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  • Date:18 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:16,745
Goal!

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92:03 +2.03

Russell Anderson fouled by Patrick Agyemang, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Leacock on for Steve Davies. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.

90:13 +0.13

Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.

89:19

Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Hulse. Tommy Smith takes the direct free kick.

88:38

Russell Anderson comes on in place of Stephen Pearson.

84:51

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Rob Hulse coming on for Heidar Helguson.

83:55

Bradley Orr challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.

82:33

Patrick Agyemang challenges James Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ishmael Miller is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Routledge. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.

81:24

Jamie Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.

80:03

Foul by Steve Davies on Patrick Kenny, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

75:38

John Brayford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. John Brayford receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

74:32

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Savage. Brad Jones takes the free kick.

73:19

Patrick Agyemang sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Bradley Orr from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

71:18

Foul by James Bailey on Alejandro Faurlin, free kick awarded. James Bailey is cautioned. Alejandro Faurlin has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

70:08

Unfair challenge on Theo Robinson by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Patrick Agyemang joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.

69:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Stephen Pearson. Free kick taken by Matthew Connolly.

64:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Steve Davies. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.

64:08

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line played to the near post, Theo Robinson makes a clearance.

62:57

Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Ward, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Connolly by Shaun Barker. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

59:23

Tommy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. Brad Jones takes the free kick.

57:57

Foul by Daniel Ayala on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded. Daniel Ayala is shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right wing.

56:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson by Alejandro Faurlin. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.

53:45

Shot by Alejandro Faurlin from outside the box goes high over the target.

51:09

The official flags Wayne Routledge offside. Brad Jones takes the indirect free kick.

46:39

Shot by Steve Davies from a long way out goes over the net.

44:05

Effort from deep inside the area by Theo Robinson misses to the right of the goal.

40:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Bailey on Alejandro Faurlin. Matthew Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

39:20

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Heidar Helguson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

38:31

Theo Robinson challenges Bradley Orr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.

37:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Shaun Barker makes a clearance. Heidar Helguson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Brad Jones.

36:57

Effort from outside the penalty box by James Bailey goes wide left of the goal.

34:07

Foul by Shaun Barker on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Brad Jones.

32:26

Theo Robinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

31:15

Shot by Jamie Ward from 20 yards. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

30:37

Shot from inside the area by Stephen Pearson clears the bar.

29:37

Adel Taarabt has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

28:53

Centre by Wayne Routledge, save by Brad Jones.

25:16

The ball is swung over by Adel Taarabt, save by Brad Jones.

24:45

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

22:26

Foul by Robbie Savage on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Matthew Connolly takes the direct free kick.

20:27

Effort from the edge of the area by James Bailey goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:54

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones. Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

14:52

Stephen Pearson challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adel Taarabt produces a cross, Close range header by Tommy Smith goes over the bar.

12:45

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Robbie Savage results in a free kick. The referee shows Robbie Savage a yellow card. Booking for Wayne Routledge for dissent. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.

10:42

Shot from close range by Wayne Routledge misses to the left of the target.

9:00

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.

6:51

Matthew Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Davies. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robbie Savage from left wing.

5:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Steve Davies. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.

4:07

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Heidar Helguson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

Match Preview

Taarabt back in the running QPR could be unchanged as they attempt to move a step closer to promotion against Derby. Skipper Adel Taarabt has been suffering with stomach cramps recently, but still managed 70 minutes of Tuesday night's 1-0 win at Barnsley. The midfielder, who took his goal tally for the season to 16 with the first-minute winner, was taken off as a precaution but will be fit to face the Rams. Recalled centre-half Matt Connolly should have done enough to keep his place ahead of Dan Shittu and Fitz Hall. Full-back Peter Ramage played for the reserves this week after seven months out with a cruciate injury, but will not be considered yet. Striker Jamie Mackie is still recovering from a broken leg. Derby have no new injury problems ahead of the trip. Gareth Roberts, who made a surprise return from a knee injury in the win against Leeds on Tuesday night, has since missed some training as a precaution but is expected to be available for the televised game. "Gareth made a big difference to the balance of the team against Leeds," said Clough. "Having him at left-back meant we were able to move John Brayford back to right-back and that helped us look more solid. "Coming back so soon also highlighted Gaz's character, when medically perhaps he shouldn't have played." Stephen Pearson set up both Rams goals in the 2-1 win against Leeds after playing in an unfamiliar left midfield role, and Clough admits he faces a selection dilemma over where to play the Scotland international. "Stephen would rather play in central midfield, while we think he can do a job out wide on the left," said Clough, who could have Polish forward Tomasz Cywka available again after a knee injury.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 451Manager: Nigel Clough

Derby

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Clint Hill
  • Shaun Derry
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Tommy Smith
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • Rob Hulse
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Ishmael Miller
  • Danny Shittu

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Match Report

Savage stars as leaders held Robbie Savage put the brakes on QPR's promotion charge as Derby frustrated the leaders to claim a goalless draw. The veteran Welsh midfielder, who is retiring at the end of the season, succeeded where many have failed this term with a man-marking job on Rangers captain and top scorer Adel Taarabt. Savage followed the Moroccan's every move, chipping at his heels and chirping in his ear and with their star turn kept quiet, Rangers could not find a way through. They are already selling 'We are Premier League' t-shirts in the stalls outside the ground, and while that may be slightly premature, they should prove a sound investment with Neil Warnock's side nine now points clear of Norwich in third. There is still the small matter of an FA charge hanging over the club regarding the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin, but a points deduction remains an unlikely outcome. Certainly no-one seemed too concerned at a sold-out Loftus Road, although they will have to wait a little longer for their promotion party. Savage may be winding down his career but he has not lost his knack of winding up players and fans alike. He boasted after last season's meeting between the sides that he had kept Taarabt in his pocket. And it was not long before Savage had reintroduced himself to the 16-goal midfielder, lunging into a reckless challenge before kicking the ball against his grounded opponent to earn a booking after only 12 minutes. Taarabt was eventually put out of his misery when Warnock hauled him off with 20 minutes to go, and he took his frustration out on a water bottle. But Rangers still had plenty of chances to take all three points. They almost took the lead after just five minutes when Clint Hill flicked on Taarabt's corner and Heidar Helguson stabbed the ball inches wide at the far post. Wayne Routledge should have put the hosts ahead five minutes later when Faurlin's chip left him with just Rams keeper Brad Jones to beat but he poked his shot wide. Tommy Smith also headed a good chance too high and Jones tipped Taarabt's audacious curler over the top. Derby are still not mathematically safe from relegation, although last weekend's win over Leeds has given them plenty of breathing space. Theo Robinson and James Bailey went close for them in the first half, and they could have snatched a shock victory after the break but for Paddy Kenny. Much has been made of Taarabt's contribution this term but Kenny's has been just as vital. And the keeper ensured he kept his 24th clean sheet of the campaign, a club record, and secured a point for the hosts with a stunning one-handed save to deny Stephen Pearson from 12 yards.

Form Guide

    LWWWLW
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Derby
  • LWDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Derby
  • 2 - 2
  • QPR
  • 28/08/2010
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Derby
  • 23/03/2010
  • Derby
  • 2 - 4
  • QPR
  • 24/10/2009
  • Derby
  • 0 - 2
  • QPR
  • 17/01/2009
  • QPR
  • 0 - 2
  • Derby
  • 27/09/2008
  • Derby
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 13/03/2007

Top Scorers

QPR

  • A Taarabt 10
  • J Mackie 9
  • H Helguson 7
  • T Smith 4
  • W Routledge 4
  • K Gorkss 3
  • H Ephraim 3
  • A Faurlin 3
  • C Hill 2
  • P Agyemang 2
  • R Hulse 2
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1
  • I Miller 1

Derby

  • S Davies 4
  • A Bueno 4
  • T Cywka 4
  • P Green 2
  • C Porter 2
  • J Ward 2
  • B Davies 1
  • S Barker 1
  • S Pearson 1
  • D Leacock 1
  • T Robinson 1
  • J Brayford 1
  • J Bailey 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 65
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Derby

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 53
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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