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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Orr (16) Helguson (40)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:09 +3.09

Alejandro Faurlin fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Akos Buzsaky takes the direct free kick.

90:44 +0.44

Mikele Leigertwood produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. Antonio German on for Heidar Helguson.

88:37

Effort on goal by Alejandro Faurlin from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:47

Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Jonathan Forte, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael O'Connor.

85:54

Shot by Bobby Grant from outside the box goes high over the crossbar. Mikele Leigertwood comes on in place of Shaun Derry.

85:26

Effort from 25 yards by Bradley Orr. Save by Joe Murphy.

82:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Niall Canavan on Heidar Helguson. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

81:05

Cliff Byrne is brought on as a substitute for Jim McNulty.

79:32

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky, Michael O'Connor makes a clearance.

78:11

Michael Raynes challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Akos Buzsaky crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Chris Dagnall. Akos Buzsaky takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Murphy.

77:08

Jamie Mackie challenges Bobby Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jim McNulty.

75:58

Martyn Woolford leaves the field to be replaced by Bobby Grant.

75:18

Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

72:43

Akos Buzsaky on for Adel Taarabt.

71:24

Shot by Heidar Helguson from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

67:23

Header by Heidar Helguson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

65:18

Jonathan Forte has an effort at goal. Save by Patrick Kenny.

64:57

Sam Togwell fouled by Jamie Mackie, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Raynes takes the direct free kick.

64:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

63:26

Drilled right-footed shot by Michael O'Connor. Patrick Kenny makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor to the near post, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.

61:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Niall Canavan. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Adel Taarabt, save by Joe Murphy.

59:05

Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Jonathan Forte results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

56:43

Unfair challenge on Joe Murphy by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

54:59

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Mackie. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

52:38

The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

51:19

Michael Raynes challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball, Kaspars Gorkss has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

50:39

Matthew Connolly challenges Jonathan Forte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Wright restarts play with the free kick.

48:05

Shaun Derry takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Foul by Matthew Connolly on Martyn Woolford, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

46:11

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Jonathan Forte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael O'Connor takes the direct free kick. Martyn Woolford produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Patrick Kenny. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor played to the near post, Heidar Helguson manages to make a clearance.

45:47 +0.47

Jim McNulty has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:39

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save. Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

43:21

Josh Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

42:24

Booking for Adel Taarabt for unsporting behaviour.

40:32

Heidar Helguson finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Scunthorpe.The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.

34:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Sam Togwell. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

33:25

Jonathan Forte takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

30:23

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Josh Wright results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jim McNulty makes a clearance.

26:40

Shot by Michael Raynes from 18 yards. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance. Michael Raynes takes the inswinging corner, save by Patrick Kenny. Shot by Adel Taarabt. Blocked by Michael Raynes. Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt.

25:39

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

23:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Clint Hill. Michael O'Connor produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

21:24

Martyn Woolford challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Adel Taarabt, Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

20:15

Foul by Jonathan Forte on Clint Hill, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

18:00

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

15:34

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Bradley Orr scores a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-0 Scunthorpe.The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.

14:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adel Taarabt. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

12:13

Adel Taarabt fouled by Sam Togwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right channel, save by Joe Murphy.

10:30

Effort from 25 yards by Bradley Orr. Blocked by Niall Canavan.

7:31

Hogan Ephraim fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, Joe Murphy makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, clearance by Eddie Nolan.

5:55

Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:05

Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell. Michael O'Connor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Matthew Connolly.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The second half kicks off.

Match Preview

Buzsaky doubtful for Rangers QPR are still waiting on the fitness of Akos Buzsaky ahead of the visit of Scunthorpe. The Hungary midfielder has yet to make an appearance this season after suffering a thigh strain on the eve of the opening day but is close to returning. Centre-half Fitz Hall limped out of last weekend's 3-0 win at Sheffield United and was replaced by Peter Ramage but he is expected to be fine. Boss Neil Warnock could therefore stick with the side which raced into a three-goal lead within half an hour at Bramall Lane. Club captain Martin Rowlands is back in training after 10 months out with a cruciate injury but Saturday's game will come too soon for the Republic of Ireland midfielder. Winger Lee Cook (knee) is still missing. Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins is boosted by the return of defender Sam Togwell. Togwell served a one-match ban during last weekend`s 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Norwich following his red card in the Carling Cup win over Oldham. He could make an immediate return to the starting line-up but Adkins has doubts over midfielder Garry Thompson and defender David Mirfin. Adkins said: "Garry is just feeling something in the groin area while David is feeling something in the lower leg. We'll see how they respond to treatment." Midfield duo Michael O`Connor and Josh Wright were replaced midway through the second half but have been passed fit. Australian defender Trent McClenahan, who recently joined on a short-term deal until January, is hoping to make his first senior appearance for the club.

Formation:433Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Scunthorpe

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Clint Hill
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Shaun Derry
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Leon Clarke
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Peter Ramage
  • Antonio German
  • Josh Parker

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Match Report

Top man Taarabt makes Rs top men Adel Taarabt set up both goals as QPR continued their flawless start to the season by cruising past Scunthorpe 2-0 to return to the top of the npower Championship. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Taarabt was the star of the show, causing no end of problems for the Iron defence before he was replaced in the 72nd minute. Having dispatched Barnsley and Sheffield United, scoring seven goals in the process, the R`s dominated from start to finish today to condemn Scunthorpe to back-to-back defeats. Bradley Orr broke the deadlock after heading in from Taarabt`s corner while Heidar Helguson doubled the lead with a superb chip. Neil Warnock was forced to change his starting line-up for the first time in the League as defender Fitz Hall failed to recover from a hamstring strain he suffered in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United and was replaced by Matthew Connolly. Scunthorpe, however, made three changes, with Michael Raynes, Niall Canavan and Sam Togwell replacing Rob Jones, David Mirfin and Garry Thompson, while manager Nigel Adkins was only able to name six substitutes. Full of confidence following their superb start to the season, the Hoops started brightly and Taarabt`s 20-yard free-kick forced a fine save from Scunthorpe keeper Joe Murphy. Taarabt was having a massive influence in the game and it was no surprise that he had a hand in QPR`s opener after 17 minutes. The Moroccan's corner found the unmarked Orr and he scored his first goal for the club with a glancing header. It was all one way traffic and only Murphy`s point-blank save from Helguson`s header prevented the hosts from doubling their lead in the 26th minute. Jonathan Forte nearly levelled matters in a rare Scunthorpe attack but his chip on the edge of the area went narrowly over the bar. However, they then went two down four minutes before the interval after the impressive Taarabt crossed the ball to Helguson, who brought the ball down and lobbed the helpless Murphy from close range. Taarabt thought he should have been given a penalty after he fell under a challenge by Raynes but he was booked for his efforts. Helguson nearly doubled his tally with another header but Murphy was equal to the effort as QPR finished the half in a dominant position. Kaspars Gorkss headed over six minutes after half-time, while at the other end, Paddy Kenny was on hand to deny Forte`s volley from 12 yards. Helguson should have put Warnock`s men three up but he struck the ball over from six yards after Hogan Ephraim and Taarabt had linked up well to set up the Iceland international. Forte, who was by far and away the best attacking threat for Scunthorpe, missed a gilt-edged chance as his strike from close range produced an excellent save from Kenny. Alejandro Faurlin`s 25-yard volley narrowly missed the target but it mattered little as QPR completed to their third consecutive win of the season.

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