Rangers see off 10-man City
By Stephen Bateman. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
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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