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Britannia Stadium (ATT 15,367) 3rd December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Marriner

Stoke Stoke City vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

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Rangers see off 10-man City

By Stephen Bateman.   Last Updated: 03/12/05 5:35pm

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Richard Langley's second half penalty gave QPR a 2-1 victory over 10-man Stoke City at The Britannia Stadium.

Langley struck to earn Rangers their first win in six games after Sambegou Bangoura, with his sixth goal in five outings, cancelled out Paul Furlong's early opener.

Furlong, last season's top scorer for The Hoops, grabbed only his third goal of the campaign in the second minute, prodding the ball home from 12 yards after Stoke had failed to clear Dan Shittu's long free kick.

Peter Sweeney, making his first start for Stoke since his summer move from Millwall, missed a good volleyed chance, but he made amends when he set up Bangoura for the equaliser on 25 minutes.

Sweeney sent in a free kick from the right and Bangoura planted a firm header beyond visiting keeper Simon Royce.

It all went wrong for Stoke shortly after the interval, when referee Andre Marriner spotted an infringement in a goalmouth scramble and awarded Rangers a penalty, before showing City defender John Halls the red card.

Langley then beat Steve Simonsen from the spot to put Ian Holloway's side ahead.

Bangoura attempted to level again for the home side with a spectacular overhead kick which Royce held on to, but a well-drilled Rangers defence kept their hosts at bay.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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