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Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

Doncaster's Paul Quinn

Doncaster full-back Paul Quinn scored in the 89th minute to inflict promotion-chasing QPR's second Championship defeat of the season.

Charlie Austin gave QPR the lead shortly before half-time when his tame shot slipped through the fingers of Ross Turnbull in the Rovers goal.

Theo Robinson equalised three minutes after the interval with a curling effort that appeared more like a cross.

But Quinn snatched victory for Rovers when he headed in Mark Duffy's corner.

It was not until the 17th minute that either side had a sight on goal. The impressive Duffy dribbled his way inside from the left and hit a shot from 20 yards that Robert Green saved easily.

Niko Kranjcar had a great chance to put Rangers in front a few moments later, but blasted wildly off target from close range.

Rangers netted when Jermaine Jenas prodded the ball to Austin, whose shot Turnbull, inexplicably, failed to deal with.

Like the Rangers goal, Doncaster's equaliser had a touch of good fortune about it.

Captain Richie Wellens picked out Robinson with a superb pass and the Doncaster striker curled the ball into the net from a narrow angle when it looked as if he was trying to cross the ball.

Rovers pressed for a winner with Federico Macheda smashing a fierce shot into the side-netting, before Bongani Khumalo headed over from a free-kick.

They got their reward in the final minute of normal time when former Cardiff player Quinn headed in.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov: "We let the fans down at Charlton [in a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday] and this performance was for them.

"I'm proud of the way we played considering the injury problems we have at present and that was a terrific display against probably the best team in the division.

"Tactically I thought we got it right and pressed them when we didn't have the ball.

"We were a bit aggrieved to go in behind at the interval. It was an uncharacteristic mistake by Ross Turnbull but I told him he didn't have to apologise because he's dug us out of the mire a number of times this season.

"It was a chance for the players to dig in for him and they did that. It was a massive effort from everyone."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond: "We weren't happy with the way we played in the second half but you can't take anything away from Doncaster.

"We were satisfied with our position at the end of the first period. Although we hadn't played particularly well, we were in front and in control of the game.

"We expected a reaction from Rovers after the interval but we thought that if we weathered the storm the game would open up to our advantage.

"I don't think we did well enough to prevent the equaliser and, in fairness, Doncaster were the better side after that."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 2Quinn
  • 31Stevens
  • 19WellensBooked at 52mins
  • 14Khumalo
  • 12McCullough
  • 26Coppinger
  • 4Furman
  • 10Macheda
  • 22Robinson
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 8Paynter
  • 11Cotterill
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Wakefield
  • 17Woods
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 30Peterson

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 2Simpson
  • 39Assou-Ekotto
  • 17Barton
  • 5DunneBooked at 82mins
  • 6Hill
  • 7Phillips
  • 16JenasBooked at 90mins
  • 9Austin
  • 36O'NeilSubstituted forJohnsonat 63'minutes
  • 19KranjcarSubstituted forHoilettat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Traore
  • 8Johnson
  • 10Carroll
  • 14Onyewu
  • 20Henry
  • 23Hoilett
  • 26Murphy
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
8,854

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Booking

Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by James Coppinger.

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Richard Wellens with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

Booking

Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Niko Kranjcar.

Attempt missed. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Clint Hill with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Quinn.

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Furman.

Dangerous play by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Johnson with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Andrew Johnson replaces Gary O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jermaine Jenas.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leicester17122329161338
2Burnley17105229131635
3QPR1710521910935
4Blackpool178722215731
5Reading177732620628
6Nottm Forest177642620627
7Leeds178272420426
8Derby167453023725
9Brighton176742015525
10Watford176562724323
11Ipswich176562522323
12Huddersfield176562321223
13Blackburn176562119223
14Wigan156451713422
15Middlesbrough174762726119
16Bolton174761722-519
17Bournemouth175482232-1019
18Doncaster175481627-1119
19Birmingham175392123-218
20Charlton174581420-617
21Millwall174581934-1517
22Yeovil1733111324-1112
23Sheff Wed161871827-911
24Barnsley1725101635-1911
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