Cardiff 3-1 QPR
Rangers were well beaten at Ninian Park this evening, in what overall, was a very comfortable night for the in form Cardiff and a R's performance, that some are reporting as both 'disappointing' and sadly,'woeful'.
Well, as you may have guessed by now, myself and PK were unable to make the trip across the border due to work commitments but instead, had to endure the commentary on London Radio - which more often than not, can be as, if not more painful than actually being at the game.
The pain started at about 7.58pm as, albeit a bit late, I turned on the radio to hear something along the lines off - 'what a dreadful back pass, it falls to Parry, who squares to Ledley who scoooooooooooooooooooooooooores'. It didn't get any better...
In fact, it seemed that if it wasn't for Lee Camp, it may have been embarrasing! Ledley scored his second 5 minutes before the break and on 57 minutes, it was all but over as more weak defending saw Hasselbaink set up Paul Parry for a well-taken third.
Rangers plugged away and pulled a goal back on 75 minutes but there seemed a great deal of confusion about the scorer and indeed, if it was indeed a goal? The radio gave it to Vine and then changed their mind and gave it to Agyemang. The Sky Sports videprinter then flashed up Hogan Ephraim as the scorer?!? I then recieved a text from my friend Samm, who was at the game, surprisingly asking if we had scored!?!?
The Official QPR website have given it to Patrick Agyemang and that's good enough for me, although at the end of the day, I suppose it doesn't really matter... Final Score 3-1.
QPR: Camp, Delaney, Mahon, Stewart, Buzsaky (Ephraim 62), Rowlands, Connolly (Blackstock 45), Agyemang, Vine, Hall (Mancienne 38), Leigertwood. Subs: Lee, Crowther.
Gigi De Canio commented after the game, translated of course ;-)
"It was not the real QPR out there, but credit to Cardiff. They really surprised us and took full advantage of our mistakes."
More worrying comments from the QPR Manager, came in regards to new signings, Fitz Hall and Matthew Connolly, who both left the field injured;
"We will assess the injuries in the morning, but at this stage they look like they could be serious. The two injuries summed up our night, but we need to re-group ahead of the match against Bristol City on Saturday."
I hope there is a 'call back' clause in Simon Walton's Hull City loan?