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Ashton Gate (ATT 14,552) 22nd October 2010 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: L Mason

Bristol C Bristol City vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

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J Stead (16)

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P Agyemang (84)

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Agyemang: Celebrates his equaliser

Agyemang: Celebrates his equaliser

Patrick Agyemang bundled home a late leveller as Championship leaders QPR salvaged a 1-1 draw away to Bristol City.

The visitors started brightly but fell behind on 16 minutes through Jon Stead's well struck effort from distance.

Rangers thought they had levelled maters right after half-time but Heidar Helguson was deemed offside from Jamie Mackie's header.

Although QPR huffed and puffed it was Keith Millen's side who looked more likely to settle the game with a second goal.

However, Agyemang emerged off the bench and he was well placed to stab home after Matthew Connolly flicked on a corner.

Jamie Mackie had the first chance after 10 minutes but the league's joint-leading scorer failed to add to his eight goals this season and dragged his shot across goal.

Inches away

Heidar Helguson was inches away from connecting with Hogan Ephraim's low cross soon afterwards.

It was somewhat against the run of play when Stead struck. It stemmed from Adel Taarabt's poor delivery from a free-kick that was cleared on the edge of the City box.

Danny Rose led the breakaway before slipping the ball to Stead, who beat Paddy Kenny for only the fourth time this season with a 22-yard shot that crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

The goal lifted the Robins and Rose forced Kenny to save with his feet from a tight angle after 20 minutes.

Rose continued to make a nuisance of himself and only a deft flick from the outstretched foot of Clint Hill prevented the Tottenham man from setting up a second goal for Stead.

QPR came alive again just before the break and Kaspars Gorkss headed just over before Kyle Walker whistled a shot past the far post after cutting inside from the flank.

Neil Warnock's side maintained their momentum at the start of the second half and thought they had equalised straight from the restart when Mackie headed home the rebound after David James saved from Helguson.

Offside

However, Helguson was unable to get out of the way of Mackie's effort and the ball went in via the Icelander's thigh while he was stood in an offside position.

Immediately, at the other end, Haynes could have extended City's advantage but scuffed his shot wide from 10 yards out.

Kenny denied Marvin Elliott and Stead in quick succession midway through the second half to keep QPR in the game.

Some concerted Rangers pressure almost culminated in an equaliser but Matthew Connolly's header was cleared off the line by Jamie McAllister after 72 minutes.

Haynes had another chance to put the game beyond the league leaders 10 minutes later but dragged his shot wide once more.

It proved a costly miss as Connolly flicked on Tommy Smith's low corner and Agyemang, a 78th-minute replacement for Taarabt, turned the ball in from a yard out.

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18 Reading 26 30
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21 Rotherham United 26 26
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23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
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