• Date: Tue 20 April 2010
  • Venue: Loftus Road Stadium
  • Ref: Miller, P
  • Attendance: 13,171

Queens Park Rangers vs Watford

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

Radek Cerny
Peter Ramage
Kaspars Gorkss
Dusko Tosic
Mikele Leigertwood
Akos Buzsaky (Joe Oastler, 71)
Alejandro Faurlin
Hogan Ephraim
Adel Taarabt (Lee Cook, 41)
Rowan Vine
Antonio German (Jay Simpson, 72)

Watford

Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Jon Harley
Dale Bennett (Lloyd Doyley, 46)
Martin Taylor
Lee Hodson
Henri Lansbury
Stephen McGinn
Ross Jenkins (Michael Bryan, 82)
John Eustace
Danny Graham

Match Report
Watford remain in serious risk of relegation after a 1-0 defeat at fellow Championship strugglers QPR left them just two points clear of the drop zone. With any remaining fears of slipping into League One banished from Loftus Road at the weekend, the threat of relegation looms large for Malky Mackay's Watford side, who have now failed to find a win in their last 16 matches. While the visitors were on the back foot from the off, QPR 's forwards failed to produce many attacks with any real incision and Neil Warnock's men looked desperately blunt in the final third. But with Watford offering little in response, neither team looked capable of getting the better of each other's defence in a drab opening half and it took a penalty to break the deadlock in the 38th minute. Adrian Mariappa conceded the spot-kick after tugging at Dusko Tosic's shirt as the Serbian charged his way into the area. Akos Buzsaky dispatched the penalty kick with consummate ease, placing the ball to the Scott Loach's right after sending the Watford goalkeeper in the opposite direction. QPR started the second half brightly, restricting a clearly-deflated Watford, who were painfully slow out of the blocks, to long-range strikes, none of which troubled QPR keeper Radek Cerny. But as the half wore on, Watford began to enjoy the majority of the possession and might count themselves unlucky not to have pulled one back. The Hornets nearly found the equaliser in the 65th minute but Danny Graham sent his header just wide of the post from six yards out. And Graham, who had already had one chalked off for offside ten minutes earlier, saw another effort cleared off the line by QPR's Peter Ramage as a spirited Watford tried to haul themselves back into the game. But for all their endeavour, Watford were unable to find the goal they so desperately needed and now find themselves stuck just two places above the drop zone.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

90
Yellow Card
 

John Eustace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90
Yellow Card
 

Hogan Ephraim is booked for unsporting behaviour.

84
Yellow Card
 

Lee Cook is booked for unsporting behaviour.

82
Substitution
 

Watford are replacing Ross Jenkins with Michael Bryan.

72
Substitution
 

QPR are replacing Antonio German with Jay Simpson.

71
Substitution
 

Akos Buzsaky is replaced by Joe Oastler.

Second half
 

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

46
Substitution
 

Dale Bennett is being taken off, Lloyd Doyley has come on in his place.

46
Substitution
 

Stephen McGinn is replaced by .

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

41
Substitution
 

QPR are replacing Adel Taarabt with Lee Cook.

38
Goal
 

Akos Buzsaky takes a penalty for QPR and scores!.

37
Yellow Card
 

Adrian Mariappa is booked for unsporting behaviour.

24
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Akos Buzsaky.

Kickoff
 

It's 8pm on Tuesday, April 20th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

QPR face Watford at 8pm on Tuesday, April 20th.