Thompson goal piles pressure on R's

30 January 2010 05:21
The London team went into the match without a win in their previous five matches and with 16 minutes remaining Thompson got on the end of Gary Hooper's cross to heap more misery on the hosts.[LNB]It was little more than Scunthorpe deserved after creating the better openings throughout the match but QPR were left ruing a missed chance from Kaspars Gorkss at the start of the second half.[LNB]The win extended Scunthorpe's unbeaten league run to four matches while QPR caretaker manager Mick Harford will be keen to arrest his side's worrying decline.[LNB]Scunthorpe were unchanged from the side that beat Sheffield Wednesday in midweek and they almost went ahead after only four minutes.[LNB]Hooper latched onto a ball in the box and his shot was parried by QPR goalkeeper Carl Ikeme into the path of Paul Hayes who was unable to direct his effort on target.[LNB]QPR eventually began to find their rhythm and Adel Taarabt cut inside from the left before firing a shot just wide of the post.[LNB]Akos Buzsaky sent a 25-yard effort over the bar before the dangerous Taarabt brought a save out of Joe Murphy in the Scunthorpe goal.[LNB]Moments later Scunthorpe's Sam Togwell won the ball in midfield and tried an ambitious lob which went just over with Ikeme scrambling.[LNB]With 24 minutes gone QPR thought they had taken the lead when on-loan Arsenal man Jay Simpson rounded Murphy and finished well but the linesman had his flag up for offside.[LNB]Both teams were pressing in search of the lead and Scunthorpe should have gone in front when Rob Jones met a lofted ball into the box, only to head straight at Ikeme.[LNB]With half-time approaching Togwell volleyed over from the edge of the box when he perhaps should have done better.[LNB]QPR immediately set about seizing the initiative after the break and should have been in front four minutes after half-time but Gorkss headed over from close range.[LNB]Rowan Vine then squandered another good chance for the home side before Simpson forced Murphy into a save.[LNB]Scunthorpe almost made QPR pay for their profligacy when Togwell's long throw fell to Hooper who turned well before seeing his shot parried away by the alert Ikeme.[LNB]Four minutes later Ikeme thwarted Scunthorpe once again when he made a good save to keep out Hayes' smart volley.[LNB]With 68 minutes gone Hooper had the visiting fans in raptures when he headed home only to see the goal ruled out for a foul on Matthew Connolly.[LNB]However, six minutes later Hooper got past his marker before delivering a cross from the right into the path of Thompson who controlled well before slotting home from six yards.[LNB]Simpson headed wide as QPR pressed late on but they were unable to find a way back into the match.[LNB][LNB][LNB]

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