Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One Day In History - Coventry City 1973-74

One Day In History - Coventry City 1973-74
Teams: Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers

Date: Saturday 23rd March, 1974.

Competition: Football League Division One.

Venue: Highfield Road, Coventry.

Coventry were without a win in five games, losing three home games in succession, conversely Rangers had only suffered one defeat in eight, a run started by a magnificent 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Rangers travelled to Highfield Road with a view to chasing down Derby County, Liverpool and table toppers Leeds United, on a cool and cloudy day in Coventry.

For all of the Sky Blues slick build up play and passing, they didn`t have that killer instinct in front of goal to put a weary Rangers away, clearly struggling with a whole host of injuries that their recent cup runs had induced.

However with Coventry seemingly unabled to bury their higher placed opposition, the class finally told and Rangers broke the deadlock in the first period. It was Don Givens who supplied Rangers influential midfielder Gerry Francis, who in turn slammed the ball into the top right hand corner.

A tad harsh on Coventry, who for all of their football fell one behind and their toothless attack was never in position to get them back into the fixture, with Tommy Hutchison conspiring to miss from close range in the latter stages of the game.

Dave Thomas even had a chance to double the lead before the end as his stinging drive was well saved by Sky Blues stopper, Glazier. In truth City didn`t do quite enough to beat Phil Parkes as Rangers marched on in the push for a European place.

As it stood Rangers cup exploits took their toll on the side as they finished eighth in the Division One table after a bright start. QPR gained only four points from their remaining games of the season in a mediocre end to the campaign. Coventry City finished the season in 16th as they also slumped towards the end of the season.

Final Score: Coventry City 0-1 Queens Park Rangers.

Attendance: 18,804

Coventry City: Glazier, Smith, Holmes, Mortimer, Craven, Dugdale, McGuire, Alderson, Cross, Carr, Hutchison.

QPR: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Busby, Mancini, McLintock, Thomas, Francis, Leach, Bowles, Givens (Abbott).

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

The Future Is Bright - If The Price Is Right.

Norwich City 0-1 QPR - Match Report.

Comical Ali Backs The Price Hike.


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday September 18 2008
Time: 4:52PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential Championship Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With only the Play Offs remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

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 Norwich City
Suggested By:
Smithies94%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Lynch3%
Robinson0%
Wszolek0%
Luongo0%
Doughty0%
Manning0%
Washington0%
Smith0%
Freeman0%
Bowler0%
Grego-Cox3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk23
2.QPR4Me3
3.tidylaura1
The Vital Football Members League