Shittu sinks Cardiff
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
QPR bounced back from their thumping at Leeds last week with a narrow 1-0 win.QPR bounced back from their thumping at Leeds last week with a narrow 1-0 win over Cardiff.
Danny Shittu grabbed the only goal of the game in the first half with a rare strike.
After a dour opening Rangers broke the deadlock on 23 minutes with Shittu firing a fierce shot past Tony Warner.
Cardiff failed to trouble the home side in the first half and did not manage to have a single shot on goal.
QPR began the second half well and Lee Cook went close to doubling his side's lead with a long-range shot which Warner did well to tip round the post.
Paul Furlong really should have added a second 15 minutes from time when he somehow missed a simple header.
Cardiff almost stole a point for the visitors in the dying stages when Danny Gabbidon headed Willie Boland's fine cross over the top.
The win will provide the perfect tonic for ill Rangers boss Ian Holloway who was forced to miss the game as he recovers from a stomach problem.
The defeat increases the pressure on Bluebirds boss Lennie Lawrence as his side suffered their fourth successive loss.
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