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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Loftus Road Stadium
  • Attendance:17,351
  • Zamora (15)
  • Jarvis (45)
    Doyle (70)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:44 +2.44

Short corner worked by Nenad Milijas.

90:06 +0.06

Anton Ferdinand has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

88:56

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Nenad Milijas.

88:02

Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

86:06

Nenad Milijas on for Jamie O'Hara.

84:27

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie O'Hara.

82:43

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson. Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line. Taye Taiwo fouled by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton takes the free kick. Joey Barton produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

81:20

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Matthew Jarvis manages to make a clearance.

78:49

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

78:36

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

78:01

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

76:54

Armand Traore takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

74:41

Effort on goal by Kevin Doyle from 20 yards. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

73:10

Bobby Zamora leaves the field to be replaced by Rob Hulse.

70:35

A goal is scored by Kevin Doyle from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-2 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

69:33

Kevin Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

68:29

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, David Edwards makes a clearance.

67:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Doyle on Nedum Onuoha. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

64:41

Fitz Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Young.

63:15

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Armand Traore coming on for Shaun Derry.

62:41

David Edwards challenges Nedum Onuoha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Young takes the free kick.

60:17

Headed effort from inside the area by Kevin Doyle misses to the left of the goal.

57:55

Shot from just outside the area by Jamie O'Hara misses to the right of the target.

56:53

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

54:56

Foul by Sebastien Bassong on Shaun Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick.

54:19

Bobby Zamora is adjudged to have handled the ball. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

52:45

Steven Fletcher challenges Nedum Onuoha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

52:13

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

51:13

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

50:02

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by David Edwards results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

49:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

48:38

Steven Fletcher takes a shot.

48:10

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

47:08 +2.08

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Jarvis misses to the right of the target.

45:51

A goal is scored by Matthew Jarvis from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Kevin Doyle.

44:50

Sebastien Bassong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Sebastien Bassong goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.

43:35

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

42:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Roger Johnson.

42:02

The official flags Steven Fletcher offside. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

40:06

Shot by Steven Fletcher missed to the right of the net.

38:54

Jamie O'Hara concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton. Nedum Onuoha restarts play with the free kick.

37:52

Steven Fletcher challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Steven Fletcher for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Young.

37:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Bobby Zamora. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.

35:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Anton Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

33:06

Roger Johnson challenges Djibril Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Djibril Cisse a red card for violent conduct. Roger Johnson is cautioned. Taye Taiwo restarts play with the free kick.

32:33

Matthew Jarvis decides to take a short corner.

31:09

Shaun Derry challenges Richard Stearman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

29:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Sebastien Bassong. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

28:46

Unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Bobby Zamora results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

27:33

Anton Ferdinand concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Steven Fletcher produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

26:26

Stephen Ward fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

23:44

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake comes on in place of Emmanuel Frimpong.

17:38

The referee gives a free kick against Bobby Zamora for handball. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

15:30

A goal is scored by Bobby Zamora from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Shaun Wright-Phillips.

14:29

Djibril Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman. Richard Stearman takes the free kick.

12:12

Shot from long range by Steven Fletcher misses to the right of the goal.

8:37

Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Luke Young results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, clearance made by Shaun Derry.

5:55

Effort from outside the penalty box by Adel Taarabt goes wide right of the target.

3:44

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

3:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Fletcher. Anton Ferdinand takes the indirect free kick. Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

Match Preview

Hughes has faith in new strikers Manager Mark Hughes has backed his new #10million strikeforce of Bobby Zamora and Djibril Cisse to fire QPR into the top half of the Barclays Premier League. England international Zamora, who played under Hughes at Fulham, joined Rangers on transfer deadline day and will make his debut in the clash with Wolves. The 31-year-old will play alongside former Liverpool and Sunderland striker Cisse, who scored on his debut in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa. Rangers are two places and three points above the relegation zone but, following a busy transfer window at Loftus Road, Hughes is looking up the table rather than down. "I'm really looking forward to seeing them play together, they've got great qualities that will complement each other," Hughes said. "I think Bobby enjoyed his time under me at Fulham. The type of work we gave him helped him and we supported him when he was out through injury. "When he came back in the second half of last season he was exceptional and was a big reason why we ended up eighth in the Premier League. "If he can have a similar impact in the second half of this season that will augur well for us because we need to win games and score goals, that's why he is here." Cisse, 30, is back in England after spells with Panathinaikos and Lazio and took just 12 minutes to get off the mark for his new club at Villa Park. Hughes added: "Djibril's style of play is made to measure for the Premier League. In Italy the style of play was too slow, he's very much a Premier League player in my opinion. "If you look at his goalscoring record he has played just over 450 games and scored 220 goals, at top clubs, and not many strikers have that goals-to-game ratio. "That's what got me excited about bringing him here. He's fitted in extremely well and he's glad to be back in the Premier League. "We have invested heavily but what I wanted was complementary skills and different skill sets within the group of strikers I have available and we've got that now. "I'm very comfortable with the work we did in the window and the quality of strikers is now very good." Hughes has Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore available to face Wolves after they returned from African Nations Cup duty but eight-goal top scorer Heidar Helguson is still out with a groin injury. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has set his side a 38-point survival target as he looks for his side to bounce back from their "unacceptable" performance against Liverpool. McCarthy came in for heavy criticism after the 3-0 midweek loss against the Reds extended their run without a win in the Barclays Premier League to nine games. He knows Wolves have to tighten up defensively after more glaring errors which were exploited by Kenny Dalglish's side but is refusing to press the panic button. It could lead to a debut for on loan Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong, who signed only minutes before the transfer window closed on Tuesday. McCarthy said: "I thought, with 18 games to play, if we could get 21 points out of it from where we were, to take us to 38, that would be a good tally. "That is still possible to do. Is it going to be enough? I think it will be because I think it will be a low tally that stays up. "But they are all key games, starting with QPR on Saturday. No-one wants to be in the bottom three at anytime. The lads are hurting. But I said to them there is no panic here. We've been in this position before. "If you start panicking, start doing something radical or different, the lads think straight away 'panic stations' but we are not into that." McCarthy admitted: "That (against Liverpool) was as bad a performance as we've had home or away. It was dire in the second half and fans expect better that that. "But I know fortunes can change so quickly. It happened to us last year on a number of occasions. "We went to Bolton and it was like the end of the world and then we came here and beat Manchester United. "I know how quickly it can turn around. That's why I don't get too down and am always full of optimism." Midfielder Karl Henry is still suspended for Wolves.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Hughes

QPR

Formation: 451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Patrick Kenny
  • Luke Young
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Anton Ferdinand
  • Taye Taiwo
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Shaun Derry
  • Joey Barton
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Djibril Cisse
  • Bobby Zamora
  • SUBS
  • Radek Cerny
  • Clint Hill
  • Fitz Hall
  • Jamie Mackie
  • Armand Traore
  • Rob Hulse
  • Tommy Smith

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Match Report

Doyle to the fore in Wolves victory Substitute Kevin Doyle inspired a second-half Wolves comeback at QPR to secure a vital 2-1 victory in west London. The Ireland international came off the bench at half-time and helped set up Matt Jarvis' equaliser 51 seconds later, before going on to net the winner. Their victory was the first in 10 league attempts and helps relieve some of the pressure on under-fire manager Mick McCarthy. It had looked like QPR boss Mark Hughes would be going home with the three points after debutant Bobby Zamora fired QPR into a deserved lead just days after his move from west London rivals Fulham. Wolves were given a way back into the game, though, when fellow striker Djibril Cisse was shown a straight red card for an altercation with Roger Johnson in the 34th minute. The sending off changed the match and goals from Jarvis and Doyle helped Wolves to just their third victory since August. McCarthy's side came into the match looking devoid of confidence as the hosts bossed the opening minutes. Fresh from netting on his debut in midweek, Cisse tested Wayne Hennessey inside four minutes before strike partner Zamora forced the Wales international to parry a fierce 20-yard drive. QPR's confidence in the opening exchanges was epitomised by the returning Adel Taarabt, who played a neat one-two with Zamora before curling just wide of the far post. Steven Fletcher fired wide on a rare Wolves attack, although it was the Hoops that were enjoying the lion's share of possession. They made their dominance count in the 16th minute when Shaun Wright-Phillips held up a ball from Taarabt and laid off for Zamora to lash home. Wolves' afternoon soon got worse when Emmanuel Frimpong limped off. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaced the on-loan Arsenal midfielder and, while the change was enforced, the visitors soon began to improve. Fletcher curled a 20-yard free-kick wide of Paddy Kenny's goal soon after as McCarthy's side pushed for an equaliser. The pressure, though, soon petered out with Cisse's pace proving a problem for the Wolves back line. However, the France international's afternoon only lasted 34 minutes after he reacted to a late Johnson challenge. Cisse retaliated and raised his hands to the defender, leading referee Mark Clattenburg to issue a straight red card. The centre-back was handed a yellow card for his role in the altercation as temperatures began to rise inside Loftus Road, with Fletcher booked for a late lunge soon after. Jamie O'Hara was lucky not to follow him into the referee's notebook, but debutante Sebastien Bassong did on the stroke of half-time. McCarthy replaced Richard Stearman at the break in a bid to change things, with Doyle coming on his place. The Ireland international made an immediate impact as his right-wing cross was not cleared by the QPR defence and fell to Matt Jarvis, who cut inside Luke Young and curled home past Kenny. The goal came 51 seconds into the second period as Wolves upped the ante, with a Fletcher header rebounding back off the bar moments later. QPR looked stunned and only a last-ditch goalline clearance by Anton Ferdinand stopped Ebanks-Blake poking home an already goal-bound Fletcher effort. Kenny had to be alert to stop a 20-yard Doyle effort in the 53rd minute as Wolves looked to take the lead in front of the vocal 1,649 visiting fans. QPR were struggling to find an outlet in attack after Cisse's sending-off, but came close from a 30-yard Taarabt free-kick, which dipped just wide of Hennessey's near post. Ebanks-Blake, O'Hara and Doyle all flashed attempts wide as Wolves continued to press, leading QPR boss Hughes to make changes. Armand Traore and Fitz Hall replaced Shaun Derry and Young, with the latter holding his right thigh as he came off. The changes could not thwart Wolves, though, and they took the lead in the 71st minute through Doyle. O'Hara played the ball through to Ebanks-Blake, who laid off for the substitute to slot home from close range and deservedly give the visitors the lead. Rob Hulse came on for Zamora as Hughes made his last roll of the dice and seemed to spur the home side into life. Aside from a Jarvis effort that Kenny parried, QPR dominated the final 10 minutes as Traore hit a well-struck effort before Hennessey did superbly to tip over a 30-yard Taarabt shot. Wright-Phillips, Barton and Ferdinand all had late efforts but Wolves held on for victory.

Form Guide

    DLLLWD
  • QPR
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • DDLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 3
  • QPR
  • 17/09/2011
  • QPR
  • 2 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 02/01/1984
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 4
  • QPR
  • 24/09/1983
  • QPR
  • 3 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 10/02/1979
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 0
  • QPR
  • 30/09/1978
  • QPR
  • 1 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 31/12/1977

Top Scorers

QPR

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

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 9
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Doyle 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • M Kightly 1
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Goals

QPR

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 25
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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