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  • Date:01 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:32,063
  • Bent (44) N'Zogbia (78)
  • Cisse (11) Stephen Warnock - og (28)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:29 +2.29

The offside flag is raised against Federico Macheda. Richard Dunne takes the direct free kick.

91:48 +1.48

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in. Effort from inside the area by Stephen Warnock misses to the left of the goal.

90:10 +0.10

Charles N'Zogbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Anton Ferdinand. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

88:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Bent. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

86:42

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, save by Shay Given.

85:31

Charles N'Zogbia has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny makes a save. Floated corner taken by Barry Bannan from the left by-line, Richard Dunne has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

82:56

Headed effort on goal by Richard Dunne from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

82:10

Outswinging corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, Darren Bent produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 12 yards. Tommy Smith gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.

81:58

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.

81:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Barton on Alan Hutton. Barry Bannan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line.

80:18

Federico Macheda joins the action as a substitute, replacing Djibril Cisse.

78:03

The ball is sent over by Stiliyan Petrov, A goal is scored by Charles N'Zogbia from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2-2 QPR.Stiliyan Petrov provided the assist for the goal.

76:38

Anton Ferdinand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ireland. Barry Bannan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

73:26

The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

72:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Bent. Hogan Ephraim replaces Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

70:34

Robbie Keane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.

69:53

Ciaran Clark leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Bannan.

69:33

Effort from deep inside the area by Darren Bent misses to the right of the goal.

67:47

A cross is delivered by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

67:16

Corner taken by Joey Barton played to the near post, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

64:43

Long distance effort from Alan Hutton misses to the left of the goal.

63:40

Djibril Cisse sends in a cross, save by Shay Given.

63:10

The ball is crossed by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Patrick Kenny.

62:22

Inswinging corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Derry. Corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov, clearance made by Taye Taiwo.

61:28

The official flags Tommy Smith offside. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.

59:45

Shot by Taye Taiwo from 20 yards. Save made by Shay Given.

58:48

Stiliyan Petrov takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Shaun Derry.

58:38

The ball is crossed by Stephen Warnock, clearance by Joey Barton.

57:55

Robbie Keane takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a brilliant save.

57:20

The ball is crossed by Alan Hutton, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

57:03

The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, Luke Young makes a clearance.

53:20

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Tommy Smith coming on for Rob Hulse.

52:13

Foul by Nedum Onuoha on Robbie Keane, free kick awarded. Stiliyan Petrov has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Patrick Kenny.

50:45

Ciaran Clark takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.

50:03

Stiliyan Petrov takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

49:03

Foul by Luke Young on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. The referee books Luke Young for unsporting behaviour. Stiliyan Petrov crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Patrick Kenny.

45:37

Corner from right by-line crossed in by Stiliyan Petrov, clearance made by Shaun Derry.

44:14

Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Darren Bent fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 1-2 QPR.Alan Hutton provided the assist for the goal.

41:51

Jamie Mackie fouled by Stephen Warnock, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.

40:29

Darren Bent has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

37:56

Stephen Warnock sends in a cross.

35:40

Luke Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Warnock. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.

34:59

Robbie Keane takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.

33:02

Corner taken right-footed by Stiliyan Petrov from the right by-line, Richard Dunne takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

32:49

The ball is sent over by Stephen Ireland, clearance made by Shaun Derry.

32:19

Alan Hutton sends in a cross, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.

32:01

Stephen Ireland produces a cross, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.

31:48

The ball is swung over by Robbie Keane, save by Patrick Kenny.

31:02

Stiliyan Petrov decides to take a short corner.

27:57

The ball is swung over by Taye Taiwo. Own goal by Stephen Warnock. Aston Villa 0-2 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Taye Taiwo.

26:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Stephen Warnock. Richard Dunne takes the free kick.

24:41

The ball is crossed by Charles N'Zogbia.

22:38

Foul by Luke Young on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Stiliyan Petrov, Carlos Cuellar takes a shot. Comfortable save by Patrick Kenny.

20:14

Stephen Warnock delivers the ball, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

18:30

Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a cross, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

18:16

The ball is swung over by Djibril Cisse.

15:49

Jamie Mackie challenges Stephen Warnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shay Given takes the free kick.

15:09

Ciaran Clark takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

14:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Wright-Phillips on Stephen Ireland. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ireland.

13:42

Joey Barton crosses the ball, Djibril Cisse takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by Shay Given.

13:19

Darren Bent takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

12:24

Ciaran Clark has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

11:02

Djibril Cisse fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 QPR.Assist by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

10:06

The ball is crossed by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance by Taye Taiwo.

9:30

Foul by Rob Hulse on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Alan Hutton takes the direct free kick.

8:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Bent. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

7:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Mackie. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.

5:18

Joey Barton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Darren Bent.

5:10

The ball is swung over by Djibril Cisse, clearance made by Alan Hutton.

3:56

The ball is crossed by Alan Hutton, Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.

1:34

Foul by Djibril Cisse on Richard Dunne, free kick awarded. Richard Dunne takes the free kick.

0:07

Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov. Stiliyan Petrov takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

N'Zogbia set to return Charles N'Zogbia may return to the Aston Villa side to face QPR in the Barclays Premier League. The winger has been out with a heel injury but could play some part at Villa Park. James Collins (calf) and Marc Albrighton (thigh) will both miss the fixture while Chris Herd is a long-term absentee with an ankle ligament problem. Villa striker Darren Bent is currently on 99 Premier League goals, and boss Alex McLeish is backing his marksman to grab his 100th on Wednesday. "It would be great to see him do that," he said. "He's been in good form and was tremendous on Sunday." However, despite Bent's prowess in front of goal, he is not even top the scorer amongst the current Villa squad. "The boys were kidding him on, saying Robbie (Keane)'s ahead of him," McLeish said. "So maybe he's got to chase Robbie and make that his first target." New signing Djibril Cisse could make his QPR debut. The 30-year-old has completed his move to Loftus Road from Lazio and is eligible to feature at Villa Park, subject to international clearance being received at least one hour before kick-off. Fellow strikers Jay Bothroyd (groin) and DJ Campbell (hamstring) are out, while Heidar Helguson (groin) is a major doubt. Akos Buzsaky (ankle) and Danny Gabbidon (hip) are also doubts, while Armand Traore and Adel Taarabt are on international duty. Taye Taiwo and Nedum Onuoha could also make their QPR debuts. Manager Mark Hughes does not believe a frantic end to transfer deadline day will have an adverse impact on their performance against Villa. The west London side have been one of the busiest clubs this month and look set for a hectic end to the day. "[It is] a little bit [problematic] possibly because ideally you want a clear run at the window on the last day," he said. "You are getting calls and a situation can present itself very, very quickly. "All the while there are other things going on as well, people are in for medicals and there are a lot of things going on the last day of the window. "When you factor in a game as well, obviously the window itself becomes very distracting, which it is for the whole month if I am perfectly honest. "Having to prepare for a game is obviously important from my point of view as it is that my focus isn't taken away from the game, which it won't be. "It is the distractions you have to be conscious of and make sure they don't have an impact on your performance."

Formation:4411Manager: Alex McLeish

Aston Villa

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Hughes

QPR

  • Shay Given
  • Alan Hutton
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • Richard Dunne
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Stiliyan Petrov
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Robbie Keane
  • Darren Bent
  • SUBS
  • Bradley Guzan
  • Emile Heskey
  • Barry Bannan
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Nathan Baker
  • Gary Gardner

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Match Report

N'Zogbia rescues Villa Charles N'Zogbia scored his first goal for Aston Villa and spoilt the debut of QPR striker Djibril Cisse as Alex McLeish's side rallied from 2-0 down to salvage a point in a 2-2 draw at Villa Park. Cisse scored a stunning debut goal and then Villa defender Stephen Warnock's own goal doubled their lead. But Darren Bent gave the home side a lifeline before half-time with his 100th Premier League goal before N'Zogbia equalised. Cisse needed only 12 minutes to make an impact for his new club after his move from Lazio had only received its final clearance 90 minutes before kick-off. There was an element of luck about the build-up with Shaun Wright-Phillips scuffing his shot into the path of Cisse. But the finish was clinical as he drilled a low shot across Shay Given into the far corner of the net before celebrating with a trademark somersault. Villa tried to retaliate and Ciaran Clark shot just wide after a neat chip from Robbie Keane while QPR keeper Paddy Kenny clung onto a low Bent drive. But after 29 minutes an own goal from left-back Warnock doubled QPR's lead. There appeared little danger when Taye Taiwo delivered a deep cross but Warnock inexplicably headed the ball back across Given into the far corner of the net. It was Warnock's second costly error in three home games after his blunder had handed Swansea their opening goal in a 2-0 win at the start of January. The home side came close to reducing the arrears when Kenny turned away a Richard Dunne header from a Stiliyan Petrov centre. Keane was unfortunate when his shot deflected off Petrov and struck the woodwork with Kenny well beaten. Bent got up well to direct a header past the post from an Alan Hutton centre before reducing the arrears with his 100th Premier League goal in injury time. Keane played in Hutton and in typically predatory fashion Bent was in position to convert his low cross from close range. Villa started the second half on the offensive and their former player, Luke Young, was booked for bringing down N'Zogbia. Dunne had a shot blocked by Joey Barton and a low Petrov drive struck the feet of Kenny. Villa had strong claims for a penalty rejected as Shaun Derry had his arm raised when blocking an effort from Clark. Kenny was again tested to deny Keane away to his left after being found in space by Stephen Ireland. But Jamie Mackie completely miskicked with the goal at his mercy from a low Wright-Phillips cross. After 79 minutes N'Zogbia brought Villa level with his first goal since his #9million summer move from Wigan. Petrov supplied the left wing cross and N'Zogbia volleyed his left-footed drive past Kenny. Villa pressed for the winner and Bent had a shot cleared off the line from QPR's new defender Nedum Onuoha and then appeals for handball against Barton were rejected from a Keane follow-up effort. Kenny did well to turn aside an N'Zogbia piledriver with three minutes left.

Form Guide

    LDWLDW
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • QPR
  • LDLLLW

Last Meetings

  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 25/09/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 4 - 2
  • QPR
  • 09/03/1996
  • QPR
  • 1 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 23/12/1995
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 1
  • QPR
  • 14/01/1995
  • QPR
  • 2 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 29/10/1994
  • QPR
  • 2 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 04/12/1993

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 6
  • G Agbonlahor 5
  • S Petrov 4
  • R Keane 2
  • M Albrighton 2
  • E Heskey 1
  • R Dunne 1
  • S Warnock 1
  • S Ireland 1

QPR

  • H Helguson 6
  • T Smith 2
  • L Young 2
  • J Bothroyd 2
  • J Barton 2
  • J Mackie 2
  • A Buzsaky 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • A Faurlin 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 26
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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