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  • Date:11 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Helguson - pen (48) Ephraim (52)
    Mackie (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:35 +2.35

The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

89:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Bates on Alejandro Faurlin. Akos Buzsaky restarts play with the free kick.

87:42

Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil, Close range header by Leroy Lita misses to the right of the target.

87:42

Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Leroy Lita misses to the right of the target.

86:31

Hogan Ephraim takes a shot.

83:27

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

83:15

Justin Hoyte takes a shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

79:30

Jamie Mackie goes off and Tommy Smith comes on. Corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky, Header from deep inside the area by Heidar Helguson goes over the bar.

79:10

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Blocked by Gary O'Neil.

77:59

Kaspars Gorkss challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Bailey leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Halliday. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Robson from right wing, save by Patrick Kenny.

75:29

Shaun Derry takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

73:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Nicky Bailey.

73:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Akos Buzsaky, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

73:13

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.

71:48

Gary O'Neil takes a shot.

71:18

Mickael Tavares challenges Akos Buzsaky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss restarts play with the free kick.

69:25

Nicky Bailey fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Akos Buzsaky joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

68:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Heidar Helguson. Bradley Orr leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Ramage. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

67:38

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

64:10

Leroy Lita replaces Kris Boyd.

60:50

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Heidar Helguson goes wide right of the target.

60:50

Heidar Helguson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:21

Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in. Jamie Mackie grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 3-0 Middlesbrough.

57:47

Hogan Ephraim decides to take the corner short.

57:18

Foul by Justin Hoyte on Jamie Mackie, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Mickael Tavares makes a clearance.

55:15

Effort on goal by Bradley Orr from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

54:28

Justin Hoyte replaces Tarmo Kink.

52:30

Goal scored by Hogan Ephraim from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.

51:54

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

49:37

Shot on goal by Heidar Helguson from just inside the area goes over the target.

47:39

Heidar Helguson fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a Penalty. Barry Robson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Heidar Helguson. QPR 1-0 Middlesbrough.

46:42 +1.42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Jamie Mackie. Barry Robson takes the free kick.

42:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Mackie. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

41:45

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

41:31

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

34:59

Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

31:44

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Kris Boyd goes wide right of the target.

30:42

Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, Bradley Orr makes a clearance.

27:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Bailey. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

25:51

Effort on goal by Jamie Mackie from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

25:25

Kris Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

25:00

Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

23:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Matthew Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

19:34

Foul by Shaun Derry on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

19:00

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

18:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

17:56

Hogan Ephraim takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

17:32

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Stephen McManus results in a free kick. Shaun Derry takes the direct free kick.

16:51

Hogan Ephraim takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

16:51

Hogan Ephraim takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

15:55

Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

15:03

Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from long distance goes over the crossbar.

14:39

The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

14:22

Tarmo Kink takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

11:02

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line played to the near post, Clint Hill has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

9:07

Gary O'Neil takes a short corner.

8:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Heidar Helguson on Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Barry Robson.

8:01

Scott McDonald has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

3:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

2:52

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

The referee gets the second half started.

The match has kicked off.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Smith ready for Hoops QPR will have Tommy Smith available for the visit of Middlesbrough but fellow new boy Rob Hulse will have to wait for his debut. Smith's deadline-day move from Portsmouth was this week rejected by the Football League but the two clubs have instead arranged a loan switch. Fellow striker Hulse, another deadline-day arrival from Derby, is still carrying an Achilles injury and will not be ready for a couple of weeks. Skipper Fitz Hall is fit after a hamstring injury and will challenge Kaspars Gorkss, who scored for Latvia in midweek, and Matt Connolly for a place at centre-half. Club captain Martin Rowlands played his third reserve match this week but will not be rushed back after 11 months out with a cruciate injury and fellow midfielder Lee Cook is still missing with knee trouble. Middlesbrough captain Gary O`Neil could make his return. O`Neil has made just one appearance this season as he has been dogged by a troublesome knee injury but has trained all week after an injection. Manager Gordon Strachan is waiting on several of his Scotland internationals. Midfielder Barry Robson and striker Kris Boyd picked up knocks in the 2-1 win at home to Liechtenstein but winning goalscorer Stephen McManus is fine. Tarmo Kink complained of a knee injury while on international duty with Estonia and could be a doubt but Mickael Tavares may make his debut after signing on transfer deadline day. Andrew Taylor and Jonathan Grounds left the club on deadline day so will not feature.

Match Report

Rangers on the run QPR's second-half onslaught kept them on top of the npower Championship as Middlesbrough slipped further behind the early pace setters after losing 3-0. Neil Warnock's half-time team talk did the trick as Rangers tore out of the blocks after the break to pile the pressure on Boro manager Gordon Strachan. Heidar Helguson got the ball rolling, literally, when he coolly stroked home a 49th-minute penalty. Hogan Ephraim made it two four minutes later and Jamie Mackie buried his fourth goal of the season to seal an emphatic win. Rangers have now hit nine goals without reply at home while Boro, the pre-season promotion favourites, remain winless on the road. Strachan handed a debut to on loan Hamburg midfielder Mickael Tavares, and gave him the unenviable task of keeping an eye on Rangers playmaker Adel Taarabt. But the Senegal man was nowhere to be seen when Taarabt, the player of the month for August, put in another fine display. Taarabt fired in an early shot which Jason Steele got down well to and then tried his luck from 25 yards, only to curl his shot over the top. Steele was back in action midway through the first half, twice denying Ephraim within the space of a minute. Seconds later Taarabt was teed up by Mackie but dragged his 18-yard shot inches wide. Boro's only sights of goal in the opening stages were from long range, with Scott McDonald firing wide and Paddy Kenny saving from Tarmo Kink. But they should have gone ahead just after the half hour when Barry Robson's corner landed at the feet of Kris Boyd. However, the former Rangers striker dragged his shot wide from all of six yards out. Warnock was incensed when Helguson was sent sprawling in the area by Robson and referee Mick Russell waved away their penalty claims. But when the same pair tangled in the opposite area just after the interval, Russell pointed to the spot and Helguson coolly sent Steele the wrong way. Four minutes later Rangers went two up when Taarabt floated a curling cross into the area and Ephraim was on hand to guide the ball past Steele and into the net. Mackie killed off Boro on the hour when he pounced from close range after Kaspars Gorkss' shot was blocked. Boro's day could have got even worse, with Helguson volleying wide and Ephraim crashing a shot onto the crossbar.

possession


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