“Premier League struggler Queens Park Rangers was rescued from potential embarrassment,” recording “their first win under new boss Mark Hughes, and their first in the FA Cup for 11 years” — 1-0 against MK Dons.
In the 73rd minute, Danny Gabbidon “eased above Shaun Williams to head in his first goal for QPR.” Gabbidon’s goal “means Anton Ferdinand and John Terry could meet on the pitch days before they meet in court” in Terry’s racial abuse trial.
Rangers “were pushed hard by their third-tier opponents, with there little to choose between the two sides for much of the contest.” MK Dons “matched QPR every step of the way for a second match running.” It was “a shoddy performance despite the home team fielding almost their current first-choice line-up.”
- QPR 1 MK Dons 0 (thesun.co.uk)
- Rangers edge MK Dons: EPL (cbc.ca)
- Queens Park Rangers 1 MK Dons 0: match report (telegraph.co.uk)
- Video :: QPR v. MK Dons Highlights – FA Cup (theoriginalwinger.com)
- Hughes faces QPR’s crisis of confidence (independent.co.uk)