• Date: Tue 09 February 2010
  • Venue: Loftus Road Stadium
  • Ref: Graham, F
  • Attendance: 10,940
1 - 2
Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town

Norris (8)

Murphy (38)

Queens Park Rangers vs Ipswich Town

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

Carl Ikeme
Damion Stewart
Kaspars Gorkss
Matthew Connolly
Matt Hill
Nigel Quashie (Adel Taarabt, 46)
Lee Cook
Alejandro Faurlin
Hogan Ephraim (Akos Buzsaky, 46)
Marcus Bent (Rowan Vine, 10)
Jay Simpson

Ipswich Town

Arran Lee-Barrett
Damien Delaney
Gareth McAuley
Grant Leadbitter
Owen Garvan (Liam Rosenior, 65)
David Norris
Jaime Peters
Jack Colback
Pablo Counago (David Healy, 65)
Jon Walters
Daryl Murphy (Jon Stead, 85)

Match Report
QPR's season went from bad to worse as a horrendous first-half performance condemned them to a sorry 2-1 defeat to Roy Keane's Ipswich Town at Loftus Road. Goals from David Norris and Daryl Murphy barely began to reflect how dominant the visitors were in the opening 45 minutes. But Mick Harford's hosts improved after the break, with Jay Simpson pulling a goal back from close range. Yet they could not find an equaliser and are now just two points off the relegation zone, having taken one point from their last six games. That is one point above Ipswich, but the Tractor Boys are in form and look more likely to escape the drop. QPR haven't kept a clean sheet since they beat Preston way back in October - and since then they've already got through two permanent and two caretaker managers. And their terrible defensive record continued after just eight minutes when Norris was given all the time in the world to pick his spot past Carl Ikeme from 16 yards, although the ball did deflect in off Kaspars Gorkss. It should have been two after just 20 minutes with Ikeme somehow keeping out Norris' close-range header before getting up to bravely deny Pablo Counago. Murphy was he next man to miss a gilt-edged chance, somehow slotting wide of goal after Jon Walters' superb back-heel had found him in space on the edge of the six-yard box with the goal gaping. But the on-loan Sunderland striker made amends with seven minutes before half-time as he doubled Ipswich's lead. Norris was the creator this time, cutting in from the wing and laying the ball off to Murphy, who was again given all the time he needed to score from inside the box for his second goal in two games. Flavio Briatore, QPR's co-owner, was roundly booed as he left his seat at half-time and the Italian failed to retake his seat for the second half. But if he had stayed he would have seen an improved display by his side, although they couldn't have got any worse. Simpson hauled them back into the contest when he lashed home when the ball fell kindly to him in the six-yard box. But despite constant pressure they couldn't grab a second and must be seriously worried about whether they will be in League One next season.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

85
Substitution
 

Ipswich are replacing Daryl Murphy with Jon Stead.

72
Yellow Card
 

Jon Walters is booked for unsporting behaviour.

66
Goal
 

Goal!! Jay Simpson scores for QPR.

65
Substitution
 

Pablo Counago is being taken off, David Healy has come on in his place.

65
Substitution
 

Ipswich are replacing Owen Garvan with Liam Rosenior.

64
Yellow Card
 

David Norris is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46
Substitution
 

Nigel Quashie is being taken off, Adel Taarabt has come on in his place.

46
Substitution
 

Hogan Ephraim is replaced by Akos Buzsaky.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 2.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by F Graham

38
Goal
 

Goal!! Daryl Murphy scores for Ipswich.

35
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Matthew Connolly.

10
Substitution
 

Marcus Bent is replaced by Rowan Vine.

8
Goal
 

Goal!! Ipswich have scored with David Norris putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

QPR face Ipswich at 8pm on Tuesday, February 9th.