We started well, new boy Connor Wickham looked the part next to Ross McCormack, and there was more of a buzz about our play. We should have taken the lead within the first 10 minutes. McCormack felled inside the box, but his weak penalty was easily saved by Rob Green. Still we pressed, and shortly afterwards, McCormack lined up a 25 yard free kick. Fortune favoured the Championships leading scorer and his shot deflected into the top corner. QPR tried to hit back-like us, they desperately needed a win after a run of defeats had seen them drop out of the automatic playoffs. We had the edge though, our passing looking much sharper as we played some good stuff. However, the he side have quality throughout their team, and just before the break, Jermain Jenas fired home a fine shot to level things up.
If the first half was ours, the second belonged to Rangers as they came out a different side-Morrison going close in the early exchanges-h owever, our defence held form, and Wickham nearly grabbed a second, shooting just wide. In injury time, Harry Redknapps men thought they'd snatched it-Dunns shot correctly ruled out for offside. It finished 1-1, which was about right, but the score line only helped those around the two teams.
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