Yoann Barbet scored a stoppage-time winner to help QPR produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. The hosts got off to the perfect start when Alex Scott put them in front in the third minute but Charlie Austin scored the equalizer in first-half stoppage time. Disaster struck for the hosts in the 56th minute when Andy King was sent off for a second bookable offense. Barbet sealed all three points when he rose highest to earn a deserved victory.
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “I thought we were excellent for much of the game and I am not going to be too critical of the players over losing because they gave it all they had. The challenge for the penalty was rash and unnecessary, but the naivety of the referee at times was incredible. I wasn’t aware at half-time that Andy King had been booked. But even after he was sent off, we played some decent stuff and looked like scoring.”
QPR’s Mark Warburton: “It was a great header by Yoann and for the ball to go in right in front of our traveling supporters made it even more special. To be honest, we were second best in the first half and paid for a slow start. We conceded a sloppy goal and deserved to for the way we began the game. The penalty gave us a boost just before the interval and the second half was much better.”
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