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  • Date:06 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Taarabt - pen (26) Faurlin (60)
    Smith (70)
  • Long (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Tommy Smith goes off and Hogan Ephraim comes on.

96mins

Michail Antonio goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Michail Antonio on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

92mins

Corner taken short by Tommy Smith.

89mins

Foul by Noel Hunt on Jamie Mackie, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Brian Howard takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ian Harte, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

87mins

Leon Clarke booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jobi McAnuff. Strike comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick, blocked by Shaun Derry.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Jobi McAnuff. Jobi McAnuff takes the direct free kick. Effort from deep inside the area by Simon Church clears the bar.

85mins

Shaun Derry challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

83mins

Jobi McAnuff concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Derry. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

81mins

Jay Tabb goes off and Michail Antonio comes on.

80mins

Leon Clarke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt. Patrick Agyemang on for Rob Hulse.

79mins

Effort on goal by Jamie Mackie from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Tommy Smith by Noel Hunt results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt missed to the right of the net.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line.

71mins

Tommy Smith finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 3-1 Reading.Noel Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hal Robson-Kanu. Jay Tabb concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Faurlin. Adel Taarabt takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Shane Long fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. QPR 2-1 Reading.

65mins

Simon Church takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Long.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

60mins

Jem Karacan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Alejandro Faurlin finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Reading.Simon Church on for Jem Karacan.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Adel Taarabt. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Hal Robson-Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

51mins

Andy Griffin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

49mins

Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

48mins

Foul by Matthew Connolly on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

47mins

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.

47mins

The offside flag is raised against Matt Mills. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Effort on goal by Jay Tabb from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

44mins

Bradley Orr dismissed for serious foul play. Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Orr on Hal Robson-Kanu. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte.

44mins

Bradley Orr is sent off by the referee. Bradley Orr challenges Hal Robson-Kanu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick.

39mins

Handball by Jay Tabb. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

38mins

Tommy Smith produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

35mins

Brian Howard fouled by Alejandro Faurlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

34mins

Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

32mins

Shaun Derry takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Shane Long. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

30mins

The referee shows Matt Mills a yellow card. Shaun Derry booked. Close range header by Rob Hulse goes over the bar.

27mins

Penalty scored by Adel Taarabt. QPR 1-0 Reading.Adel Taarabt fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a Penalty.

24mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the left by-line, Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

22mins

Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Adel Taarabt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from left channel, save made by Adam Federici.

20mins

Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

18mins

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Tommy Smith. Short corner taken by Brian Howard.

17mins

Kaspars Gorkss challenges Jay Tabb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard, clearance by Bradley Orr.

15mins

Corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

15mins

Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Derry. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Brian Howard results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Foul by Matt Mills on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Shaun Derry takes the free kick.

12mins

Shot on goal by Jamie Mackie from just inside the area goes over the target.

11mins

Handball by Tommy Smith. Andy Griffin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

10mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rob Hulse. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

7mins

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Rob Hulse produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3mins

Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Zurab Khizanishvili. Free kick crossed by Alejandro Faurlin, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Kaspars Gorkss. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Connolly.

1mins

Rob Hulse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Mills. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half started.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Helguson could return Heidar Helguson could return to the QPR attack for the visit of Reading. The striker was ruled out of last weekend's 1-1 draw against Burnley with a shoulder injury but boss Neil Warnock is hopeful he will be fit. Rob Hulse made his full debut in Helguson's absence after shaking off an Achilles injury to give Warnock a selection dilemma. Cypriot midfielder Georgios Tofas this week signed until the end of the season after a successful trial but he has a hamstring injury. Forward Rowan Vine could be restored to the squad having returned from a one-month loan at Hull. Akos Buzsaky will be out for five weeks after knee surgery while Lee Cook and Peter Ramage (both knee) are long-term absentees. Forward Noel Hunt is pushing for a recall for Reading. Hunt came off the bench to inspire a stirring comeback in the 4-3 win over Doncaster last weekend and could start if boss Brian McDermott changes his formation at London Road. Winger Jimmy Kebe could return after missing the last two games with a knee injury. He is being monitored and a last-minute decision will be made on Saturday. Icelandic midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson will again miss out through a hamstring injury so Jay Tabb, Jem Karacan and Brian Howard will continue in the middle. Striker Simon Church has come off the bench to score in the last two games but will still be out of the side as McDermott sticks with Shane Long.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 451Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Kyle Walker
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Bradley Orr
  • Shaun Derry
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Tommy Smith
  • Rob Hulse
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Leon Clarke
  • Martin Rowlands
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Josh Parker

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Match Report

Terrific Taarabt inspires Hoops back to the summit Adel Taarabt led QPR to victory over Reading and back to the top of the npower Championship despite playing the entire second half with 10 men. Rangers' mercurial captain won a first-half penalty with a superb piece of skill and then nonchalantly dinked the spot-kick past Royals keeper Adam Federici and into the net. The west Londoners were reduced to 10 when Bradley Orr saw red on the stroke of half-time. But Taarabt's vision helped set up a second for Alejandro Faurlin and, after Shane Long had pulled one back, the Moroccan's free-kick was turned in by Tommy Smith as Rangers ended a run of four successive draws. With Cardiff not in action until tomorrow against Swansea, Neil Warnock's side lifted themselves back to the summit after extending their club-record unbeaten start to 15 games. They should have gone ahead in the sixth minute but Rob Hulse, looking for his first goal since joining from Derby in August, came up with a horror miss. Faurlin's drive from the edge of the area crashed against the underside of the crossbar and fell to Hulse, but - faced with an open goal six yards out - the striker side-footed the ball wide. Scotland international Jamie Mackie fired over and Hulse saw a header saved by Federici before the hosts made the breakthrough after 27 minutes courtesy of Taarabt. The former Tottenham midfielder had already danced past two defenders in the area and was about to pull the trigger when Matt Mills brought him down. Taarabt picked himself up to dispatch the penalty in the coolest manner, chipping the ball over the diving Federici for his sixth goal of the season. Rangers were dealt a major blow moments before half-time when Orr was shown a straight red card for a reckless lunge on Hal Robson-Kanu. But it was the hosts who grabbed the second goal of the game with that man Taarabt at the heart of the move. His superb through-ball sent Mackie scampering down the right and, when the cross was only half-cleared, Faurlin was on hand to thump the loose ball home. Long halved the deficit in style with a 25-yard drive in the 68th minute, but Reading's hopes of a comeback were dashed just three minutes later when Taarabt's free-kick was saved by Federici and Smith was on hand to cap his full debut with his first Rangers goal. Simon Church should have set up a nervy finish when he was teed up by Long but he ballooned his shot over the top to ensure Rangers reclaimed top spot.

Form Guide

    DWDDDD
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WDLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 16/03/2010
  • QPR
  • 4 - 1
  • Reading
  • 20/10/2009
  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 31/01/2009
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • QPR
  • 25/10/2008
  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • QPR
  • 30/04/2006
  • QPR
  • 1 - 2
  • Reading
  • 05/11/2005

Top Scorers

QPR

  • J Mackie 8
  • P Agyemang 2
  • H Helguson 2
  • K Gorkss 2
  • H Ephraim 2
  • A Taarabt 2
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1

Reading

  • JB Kebe 4
  • S Church 3
  • I Harte 2
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • J McAnuff 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Antonio 1

Goals

QPR

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

Reading

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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