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  • Simpson (66)
  • Norris (8), Murphy (38)
  • Date:2010-02-09
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:10940
  • Referee:Graham, F

Live Commentary

90mins

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

85mins

Ipswich are replacing Daryl Murphy with Jon Stead.

72mins

Jon Walters is booked for unsporting behaviour.

66mins

Goal!! Jay Simpson scores for QPR.

65mins

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

65mins

Ipswich are replacing Owen Garvan with Liam Rosenior.

64mins

David Norris is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

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

46mins

Hogan Ephraim is replaced by Akos Buzsaky.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by F Graham

38mins

Goal!! Daryl Murphy scores for Ipswich.

35mins

The referee has booked Matthew Connolly.

10mins

Marcus Bent is replaced by Rowan Vine.

8mins

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

0mins

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

0mins

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


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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.

Queens Park Rangers

Ipswich Town

Corners

75

Fouls

1610

Goal attempts

713

Shots off target

35

Offsides

36

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