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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:18,068
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92:59 +2.59

Hogan Ephraim on for Akos Buzsaky.

92:03 +2.03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky by Martyn Waghorn. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

87:18

Goal scored by Ishmael Miller from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Leicester.Assist by Wayne Routledge.

85:10

Ishmael Miller replaces Adel Taarabt. Lloyd Dyer comes on in place of Ayegbeni Yakubu. Martyn Waghorn challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

83:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Wayne Routledge. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Gallagher, blocked by Heidar Helguson.

83:30

Paul Gallagher takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Heidar Helguson.

81:33

Ayegbeni Yakubu has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

80:22

Matt Oakley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Matt Oakley manages to make a clearance.

79:51

Effort on goal by Martyn Waghorn from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

78:17

Paul Gallagher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy King.

76:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Martyn Waghorn. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

75:54

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.

74:58

Shot by Yuki Abe from outside the box goes over the target.

74:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line to the near post, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.

74:22

Andy King takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

72:47

Adel Taarabt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

70:22

Foul by Wayne Routledge on Souleymane Bamba, free kick awarded. Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

69:33

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Adel Taarabt goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:27

Heidar Helguson booked. Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Ricardo Pereira takes the direct free kick.

66:12

Close range shot by Martyn Waghorn goes over the bar.

65:27

Wayne Routledge has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

64:42

Martyn Waghorn replaces Darius Vassell. Richie Wellens challenges Akos Buzsaky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

62:59

Danny Shittu takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

60:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Jeffrey Bruma. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

58:30

Matt Oakley challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Adel Taarabt, Heidar Helguson has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

54:18

Darius Vassell is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

52:22

The referee shows Souleymane Bamba a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

50:43

Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

45:24

Unfair challenge on Clint Hill by Darius Vassell results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

44:57

Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

43:48

Richie Wellens decides to take a short corner.

42:03

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

39:00

Wayne Routledge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

38:22

The referee blows for offside against Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

36:57

Matt Oakley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

34:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yuki Abe on Heidar Helguson. Alejandro Faurlin produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Richie Wellens gets a block in.

32:54

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

31:49

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley, Danny Shittu manages to make a clearance.

31:12

Unfair challenge on Danny Shittu by Darius Vassell results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

30:33

Matthew Connolly comes on in place of Fitz Hall. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Clint Hill. Ricardo Pereira takes the direct free kick.

26:52

Effort from deep inside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu clears the bar.

26:39

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley played to the near post, clearance made by Heidar Helguson.

26:23

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

25:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Close range shot by Fitz Hall clears the bar.

25:21

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Ricardo Pereira makes a save.

23:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Shittu by Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

23:26

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.

21:25

Souleymane Bamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt.

19:20

Effort from outside the penalty area by Akos Buzsaky goes wide left of the goal.

18:11

Corner from right by-line taken by Matt Oakley.

17:15

Unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Jeffrey Bruma restarts play with the free kick.

15:40

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

14:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeffrey Bruma by Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Pereira.

12:55

Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

12:03

Unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Adel Taarabt results in a free kick. Ricardo Pereira restarts play with the free kick.

10:30

Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.

9:11

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

7:35

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Ricardo Pereira makes a save.

0:57

The offside flag is raised against Darius Vassell. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

Match Preview

Smith poised to sit out QPR boss Neil Warnock is unlikely to risk Tommy Smith in the home clash against Leicester. Experienced attacker Smith suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on February 13 and has only taken part in one full training session since. However, on-loan striker Ishmael Miller could return to the squad despite missing the 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough with a tight hamstring, and could even replace Akos Buzsaky in the starting line-up. Midfield duo Wayne Routledge and captain Adel Taarabt have both been suffering from minor cold symptoms during the week but are expected to retain their starting places, while Fitz Hall and Danny Shittu are likely to continue their partnership in central defence following two consecutive clean sheets. Leicester will be without Patrick van Aanholt for the showdown with Championship leaders QPR. The Dutch defender, on loan from Chelsea, suffered a thigh strain during the 1-1 draw with Midlands rivals Coventry and faces around a month on the sidelines. Bruno Berner is the natural replacement at left-back, but boss Sven-Goran Eriksson also has other options. Kyle Naughton could switch sides, while Ben Mee and Miguel Vitor can also play in that position. Chris Weale is another fresh injury concern after the goalkeeper hurt his back in training. He will be monitored. The Foxes will be looking for a return to winning ways in their quest for a play-off place having taken just one point from their last two games.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 433Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

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

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Match Report

Super sub Miller floors Foxes Ishmael Miller came off the bench to fire an 88th-minute winner and extend QPR's lead at the top of the npower Championship to eight points with a 1-0 win. Neil Warnock's side dominated possession for long periods only to be frustrated by an obdurate Leicester side, who enjoyed a number of opportunities to win the match before Miller's late intervention. Foxes front two Yakubu and Darius Vassell caused Rangers constant problems, while Andy King and Martyn Waghorn also came close to breaking the deadlock for Sven-Goran Eriksson's men. The hosts were largely restricted to half chances, with playmaker Adel Taarabt enduring a frustrating afternoon before crucially making way for Miller with four minutes remaining. QPR's unbeaten run now stands at 11 league games and Swansea's surprise loss at Scunthorpe only served to strengthen their hand in pursuit of the title. By contrast, play-off chasing Leicester have taken just one point from the last nine on offer. On-loan Manchester City defender Ben Mee came into the Leicester side for fellow loanee Patrick van Aanholt, the Chelsea youngster sidelined with a thigh injury. Matt Oakley replaced Paul Gallagher in the visitors' midfield, while QPR were unchanged from the 3-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend. Goalmouth action was at a premium in the opening minutes, although Taarabt came in for some predictably rough-house treatment from the Foxes defence. Leicester goalkeeper Ricardo was finally called into action in the 26th minute when he saved well with his feet from Heidar Helguson after Bradley Orr's long throw had caused confusion in the Leicester box. Moments later Yakubu collected Darius Vassell's knockdown and his audacious 18-yard lob was impressively clawed behind by Rangers stopper Paddy Kenny. Jeffrey Bruma rose highest to meet Oakley's corner and Yakubu reacted to smash a volley narrowly over. Leicester then soaked up a period of QPR pressure before 14-goal midfielder King linked up well with Yakubu and fizzed a 20-yard drive just past Kenny's post. The Foxes finished the half the stronger of the two sides as Vassell's pace continued to unsettle QPR centre-back Danny Shittu. Ricardo was the first goalkeeper to be worked in the second half as Buzsaky burst into the box to unleash a 54th minutes shot. QPR were coming into the ascendancy and Helguson headed narrowly over from a Taarabt free-kick. Wayne Routledge sprung the Leicester offside trap before firing into the side netting 65 minutes in. Waghorn came on for Vassell with and should have given Leicester the lead with his first contribution. The former Sunderland forward beat fellow substitute Matthew Connolly - a first half replacement for the injured Fitz Hall - but lifted over with the goal at his mercy. Taarabt's frustrating afternoon continued when he dragged QPR's best opportunity wide from 12 yards. At the other end King rose to meet Yakubu's cross and drew a splendid Kenny save. Waghorn had another chance with seven minutes remaining but failed to get Yuki Abe's chipped pass out of his feet. And Leicester were made to rue their profligacy when Miller burst past Sol Bamba to fire past Ricardo with two minutes remaining. end M

Form Guide

    WWDDWW
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Leicester
  • WWWWLD

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 0 - 2
  • QPR
  • 18/09/2010
  • Leicester
  • 4 - 0
  • QPR
  • 05/04/2010
  • QPR
  • 1 - 2
  • Leicester
  • 30/10/2009
  • QPR
  • 3 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 01/01/2008
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 15/09/2007
  • Leicester
  • 1 - 3
  • QPR
  • 17/03/2007

Top Scorers

QPR

  • J Mackie 9
  • A Taarabt 9
  • H Helguson 6
  • T Smith 4
  • K Gorkss 3
  • C Hill 2
  • P Agyemang 2
  • W Routledge 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • A Faurlin 2
  • R Hulse 1
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1

Leicester

  • A King 13
  • A Yakubu 4
  • P Gallagher 4
  • M Waghorn 4
  • K Naughton 4
  • D Vassell 3
  • L Dyer 3
  • S Howard 2
  • S Bamba 2
  • B Berner 1
  • R Wellens 1
  • AL Miguel Vitor 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 56
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leicester

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 51
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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