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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 Watford 45 88
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 45 84
4 Norwich City 45 83
5 Ipswich Town 45 78
6 Derby County 45 77
7 Brentford 45 75
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 75
9 Blackburn Rovers 45 64
10 Charlton Athletic 45 60
11 Birmingham City 45 60
12 Nottingham Forest 45 59
13 Cardiff City 45 59
14 Sheffield Wednesday 45 59
15 Leeds United 45 55
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 45 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
19 Reading 44 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 45 46
21 Rotherham United 44 42
22 Millwall 45 41
23 Wigan Athletic 45 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

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