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  • Date:21 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:16,167
  • Helguson (62) Mackie (66)
  • Bendtner (18) Sessegnon (52)
    Brown (88)
Goal!

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96:27 +6.27

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded for a foul by Heidar Helguson on Titus Bramble. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

96:13 +6.13

Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

95:39 +5.39

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

94:44 +4.44

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Kieran Richardson gets a block in.

92:56 +2.56

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Lee Cattermole, free kick awarded. The referee shows Alejandro Faurlin a yellow card. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

92:27 +2.27

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

91:33 +1.33

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Jay Bothroyd coming on for Matthew Connolly.

89:46

The offside flag is raised against Nicklas Bendtner. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

88:18

Inswinging corner taken by Kieran Richardson from the right by-line played to the near post, Wes Brown finds the net with a headed goal from close in. QPR 2-3 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Richardson.

87:59

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

86:31

Foul by Titus Bramble on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Alejandro Faurlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

86:14

John O'Shea is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

85:15

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Lee Cattermole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Titus Bramble.

84:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Adel Taarabt. Lee Cattermole receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Joey Barton.

83:10

Unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

82:23

Craig Gardner takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joey Barton.

81:34

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kieran Richardson. Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.

80:25

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

78:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Young on Nicklas Bendtner. Luke Young is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Fitz Hall comes on in place of Armand Traore. Craig Gardner has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Alejandro Faurlin.

77:18

Corner taken by Kieran Richardson from the right by-line to the near post, save by Patrick Kenny.

77:05

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.

74:49

Adel Taarabt fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Young takes the free kick.

74:41

The ball is crossed by Luke Young.

74:07

Sebastian Larsson goes off and Craig Gardner comes on.

72:16

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

71:33

Kieran Richardson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Luke Young takes the free kick.

70:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post.

70:37

Jack Colback on for David Vaughan.

69:44

Shot from just outside the box by Adel Taarabt goes over the target.

68:18

Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from 20 yards. Save by Keiren Westwood.

67:22

Joey Barton fouled by Stephane Sessegnon, the ref awards a free kick. Stephane Sessegnon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

66:22

Jamie Mackie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. QPR 2-2 Sunderland.Assist by Heidar Helguson.

64:24

Corner taken by Joey Barton, Keiren Westwood makes a save.

62:30

The ball is crossed by Alejandro Faurlin, Heidar Helguson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-2 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Alejandro Faurlin.

61:26

Joey Barton crosses the ball, save made by Keiren Westwood.

60:35

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton to the near post, clearance made by Lee Cattermole.

52:47

Stephane Sessegnon fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-2 Sunderland.

51:48

Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line.

51:35

Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.

49:46

The official flags David Vaughan offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

49:15

Matthew Connolly challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

48:02

Long range shot from Kieran Richardson misses to the left of the goal.

45:24 +0.24

Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

45:16

Shot from outside the area by Stephane Sessegnon misses to the left of the target.

45:01

Adel Taarabt on for Shaun Wright-Phillips.

44:04

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly.

41:18

The ball is swung over by Armand Traore, save by Keiren Westwood.

41:13

Joey Barton sends in a cross.

39:25

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Matthew Connolly takes the direct free kick.

37:41

Corner taken left-footed by Kieran Richardson from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Derry.

36:49

The ball is delivered by Armand Traore, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Daniel Gabbidon takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Matthew Connolly.

35:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

31:34

Corner taken by Kieran Richardson played to the near post, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.

30:50

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance. Kieran Richardson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Shaun Derry.

30:07

Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Phillip Bardsley results in a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29:18

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross, blocked by Luke Young.

28:45

Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Brown. Phillip Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.

27:44

Kieran Richardson takes the inswinging corner, Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Shaun Derry gets a block in.

25:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Lee Cattermole. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton.

23:21

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Armand Traore. Shot comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick, blocked by Lee Cattermole.

23:06

Effort on goal by Jamie Mackie from 18 yards. Blocked by Wes Brown.

22:26

The referee blows for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

19:54

Kieran Richardson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

18:21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kieran Richardson, Nicklas Bendtner grabs a headed goal from close range. QPR 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Kieran Richardson.

17:22

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by John O'Shea.

16:24

Effort from the edge of the box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:13

Effort from 25 yards by Nicklas Bendtner. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

14:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.

14:26

Nicklas Bendtner has a headed effort at goal from close in that hits the post.

13:35

Alejandro Faurlin challenges David Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson.

11:53

Centre by Sebastian Larsson, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

9:51

Jamie Mackie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

8:33

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joey Barton.

7:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Nicklas Bendtner. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

6:09

Shaun Wright-Phillips fouled by Phillip Bardsley, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball, Jamie Mackie has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

6:04

The ball is swung over by Jamie Mackie.

4:33

Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Daniel Gabbidon has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

4:23

Luke Young takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Brown.

3:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

1:39

Jamie Mackie challenges Titus Bramble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

1:36

The ball is sent over by Joey Barton.

Match Preview

Warnock not writing Dyer off QPR boss Neil Warnock is unsure whether Kieron Dyer's latest injury setback will prevent him from having an impact in the Barclays Premier League again. Dyer underwent foot surgery yesterday to repair ligament damage sustained during a reserve match last week and has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign. The 32-year-old former England midfielder has not played a competitive game for Rangers since the opening day of the season. Dyer's career has been hampered by a succession of serious injuries but while Warnock insists his future is in doubt, he refuses to bet against a successful comeback. "I don't honestly know now (if he can still make an impact at this level)," he said. "I honestly don't know that. But if anyone can he can, because he's so determined. "I thought that he might consider his future, but having spoken to him he will try to show me in pre-season that he warrants a contract. "He's not money-motivated. It's not as if we have to pay him a fortune. The lad wants to play football, which is like a breath of fresh air. "I would not write him off, but it must be soul-destroying to go through what he has over the past few years. "It's a bitter blow. The day it happened I went into the dressing room and he was distraught. "We have to look after him and give him an opportunity - he deserves that." QPR will be looking to climb into the top half of the Premier League when they host Sunderland at Loftus Road. "You're looking over your shoulders, but a win takes you into the top half - it's that close," said Warnock. "We've played some tough games of late so we must scrap for points now." Warnock must decide whether to replace goalkeeper Radek Cerny with fit-again Paddy Kenny. Anton Ferdinand is a doubt because of a hamstring injury, as is Danny Gabbidon who has a gashed leg. Jay Bothroyd is struggling with a knee problem while Kieron Dyer is out for the season after undergoing foot surgery. Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has urged his marksmen to take on the responsibility of firing the club out of trouble. The Black Cats head for QPR having won only three of their 16 Barclays Premier League games to date and scored just 18 goals in the process. The fact that they have conceded only 19 and have the best goal difference of the bottom nine clubs in the table is a consolation, but O'Neill admits the lack of firepower is piling the pressure on his defenders, with loan signing Nicklas Bendtner having not found the net in six games. O'Neill said: "It would be fantastic if we possessed somebody who could score 20 goals a season, that would be terrific. "If it doesn't happen, then you have really got to share them around, and you have got to get players into the penalty area to score, generally speaking. "Of course, we have one or two players who can score goals from outside the box, but eventually when the ball goes in, you have to have people in, and that's what we will be trying to encourage, players getting into the penalty area to try to score. "In the penalty area, you have got to be a bit selfish if there's a shot on. Don't try something ridiculous, just throwing a leg at it or something like that, but you have got to take a bit of responsibility." Sunderland's last victory, a 2-1 home success over Blackburn in O'Neill's first game as manager, came courtesy of stunning long-range strikes from David Vaughan and Sebastian Larsson. However, that was one of only five occasions this season on which they have scored more than once in a game. And O'Neill knows that must improve if Sunderland are to drag themselves away from the 16th position they currently occupy, just a point clear of the drop zone. He said: "Anyone can see we have had a problem scoring goals. We have had a problem in actually getting in front in matches and actually winning games, that's it. "You can't keep relying on us keeping teams out, because whoever you are playing there will be chances at one end of the field. "We are where we are in the league and you would say we don't score enough goals, that's pretty plain." Striker Connor Wickham is a doubt with a knee problem, but O'Neill is hopeful that defenders Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown will shake off knocks.

Formation:4411Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

Formation: 4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Luke Young
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Armand Traore
  • Joey Barton
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Shaun Derry
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Heidar Helguson
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Clint Hill
  • Fitz Hall
  • Adel Taarabt
  • DJ Campbell
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • Tommy Smith

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Match Report

Brown secures Sunderland victory Wes Brown's last-minute header earned Sunderland a 3-2 victory at Loftus Road - just when it looked like they had gifted QPR a point. Sunderland were 2-0 up and in control courtesy of goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Stephane Sessegnon when slack defending allowed QPR back into the game. QPR had been toothless for the best part of an hour but launched an unlikely comeback when Heidar Helguson bundled Alejandro Faurlin's cross into the Sunderland net. The Icelandic striker then provided the knock-down for Jamie Mackie to draw QPR level before Rs goalkeeper Paddy Kenny kept it that way with two magnificent saves. But Brown clinched the victory for Sunderland with a header from Keiran Richardson's corner which Faurlin could not keep out, despite his best efforts on the line. There were no pre-match indications of the drama to come, with both sides struggling for wins and QPR the lowest scoring team in the Barclays Premier League. After an hour it was easy to see why manager Neil Warnock will need to sharpen QPR's cutting edge in the January transfer window if they are to move away from the relegation zone. For Sunderland, Martin O'Neill has now overseen two wins from his first three matches in charge and he elicited an immediate reaction from Bendtner. The Danish striker and midfielder Lee Cattermole both returned to the side for the first time since being arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. O'Neill told on-loan Bendtner the best way to impress him would be to behave himself off the pitch and score more goals on it, challenging him to "win us some football matches". Bendtner set the ball rolling. He had already hit the post with a stooping header from Sebastian Larsson's free-kick when he put Sunderland ahead. Sunderland counter-attack, won a corner and Bendtner muscled past Matthew Connolly to meet Richardson's delivery from the the right-hand side with a powerful near-post header. QPR's confidence drained after conceding such a simple goal. Passes were woefully misplaced, corners needlessly conceded and the patience of the home support was growing thin. Sessegnon came close to doubling Sunderland's lead when he cut inside and saw his shot deflected over the bar while Danny Gabbidon conceded a corner from Richardson's weak cross-shot. Faurlin combined well with Armand Traore down the left to force a corner but Helguson's header went straight at Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood. Warnock sent on Adel Taarabt at half-time and that enlivened QPR, who came close to drawing level when Helguson's header was cleared off the Sunderland line by Titus Bramble. But Gabbidon then misjudged a header and Sessegnon latched onto the ball and rounded Kenny to fire Sunderland 2-0 and seemingly seal the win. But from nowhere QPR hit back. Westwood and Brown failed to deal with Faurlin's cross and Helguson bundled it home. Four minutes later, Helguson turned provider, heading the ball down for Mackie to score his first goal since breaking his leg in January. Having battled their way back to level terms, QPR had Kenny to thank for keeping it that way until the last minute with two magnificent acrobatic saves. Craig Gardner had Bendtner available but tried to curl his shot inside the far post - only to see Kenny palm his effort around the post. Sunderland still had more pace about them in attack and Sessegnon almost picked out Richardson with a reverse ball before Phil Bardsley was denied by more Kenny acrobatics. But neither Kenny nor Faurlin on the line could do anything to deny Brown, who met Richardson's corner and directed his header inside the far post.

Form Guide

    LWLDLL
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • LDLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • QPR
  • 06/04/1991
  • QPR
  • 3 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 29/12/1990
  • QPR
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 23/02/1985
  • Sunderland
  • 3 - 0
  • QPR
  • 03/11/1984
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 07/03/1984
  • QPR
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 17/09/1983

Top Scorers

QPR

  • H Helguson 5
  • L Young 2
  • J Bothroyd 2
  • T Smith 1
  • J Barton 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • A Faurlin 1

Sunderland

  • S Larsson 5
  • K Richardson 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • T Bramble 1
  • DO Vaughan 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1
  • D Ji 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 15
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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