MX23RW : Thursday, July 29 05:37:34| >> :600:328846:328846:
Apr 27, 2019 at 3pm UK at Loftus Road Stadium (London)
Attendance: 15,212
QPRQueens Park Rangers
0-1
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Queens Park Rangers miss late penalty in Nottingham Forest defeat

Result: QPR miss late penalty in Nottingham Forest defeat
© Reuters
QPR's miserable run goes on

Karim Ansarifard's goal gave Nottingham Forest a 1-0 victory over managerless QPR at Loftus Road, where Costel Pantilimon saved Nahki Wells' late penalty.

Ansarifard applied the finish to a lovely move 10 minutes into the second half.

After neat build-up play involving Joe Lolley, Matty Cash and Joao Carvalho, Ansarifard slotted home only this third goal since joining Forest in November.

The home side were given a chance to equalise with three minutes remaining when former Rangers defender Jack Robinson was adjudged to have handled Josh Scowen's corner while challenging Matt Smith in the air.

But Wells, on as a substitute, saw his spot-kick pushed away by Pantilimon.

Ansarifard would have scored seven minutes before the interval but for a combination of Joe Lumley and the woodwork.

Rangers were opened up by a clever pass from the outstanding Lolley, who sent Ansarifard through on goal.

Keeper Lumley used his legs to deflect the Iranian forward's shot on to the underside of the bar and then reacted quickly to grab the loose ball as Ansarifard attempted to follow up.

QPR had made much of the early running, with Darnell Furlong heading wide from Scowen's corner and Geoff Cameron heading over a free-kick from Ryan Manning, who later curled a free-kick wide.

As Rangers continued to threaten in the first half, Pantilimon held Tomer Hemed's ambitious overhead kick and an effort from Ebere Eze.

After Ansarifard's goal, Pantilimon twice denied Hemed, keeping out a low shot and a far-post header from the on-loan Brighton man.

Pantilimon also blocked a powerful strike from Eze and saw Massimo Luongo's long-range shot flash narrowly wide.

It was the 11th home league defeat of a miserable season for QPR, who have won just twice since Boxing Day.

They face a difficult summer of cost-cutting as Financial Fair Play restrictions continue to bite.

Their new manager will be expected to work with a tight budget and develop youngsters as the club look to balance the books.

Caretaker boss John Eustace, placed in charge following last month's sacking of Steve McClaren, included both Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel – two players Rangers have high hopes for.

And there was a full senior debut for Lewis Walker against the club the 20-year-old forward's father Des made his name with as a player.

Walker worked hard up front before being substituted in the second half.

He was replaced by another youngster, winger Olamide Shodipo, who was also lively.

Wells, on the other hand, twice blasted well over after coming on – and then failed to take Rangers' big chance to rescue a point.

ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'});
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By Press Association Sport Staff');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', 'b807e4a6-fee9-40d5-94aa-2599e6bdaa1c');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:club-news,paservice:sport:football,paservice:sport:match-reports');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), 'title': 'Forest take points after Pantilimon\u2019s penalty heroics'});

ID:357490: cacheID:357490:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:5247:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
John Eustace in caretaker charge of QPR on April 6, 2019
Read Next:
John Eustace concerned over Jordan Cousins injury
>
Read more about Karim Ansarifard Football

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
JapanJapan124521
ChinaChina115824
United StatesUnited States1011930
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia78520
AustraliaAustralia61916
Great BritainGreat Britain56516
Today's Olympic highlights header

Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1 00000000
2 00000000
3 00000000
4 00000000
5 00000000
6 00000000
7 00000000
8 00000000
9 00000000
10 00000000
11 00000000
12 00000000
13 00000000
14 00000000
15 00000000
16 00000000
17 00000000
18 00000000
19 00000000
20 00000000
21 00000000
22 00000000
23 00000000
24 00000000

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!