Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Gorkšs Captain As Latvia Falter

Gorkšs Captain As Latvia Falter

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Kaspars Gorkšs was the skipper of his country this evening as Greece were eventually able to overcome a spirited Latvia side.

Gorkšs lined up in the centre of defence alongside Deniss Ivanovs and was charged with keeping out a potent force in Theofanis Gekas and Georgios Samaras.

Greece had an early lead through Gekas before Māris Verpakovskis sprung a surprise to hit a brace and take the visitors into the break with a shock lead.

The hosts turned the screw after the break with Gekas rolling home a dubious penalty to equalise. Referee Tom Henning Øvrebø of Chelsea fame harshly adjudged Oskars Klava had brought down Samaras.

This helped the hosts to reassert from pressure and before long they were back in front with a glancing header from Gekas turning the game back in favour of the hosts.

Former Manchester City front-man Samaras extended the Greek's lead with a close range effort before Gekas completed the rout moments before the end, capitalising on some hesitant goalkeeping from Andrejs Vanins to roll home from close range.

That cements Greece's place in the playoffs while Switzerland progress to the World Cup as group winners.

It was a spirited display by Latvia, notably from Gorkšs but they came up short against the killer instinct of the Greek forwards and a piece of fortune from the whistle of Mr Øvrebø.

Meanwhile Adel Taarabt managed to net his second goal in two games for Morocco despite their defeat against Gabon.

Morocco sit bottom of their qualification group and were three down away from home before Taarabt struck late on to reduce the deficit.

Martin Rowlands took to the field in the 70th minute for the Republic of Ireland with the scores deadlocked at 1-1 against World Champions Italy.

Eire supporters were appreciative of Rowlands combative style, coming from the bench to replace goalscorer Glenn Whelan.

The Stoke City man handed Ireland the lead in the eight with a scintillating strike from distance, but it was pegged back by a header from Mauro Camoranesi before half time.

Sean St Ledger thought he'd won the game with a well taken header from an excellent set-piece from Stephen Hunt. Defensive naivety cost Eire dear as Vicenzo Iaquinta rolled square for Alberto Gillardino to roll home in the dying stages.

Finally Ákos Buzsáky started on the bench for Hungary in their crucial playoff-deciding clash away at Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to withdraw through injury a mere 20 minutes into the game with former colleague at Manchester United, Nani taking his place.

The hosts were already a goal to the good courtesy of winger Simão and it was a lead they would take into the break.

Buzsáky and Ipswich striker Tamás Priskin came from the bench in close succession in the second period, but Liedson's header all-but killed the game off, despite Gabor Babos' attempts to scramble it back from the line

Simão finished the game off with little over ten minutes remaining as he slammed home a teasing cross from close range.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook - Become a fan of Vital QPR

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Boxer
Date:Saturday October 10 2009
Time: 9:59PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Burnley v QPR - Match Preview

Burnley have won eight of their last 10 home league games against the Hoops (D1 L1).

QPR`s only victory in their last 10 league trips to Turf Moor came in December 2007, a 2-0 win courtesy of

QPR - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will QPR Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Stats: QPR v Reading

All the stats from QPR (1) vs (1) Reading, Loftus Road, 23.04.16 - 15.00 Att: 16225

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Reading
Suggested By:
Ingram30%
Perch0%
Onuoha5%
Hall5%
Kpekawa0%
Phillips0%
Faurlin25%
Luongo10%
Gladwin0%
Chery20%
Polter0%
Petrasso5%
El-Khayati0%
Washington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 4:45PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me2