skip to content
Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Carlos Edwards results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Effort by Luciano Civelli from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Matthew Connolly on for Danny Shittu.
The offside flag is raised against Tamas Priskin. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Connor Wickham. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Luciano Civelli on for Lee Martin.
Heidar Helguson grabs a headed goal from close in. QPR 2-0 Ipswich.Assist by Clint Hill.
Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.
Tamas Priskin produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Bullard on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Clint Hill finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-0 Ipswich.Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adel Taarabt,
Tamas Priskin challenges Clint Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Ishmael Miller goes off and Akos Buzsaky comes on.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a save.
Damien Delaney fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Wayne Routledge challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fitz Hall on Tamas Priskin. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.
Tamas Priskin comes on in place of Jason Scotland. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, save by Marton Fulop.
Foul by Jason Scotland on Patrick Kenny, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Grant Leadbitter challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Lee Martin takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
The referee penalises Wayne Routledge for handball. Marton Fulop takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Danny Shittu takes a shot. Carlos Edwards gets a block in.
Mark Kennedy goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Kennedy on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Jason Scotland is caught offside. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Lee Martin decides to take the corner short.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Heidar Helguson has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Grant Leadbitter gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Shittu by Jason Scotland. Danny Shittu takes the indirect free kick.
Ishmael Miller is caught offside. Carlos Edwards takes the indirect free kick.
Andy Drury fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.
Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Derry. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The official flags Connor Wickham offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
Andy Drury replaces Colin Healy. Carlos Edwards fouled by Heidar Helguson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Fitz Hall takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Delaney.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Colin Healy.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Danny Shittu takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
Header from close in by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Clint Hill.
Shot from long distance by Grant Leadbitter misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Clint Hill. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from right channel, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
Foul by Damien Delaney on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, Connor Wickham makes a clearance.
Grant Leadbitter takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.
Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Effort from long distance by Jimmy Bullard goes wide right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Bradley Orr. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Unfair challenge on Jimmy Bullard by Clint Hill results in a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the indirect free kick.
Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Damien Delaney. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Fitz Hall has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Danny Shittu goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Colin Healy challenges Shaun Derry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
Duo out for Hoops
QPR will again be without Tommy Smith and Hogan Ephraim for the visit of Ipswich.
Smith is facing a fortnight on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury against Nottingham Forest last week and fellow winger Ephraim serves the final game of a three-match ban.
But midfielder Akos Buzsaky made his comeback from four months out with a knee injury as a late substitute at Preston on Saturday and should be involved again.
Boss Neil Warnock is unlikely to make many changes despite Rangers being held to a 1-1 draw by the bottom club although Fitz Hall, Pascal Chimbonda and Rob Hulse are options.
Defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and strikers Jamie Mackie and Patrick Agyemang (both broken leg) remain long-term absentees.
Ipswich will have Jimmy Bullard back in the squad.
The on-loan Hull midfielder was ineligible for the 1-1 draw with his parent club at the weekend but is now available and could go straight back into Paul Jewell's starting line-up at Loftus Road.
Captain David Norris is not expected back for another 10 days as he recovers from injuries to both his ankle and knee so Grant Leadbitter should partner Bullard in midfield.
Teenage striker Connor Wickham rolled his ankle against Hull but Jewell has confirmed that the 17-year-old is fit to play.
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster and will be back in around a month, meaning Marton Fulop will continue.
Winger Andy Drury made his first start for the club at the weekend since joining from Luton last month and he was impressive so could feature against Warnock's side.
Hoops march on
The unlikely figure of Clint Hill ensured stuttering QPR maintained their breathing space at the top of the npower Championship as Ipswich were beaten 2-0.
Rangers' charge towards the title had slowed to a crawl in recent weeks - and on Tuesday night it appeared to be stuck behind a tractor.
With their eccentric 14-goal captain Adel Taarabt having one off his off days and Paul Jewell's revived Ipswich proving stubborn opposition, Rangers were staring at a third successive draw.
But with the chasing pack waiting to pounce, left-back Hill popped up with the opening goal 13 minutes from time.
He then provided the cross for Heidar Helguson to finally kill off the Tractor Boys and keep the west Londoners five points clear and on course for the Premier League.
Boss Neil Warnock showed his ruthless streak before kick-off when he dropped both his centre-halves, Matt Connolly and Kaspars Gorkss, in favour of Fitz Hall and Danny Shittu, the latter making his second Rangers debut.
While Warnock has been openly critical of his first-choice pair in recent weeks, his decision to beef up his backline also had a lot to do with the physical presence of Ipswich's in-form teenage striker Connor Wickham.
Certainly Shittu, who rejoined Rangers from Millwall in January, had to be on his toes to chase back and block an angled drive from the 17-year-old in the opening stages.
And on the half-hour Hall threw himself in front of a piledriver from Grant Leadbitter to deflect the shot over the crossbar.
Rangers keeper Paddy Kenny then had to punch a drilled Wickham cross for a corner, from which Gareth McAuley headed wide.
The new boys at the back actually had Rangers' best chances in a subdued first-half performance, Hall nodding Taarabt's corner over and Shittu seeing his powerful header blocked by Carlos Edwards.
After the break, and presumably a half-time rocket from Warnock, Rangers went on the attack and Ishmael Miller's close-range shot was saved by Marton Fulop before Helguson's header flew inches over the top.
The breakthrough finally came when Taarabt swung in a corner which was met by a powerful header from Hill at the far post.
Wayne Routledge almost hit a second but Fulop saved his rocket shot.
But the final blow arrived in the 83rd minute when Hill, who usually gets a nose bleed if he ventures too far across the halfway line, overlapped again and crossed for Helguson to bury his header and secure three more vital points.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk