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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:18,234
  • Helguson (0)
  • Gradel (37)
    McCormack (67)
Goal!

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92:00 +2.00

Corner taken short by Adel Taarabt.

88:55

Sanchez Watt has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

87:27

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

87:13

Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

84:26

The referee blows for offside against Davide Somma. Max Gradel goes off and Sanchez Watt comes on. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.

83:52

Ross McCormack takes a shot and hits the post.

79:25

Bradley Orr fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

78:54

Patrick Kisnorbo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Naylor.

78:41

Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal. Ross McCormack gets a block in.

75:50

Danny Shittu has an effort at goal. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

74:40

Effort from 20 yards by Bradley Johnson. Blocked by Bradley Orr. Short corner taken by Ross McCormack.

72:08

The referee books Adel Taarabt for dissent.

71:26

Danny Shittu is brought on as a substitute for Heidar Helguson.

71:09

Davide Somma produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

70:53

Matthew Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

69:17

Shot from just outside the box by Davide Somma misses to the right of the goal.

68:29

Eric Lichaj takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.

67:08

Ross McCormack scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 1-2 Leeds.

66:50

Effort on goal by Ross McCormack from 25 yards. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

63:51

Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Naylor. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Davide Somma coming on for Billy Paynter. (QPR) makes a substitution, with Peter Ramage coming on for Clint Hill. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

60:32

Max Gradel has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

58:49

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line to the near post, Header on goal by Bradley Orr from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

58:27

Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

57:49

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

57:38

Tommy Smith takes a shot from 25 yards. Paul Connolly gets a block in.

56:38

Effort on goal by Billy Paynter from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

56:23

Foul by Heidar Helguson on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.

54:36

Adel Taarabt on for Akos Buzsaky.

53:16

Billy Paynter is ruled offside. Matthew Connolly takes the indirect free kick.

52:39

Shot by Akos Buzsaky. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

52:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Heidar Helguson on Bradley Johnson. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

46:28 +1.28

Shot from 18 yards from Jonathan Howson. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in. Shot from 18 yards by Andrew O'Brien. Blocked by Shaun Derry.

45:50 +0.50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Clint Hill makes a clearance.

44:59

Header from close in by Ross McCormack misses to the left of the target.

44:03

Max Gradel fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Shaun Derry gets a block in.

43:30

Shot by Heidar Helguson from a long way out goes over the net.

42:39

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, clearance made by Wayne Routledge.

40:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Neil Kilkenny. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ross McCormack from left channel, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

39:40

Handball by Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

38:54

Ross McCormack produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

37:24

Max Gradel finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-1 Leeds.Assist by Richard Naylor.

35:17

Jonathan Howson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Bradley Orr manages to make a clearance.

30:32

Corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky from the right by-line, Tommy Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

29:48

Max Gradel challenges Clint Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Akos Buzsaky.

29:29

Shot from 20 yards by Wayne Routledge. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

28:49

Effort on goal by Heidar Helguson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

26:06

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Orr.

24:24

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

22:30

Ross McCormack fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. Ross McCormack takes the free kick.

17:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.

15:36

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny to the near post, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.

14:15

Clint Hill challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

10:34

Shot by Max Gradel. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

9:03

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

7:55

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

6:13

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Max Gradel misses to the left of the target.

5:10

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin. Alejandro Faurlin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

3:03

Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

1:33

Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

0:26

Heidar Helguson grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Leeds.

Match Preview

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Radek Cerny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Clint Hill
  • Shaun Derry
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Tommy Smith
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Elvijs Putnins
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • Peter Ramage
  • Petter Vaagan Moen
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Danny Shittu

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Match Report

Rangers celebrate promotion QPR were finally able to celebrate their promotion to the Barclays Premier League despite a 2-1 defeat against Leeds. Neil Warnock's team got their hands on the npower Championship trophy, a week after they clinched it, following the Football Association's announcement that they would not be docked points over the Alejandro Faurlin affair. The club were found guilty of two of the seven charges facing them surrounding the alleged third-party ownership of the Argentine midfielder. But fears of potential 15-point penalty were not realised, leaving the way clear for a belated promotion party which could not even be spoiled by a final-day defeat. The FA have been heavily criticised for not hearing the case until the final week of the season and then delaying the verdict, leaving the club sweating on the outcome long after they had secured promotion. Yet somehow, their timing was impeccable as an hour before kick-off, the news from Wembley filtered through and suddenly Loftus Road was rocking. It is not often a club with a recent history as calamitous at that of Leeds becomes merely a sideshow - after all, they know a thing or two about having points deducted themselves. The Yorkshire side had in fact travelled south still harbouring slim hopes of a play-off place. That looked even more unlikely after just 27 seconds, however, as a QPR team no longer playing under a cloud cut through their defence straight from the first whistle. Akos Buzsaky burst forward and played in Tommy Smith, whose shot was saved by Kasper Schmeichel but fell to the feet of Heidar Helguson for a simple tap-in. Faurlin, who has admirably gone on to play a pivotal role in Rangers' promotion despite the furore surrounding him, almost made headlines for the right reasons with a fierce 20-yard drive but Schmeichel palmed his effort away. Even referee Mark Clattenburg looked like he was in no mood to spoil the party, turning a blind eye when last-man Matt Connolly tripped Billy Paynter with the striker about to charge through on goal. But after 38 minutes Leeds found an equaliser when Max Gradel beat home goalkeeper Radek Cerny to a hopeful long ball and dinked it into the net. Rangers skipper Adel Taarabt was a conspicuous absentee from the starting line-up, but the mercurial midfielder made his entrance to huge acclaim 10 minutes into the second half. Schmeichel then pulled off a fine save to keep out a Smith header on the hour mark. But Leeds edged in front in the 68th minute when Ross McCormack's shot deflected off Kaspars Gorkss and left Cerny wrong-footed as it floated into the net. McCormack also shaved a post while Rangers went closest to an equaliser when Smith was once again denied by Schmeichel. Warnock's response was to throw centre-half and cult hero Danny Shittu into the attack. It was a tactic unlikely to reap too many rewards in the Premier League next year, but at least they will be there.

Form Guide

    LWDDDW
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • LLDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • QPR
  • 18/12/2010
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 0
  • QPR
  • 20/02/2007
  • QPR
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 08/08/2006
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • QPR
  • 04/02/2006
  • QPR
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 17/09/2005
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 16/04/2005

Top Scorers

QPR

  • A Taarabt 13
  • J Mackie 9
  • H Helguson 7
  • T Smith 5
  • W Routledge 5
  • K Gorkss 3
  • H Ephraim 3
  • A Faurlin 3
  • C Hill 2
  • P Agyemang 2
  • R Hulse 2
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1

Leeds

  • L Becchio 19
  • M Gradel 15
  • D Somma 11
  • J Howson 10
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • A O'Brien 2
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • B Paynter 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • R McCormack 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 70
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (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
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 79
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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