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

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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 43 93
2 Burnley 43 86
3 Derby County 43 78
4 Queens Park Rangers 43 73
5 Wigan Athletic 42 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 65
7 Reading 43 64
8 Ipswich Town 43 64
9 Nottingham Forest 43 62
10 Bournemouth 43 62
11 Blackburn Rovers 43 61
12 Watford 42 60
13 Middlesbrough 43 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 43 53
16 Leeds United 43 53
17 Huddersfield Town 43 47
18 Birmingham City 42 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Millwall 43 43
21 Charlton Athletic 42 42
22 Blackpool 43 42
23 Barnsley 43 39
24 Yeovil Town 43 37

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