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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Ephraim (10) Mackie (19)
    Taarabt - pen (22)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:05 +4.05

Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Morgan. Chris Morgan takes the free kick.

92:42 +2.42

The ball is swung over by Bradley Orr.

91:35 +1.35

The ball is swung over by Nick Montgomery.

90:07 +0.07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Peter Ramage. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.

86:40

Daniel Bogdanovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

84:52

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, save made by Patrick Kenny.

84:18

Short corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line.

84:05

The ball is delivered by Daniel Bogdanovic, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

82:58

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Heidar Helguson, clearance made by Chris Morgan.

80:55

Foul by Peter Ramage on Richard Cresswell, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jamie Ward.

80:33

Mikele Leigertwood produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

77:45

Mikele Leigertwood comes on in place of Hogan Ephraim.

76:43

Foul by Leon Clarke on Chris Morgan, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

75:57

Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hogan Ephraim. Hogan Ephraim crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rob Kozluk manages to make a clearance.

74:32

Rob Kozluk is brought on as a substitute for Andy Taylor. Mark Yeates joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Quinn.

74:03

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

73:18

Jamie Ward fouled by Hogan Ephraim, the ref awards a free kick. Hogan Ephraim goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

71:18

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

67:22

Hogan Ephraim concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Ertl. Leon Clarke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.

66:22

Daniel Bogdanovic is brought on as a substitute for Ched Evans.

62:55

Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward, Clint Hill makes a clearance.

62:30

The ball is swung over by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

61:20

Leon Britton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

60:45

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward.

59:49

The referee penalises Kaspars Gorkss for handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Clint Hill.

59:00

The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

56:49

The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

56:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hogan Ephraim on Johnny Ertl. Kyle Bartley restarts play with the free kick.

55:15

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

54:37

The ball is crossed by Adel Taarabt, save by Steve Simonsen.

53:13

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

52:58

Effort from 18 yards by Heidar Helguson. Johnny Ertl gets a block in.

51:53

Heidar Helguson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.

49:26

Peter Ramage comes on in place of Fitz Hall.

49:26

(QPR) makes a substitution, with Peter Ramage coming on for Fitz Hall.

49:13

Effort on goal by Richard Cresswell from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

48:38

Kyle Bartley has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

47:32

Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. Jamie Ward produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Fitz Hall.

47:09

Shot by Clint Hill from just outside the area goes over the net.

46:21 +1.21

Unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Shaun Derry results in a free kick. The referee books Shaun Derry for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Richard Cresswell from the free kick, Fitz Hall gets a block in.

46:21 +1.21

Heidar Helguson challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Heidar Helguson receives a caution. Strike on goal comes in from Richard Cresswell from the free kick, blocked by Fitz Hall.

46:19

Unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Kyle Bartley results in a free kick. Kyle Bartley receives a caution. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Bradley Orr from right wing, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

44:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jamie Ward. The referee books Alejandro Faurlin for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Ward takes the free kick.

44:32

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn to the near post, Clint Hill makes a clearance.

43:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Kaspars Gorkss. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

42:32

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner.

42:09

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, clearance by Leon Britton.

41:55

Hogan Ephraim produces a cross, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

40:35

Corner taken by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

39:59

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephen Quinn, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

35:38

The ball is crossed by Johnny Ertl, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ched Evans misses to the right of the target.

34:03

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line, clearance by Shaun Derry.

33:39

A cross is delivered by Nick Montgomery, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

33:27

Richard Cresswell crosses the ball, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.

31:59

Shot from 35 yards by Adel Taarabt went harmlessly over the net.

29:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Leon Britton. Strike comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, Richard Cresswell gets a block in.

26:25

Effort from 25 yards by Jamie Ward. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

25:31

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, clearance by Richard Cresswell.

24:13

Johnny Ertl produces a cross.

23:53

The ball is delivered by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Chris Morgan.

21:46

Steve Simonsen challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Adel Taarabt scores a placed penalty. Sheff Utd 0-3 QPR.

18:52

The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Jamie Mackie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Sheff Utd 0-2 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.

16:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

16:21

The ball is sent over by Stephen Quinn.

15:33

Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

15:05

Chris Morgan sends in a cross, save by Patrick Kenny.

13:48

Corner taken right-footed by Hogan Ephraim from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Clint Hill misses to the right of the goal.

12:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Adel Taarabt. The referee cautions Nick Montgomery for unsporting behaviour. Hogan Ephraim crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Morgan manages to make a clearance.

11:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Alejandro Faurlin. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.

10:56

Hogan Ephraim finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 QPR.

8:22

Richard Cresswell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bradley Orr takes the direct free kick.

6:52

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

6:04

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

4:55

Nick Montgomery challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left wing, clearance by Fitz Hall.

3:24

Stephen Quinn takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

3:10

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

1:34

Alejandro Faurlin challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Blackwell to ring changes Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell is expected to make changes for the visit of former Blades boss Neil Warnock's QPR. Blackwell made four changes to the side that drew at Cardiff on the opening day for the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Hartlepool due to the absences of suspended defender James Lowton and Daniel Bogdanovic (Malta), Mihkel Aksalu (Estonia) and Ched Evans (Wales), who were away on international duty. Youth-team products Kingsley James and Jordan Chappell both made their first senior starts for the Blades at Victoria Park but are expected to make way, while Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley, who has returned for a second loan spell at Bramall Lane, could return to the starting line-up after his late substitute appearance on Tuesday. QPR midfielder Akos Buzsaky needs a late fitness check ahead of the trip. Buzsaky has missed Rangers' first two matches of the season and also sat out Hungary's friendly defeat by England at Wembley due to a thigh strain sustained in training last week. Adel Taarabt, Heidar Helguson and Kaspars Gorkss will all return to the squad after missing Tuesday night's disappointing Carling Cup exit at the hands of Port Vale due to international duty. Defender Peter Ramage has served his two-match ban carried over from last season and should also be involved. Club captain Martin Rowlands is just a fortnight away from a potential return after 10 months out with a knee injury.

Formation:4411Manager: Kevin Blackwell

Sheff Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Chris Morgan
  • Johnny Ertl
  • Andy Taylor
  • Jamie Ward
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Richard Cresswell
  • Leon Britton
  • Ched Evans
  • SUBS
  • Mihkel Aksalu
  • Daniel Bogdanovic
  • Mark Yeates
  • Rob Kozluk
  • Kingsley James
  • Jordan Chapell

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Match Report

Blades blunted as Warnock masterminds winning return Neil Warnock returned to haunt former charges Sheffield United as he led his QPR side to a thoroughly-deserved 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane. The Londoners had failed to beat United in their last eight encounters in all competitions, but had an irrefutable advantage within the opening 23 minutes courtesy of three quick-fire goals. The impressive Hogan Ephraim broke the deadlock in the 11th minute after smartly finishing a one-on-one, before then turning provider for Jamie Mackie to head home. The result was out of doubt in the 23rd minute when keeper Steve Simonsen hauled down Adel Taarabt, who then stepped up to score the resulting penalty. While United boss Kevin Blackwell's programme notes had promised a "spirit of renewed hope and anticipation" his side collapsed as QPR started a league campaign with back-to-back wins for the first time in nine years. Heading into the match, Blackwell made four changes to the starting XI that were embarrassed by npower League One outfit Hartlepool in midweek, while Warnock started fellow former United pair Shaun Derry and Paddy Kenny. The latter was making his first return to Bramall Lane since ending his eight-year spell at the club and was welcomed by a barrage of abuse. The chorus only grew louder as the 32-year-old trotted towards the Kop but soon the home support had other gripes to shout about. United felt striker Jamie Ward had been hauled down in the penalty area but referee Andy Woolmer waved away the protests, allowing QPR to break forward and, ultimately, the deadlock. The visitors' rapid counter-attack put Ephraim free down the left and he duly jogged forward before slotting under keeper Simonsen in the 11th minute. QPR continued to threaten down the flanks and soon doubled their advantage when Ephraim delivered a superb left-wing cross for Mackie to stoop in and header home at the back post. Rangers continued to exploit the space gifted to them down United's visibly vulnerable right side and soon increased the deficit to three goals. Again Ephraim was allowed to waltz forward and although Simonsen managed to parry his shot, the keeper's attempts to grab the ball saw him trip the incoming Taarabt, with the Moroccan scoring the resulting penalty. The third goal resulted in calls for the heads of both Blackwell and referee Woolmer, with the latter continuing to frustrate Blades fans by turning down an obvious penalty as the half came to a close. The home support's rendition of their Greasy Chip Butty anthem was notably quieter after the break, although renditions of "Blackwell out" became more raucous throughout the second half. The Blades did up the tempo and occasionally managed to challenge the Rangers back-line, although Kenny was more than a match for their sporadic efforts as QPR rode to a resounding away victory.

possession


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