
  • 4Kasim
  • 7Waters
  • 10RevellSubstituted forRichardsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 12Lobjoit
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Smith
  • 25Goff
  • 26Poole
  • 31Taylor
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,317

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Northampton Town 0.

Booking

George Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Smith (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers).

Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Lobjoit (Northampton Town).

Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Leon Lobjoit (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by George Smith.

Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Smith (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. George Smith replaces David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Leon Lobjoit (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Petrasso replaces Idrissa Sylla because of an injury.

Delay in match Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Leon Lobjoit replaces Chris Long.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Alex Revell.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Chris Long.

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