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  • Date:23 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:13:15
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:13,185
  • Taarabt (45)
    Routledge (78)
  • King (24)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:30 +3.30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

92:13 +2.13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line to the near post, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

90:39 +0.39

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Hogan Ephraim coming on for Wayne Routledge. Stephen O'Halloran fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by Fitz Hall.

89:23

Ishmael Miller challenges Stephen O'Halloran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

85:49

Unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt.

84:54

Ishmael Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

83:28

Adel Taarabt fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.

83:28

Richard Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Clint Hill takes the direct free kick.

82:11

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Fitz Hall coming on for Tommy Smith. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Shaun Derry takes the free kick.

81:29

The referee shows Stephen O'Halloran a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Ishmael Miller by Stephen O'Halloran results in a free kick. Alejandro Faurlin takes the free kick.

78:55

Clive Platt replaces Gary McSheffrey.

78:05

Wayne Routledge finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 2-1 Coventry.Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.

76:41

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Richard Keogh.

75:33

Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Matthew Connolly takes the direct free kick.

73:52

Shaun Derry challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

73:08

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

72:02

Effort from the edge of the area by Gary McSheffrey goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Keiren Westwood makes a save.

69:12

Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

68:08

Tommy Smith has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

67:39

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. Tommy Smith takes the free kick.

66:07

Sammy Clingan is brought on as a substitute for Michael Doyle.

65:48

Michael Doyle fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

63:11

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

63:11

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.

62:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

61:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

61:19

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

61:04

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

60:10

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Stephen O'Halloran, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Carl Baker.

59:24

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

56:24

Corner taken short by Carl Baker.

56:01

Wayne Routledge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

54:13

Heidar Helguson goes off and Ishmael Miller comes on.

52:39

Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

50:11

Richard Wood challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Alejandro Faurlin from the free kick.

49:45

Short corner worked by Adel Taarabt.

48:57

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

48:49 +3.49

Effort on goal by Clint Hill from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

48:26 +3.26

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.

47:21

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

47:19 +2.19

Adel Taarabt finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 Coventry.

47:06 +2.06

Marlon King is caught offside. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

45:01

Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Freddy Eastwood.

42:54

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, clearance by Stephen O'Halloran.

42:17

Stephen O'Halloran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

42:17

Stephen O'Halloran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right wing, clearance by Martin Cranie.

38:09

Shaun Derry receives a caution. Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

36:51

Long range effort from Adel Taarabt misses to the left of the goal.

35:47

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Stephen O'Halloran makes a clearance.

34:49

Unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt restarts play with the free kick.

34:21

Freddy Eastwood has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

32:41

Headed effort from inside the area by Tommy Smith misses to the left of the goal.

30:26

Adel Taarabt produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

27:16

Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.

24:11

Marlon King scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 0-1 Coventry.Gary McSheffrey provided the assist for the goal.

23:30

Alejandro Faurlin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

23:25

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Martin Cranie.

22:52

Shot from 25 yards by Shaun Derry. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

22:30

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

22:13

Michael Doyle booked. Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Matthew Connolly takes the direct free kick.

21:38

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly.

19:47

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line played to the near post.

18:13

Freddy Eastwood has a overhead kick shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

17:46

Short corner worked by Gary McSheffrey.

17:04

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

13:53

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

12:13

Heidar Helguson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

8:10

Wayne Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

1:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Stephen O'Halloran.

The match has kicked off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The game restarts for the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

New-look Rs welcome Sky Blues Wayne Routledge and Pascal Chimbonda will be added to the QPR squad for Sunday's clash with Coventry. Winger Routledge has returned to Loftus Road on loan from Newcastle while full-back Chimbonda has joined on a free after leaving Blackburn. Boss Neil Warnock has also signed West Brom striker Ishmael Miller on loan but he has a slight hamstring injury. Heidar Helguson is fit after a thigh problem and pushing to replace Rob Hulse, who has failed to score in his last seven outings, in attack. Midfielder Akos Buzsaky is still out with a knee injury but has been pencilled in for a return next month. Defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and broken-leg victims Jamie Mackie and Patrick Agyemang are the long-term absentees. Coventry welcome back Marlon King and could possibly be boosted by the long-awaited return of Ben Turner. Striker King is back in the fold having completed a three-match suspension for the red card he received against Ipswich. Influential centre-back Turner has been out since early November with a knee injury but is due to train on Friday and manager Aidy Boothroyd has not ruled out him of being involved at Loftus Road, although a starting berth remains an outside chance. Captain Lee Carsley is currently in Sweden undergoing an Achilles operation before travelling to Germany for groin surgery and is expected to be out for three to four weeks. Fellow midfielder Sammy Clingan (knee) returned to the bench for last weekend`s goalless draw against Sheffield United following his lengthy lay-off and will again take his place in City`s squad. Otherwise, Boothroyd reports no fresh injury concerns and arranged a behind-closed-doors friendly this week to give some of his fringe players some valuable minutes on the pitch.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Clint Hill
  • Shaun Derry
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Tommy Smith
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Fitz Hall
  • Leon Clarke
  • Rob Hulse
  • Petter Vaagan Moen
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Ishmael Miller

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Match Report

Routledge puts Rangers five points clear Wayne Routledge marked his second QPR debut with a goal as the npower Championship leaders came from behind to sink Coventry. This time last year the winger left Loftus Road for Newcastle and helped guide the Magpies to promotion and the title. He looks eager to repeat the trick having rejoined Rangers on loan and got off to the perfect start by hitting the winner against the Sky Blues. Adel Taarabt had earlier added another dazzling solo effort to his growing collection to cancel out a shock opener from Coventry's Marlon King. Rangers' early-season promotion charge may have slowed down to more of a canter - this was only their third win in eight outings - but they still sit a handy five points clear of the chasing pack. Routledge set about Coventry from the off and almost set up an opening goal after 12 minutes. The winger turned Martin Cranie inside-out before crossing to Heidar Helguson, whose downward header bounced up and over the crossbar. Rangers were screaming for a penalty after 23 minutes when a bullet header from Helguson struck Cranie's arm but referee Mark Haywood was not interested. Moments later City goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was called into action to tip a fierce drive from Shaun Derry over the crossbar. Yet against the run of play the visitors opened the scoring in the 25th minute with their first attack of the game. Gary McSheffrey's ball across the face of goal was missed by Rangers defender Matt Connolly and King was left with a simple tap-in past Paddy Kenny. The hosts could have found themselves two down when Freddy Eastwood burst into the area and got the better of Connolly, but the former Southend frontman dragged his shot wide. Taarabt, the player who has had more shots than any other in the Championship this season, then took aim from 25 yards but his effort flashed past the post. But the Moroccan found his range in first-half stoppage time, jinking inside Richard Keogh before unleashing a stunning curler from the corner of the area beyond Westwood and into the net. Rangers came agonisingly close to taking the lead six minutes after half-time when a free-kick from Alejandro Faurlin beat the dive of Westwood but came back off the inside of the post. But they were not to be denied and with 11 minutes left Taarabt's lofted pass sent Routledge through and with a delightful first touch and finish he secured the three points. end M

Form Guide

    LWWLDD
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LLLDLD

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 0 - 2
  • QPR
  • 28/12/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 13/02/2010
  • QPR
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 28/11/2009
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 10/01/2009
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 20/09/2008
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 0
  • QPR
  • 05/03/2008

Top Scorers

QPR

  • J Mackie 9
  • A Taarabt 7
  • T Smith 3
  • K Gorkss 3
  • P Agyemang 2
  • H Helguson 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • A Faurlin 2
  • R Hulse 1
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 5
  • F Eastwood 4
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • M King 1
  • D Bell 1
  • M Doyle 1
  • C Baker 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Clarke 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 44
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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