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  • Date:01 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14,078
  • Taarabt (58) Hill (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:15 +1.15

Petter Vaagan Moen on for Adel Taarabt.

89:46

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. David Nugent gets a block in.

88:39

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence.

88:15

Nadir Ciftci takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

86:02

Effort on goal by Hogan Ephraim from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

83:47

Fitz Hall replaces Wayne Routledge. Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

82:06

Nadir Ciftci is brought on as a substitute for Joel Ward.

80:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hogan Ephraim by Jonathan Hogg. Strike on goal comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick.

76:30

Aaron Mokoena fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the direct free kick.

75:20

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Rob Hulse results in a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.

74:53

David Nugent has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

73:49

The referee blows for offside against Aaron Mokoena. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

72:44

Clint Hill scores a headed goal from close in. QPR 2-0 Portsmouth.Adel Taarabt takes the outswinging corner, Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.

71:40

Foul by Greg Halford on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt, Hayden Mullins manages to make a clearance.

71:01

The referee blows for offside against Adel Taarabt. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

70:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, David Nugent has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

68:59

Rob Hulse joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ishmael Miller.

67:01

Jonathan Hogg produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:45

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt.

65:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Ishmael Miller makes a clearance.

63:58

Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Aaron Mokoena results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, Hayden Mullins makes a clearance.

61:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Lawrence. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

60:37

Dave Kitson fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

58:32

Adel Taarabt gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Portsmouth.Assist on the goal came from Wayne Routledge.

58:18

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

57:07

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Ishmael Miller results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

55:19

Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

53:37

Jonathan Hogg has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Clint Hill.

48:45

Shot by Ishmael Miller from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

46:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.

42:09

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

41:31

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.

40:57

Foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

34:34

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line to the near post, Greg Halford takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

33:31

Booking for Matthew Connolly for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Matthew Connolly. Greg Halford has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Patrick Kenny.

28:50

Adel Taarabt takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

26:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Nugent on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

22:17

Close range effort by Dave Kitson clears the crossbar.

20:28

Ishmael Miller is ruled offside. Hermann Hreidarsson takes the free kick.

15:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Ritchie De Laet. Adel Taarabt sends in a cross, Shot by Hogan Ephraim. Hayden Mullins gets a block in.

13:40

Effort on goal by Clint Hill from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

10:49

Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Hermann Hreidarsson results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt takes the free kick.

10:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Lawrence on Alejandro Faurlin. Wayne Routledge takes the direct free kick.

6:15

Adel Taarabt produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

5:05

Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Patrick Kenny.

4:20

Bradley Orr challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Lawrence.

3:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Hogan Ephraim. Free kick taken by Wayne Routledge.

0:12

Bradley Orr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Greg Halford takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

Match Preview

QPR wait on duo's fitness Alejandro Faurlin and Heidar Helguson are doubts for QPR's home game against Portsmouth. Midfielder Faurlin suffered a dead leg during Saturday's goalless draw at Hull, while striker Helguson is still struggling with the groin strain he picked up against Coventry last Sunday. Norway international Petter Vaagen Moen is on standby to replace Faurlin, while West Brom loanee Ishmael Miller is likely to continue up front if Helguson misses out again. Hungarian midfielder Akos Buzsaky is still out following knee surgery but he is back in training and could return in a couple of weeks. Defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and strikers Jamie Mackie and Patrick Agyemang (both broken leg) remain long-term absentees for the table toppers. Meanwhile, Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill welcomes back Aaron Mokoena and Dave Kitson. Centre-half Mokoena returns from a two-match ban after collecting 10 bookings this season and striker Kitson has completed a three-match suspension for his red card against Brighton earlier this month. But Cotterill remains short of bodies, having missed out on a deadline day loan move for Paul Konchesky while losing forward John Utaka, who has moved to Montpellier. Midfielders Richard Hughes and Michael Brown are still unavailable due to the clauses in their contracts which would trigger new deals which the club cannot afford. Striker Danny Webber remains sidelined with a knee injury but could be back in full training in a month.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 433Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Clint Hill
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Shaun Derry
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Ishmael Miller
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Fitz Hall
  • Martin Rowlands
  • Rob Hulse
  • Petter Vaagan Moen
  • Pascal Chimbonda
  • Danny Shittu

Home

Away

Match Report

Taarabt back to his best Adel Taarabt put his weekend tantrum behind him to fire QPR a step closer to promotion to the Barclays Premier League after a 2-0 win over Portsmouth. The moody Moroccan had sulked, bickered with his team-mates and asked to be substituted during the first half of the goalless draw at Hull on Saturday. But the Rangers skipper was back to his best at Loftus Road as his 14th goal of the season helped sink Portsmouth. Visiting goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown was at fault, though, after letting Taarabt's long-range drive slip through his hands. Clint Hill headed the second to leave Neil Warnock's side five points clear at the top of the npower Championship. Pompey, by contrast, are tumbling down the table after their winless streak was extended to eight games. Yet they almost stunned the hosts inside the first 30 seconds after Bradley Orr felled David Nugent. Liam Lawrence swung in the free-kick and Greg Halford had a free header but his effort was too close to Rangers keeper Paddy Kenny. At the other end Taarabt fired wide from 25 yards before full-back Hill sent a rising drive over the crossbar. Pompey threatened again midway through the first half when Dave Kitson jinked his way into the area and tried to dink the ball over Kenny, only to find the roof of the net. With the visitors well on top, Matt Connolly earned himself a booking when he brought down Lawrence and Halford forced a fine save from Kenny with his fiercely-hit free-kick. Then, from Lawrence's corner, Halford put his header narrowly over the top. Rangers created their best chance of the opening half just before the break when Wayne Routledge teed up Alejandro Faurlin, whose curling shot was well saved by Jamie Ashdown. At the start of the second half Taarabt embarked on a trademark mazy run, beating three players before finding Ishmael Miller who turned and fired narrowly wide. And the breakthrough came in the 59th minute when Taarabt let fly again from outside the area and Ashdown fumbled the shot before turning in horror to see the ball bounce over the line. Pompey attempted to hit back and Jonathan Hogg should have levelled when Kitson dummied Lawrence's cross into his path but the Aston Villa loanee put his effort wide. And Rangers made the points safe in the 71st minute when Hill met Taarabt's corner with a towering header which gave Ashdown no chance.

Form Guide

    WLDDWD
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • DLLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 09/11/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 14/04/2001
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 04/11/2000
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 3
  • QPR
  • 07/05/2000
  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 23/10/1999
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 30/01/1999

Top Scorers

QPR

  • J Mackie 9
  • A Taarabt 8
  • T Smith 3
  • K Gorkss 3
  • P Agyemang 2
  • H Helguson 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • A Faurlin 2
  • R Hulse 1
  • F Hall 1
  • W Routledge 1
  • B Orr 1

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 7
  • D Kitson 5
  • G Halford 3
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • A Mokoena 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 46
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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