EFL Cup
QPRQueens Park Rangers1NorthamptonNorthampton Town0

Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Northampton Town

Yeni Ngbakoto
Yeni Ngbakoto has scored five goals for QPR since joining from Metz in August 2016

Yeni Ngbakoto scored the only goal of the game as Queens Park Rangers beat Northampton Town in the EFL Cup first round.

Chris Long went close to putting the visitors ahead when his long-range drive was saved by keeper Matt Ingram.

But the hosts went in front through Ngbakoto when he fired home on the rebound from Darnell Furlong's header.

Northampton almost equalised with 10 minutes remaining, but Leon Lobjoit's header was cleared by Ryan Manning.

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 5Onuoha
  • 15CaulkerBooked at 31mins
  • 18Robinson
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forChairat 63'minutes
  • 14ManningBooked at 44mins
  • 17SmithSubstituted forWashingtonat 57'minutes
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forPetrassoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 20Baptiste
  • 21Luongo
  • 22Wszolek
  • 25Petrasso
  • 26Lumley
  • 33Chair

Northampton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Cornell
  • 3BuchananSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5BarnettBooked at 53mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 16PierreBooked at 45mins
  • 18Phillips
  • 19LongSubstituted forLobjoitat 70'minutes
  • 22Crooks
  • 4Kasim
  • 7Waters
  • 10RevellSubstituted forRichardsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 12Lobjoit
  • 15Bowditch
  • 20Smith
  • 25Goff
  • 26Poole
  • 31Taylor
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,317

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Booking

    George Smith (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by George Smith (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Leon Lobjoit (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Yaser Kasim (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Lobjoit (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by George Smith.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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