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Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Taylor.
Martin Rowlands takes a outswinging corner.
Shot from just outside the box by Martin Rowlands goes over the target.
Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Rob Hulse comes on in place of Heidar Helguson.
Alejandro Faurlin leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Rowlands.
Adel Taarabt leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Rowlands.
Shot by Jamie Mackie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Adel Taarabt scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 4-0 Swansea.Kyle Walker provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Shaun Derry. Stephen Dobbie produces a cross, Ashley Williams produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
Ashley Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Heidar Helguson. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.
Craig Beattie goes off and Jermaine Easter comes on. Stephen Dobbie on for Kemy Agustien.
Adel Taarabt gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 3-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Heidar Helguson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Allen, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
Ashley Williams is given a yellow card. Penalty scored by Heidar Helguson. QPR 2-0 Swansea.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Ashley Williams.
Shot from long range by Kemy Agustien goes wide of the left-hand post.
Handball decision goes against Darren Pratley. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Dorus De Vries gets a block in. Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Kyle Walker takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in.
Foul by Kyle Walker on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Darren Pratley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Handball by Bradley Orr. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Sinclair from left channel, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Shaun Derry. Neil Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kemy Agustien on Jamie Mackie. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Kyle Walker has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Bradley Orr produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Allen, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Beattie. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Ashley Williams takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Neil Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. The ball is sent over by Adel Taarabt, Heidar Helguson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Garry Monk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Heidar Helguson takes the free kick.
Craig Beattie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Faurlin. Adel Taarabt shoots direct from the free kick, Darren Pratley gets a block in.
Joe Allen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Angel Rangel takes a shot. Kyle Walker gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Red card for Alan Tate. The referee red cards Clint Hill for violent conduct. Neil Taylor comes on in place of Nathan Dyer. Alan Tate challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adel Taarabt restarts play with the free kick. Bradley Orr replaces Tommy Smith.
Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.
Jamie Mackie fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Adel Taarabt.
Alan Tate takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Adel Taarabt is ruled offside. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
Kemy Agustien has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Scott Sinclair misses to the left of the target.
Craig Beattie takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Adel Taarabt sends in a cross, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.
Foul by Craig Beattie on Matthew Connolly, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Darren Pratley.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Pratley. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Joe Allen from the right by-line, Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly.
Heidar Helguson challenges Kemy Agustien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk takes the free kick.
Kemy Agustien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Matthew Connolly takes the free kick.
The referee gets the game underway.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half has started.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Hoops to assess Faurlin
QPR will check on Alejandro Faurlin ahead of the visit of Swansea.
The Argentine midfielder, Rangers' player of the year last season, missed Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leeds due to a virus.
On-loan Tottenham defender Kyle Walker stepped into midfield, but the reshuffle did not work and he was soon back at left-back.
Boss Neil Warnock was unhappy with his side's defending against Leeds as well as in the previous match, a 3-1 defeat by Watford, so club captain Fitz Hall could earn a recall.
Midfielder Gavin Mahon has been handed a new one-month contract and may be added to the bench.
Defender Peter Ramage and midfielders Akos Buzsaky and Lee Cook are still out with knee injuries.
Swansea have no new injury or suspension concerns.
Manager Brendan Rodgers named the same matchday 18 for last Saturday`s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United as he did for the previous 1-1 home draw versus Millwall.
But while he has vowed not to alter City`s traditional passing and patient build-up play in order to rediscover the club`s winning habit, he may opt to rotate a couple of faces of Loftus Road.
Rodgers has already stressed the importance of utilising his squad over the frantic festive period and the likes of midfielder Darren Pratley, wide man David Cotterill and striker Stephen Dobbie may each get an early chance to shine.
Tom Butler (thigh) and Ferrie Bodde (knee) remain long-term absentees, though.
Taarabt inspires Rs rout
Adel Taarabt got QPR's npower Championship title tilt back on track with another virtuoso display to sink Swansea 4-0.
Rangers' mercurial captain set up the opener for Jamie Mackie, won a penalty for Heidar Helguson to tuck in number two and wrapped up the scoring himself with a stunning double.
A commanding victory for Neil Warnock's table-toppers keeps some fresh air between themselves and the chasing pack and has also banished any post-Christmas blues following recent back-to-back defeats.
There was little in the way of festive cheer on display at Loftus Road, though, as a bad-tempered first half saw two straight red cards.
Clint Hill and Alan Tate were the recipients after the latter's foul on Kyle Walker sparked a sudden fracas.
But Rangers comfortably won the 10-a-side encounter to put another dent in Swansea's promotion challenge - they have picked up just eight points from their last eight games.
The hosts went ahead against the run of play after 16 minutes with Taarabt the instigator, tiptoeing past a succession of Swansea challenges on his way to the edge of the penalty area.
And where, in recent matches, the Moroccan would have attempted to skip past a couple more for good measure, he instead squared the ball for Mackie, who drilled a first-time shot past Dorus de Vries to end a 15-game goal drought.
The match exploded into controversy two minutes later when Walker's marauding run was clumsily halted by Tate 20 yards out.
As players from both sides squared up, Tate and Hill's tete-a-tete was a little too heated for referee Phil Crossley's liking and both left-backs were dismissed.
The Swans attempted to hit back before half-time, but Joe Allen blazed their best chance over.
As the second half got under way, Taarabt twice almost conjured up a second goal, a blur of stepovers setting up Kaspars Gorkss and Mackie in quick succession, only for De Vries to save both times.
But it was third time lucky on the hour as Taarabt charged into the area and drew a clumsy foul from Ashley Williams, allowing Helguson to dispatch the spot-kick for his eighth goal of the season.
Taarabt was not finished, though, and in the 70th minute he collected Helguson's knock-down and hit a fierce drive under De Vries for number three.
And 10 minutes later, with Swansea by now sick of the sight of Rangers' number seven, Taarabt jinked his way inside from the left touchline and unleashed a superb 20-yard curler which De Vries could only help into the net.
Taarabt trooped off to a deserved standing ovation as Rangers shrugged off their recent blip and proved they will take some catching in 2011.
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