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Ranger Downs Rangers

QPR
0 - 2
Swindon Town

Loftus Road

27.08.13 - 19.45

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QUEENS Park Rangers were put out of the Capital One Cup by League One Swindon Town at Loftus Road.

Swindon had the better of the opening half and got their just reward when Nile Ranger poked home Tottenham loanee, Alex Prichard's low centre - all this while Alex Smith was forced to withdraw from action through injury.

In riposte QPR could merely muster a speculative Shaun Wright-Phillips header, while Jermaine Jenas went closest for the hosts with a right-footed volley that skipped wide of the upright.

Rangers were looking lacklustre and with the aforementioned Wright-Phillips and Bobby Zamora performing below-par once more, the crowd were quick to voice their frustration as the teams left the field at the break.

After the break Rangers appeared more urgent and the fixture was sparked into life when Andy Johnson and Mo Sharif were introduced at the expense of Zamora and the returning Samba Diakite.

Rangers thought they had their leveller when former Robins front-man Charlie Austin powered home, only to be met with a linesman's flag to cut celebrations short, while Wright-Phillips had a penalty appeal turned down.

Tom Hitchcock was thrown on in the latter stages to try and reproduce his late Ipswich Town heroics but Alex Pritchard putting the final nail in the coffin in the latter stages - seizing upon a Nedum Onuoha error before rounding Clint Hill and slamming beyond Brian Murphy.

The second half fight-back was to no avail as Rangers fell at the second hurdle in the competition they last won in 1967, while Swindon Town will be overjoyed to be in the hat for the next round.


Writer:Boxer
Date:Tuesday August 27 2013
Time: 9:41PM

Comments

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Having gone to the game last night I was agog at the complete lack of urgency in the first half to create any chances. The fullbacks didn't get forward and the passing was so static and slow compared to Swindon who attacked with pace. A number of below par performances which amazes me as these games are an opportunity to stamp a claim for a place in the team. I am not that sure the first team squad are as fit as Harry says they are because on a number of occasions, Swindon were first to the ball. I want to be positive but clearly our front men got no service, there were crosses in the fist half and Faurlin cut a lonely figure trying to create chances stuck on the half way line clearly not match fit. Game plan or not via the manager, the performance wasn't good enough and a successful season is built on winning all the games you play, that's what breeds winners and competition. Disappointed.
WAKERS
28/08/2013 17:45:00
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Welcome, Wakers! Shame it's after such a diabolical performance from our team last night! I can't disagree with anything you've said - we were sluggish, poorly set up, unbalanced & please don't get me started on Bobby Zamora!! My only crumbs of comfort are that (a) Mo Sharif looked lively (b) the team will look different on Saturday at Elland Road & (c) there is still time in this window to find the "right" players ... We can but hope!
sandydl
28/08/2013 18:15:00
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