• Date: Tue 09 March 2010
  • Venue:
  • Ref: Tierney, P
  • Attendance: 12,013
Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

Taarabt (36) P

Stewart (49)

2 - 0

Queens Park Rangers vs Plymouth Argyle

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

Carl Ikeme
Damion Stewart
Kaspars Gorkss
Matthew Connolly
Matt Hill
Mikele Leigertwood
Alejandro Faurlin
Hogan Ephraim (Lee Cook, 77)
Adel Taarabt (Akos Buzsaky, 73)
Jay Simpson (Rowan Vine, 84)
Tamas Priskin

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Chris Barker
Gary Sawyer
Richard Eckersley
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Damien Johnson
Kari Arnason
Alan Judge (Yannick Bolasie, 55)
Jamie Mackie
Rory Fallon (Joe Mason, 55)

Match Report
Goals from Adel Taarabt and Damion Stewart gave Queens Park Rangers their second win in as many games under new boss Neil Warnock, as they saw off Plymouth Argyle 2-0 at Loftus Road. Rangers also ended a run of 22 matches without a clean sheet and increased the Pilgrims' relegation worries. Argyle, one off the bottom of the Championship table, remain seven points from safety and look destined for League One. Rangers dominated the game and were awarded a penalty ten minutes before half-time, when Matt Connolly crossed from the right and Tamas Priskin appeared to be pulled to the ground by defender Kari Arnason. Taarabt, on loan from Tottenham, made no mistake from the spot, sending keeper David Stockdale the wrong way to register his sixth goal of the season. It was a deserved breakthrough for Rangers, who had earlier gone close when Hogan Ephraim had a shot saved by Stockdale and when Jay Simpson blazed wide after latching on to Taarabt's pass. After going ahead, Rangers almost doubled their lead when Stewart headed over from Alejandro Faurlin's right-wing free-kick. But Stewart did find the net four minutes after the break, heading home Taarabt's free-kick to put Rangers two up. Faurlin fired wide and Taarabt over, before Simpson missed the target after being presented with a golden chance by a mix-up between Stockdale and Arnason on the edge of the area. Simpson was then unable to connect with a cross by Ephraim as Warnock's side continued to push forward. Plymouth never looked like scoring. Carl Fletcher's header over from Karl Duguid's free-kick was their only meaningful effort on goal.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Jay Simpson is replaced by Rowan Vine.


QPR are replacing Hogan Ephraim with Lee Cook.

Yellow Card

Matthew Connolly goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Adel Taarabt is being taken off, Akos Buzsaky has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

Chris Barker goes into the referee's book for dissent.

Yellow Card

Matt Hill goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Richard Eckersley.


Rory Fallon is replaced by Joe Mason.


Plymouth are replacing Alan Judge with Yannick Bolasie.


Goal!! Damion Stewart scores for QPR.

Yellow Card

Karl Duguid is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Adel Taarabt takes a penalty for QPR and scores!.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

QPR face Plymouth at 8pm on Tuesday, March 9th.