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Queens Park Rangers 0 - Manchester City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Loftus Road

29/1/13

Attendance: 17,894

Referee: Phil Dowd

Queens Park Rangers
0 - 0
Manchester City
 
 
Venue: Loftus Road
 
Attendance: 17,894
The Teams
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




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Date:Tuesday January 29 2013

Time: 9:41PM

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Very frustrating, only 4 shots on target after all that possession sums it up well, we lacked spark tonight.
Bluedub
QPR set out to park the bus and muscle us out of the game. It worked.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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