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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:16,002
  • Helguson - pen (32) Buzsaky (44)
    Smith (80)
  • Rodallega (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:18 +1.18

Shaun Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

90:59 +0.59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Sammon on Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

90:28 +0.28

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Conor Sammon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Clint Hill.

88:56

Shaun Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Stam. Ronnie Stam takes the free kick.

88:32

Tommy Smith decides to take the corner short.

88:10

Short corner worked by Tommy Smith.

87:55

Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

84:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Young on Victor Moses. Luke Young goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ben Watson takes the free kick.

81:52

Akos Buzsaky goes off and Shaun Derry comes on.

80:11

A goal is scored by Tommy Smith from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 3-1 Wigan.Assist by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

77:39

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

74:59

Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

73:26

Akos Buzsaky has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

71:15

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

70:42

Shot from close in by Conor Sammon misses to the left of the goal.

70:29

Conor Sammon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Gary Caldwell gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. A save by Ali Al Habsi from penalty by Heidar Helguson. QPR 2-1 Wigan.

69:40

Foul by Joey Barton on Victor Moses, free kick awarded. Joey Barton is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Ben Watson.

68:06

Ronnie Stam joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmerson Boyce.

67:46

Unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.

67:03

Heidar Helguson challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

64:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Joey Barton. Hugo Rodallega finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. QPR 2-1 Wigan.Assist by Maynor Figueroa.

63:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Clint Hill.

60:08

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Albert Crusat coming on for Jordi Gomez.

58:55

Tommy Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson.

58:25

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Akos Buzsaky from the right by-line, James McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

58:09

Shot from 18 yards from Akos Buzsaky. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

56:58

Anton Ferdinand fouled by Conor Sammon, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

56:06

Jordi Gomez produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

50:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky by Victor Moses. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

47:53

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.

43:21

Unfair challenge on DJ Campbell by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. Steve Gohouri is booked. Akos Buzsaky grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 2-0 Wigan.DJ Campbell provided the assist for the goal.

41:57

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

40:50

Corner from left by-line taken by Joey Barton.

39:45

Unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Akos Buzsaky from the free kick, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

39:00

The official flags Hugo Rodallega offside. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

36:46

Foul by Ben Watson on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Akos Buzsaky.

35:08

Ben Watson challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

33:54

James McArthur challenges DJ Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

31:20

James McCarthy is penalised for a handball. Booking for James McCarthy. Penalty taken right-footed by Heidar Helguson and scored. QPR 1-0 Wigan.Assist by Joey Barton.

30:40

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

30:26

Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

28:21

Akos Buzsaky produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

26:26

Akos Buzsaky takes a shot. Ben Watson gets a block in.

25:55

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

23:22

Akos Buzsaky takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ali Al Habsi.

22:14

Victor Moses fouled by Luke Young, the ref awards a free kick. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

16:55

Effort from outside the box by Victor Moses goes wide right of the target.

16:44

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

15:44

DJ Campbell produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

15:12

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

13:43

Akos Buzsaky takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James McCarthy.

12:26

Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on James McArthur. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

11:09

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Heidar Helguson misses to the left of the target.

9:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by DJ Campbell. Ali Al Habsi takes the direct free kick.

8:49

Maynor Figueroa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

7:27

James McCarthy challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

1:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Luke Young. The ball is crossed by Jordi Gomez, Emmerson Boyce produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Crunch time for new boss Hughes QPR manager Mark Hughes believes the next eight matches will be crucial to their survival hopes. The Rs won their first match in 11 attempts against MK Dons in midweek, with Danny Gabbidon's header securing progress from their FA Cup third round replay. QPR will be looking for back-to-back victories when fellow strugglers Wigan come to Loftus Road on Saturday, which Hughes hopes can act as a catalyst to further success. "We are all mindful of significance of the game," the Welshman said. "It is not only this one but maybe the next six, seven or eight games to be perfectly honest. They are key to how our season will progress. "If we can get a positive result at the weekend then that will sustain us for the games we have ahead of us. "We have a difficult run in and we are mindful of that. We need to get points on the board. "I think if we do that, that will obviously mean an improvement in performances and confidence. "That will help us going into a difficult period against more accomplished teams in the Premier League. "If we can start winning now, it will only help the boys." QPR will welcome back skipper Joey Barton after suspension, although are unlikely to complete any signings in time to feature. Sao Paulo striker Henrique, Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha and AC Milan left-back Taye Taiwo are all believed to be close to signing. Chelsea's Alex is another potential addition and Hughes believes such signings will boost the Hoops. "I think [signing players] is important," he said. "We have lost a key player in Alejandro Faurlin, who I was really looking forward to working with. "It is a real shame that he is going to be out for a significant amount of time, which is a big blow for us. "We have good players away on international duty and we don't know when Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore are going to be back. "It is a difficult time so we just have to make sure we are strong enough in the interim to get through these games, which is a crucial period for us. "We're going up against teams that are in and around us and we need to pick up points quickly. "If we can get business done quickly, that will help the group." Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes a perfect performance may be required to combat a rejuvenated QPR. Martinez said: "We wouldn't like to choose to be playing against an opposition playing at home with a new manager because expectations are huge and you know it is going to be a tough, tough game. "A new manager coming in always gives a team a lift. They will expect a bit of momentum and a real high-intensity performance. "But in many ways I feel we are ready to go anywhere in the Barclays Premier League and be ourselves. "We pushed Manchester City until the end and played very hard to get a positive result. That is very pleasing. "Individually, some of the players are growing and getting stronger. All the signs are there for a very strong end to the season. "We are looking for perfection because for a club like us, to achieve what we want to achieve, we have to be perfect in every game we go into. "This is going to be a difficult test but in many ways we are looking forward to it." While Martinez does take encouragement from his side's battling loss to Manchester City on Monday, he does feel they could have played even better. He said: "I don't think we are afraid to say it as it is. "In the first half we did many good things and for many people that would be enough against the league leaders. "But for us, I don't think we were as good as we can be. "In the second half we were. We were competitive and very good on the ball." Wigan midfielder David Jones is doubtful with a calf injury and Mohamed Diame is on African Nations Cup duty with Senegal.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Hughes

QPR

Formation: 451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Luke Young
  • Fitz Hall
  • Anton Ferdinand
  • Clint Hill
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Akos Buzsaky
  • Joey Barton
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Heidar Helguson
  • DJ Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Bradley Orr
  • Shaun Derry
  • Jay Bothroyd
  • Tommy Smith
  • Peter Ramage
  • Federico Macheda

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Match Report

Hughes off the mark Mark Hughes registered his first Barclays Premier League win as QPR manager with a convincing 3-1 victory over hapless Wigan at Loftus Road. Rangers started nervously, but took the lead in the 32nd minute when Heidar Helguson slotted home from the spot after James McCarthy handled in the box and they then made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time thanks to Akos Buzsaky's brilliant free-kick. Hugo Rodallega pulled one back for the Latics with a strike of equal brilliance before Tommy Smith blasted home from 25 yards to complete the win following Helguson's failure to convert a second penalty. The Welshman saw his team slip into the relegation zone after losing his first game in charge against Newcastle last week, but they are now out of the bottom three. After last week's tricky fixture on Tyneside, Hughes must have been encouraged to see Wigan - who have won just three times this term - were next up. The bottom-of-the-table Latics, with the worst scoring record in the top four divisions, started strongly, however, and should have been ahead inside three minutes. Steve Gohouri gained two yards on his marker to meet Jordi Gomez's cross but he side-footed a yard wide with Rodallega lurking at the back post. Victor Moses then cut in from the left, skipped past two challenges and fired across the box but no-one could tap in. Barton sent Luke Young down the right for QPR and his miscued cross drifted towards goal, causing Ali Al Habsi to back-pedal and tip over athletically. The move seemed to kick Rangers into gear. DJ Campbell just missed a chance to prod home before lashing a chance wide following a mistake by Gohouri. Shaun Wright-Phillips then had a shot blocked by McCarthy, before Gohouri put in a crucial block to deny the winger moments later. The former Manchester City man then laid the ball off to Buzsaky, who turned his marker before firing a superb 30-yard effort that beat the out-stretched Al Habsi, but flew inches wide. The Latics stopper denied Jamie Mackie moments later with a fine save, but a glaring error from McCarthy then gifted the hosts the lead in the 32nd minute. Inexplicably, the midfielder chose to palm the ball away from danger from Barton's corner when he realised he could not head the inswinging cross clear and Jon Moss pointed to the spot. McCarthy went into the book and Helguson slotted home for his eighth league strike of the season. Al Habsi did well to tip Buzsaky's 25-yard free-kick around the post, but the Hungarian beat the Latics stopper with two minutes of the half left. Gohouri's trip on Campbell gave QPR a dangerous free-kick 25 yards out and Buzsaky curled a wonderful effort over the wall and into the net off a post to make it 2-0. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez introduced striker Connor Sammon for James McArthur at the break while Smith came on for Campbell for the hosts. Gomez ploughed a volley in to the stands after a quiet opening to the second half. The ball then popped up to Buzsaky at the other end following Wright-Phillips' lay-off and he fired a peach of a volley which Al Habsi tipped around the post with a brilliant diving save. The visitors found a way back into the game in the 65th minute when Barton upended Maynor Figueroa on the edge of the box and Rodallega curled in the resulting free-kick which had Paddy Kenny rooted to the spot. Sammon slipped in behind the QPR defence and calmly controlled the ball, but could only fire a yard wide of Kenny's goal. Referee Moss awarded his second penalty of the afternoon with 17 minutes left when he adjudged Gary Caldwell had climbed over Helguson's back in the box. The Icelandic striker stepped up to take the spot-kick but Al Habsi saved this time down low to his right. Helguson came within inches of making amends moments later when he hammered a powerful volley that sailed inches wide of Al Habsi's goal, with the former Bolton man easily beaten. Mackie had the perfect chance to put the game beyond Wigan's reach with 12 minutes left when he galloped clear following Wright-Phillips' through-ball, but the home crowd, and Hughes, despaired as the forward blasted over. Smith put the game beyond doubt the following minute, however, when he crashed a thundering piledriver past Al Habsi from 25 yards. Buzsaky received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Shaun Derry as Rangers ran out comfortable winners.

Form Guide

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  • QPR
  • VS
  • Wigan
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Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 2 - 0
  • QPR
  • 27/08/2011

Top Scorers

QPR

  • H Helguson 6
  • L Young 2
  • J Bothroyd 2
  • J Barton 2
  • J Mackie 2
  • T Smith 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • A Faurlin 1

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 4
  • M Diame 2
  • J Gomez 2
  • V Moses 2
  • G Caldwell 1
  • AD Crusat 1
  • B Watson 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 19
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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