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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Cadogan (88)
  • Taarabt (48) Helguson (90)
Goal!

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94:23 +4.23

The ball is crossed by Calvin Andrew.

91:57 +1.57

A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith, Heidar Helguson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Crystal Palace 1-2 QPR.Tommy Smith provided the assist for the goal. Booking for Julian Speroni for unsporting behaviour.

89:53

Corner taken by Tommy Smith.

88:25

Centre by Julian Bennett, Kieron Cadogan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 QPR.Julian Bennett provided the assist for the goal.

87:25

Calvin Andrew has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

86:53

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julian Bennett. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

86:19

Corner taken short by Wilfried Zaha.

85:27

Centre by Kieron Cadogan, Clint Hill makes a clearance.

82:35

Foul by Calvin Andrew on Kaspars Gorkss, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny. Akos Buzsaky goes off and Mikele Leigertwood comes on.

78:43

Akos Buzsaky concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Djilali. Andy Dorman goes off and Calvin Andrew comes on. The ball is crossed by Owen Garvan, blocked by Kaspars Gorkss. Corner taken by Owen Garvan. Free kick awarded for a foul by Hogan Ephraim on Alex Marrow. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

76:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Akos Buzsaky.

72:51

Owen Garvan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Akos Buzsaky shoots direct from the free kick, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

71:58

Tommy Smith on for Adel Taarabt.

71:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, clearance by Matthew Connolly.

67:45

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Dorman from the left by-line played to the near post.

67:45

Andy Dorman takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

67:37

Centre by Alex Marrow, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

66:33

Owen Garvan takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

64:57

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Akos Buzsaky results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy. The referee shows Clint Hill a yellow card.

64:24

Alex Marrow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Akos Buzsaky takes the free kick.

63:08

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Andy Dorman manages to make a clearance.

62:27

Shot by Heidar Helguson. Save made by Julian Speroni.

62:01

Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

60:17

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line to the near post, save by Julian Speroni.

59:37

Kieran Djilali is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

59:12

Unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Akos Buzsaky results in a free kick. Julian Bennett takes the free kick.

57:55

Owen Garvan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

57:02

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Heidar Helguson misses to the right of the goal.

55:22

Edgar Davids goes off and Anthony Gardner comes on.

49:32

The ball is sent over by Kieran Djilali, volleyed right-footed shot by Owen Garvan. Blocked by Matthew Connolly. Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Heidar Helguson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni. Clearance by Alex Marrow. Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.

49:32

Kieran Djilali produces a cross, Owen Garvan takes a shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt, The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick. Alex Marrow manages to make a clearance. Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Clint Hill.

48:13

Adel Taarabt grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 QPR.Assist by Jamie Mackie.

46:18

Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.

45:01

Kieron Cadogan comes on in place of Pablo Counago.

44:43

Andy Dorman takes a shot. Julian Bennett takes a shot. Corner from left by-line taken by Andy Dorman.

43:05

Akos Buzsaky challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

41:47

Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short. The ball is crossed by Heidar Helguson, Header by Kaspars Gorkss from inside the area hits the post.

39:47

Adel Taarabt fouled by Andy Dorman, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Dorman receives a caution. Adel Taarabt restarts play with the free kick.

34:55

Adel Taarabt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

34:16

The ball is crossed by Hogan Ephraim, Julian Bennett makes a clearance.

29:22

Kieran Djilali produces a cross, Header from close range by Pablo Counago misses to the right of the goal.

27:09

Wilfried Zaha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

24:55

Corner taken right-footed by Hogan Ephraim from the right by-line, Heidar Helguson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

24:19

Foul by Pablo Counago on Matthew Connolly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

22:29

The ball is crossed by Hogan Ephraim, save by Julian Speroni.

20:48

Heidar Helguson is caught offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

17:49

Unfair challenge on Julian Bennett by Hogan Ephraim results in a free kick. Hogan Ephraim is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Andy Dorman crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss. Corner taken by Owen Garvan, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

16:30

Shot from just outside the area by Kieran Djilali misses to the right of the target.

13:47

Pablo Counago sends in a cross, Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

12:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line to the near post, Julian Speroni makes a save.

7:40

Inswinging corner taken by Akos Buzsaky from the left by-line, save by Julian Speroni. Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky. Short corner worked by Andy Dorman. Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

3:30

Shot by Owen Garvan from deep inside the penalty box bounces off the post.

2:36

Foul by Matthew Connolly on Owen Garvan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

2:13

Foul by Akos Buzsaky on Nathaniel Clyne, free kick awarded. Nathaniel Clyne takes the direct free kick.

The match begins.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Claude Davis and Neil Danns will be missing from the Crystal Palace side to take on leaders QPR.

Davis and Danns had to be substituted with injuries during the opening 20 minutes of the goalless draw at Cardiff on Tuesday night.

Centre-half Davis has a back problem and midfielder Danns damaged medial ligaments.

Last season's top scorer Darren Ambrose is close to fitness after six weeks out with a bruised leg and could make a timely return, with Danns set for a spell on the sidelines.

Palace's injury problems do not end there with Anthony Gardner (ankle) and Adam Barrett (foot) doubtful and David Wright (calf), Lee Hills and Sean Scannell (both knee) still missing.

And on-loan Everton striker James Vaughan serves the second game of his three-match ban.

Neil Warnock could name an unchanged side when he takes QPR to his old club.

Rangers are still without right-back Bradley Orr (calf), centre-back Fitz Hall (hamstring), midfielder Alejandro Faurlin (groin) and striker Rob Hulse (Achilles), but Warnock is hopeful all four will be available after the forthcoming international break.

Warnock may therefore stick with the line-up which was held 0-0 by Millwall on Tuesday night.

Defender Peter Ramage and winger Lee Cook are long-term absentees with knee injuries.

Club captain Martin Rowlands has been an unused substitute for the past three games after 11 months out with a cruciate injury and will be hoping to get onto the pitch.

Striker Jamie Mackie continues in attack before joining up with the Scotland squad for the first time while Shaun Derry and Clint Hill line up against their former club.

Formation:4231Manager: George Burley

Crystal Palace

Formation: 4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Alex Marrow
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Julian Bennett
  • Edgar Davids
  • Owen Garvan
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Andy Dorman
  • Kieran Djilali
  • Pablo Counago
  • SUBS
  • Calvin Andrew
  • Lewis Price
  • Kieron Cadogan
  • Charlie Holness
  • Alassane N'Diaye
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Anthony Gardner

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Match Report

Warnock enjoys happy return Heidar Helguson got QPR out of jail with a late winner as Neil Warnock nicked another three points on his return to Crystal Palace courtesy of a 2-1 victory. Warnock hot-footed across London to join Rangers last March after the Eagles went into administration, and his new side are making short work of the npower Championship. But they needed Iceland striker Helguson's dramatic intervention to make it nine wins and a draw from their opening 10 games. Adel Taarabt put Rangers ahead just after half-time, but Palace looked like they had salvaged a point two minutes from time through substitute Kieron Cadogan. However, Helguson struck in stoppage time to keep the Hoops six points clear at the top and well on course for a return to the top flight after 15 years. It could have been so different for the hosts, who almost got off to a dream start when midfielder Owen Garvan crashed a shot against the post in only the fourth minute. Rangers goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was then called into action to make a fine double save from Wilfried Zaha, before the visitors broke to the other end and Julian Speroni repeated the trick to deny new Scotland recruit Jamie Mackie. Helguson then met Hogan Ephraim's corner but his header flew wide. Kaspars Gorkss came even closer when he deflected Helguson's drilled ball across goal onto the crossbar. Palace continued to threaten as well with Clint Hill, who followed Warnock to Rangers, bravely blocking Andy Dorman's shot and from the corner Ephraim clearing Julian Bennett's header off the line. But Rangers went ahead three minutes after the interval after an elementary mistake from the most experienced man on the field. Dutch veteran Edgar Davids hit a woefully short backpass to leave Speroni in no man's land and allow Mackie to round the keeper and unselfishly tee up Taarabt for a tap-in. Helguson could have doubled the lead on the hour mark but headed Taarabt's corner wide. But Palace kept going and substitute Anthony Gardner twice put headers wide while Zaha and Calvin Andrew also went close. And they grabbed the leveller when youngsters Zaha and Cadogan combined in style. Zaha skinned Hill with a superb piece of skill and crossed for Cadogan, who was given his debut by Warnock, to fire past Kenny. But Rangers were not finished and when substitute Tommy Smith swung in a cross, Helguson challenged Speroni and managed to bundle the ball home to keep Rangers' promotion charge on track.

Form Guide

    LLWDLD
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • QPR
  • DWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 2
  • QPR
  • 10/04/2010
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 03/11/2009
  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 04/04/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • QPR
  • 29/11/2008
  • QPR
  • 1 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 04/12/2007
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 10/11/2007

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 3
  • N Danns 1
  • D Ambrose 1
  • W Zaha 1

QPR

  • J Mackie 8
  • K Gorkss 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • P Agyemang 1
  • F Hall 1
  • H Helguson 1
  • B Orr 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 8
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 22
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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