Premier League Scores: Result and Highlights from the EPL Fixture between Queens Park Rangers v Reading on Sunday, November 04, 2012.
Result: QPR 1 – 1 Reading
Location: Loftus Road – Queens Park Rangers
|Queens Park Rangers – 1||Reading – 1|
|Djibril Cisse (66’)||Kaspars Gorkss (16’)|
I predicted that QPR would get their first win of the season against a Reading team that has also failed to win. Both teams have had suspect defending this season although Reading has done better defending away while QPR has done worse at home. A draw in the end was the most fair result to come out of this match.
Reading started out the scoring with Kaspars Gorkss. Reading too the corner which resulted in a 2 headers that eventually fell to Gorkss who struck the ball across the goal into the near corner. For Reading to take the lead in only the 16th minute really put the pressure on Queens Park Rangers, but also gave them plenty of time to make a comeback.
Much of the game was played end to end with both sides taking shots, but none really doing much to trouble either Alex McCarthy in the Reading goal or Rangers keeper Julio Cesar.
Djibril Cisse (with a blue Mohawk today) took a touch in front of the keeper then put it past Alex McCarthy to pull Rangers level in the 66th minute. This came following a little back and forth between Jose Bosingwa and Samba Diakite before Bosingwa sent the cross in to Cisse. Cisse took the ball off his foot before turning and shooting a well taken strike.
This was followed up by a good strike by Adel Taarabt that was just palmed away by McCarthy, but this didn’t really change the tempo of the game too much. As Reading was able to get into QPR’s half just as easily. The problems for both teams were the lack of finishing quality.
The 82nd minute had Taarabt prove this point as he went one on one with the keeper but chose to shoot to his left instead of across the goal to the open far post corner. This poor decision was followed up by another in the 85th minute as he took a shot that ended up going out for a throw in.
Both teams had their fair share of shots with QPR shooting 22 times but only getting 6 on goal. Reading meanwhile had 18 shots, but a paltry 2 on goal, meaning they only had 1 shot other than their goal that troubled the keeper. The end of the match finished frantically with both teams pushing up the pitch and going for the winner. Reading should be happy to get an away draw, while Rangers fans expressed their displeasure with a round of boos following the final whistle.