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Queens Park Rangers 0 - Manchester City 0 - Stats

Queens Park Rangers
0 - 0
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

Loftus Road

29/1/13

Attendance: 17,894

Referee: Phil Dowd

Queens Park RangersManchester City
33 Julio Cesar     01 Hart    
03 Traore     05 Zabaleta    
06 Hill     06 Lescott    
15 Onuoha     22 Clichy    
17 Nelsen     07 Milner     86'
20 Fabio     08 Nasri     58'
04 Derry     14 Garcia    
10 Taarabt     18 Barry    
14 Granero     89' 21 Silva    
40 M'bia     90' 16 Aguero    
18 Remy     90' 32 Tevez     73'
Substitutes
01 Green     30 Pantilimon    
26 Murphy     13 Kolarov    
21 Ben-Haim     33 Nastasic    
07 Park Ji-sung     89' 44 Rekik    
32 Faurlin     90' 11 Sinclair     86'
25 Zamora     90' 17 Rodwell     73'
37 Bothroyd     10 Dzeko     58'
Game Statistics
3
Goal Attempts
13
1
On Target
4
2
Corners
10
1
Offside
1
9
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
2
31.2
%
68.8
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: There was always going to be no margin for error for The Blues in the pursuit of The Stretfords who will play at QPR next month...Roberto Mancini's men's main collective failure was to allow themselves to be "harry-ed," hustled and bustled out of their stride repeatedly in west London tonight...The R's were everywhere and never took their foot off the peddle...As warned in the VMC Preview, Harry Redknapp is slowly getting his survival game plan across to generally limited players as their upward trajectory of results proves. It isn't pretty and almost old Wimbledon-esque kick 'n' rush out of massed defence at times, but it was enough to rattle the champions backed by a raucous crowd...Had Pablo Zabaleta's storming header not hit the crossbar in the first half, it was nailed on that Rangers would fold, but in truth City did not take their chances and did not get in behind the massed home defence enough to continually hurt them, despite an unbelievable amount of going round the houses possession that registered 604 passes to the home side's 267...The result is of course hugely disappointing and means that barring a miracle from Southampton and a dreadful Fulham the Trafford Gap could be a psychological 10 points before City take on Liverpool on Sunday...Planet Blue can still draw some comfort from the fact that the rags will still drop points at some stage, that QPR is becoming a difficult place to go and that there are still a lot of points to play for but The Blues are still not direct enough as they haven't been all season and right now are missing a forward line spark. Stats courtesy Sky Sports

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday January 29 2013
Time: 9:41PM

Comments

0
Very frustrating, only 4 shots on target after all that possession sums it up well, we lacked spark tonight.
Bluedub
29/01/2013 21:45:00
0
QPR set out to park the bus and muscle us out of the game. It worked.
fifthcolumnblue
29/01/2013 21:49:00
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