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Ipswich Town 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

Luke Chambers
Luke Chambers heads past QPR goalkeeper Robert Green for the winning goal

Luke Chambers' injury-time header gave Ipswich Town a dramatic victory as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink suffered his first defeat as QPR manager.

QPR winger Junior Hoilett's near-post header from a whipped delivery by Leroy Fer had the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time.

After Daryl Murphy's initial effort failed to find the net, Jonathan Douglas scrambled home to level.

And Town captain Chambers headed home Freddie Sears' cross to win it.

The victory was Mick McCarthy side's third in four matches and saw them remain in the final Championship play-off berth, while Hasselbaink's side are eight points below them in 12th.

The R's felt aggrieved early on, claiming a penalty when striker Sebastian Polter went down in the box under a challenge from Christophe Berra in a first half of few chances.

But, after Town right-back Chambers should have at least hit the target with his header from Ainsley Maitland-Niles' corner, Hoilett nodded in his third goal of the season to put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time.

Ipswich improved after the break, and came close to an equaliser when Brett Pitman clipped the outside of the post with a bending strike.

Fer could have doubled QPR's lead when he rounded goalkeeper Dean Gerken after a jinking run, but Gerken got back to save before Cole Skuse cleared the loose ball off the line.

That was the closest QPR came to getting another, as Douglas equalised with an acrobatic third goal of the season before Chambers' emphatic intervention earned victory.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It was a real captain's performance by Chambo. He came in at the end and said sorry for not having his best game.

"But no-one is ever going to remember that - they are just going to remember who scored the winner.

"He has bought into playing right-back. Sometimes when people are asked to play in different positions, they do all right for a couple of games before becoming a square peg in a round hole and being left out.

"But I love the fact that he keeps going and gets into their box in the 92nd minute. He's stuck at it and done brilliantly."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

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Hasselbaink on Ipswich v QPR

"I thought we were very well organised in the first half and we could not have scored at a better moment.

"We had a chance to make it 2-0 but at 1-0 you have to be resolute and defend properly until the end.

"I think our confidence and calmness went a little out the door and we need to improve on that.

"That is now two games where we have been winning 1-0 and I couldn't see us getting a draw or losing. We have to be more disciplined and sharp."

QPR's Junior Hoilett celebrates
Junior Hoilett's header was his second goal in successive games
Jonathan Douglas
QPR players felt there was an infringement in the build-up to Jonathan Douglas' equaliser

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Maitland-NilesSubstituted forFraserat 61'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22Douglas
  • 11PitmanSubstituted forOarat 68'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9MurphySubstituted forVarneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 14Fraser
  • 15Oar
  • 17Bru
  • 19Hyam
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 42Varney

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 90mins
  • 26Angella
  • 4Hall
  • 15KoncheskyBooked at 66mins
  • 20Henry
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forCheryat 83'minutes
  • 10FerSubstituted forGuimaraes Cordeiroat 71'minutes
  • 23Hoilett
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 8Chery
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 28Tözsér
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
23,615

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Varney replaces Daryl Murphy.

Booking

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Attempt saved. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross.

Booking

Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town).

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Matthew Phillips.

Attempt saved. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Karl Henry.

Attempt blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tommy Oar.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sandro replaces Leroy Fer.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tommy Oar replaces Brett Pitman.

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ryan Fraser replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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