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  • Date:04 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:14,535
  • Routledge (28) Faurlin (51)
    Routledge (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:28 +3.28

Darius Henderson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

91:25 +1.25

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

90:41 +0.41

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn, Header on goal by Darius Henderson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:29 +0.29

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

90:13 +0.13

Marcus Bent takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

89:29

Darius Henderson is caught offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

87:34

Shot from outside the area by Ishmael Miller misses to the left of the target.

85:23

Foul by Heidar Helguson on Nick Montgomery, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

85:02

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Akos Buzsaky coming on for Shaun Derry.

82:01

Ishmael Miller produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

80:25

Ishmael Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Smith.

79:24

Tommy Smith takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

78:29

(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Marcus Bent coming on for Ched Evans.

78:09

Shot from deep inside the area by Patrick Agyemang clears the crossbar.

76:45

Joe Mattock takes a shot. Blocked by Bjorn Helge Riise.

76:01

Stephen Quinn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

75:35

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn.

73:41

Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Yeates misses to the right of the goal.

72:48

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

72:09

Heidar Helguson produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

70:50

Patrick Agyemang is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt.

69:33

The referee books Mark Yeates for unsporting behaviour. Mark Yeates challenges Patrick Kenny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

68:19

Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a brilliant save.

67:50

Darius Henderson challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

66:09

Unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Clint Hill results in a free kick. Nick Montgomery takes the free kick.

65:07

Goal scored by Wayne Routledge from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 3-0 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Heidar Helguson.

63:56

Mark Yeates is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Bogdanovic. Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

62:32

Headed effort from inside the area by Darius Henderson misses to the right of the target.

60:29

Tommy Smith takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

58:42

Bjorn Helge Riise replaces Nyron Nosworthy.

58:29

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

54:38

Ched Evans fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

51:39

Alejandro Faurlin gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 2-0 Sheff Utd.

51:09

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adel Taarabt.

49:14

Nyron Nosworthy takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.

47:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

46:14

Close range strike by Daniel Bogdanovic goes over the bar.

46:05 +1.05

Ched Evans takes a shot. Alejandro Faurlin gets a block in.

45:32

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

44:05

Clint Hill receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Clint Hill on Ched Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

43:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darius Henderson. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

42:26

Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Neill Collins fouled by Heidar Helguson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

41:33

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

40:52

Shot by Stephen Quinn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

38:39

Effort from outside the penalty area by Bradley Orr goes wide left of the goal.

37:24

Tommy Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

36:07

Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

35:13

Stephen Quinn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Blocked by Alejandro Faurlin.

34:59

Stephen Quinn fouled by Shaun Derry, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

32:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson by Fitz Hall. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

32:13

Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Blocked by Ched Evans.

29:39

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

28:21

Wayne Routledge finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Sheff Utd.Assist by Heidar Helguson.

27:55

Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

26:38

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Bogdanovic, Heidar Helguson makes a clearance.

24:58

Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

24:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Hill on Nyron Nosworthy. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

22:45

Unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

21:01

Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.

20:22

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line.

17:45

Kaspars Gorkss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

16:45

Foul by Nick Montgomery on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

14:12

Clint Hill has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

13:33

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner.

12:08

Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:28

Kaspars Gorkss is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

9:24

Nick Montgomery shown a yellow card. Tommy Smith fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left channel.

7:58

Darius Henderson takes a shot.

7:03

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

4:40

Adel Taarabt fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick.

3:23

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

1:17

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

Match Preview

Skipper back for Rangers Adel Taarabt returns for QPR when the leaders host Neil Warnock's former club Sheffield United. The Rangers skipper and Championship player of the year missed his first game of the season at Doncaster before the international break after a family bereavement. Taarabt, who has hit 15 goals this term, has since played for Morocco and is ready to reclaim his place in midfield. Hogan Ephraim could be the man to drop out despite hitting the winner against Rovers. Warnock, who managed the Blades for eight years until 2007, is still without defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and striker Jamie Mackie (broken leg). But Ishmael Miller and Matt Connolly are pushing to return the squad along with former skipper Martin Rowlands, who is back from his loan spell at Millwall. Sheffield United pair Darius Henderson and Neill Collins will give manager Micky Adams a boost by returning to the squad. Striker Henderson was sidelined for the 2-0 win over Leeds last time out due to a one-game ban, while defender Collins missed out against his former club with a knock. Adams could also include Stephen Jordan in his squad following the defender's return from his loan spell at Huddersfield, but midfielder Lee Williamson's stop-start season continues as he serves the second game of a four-match suspension. Defender Johnny Ertl is expected to miss out again due to a knee injury and Wolves striker Sam Vokes briefly returned to his parent club this week before starting a loan spell at Norwich. Midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after stepping off the substitutes' bench against Leeds, but long-term absentees Chris Morgan, Ryan France and Andy Taylor remain sidelined.

Formation:4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Fitz Hall
  • Kaspars Gorkss
  • Clint Hill
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Shaun Derry
  • Tommy Smith
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • Hogan Ephraim
  • Ishmael Miller
  • Pascal Chimbonda
  • Danny Shittu

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Match Report

QPR nine-points clear at top QPR boss Neil Warnock took another huge step towards promotion back to the Barclays Premier League - and shoved his old club Sheffield United closer to the drop as his side claimed a 3-0 victory. Two Wayne Routledge goals either side of Alejandro Faurlin's strike secured another victory for Warnock's runaway leaders who are now nine points clear at the top of the npower Championship and, crucially, 13 ahead of Cardiff in third. If results elsewhere go their way Rangers could even be celebrating promotion at Barnsley in eight days, with five games to spare, such has been their dominance this term. By contrast, Sheffield United are staring at life in League One just four years after relegation from the top flight under Warnock. Micky Adams is their fourth manager of the season - the sort of turnover common at Rangers not so long ago - but they have won just twice since he took charge 17 games ago and are seven points adrift of safety. Rangers did not have it all their own way - Daniel Bogdanovic had a shot cleared off the line and Stephen Quinn wasted another good chance - but the Loftus Road faithful are already looking forward to rubbing shoulders with west London neighbours Chelsea for the first time in 15 years next season. They could have taken an early lead when Adel Taarabt, back in the side having missed their last match after hearing the news his cousin had been shot dead, crossed for left-back Clint Hill, who would have scored had he got more than the faintest of touches at the near post. The hosts looked capable of scoring every time they went forward, though, and they made the breakthrough just before the half-hour. Faurlin's chip found Heidar Helguson and his cross from the byline was swept in first time by Routledge from eight yards out. Rangers were inches away from a second when the unlikely figure of right-back Bradley Orr strode forward and curled narrowly wide. But United had their chances to hit back before the break, only for Shaun Derry to hack Bogdanovic's effort off the goal-line and Quinn to scuff a close-range shot wide. However, they were down and out six minutes into the second half when Taarabt's corner was cleared by Matthew Lowton to Faurlin, who smashed it straight back into the net from the edge of the box. Routledge added a third in the 66th minute, rounding off a neat move between Tommy Smith and Helguson to fire across Steve Simonsen. It could have been worse for the visitors with Patrick Agyemang blazing over and Simonsen saving from Smith, but the Rangers bandwagon shows no sign of slowing down while the Blades are surely going down.

Form Guide

    WWWLWW
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • LLLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 3
  • QPR
  • 14/08/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • QPR
  • 13/03/2010
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 19/12/2009
  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 07/03/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • QPR
  • 16/08/2008
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers

QPR

  • J Mackie 9
  • A Taarabt 9
  • H Helguson 7
  • T Smith 4
  • K Gorkss 3
  • H Ephraim 3
  • C Hill 2
  • P Agyemang 2
  • W Routledge 2
  • A Faurlin 2
  • R Hulse 1
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1
  • I Miller 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 8
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 4
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • M Lowton 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • B Riise 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 60
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 34
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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