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Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Stephane Mbia results in a free kick. Shaun Maloney scores a brilliant goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 Wigan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Jose Bosingwa. Jordi Gomez has an effort direct from the free kick.
Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christopher Samba. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.
Arouna Kone has a volleyed shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa is shown a yellow card. Roger Espinoza is brought on as a substitute for Maynor Figueroa. Jamie Mackie is brought on as a substitute for Loic Remy. Andros Townsend takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line played to the near post, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.
Loic Remy finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Wigan.Assist by Stephane Mbia.
The referee shows Christopher Samba a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Jenas on James McCarthy. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick. Shot by Maynor Figueroa from 30 yards. Blocked by Clint Hill.
Drilled left-footed shot by Arouna Kone. Clint Hill gets a block in.
Antolin Alcaraz concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Antolin Alcaraz is shown a yellow card for dissent. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.
James McArthur takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar. Jordi Gomez takes a short corner.
James McArthur has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
James McCarthy has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Clint Hill gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, clearance by Clint Hill.
A cross is delivered by Franco Di Santo.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, save by Joel Robles.
Effort on goal by Andros Townsend from 35 yards. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
Andros Townsend produces a cross, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Mbia by Emmerson Boyce. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
Unfair challenge on Stephane Mbia by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Andros Townsend has an effort direct from the free kick.
Franco Di Santo on for Callum McManaman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Loic Remy. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jose Bosingwa from left channel, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
Shaun Maloney takes a short corner.
James McArthur is brought on as a substitute for Jean Beausejour.
A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Header by Loic Remy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Shaun Maloney is ruled offside. Soares Julio Cesar takes the indirect free kick.
Adel Taarabt is brought on as a substitute for David Hoilett.
Unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez by Loic Remy results in a free kick. Loic Remy shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.
Foul by Loic Remy on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett by Maynor Figueroa. Free kick crossed by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Paul Scharner.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by Loic Remy, the ref awards a free kick. Joel Robles takes the free kick.
Shot from 35 yards from Maynor Figueroa. Stephane Mbia gets a block in.
Shaun Maloney decides to take the corner short.
Jordi Gomez has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken short by Shaun Maloney.
Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jose Bosingwa, save by Joel Robles.
Armand Traore goes off and Nedum Onuoha comes on.
Centre by Andros Townsend, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Shaun Maloney.
James McCarthy takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.
David Hoilett is caught offside. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
Jordi Gomez is caught offside. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.
Christopher Samba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joel Robles restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Andros Townsend. James McCarthy is cautioned. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.
A cross is delivered by Loic Remy, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
Foul by Jean Beausejour on Stephane Mbia, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jose Bosingwa, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jose Bosingwa.
Stephane Mbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Callum McManaman misses to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Callum McManaman from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jean Beausejour produces a cross, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Effort from 25 yards by Jordi Gomez. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.
The referee blows for offside against Loic Remy. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Centre by Andros Townsend, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.
Bobby Zamora gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordi Gomez. The referee red cards Bobby Zamora for serious foul play. Free kick taken by Shaun Maloney.
Corner taken short by Jean Beausejour.
The ball is delivered by David Hoilett.
Andros Townsend takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
Callum McManaman challenges Armand Traore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Loic Remy hits the post.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Loic Remy. Jose Bosingwa crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Andros Townsend, save by Joel Robles.
Foul by Stephane Mbia on Emmerson Boyce, free kick awarded. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, Joel Robles makes a comfortable save.
James McCarthy challenges Stephane Mbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jermaine Jenas restarts play with the free kick.
Redknapp: Samba will lead Wigan a merry dance
QPR manager Harry Redknapp expects normal service to resume for Christopher Samba in Sunday's critical Barclays Premier League relegation showdown with Wigan.
Samba gifted Fulham two goals in Monday night's 3-2 defeat at Craven Cottage, a result that has left Rangers seven points adrift of safety with seven matches remaining.
The Congo centre-back was involved in a spat with supporters on Twitter following his performance, but Redknapp insists it was a one-off.
"Samba had a nightmare to be fair, but he was absolutely brilliant when we won at Southampton," Redknapp said. "It was one of the best performances from a defender I've seen for years. He's a top player who could play for any side in the top four.
"He had a bad night against Fulham, but he's not the first defender I've seen make mistakes. On Sunday I'm sure we'll see the Samba we're used to seeing."
QPR's chances of escaping relegation look bleak following successive defeats to Aston Villa and Fulham, but Redknapp refuses to give up hope of masterminding survival.
"When I stop believing, the players will stop believing. If I send out the wrong message they'll down tools, thinking we've had it," he said.
"I don't feel we've had it. I couldn't tell you the pleasure keeping QPR up would give me. It would be fantastic. We have to keep going - we've got to beat Wigan. There's nothing else for it, we have to beat them.
"Nothing else but a win would be any good to us. We need to win and keep winning. We need to win four or five games - it's a tall order but not impossible.
"But if we don't win on Sunday we won't give up because there'll be six games left and we could still win all six. You don't give up, you have to keep going."
QPR will be without Shaun Wright-Phillips after ankle surgery ruled the former Manchester City winger out for the remainder of the season.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the best is yet to come from Arouna Kone, but appreciates that may not be with the Latics.
In Wigan's dual battle to beat relegation from the Barclays Premier League and win the FA Cup, Kone has been a revelation of late.
Since returning from African Nations Cup duty in February, the Ivory Coast international has scored six goals in his last six appearances, with Wigan winning all the matches in which he has found the net.
Given the striker cost a reported #2.7million upon his arrival from Levante in August, that now appears to be money well spent.
Martinez could not be happier with Kone as he said: "We've been very impressed at how he has settled in this league.
"For any striker that comes into the Premier League it takes time for them to get to know the physicality and tempo of the game, but right away he adapted really well.
"We then lost him to the African Nations Cup for a long period, but since he has come back there's been this real feeling he has been making up for lost time.
"For me he's a sensational footballer, a very important player for us. I would say he has been invaluable for us.
"As a character he's very quiet, he has this interior calmness and an inner confidence that is quite impressive. On the pitch he has this knack of making the right decision when it comes to scoring a goal.
"He's experienced different environments, such as the German, Dutch and Spanish leagues, and to come into the British game now, it is probably at the right time of his career. Although he is enjoying the best moments of his career, the best is still to come."
Forward Callum McManaman is set to return from an ankle injury, while midfielder Fraser Fyvie is the only new addition to the casualty list with a knock Martinez claims will keep him out for seven to 10 days.
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