Writer: Matt Wilson
Date:Sunday January 30 2011
29.01.2011 - 15:00
Hull City recorded a 0-0 draw with Championship league leaders Queens Park Rangers as City`s progress under Nigel Pearson continued.
City made just one change to the team that drew at Reading; Ian Ashbee replaced by Corry Evans. Andy Dawson deputised in place of the absent captain, who was left out amidst rumours of the midfielder`s imminent transfer to Preston North End after handing in a written transfer request on Friday morning.
The visitors handed a debut to Ishmael Miller while the dangerous pair of Routledge and Taarabt looked daunting on paper.
City made the brighter start in the opening stages of the first-half; yet the visitors had the better chances with Connolly first and then Taarabt shooting over Guzan`s crossbar.
Despite City`s dominance in possession, QPR fought their way back into the game and thought they had taken the lead as Miller prodded past the on-rushing Guzan; the offside flag ruling out the striker`s effort.
Shortly after, Cameron Stewart forced the first save from Paddy Kenny as his eighteen yard effort was comfortably saved low to Kenny`s right.
Next came the extraordinary scenes from the Moroccan Taarabt. After being denied a foul by referee Hill, the enigmatic midfielder moodily flung his arms in the air before arguing with team-mates. Taking free-kick duties over, his poor effort that went tamely wide only served to fuel his anger before having an on-field argument with Shaun Derry and then gesticulating to manager Neil Warnock to be substituted despite having no injury.
The midfielder was left on the pitch, but such was his tantrum that his entire team was effected for the rest of the game, while Taarabt was a shadow of the player that has tormented so many teams this season.
City improved in the second half as they pushed for a winner; James Harper forcing Kenny to tip over from distance before substitute Jamie Devitt twice tested Kenny with efforts from the edge of the area.
As both sides pushed for the winner, City had the clearest chance to snatch all three points. Barmby`s flick sent Matty Fryatt through on goal but the January recruit could only shoot over the bar with Kenny to beat.
City remain in twelfth but slip seven points behind the play-off positions as the draws continue to stifle City`s progress up the league. Next up, Leeds United and a game that must be won if The Tigers are to consider themselves in with a chance of promotion to the Premier League.
Date:Sunday January 30 2011
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