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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Middlesbrough 35 66
2 Derby County 35 65
3 Watford 35 65
4 Bournemouth 35 63
5 Norwich City 35 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 35 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 35 48
11 Sheffield Wednesday 35 46
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Birmingham City 35 45
14 Cardiff City 35 44
15 Leeds United 35 44
16 Huddersfield Town 35 42
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 35 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Wigan Athletic 35 31
23 Millwall 35 31
24 Blackpool 35 22

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