Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/19/14
Danny Gabbidon's second-half header proved the difference and earned Mark Hughes victory on his first match in charge at Loftus Road. The Welsh defender's goal also helped the home side end a miserable FA Cup run, with Rangers having failed to win a tie in the previous 11 years. However, QPR's victory could not disguise a desperate performance in which they were fortunate to overcome their League One opponents. Charlie MacDonald and Jabo Ibehre looked dangerous throughout for the visitors, while on-loan Adam Smith and Stephen Gleeson also impressed. But it was QPR who progressed by winning their first match in 11 attempts. Hughes named a strong line-up for the game and made just one change to the side defeated 1-0 at Newcastle, with Federico Macheda replacing Heidar Helguson in the starting XI. MacDonald featured for MK Dons having missed the previous encounter with QPR due to a knee injury, while Mathias Doumbe was included in defence. It was the Dons' first match since the ...
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