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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:18,033
  • Zamora (35)
  • Drenthe (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Hill by Marouane Fellaini. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

89mins

Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Hill. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

88mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Nedum Onuoha. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Seamus Coleman coming on for Denis Stracqualursi. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Akos Buzsaky produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Marouane Fellaini gets a block in.

85mins

Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Tony Hibbert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

84mins

Armand Traore is adjudged to have handled the ball. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken by Akos Buzsaky, Denis Stracqualursi makes a clearance.

83mins

Leighton Baines challenges Jamie Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nedum Onuoha takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Johnny Heitinga challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adel Taarabt leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Mackie. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Akos Buzsaky.

79mins

Steven Pienaar handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

77mins

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

73mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

72mins

Shaun Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Barton on Marouane Fellaini. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line to the near post, Nikica Jelavic manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Shaun Derry takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on Phil Neville. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

66mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

65mins

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

64mins

The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

62mins

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Royston Drenthe leaves the field to be replaced by Leon Osman. Nikica Jelavic is brought on as a substitute for Tim Cahill. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

62mins

Shot by Akos Buzsaky from outside the box goes over the target.

61mins

Corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line played to the near post, Tim Howard makes a save.

58mins

Nedum Onuoha fouled by Denis Stracqualursi, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

51mins

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.

50mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Marouane Fellaini goes wide of the right-hand upright.

49mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line. Shaun Derry takes a shot. Blocked by Akos Buzsaky.

44mins

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Short corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line. Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini challenges Anton Ferdinand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

43mins

Corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe.

42mins

Corner taken by Royston Drenthe played to the near post, clearance made by Bobby Zamora.

41mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Joey Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

37mins

Denis Stracqualursi fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Pienaar receives a caution. Shot comes in from Royston Drenthe from the free kick, blocked by Bobby Zamora.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Royston Drenthe. Royston Drenthe receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The ball is delivered by Akos Buzsaky, Bobby Zamora finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-1 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Akos Buzsaky.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Adel Taarabt fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line played to the near post, Denis Stracqualursi makes a clearance.

31mins

Royston Drenthe gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 0-1 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Steven Pienaar.

29mins

Shaun Wright-Phillips has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

28mins

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

27mins

Shot from outside the area by Royston Drenthe misses to the left of the goal.

26mins

Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Tim Cahill fouled by Armand Traore, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Royston Drenthe, Denis Stracqualursi takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in. Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Armand Traore challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

23mins

Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

20mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Sylvain Distin. Strike comes in from Akos Buzsaky from the free kick, save by Tim Howard.

17mins

Foul by Anton Ferdinand on Royston Drenthe, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

16mins

Denis Stracqualursi challenges Clint Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Adel Taarabt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Royston Drenthe crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Joey Barton makes a clearance.

14mins

Joey Barton takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

11mins

Royston Drenthe concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. The ball is swung over by Akos Buzsaky, Clint Hill has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

11mins

Johnny Heitinga fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Akos Buzsaky has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal. Close range shot by Clint Hill misses to the left of the target.

9mins

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha by Denis Stracqualursi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

6mins

Akos Buzsaky concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Tony Hibbert restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Bobby Zamora results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

4mins

Steven Pienaar takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

4mins

Tim Cahill takes a shot.

3mins

Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Akos Buzsaky results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

2mins

Denis Stracqualursi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Hughes - Red cards have hurt us Manager Mark Hughes has demanded relegation-threatened QPR stop hitting the self-destruct button by keeping their discipline in their vital Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. QPR have dropped 13 points from winning positions at Loftus Road this season and had five players sent off at home, three in their last four fixtures. As a result, only goal difference separates QPR from the relegation zone and they face an ominous run-in, including facing six of the top seven teams in the league. Hughes believes QPR have the quality to win their battle against the drop - providing they stop shooting themselves in the foot with red cards. "We haven't helped ourselves because we haven't managed to keep 11 players on the field and that has hurt us in too many games," said Hughes, who will be without the suspended pair Samba Diakite and Djibril Cisse. "In three of the last four home games we have gone down to 10 men and it is very difficult to overcome those differences at Premier League level. "We want to keep 11 on the field of play, that will help us significantly. We need to start getting points on the board. "I remain convinced we have enough quality in the club to stay up. We have to make sure we emphasise that fact by getting the points on the board. "We need to be competitive in the league but we need to keep people on the field of play. If we do that in our home games we will pick up more than enough points." Everton head to Loftus Road unbeaten in seven and a model of consistency compared to QPR, who are still finding their feet after Hughes was brought in to replace Neil Warnock. "They are a very well-established Premier League club," Hughes said. "We are working in a different way, a more structured way than they are used to (under Warnock) and it takes a bit of time to understand what is required. "They have really embraced that and it is only a matter of time before we see the fruits of that labour." Luke Young could return from a hamstring injury against Everton but Fitz Hall and DJ Campbell are set to remain absent despite being on the comeback trail. Everton manager David Moyes believes QPR may have to wait to see the benefit of bringing in Hughes but he is backing their opponents to survive their first season back in the Barclays Premier League. Since Hughes replaced Warnock in early January the Loftus Road club have taken just four points from six league matches. Moyes said not every new manager could have an instant impact and R's fans would have to be patient. "When a new manager comes in you can sometimes get the instant effect of winning a few games like Martin O'Neill (at Sunderland)," he said. "But in other situations it takes time to get results and bed in what you are trying to do. "But there is no right way and wrong way because if that was the case chairman would be changing managers every three months just to get an instant hit. "It is one of these things: I am sure in time Mark Hughes will prove his ability as a manager at QPR. I am maybe not surprised (at their league position) because you wouldn't expect a promoted team to be much further up. "But I've said from the start of the season I expected the newly-promoted teams to stay up and I still believe that. "Norwich are almost a certainty and Swansea are close to being safe and the only ones who are in any difficulty are QPR but I've always had a feeling they have enough to get out of trouble. They have spent well and they will fight all the way to the end." Midfielders Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman played for the reserves in midweek while striker Nikica Jelavic also had a run-out for Croatia. Everton will be missing midfielder Darron Gibson, however, as he has been ruled out with a knee injury.

Formation:4231Manager: Mark Hughes

QPR

Formation: 4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Anton Ferdinand
  • Clint Hill
  • Armand Traore
  • Shaun Derry
  • Joey Barton
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Bobby Zamora
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Luke Young
  • Tommy Smith
  • Taye Taiwo

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Match Report

Rangers worries remain after Toffees draw QPR were unable to eke out a winner against Everton as the struggling west Londoners yet again failed to make the most of home advantage with a 1-1 draw. The Hoops have now won just two of their 14 Barclays Premier League matches at Loftus Road and teeter dangerously over the drop zone with a tough-looking batch of fixtures remaining. QPR came into the match on a run of six defeats from their past eight matches and almost got off to the worst possible start, with a Tim Cahill half-volley hitting the crossbar early on. Everton were playing like a side unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions and that confidence was epitomised by Royston Drenthe, who broke the deadlock with an exquisite 30-yard effort. The lead lasted just five minutes, though, as QPR showed a fighting spirit often lacking this season, with Bobby Zamora bundling home a Akos Buzsaky free-kick off goalkeeper Tim Howard. Buzsaky inexplicably hit the post after an Adel Taarabt effort had done the same as half-time approached, although they could not force a second-half winner. There was a tense atmosphere around Loftus Road as the game began with the visitors on the front foot. Cahill came close to turning Everton's strong start into the opening goal inside four minutes, when a superbly-struck effort rattled the crossbar. The strike seemed to jolt QPR into life and they came close themselves six minutes later, with a hopeful Buzsaky drive from the edge of the box flicked just wide by Clint Hill. The centre-back had another opportunity moments later, although he could not keep his header down from a neatly-delivered Buzsaky free-kick. With QPR enjoying a spell in the ascendancy, referee Kevin Friend frustrated home supporters by not allowing play to continue when Shaun Wright-Phillips was fouled on the edge of the box. Only Howard's quick reactions prevented Buzsaky's resulting free-kick sneaking in, before Zamora saw a run into the box thwarted by the Everton defence. Drenthe was looking the Toffees' most dangerous player going forward and, after seeing an audacious drive saved by Paddy Kenny, delivered a free-kick that was almost directed home. QPR fought back with a Wright-Phillips diving header that went just wide, before Drenthe broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. Taarabt lost the ball in the middle of the park and when the on-loan Real Madrid midfielder secured possession his fizzing left-foot drive flew in from 30 yards. However, it was 1-1 five minutes later. Drenthe brought down Taarabt and Buzsaky whipped the free-kick in for Zamora to bundle home from close range off goalkeeper Howard. The Dutchman was booked for his challenge and was followed into the referee's notebook by team-mate Steven Pienaar shortly afterwards. Everton were enjoying the lion's share of possession as half-time approached, although both sets of fans seemed more excited by a squirrel that was running around the pitch. Attention turned back to the football as QPR somehow failed to net on the stroke of half-time. Taarabt fired a shot from the edge of the box that rebounded off the post, Zamora collected the loose ball and squared it for Buzsaky, who hit the post inside the six-yard box and then scuffed the rebound. QPR started the second period in the same vein and would have taken the lead shortly after the restart had Nedum Onuoha managed to divert a Shaun Derry effort goalwards. The second half was a scrappier affair, though, and Everton boss David Moyes brought on Leon Osman and Nikica Jelavic in a bid to change things. Rangers were still having opportunities and a rasping Buzsaky drive was followed by some good play from Taarabt, who burst into the box to strike just across the face of the Everton goal. Tensions were beginning to rise inside Loftus Road as QPR pressed for a much-needed winner. Buzsaky stung the palms of Howard as the Hungarian once again took it upon himself to find a way through, before QPR manager Mark Hughes replaced Taarabt with 10 minutes remaining. Jamie Mackie was the man that came on in his place as QPR went more direct, although that move could not force a winner. Things could have got worse for QPR as the visitors dominated the four minutes of stoppage time, although the match ended in a draw. endM

Form Guide

    LWDLLL
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Everton
  • LDDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 0 - 1
  • QPR
  • 20/08/2011
  • QPR
  • 3 - 1
  • Everton
  • 08/04/1996
  • Everton
  • 2 - 0
  • QPR
  • 22/11/1995
  • QPR
  • 2 - 3
  • Everton
  • 18/03/1995
  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • QPR
  • 17/09/1994
  • QPR
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 16/04/1994

Top Scorers

QPR

  • H Helguson 6
  • J Mackie 4
  • T Smith 2
  • L Young 2
  • J Bothroyd 2
  • J Barton 2
  • D Cisse 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • A Faurlin 1

Everton

  • L Osman 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • RR Drenthe 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • T Cahill 1
  • T Howard 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • D Gibson 1
  • M Fellaini 1
  • D Stracqualursi 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 72
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Everton

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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