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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:13,445
Goal!

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93:51 +3.51

Jay McEveley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Bradley Orr takes the direct free kick. Jay McEveley is cautioned.

93:22 +3.22

Corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance by Clint Hill.

93:00 +3.00

Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. Free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.

92:20 +2.20

Bradley Orr has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

91:06 +1.06

Corner from right by-line taken by Hogan Ephraim.

90:52 +0.52

Antonio German takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.

89:45

The referee gives a free kick against Mikele Leigertwood for handball. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

88:25

The referee blows for offside against Josh Parker. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

85:07

Jacob Butterfield comes on in place of Goran Lovre.

82:15

Antonio German is brought on as a substitute for Heidar Helguson.

80:41

Fitz Hall grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 4-0 Barnsley.Assist by Hogan Ephraim.

79:49

Outswinging corner taken by Hogan Ephraim from the right by-line, clearance made by Hugo Colace.

78:58

Shaun Derry leaves the field to be replaced by Mikele Leigertwood.

76:57

Josh Parker replaces Adel Taarabt.

75:39

Jeronimo Morales Neumann joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Hammill.

72:54

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, clearance by Hugo Colace.

71:45

Effort from inside the six-yard area by Heidar Helguson bounces off the post.

71:00

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Nathan Doyle.

69:09

Iain Hume produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:37

Adel Taarabt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

64:52

Bradley Orr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Goran Lovre. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.

63:25

Adel Taarabt takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

61:20

Assist on the goal came from Heidar Helguson.

61:18

Heidar Helguson fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a Penalty. Adel Taarabt scores a power penalty. QPR 3-0 Barnsley.

59:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on Bobby Hassell. Bradley Orr receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Stephen Foster, Centre by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Jay McEveley.

58:18

Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Doyle. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

57:28

Iain Hume gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Goran Lovre.

56:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Lovre by Clint Hill. Stephen Foster takes the free kick.

55:05

Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Bradley Orr.

53:38

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Andy Gray makes a clearance.

52:23

Jamie Mackie finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Barnsley.

49:40

Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Andy Gray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

47:57

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

47:25 +2.25

Hugo Colace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin. Adel Taarabt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Martin Devaney gets a block in.

47:13

Adam Hammill challenges Jamie Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.

47:04 +2.04

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Martin Devaney misses to the left of the target.

46:45 +1.45

Adam Hammill takes a shot.

46:11 +1.11

Corner taken by Jay McEveley.

45:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay McEveley from the right by-line, Shot by Hugo Colace from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

45:35

Adam Hammill produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.

45:01

(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Iain Hume coming on for Martin Devaney.

44:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Devaney by Clint Hill. A cross is delivered by Bobby Hassell, Header by Adam Hammill from inside the area strikes the post.

43:39

Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jason Shackell.

43:09

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line played to the near post, Goran Lovre makes a clearance.

42:19

Martin Devaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fitz Hall. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

41:09

Booking for Stephen Foster.

40:00

Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.

39:21

Stephen Foster gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Placed penalty scored by Heidar Helguson. QPR 1-0 Barnsley.

36:39

Foul by Heidar Helguson on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.

36:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on Nathan Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

34:17

The offside flag is raised against Andy Gray. Fitz Hall takes the indirect free kick.

28:52

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Martin Devaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

28:04

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

24:28

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

18:56

Hugo Colace produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

17:28

Andy Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.

16:20

Jay McEveley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Fitz Hall takes the direct free kick.

14:22

Corner from left by-line taken by Adel Taarabt.

14:01

Effort from 30 yards by Adel Taarabt. Luke Steele makes a save.

12:42

Clint Hill takes a shot.

12:06

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

9:24

Jay McEveley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

8:28

Andy Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

8:06

Jamie Mackie is caught offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

7:48

Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from 25 yards. Blocked by Jason Shackell.

3:40

Corner taken left-footed by Jay McEveley, Header from close in by Nathan Doyle misses to the right of the goal.

3:04

The referee penalises Hogan Ephraim for handball. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

2:33

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Gray. Direct free kick taken by Goran Lovre.

1:45

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

1:20

Jamie Mackie fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.

The referee starts the match.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview


Fresh look for QPR

QPR boss Neil Warnock has a host of summer signings to fit into his squad for the visit of Barnsley.

Paddy Kenny is likely to start in goal with Bradley Orr coming in at right-back and Clint Hill on the left.

Shaun Derry should make his debut in central midfield and Leon Clarke and Jamie Mackie are pushing for places up front.

Midfielder Adel Taarabt, who signed on a permanent deal from Tottenham on Thursday after last season's loan spell, will also be involved in the squad.

Defender Peter Ramage is banned for the first two games of the campaign after his red card in the final game of last season.

Midfielders Martin Rowlands and Lee Cook (both knee) are the only injury absentees.

Barnsley will be without new signing Jeronimo Morales Neumann.

The Argentinean forward is waiting for some paperwork to be finalised following his move from Estudiantes and boss Mark Robins believes the issue could take at least a fortnight to resolve.

Neumann's absence opens the door for veteran striker Andy Gray to stake a claim for a return to the Barnsley line-up following impressive pre-season form.

He could be partnered up-front by Liam Dickinson, a summer capture from Brighton.

Barnsley's debutants will be led by Jason Shackell, who has been awarded the captains armband following his summer move from Wolves.

The other players in contention to make their Tykes' bows at Loftus Road are Jim O'Brien, Goran Lovre and Jay McEveley.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 4411Manager: Mark Robins

Barnsley

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Fitz Hall
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Clint Hill
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Shaun Derry
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Heidar Helguson
  • Jamie Mackie
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Leon Clarke
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Gary Borrowdale
  • Antonio German
  • Josh Parker

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Match Report

Rangers romp to win Forgotten men Heidar Helguson and Fitz Hall combined with new signings Jamie Mackie and Adel Taarabt to ensure QPR got their npower Championship season off to a flyer with a 4-0 win against Barnsley. Icelandic forward Helguson, whose days in west London appeared to be numbered when he was farmed out to Watford last season, was ice-cool from the penalty spot in the first half and Hall, who spent the end of the campaign on loan at Newcastle, tapped in the fourth. In between, former Plymouth forward Mackie opened his account with a predatory strike and Taarabt, who completed his permanent switch from Tottenham on Thursday, capped a sparkling display by tucking away the hosts' second spot-kick. Despite the scoreline Barnsley will feel hard done by, with Jason Shackell and Adam Hammill both rattling the woodwork with Rangers just 1-0 up. Home boss Neil Warnock handed out five debuts and his new-look side were first on the attack with Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin firing narrowly wide. Barnsley's first chance came from a corner from Jay McEveley which Nathan Doyle nodded wide, before Rangers new boy Clint Hill shaved the crossbar with a header. Taarabt, who frustrated and delighted in equal measure during a loan spell at Loftus Road last season, had adopted his familiar shoot-on-sight policy and forced two fine saves from Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele. The opening goal came in the 40th minute when Taarabt twisted and turned past Shackell in the area before being sent sprawling to the turf by Stephen Foster. Warnock remains in the market for a striker before the end of the transfer window but Helguson reminded the manager he is still around by sending Steele the wrong way from the spot. The Tykes should have forced a leveller just before the break when Rangers goalkeeper Paddy Kenny spilled a routine catch but Shackell's header came back off the post. They almost stunned Rangers 30 seconds after the restart when Hammill strode forward and crashed his shot against the upright. Barnsley also had a shout for a penalty for a handball against Hall but their claims were waved away. Instead the hosts went two ahead in the 54th minute when Faurlin and Hogan Ephraim combined to set up Mackie, who made no mistake in front of goal. In the 62nd minute Doyle was caught in possession by Helguson in the area and brought the Rangers striker down, allowing Taarabt to confidently beat Steele from the spot. Helguson should have hit the fourth but came up with an early contender for miss of the season when he fluffed Taarabt's cross from all of three yards out. So it was left to newly-appointed skipper Hall to complete the scoring from close range 10 minutes from time.

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