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  • Date:27 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:17:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:19,530
  • Graham (13)
  • Mackie (57)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:48 +2.48

Ashley Richards delivers the ball.

90:08 +0.08

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt is shown a yellow card for time wasting. Free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.

89:41

Heidar Helguson challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

87:55

Luke Young crosses the ball, clearance by Ashley Williams.

87:03

The ball is delivered by Leon Britton, clearance made by Shaun Derry.

86:22

Adel Taarabt produces a cross, Danny Graham manages to make a clearance.

85:45

Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Caulker.

84:34

Danny Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fitz Hall. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

83:52

Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Armand Traore results in a free kick. Kemy Agustien takes the free kick.

82:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Joe Allen. Luke Young takes the free kick.

82:27

Joey Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Ashley Richards restarts play with the free kick.

79:31

Luke Young challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Allen from left wing, save made by Patrick Kenny.

78:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Alejandro Faurlin. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.

78:26

The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

77:06

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Headed effort on goal by Clint Hill from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

77:00

The ball is delivered by Armand Traore, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

74:55

Effort on goal by Alejandro Faurlin from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

74:45

Centre by Luke Young, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

74:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

74:03

Adel Taarabt sends in a cross, Scott Sinclair gets a block in.

73:20

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Luke Moore.

73:07

Adel Taarabt has a drilled shot. Fantastic save by Michel Vorm.

70:15

Kemy Agustien has a drilled shot. Armand Traore gets a block in.

69:26

Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

68:35

Centre by Joe Allen.

68:04

Short corner worked by Joe Allen.

66:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Luke Moore. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

65:54

The referee blows for offside. Michel Vorm takes the indirect free kick.

63:30

Joey Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Richards. Joey Barton is shown a yellow card. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.

62:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Dyer on Armand Traore. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

62:35

The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by Fitz Hall.

58:33

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Moore. Direct free kick taken by Luke Moore.

57:14

Goal scored by Jamie Mackie from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 1-1 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Patrick Kenny.

56:18

Luke Moore on for Angel Rangel.

55:49

Nathan Dyer replaces Wayne Routledge.

55:27

Close range shot by Wayne Routledge misses to the left of the goal.

53:29

Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short.

53:17

Armand Traore crosses the ball, Steven Caulker gets a block in.

51:27

Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

50:22

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from the left by-line, clearance by Angel Rangel.

50:05

Drilled right-footed shot by Adel Taarabt. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

48:04

A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge, clearance by Clint Hill.

46:25

The ball is swung over by Armand Traore, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

45:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by Shaun Derry. Free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

43:26

The ball is crossed by Joey Barton, Heidar Helguson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

42:48

The referee blows for offside against Wayne Routledge. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

42:02

A cross is delivered by Luke Young, Clint Hill has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

41:54

Shaun Derry crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Graham.

41:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Danny Graham makes a clearance.

40:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Ashley Richards. Ashley Richards is shown a yellow card. Luke Young takes the free kick.

40:32

Scott Sinclair produces a cross.

39:47

The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

37:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Heidar Helguson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left channel.

36:10

Danny Graham produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Patrick Kenny.

33:45

Clint Hill challenges Angel Rangel unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Clint Hill for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

33:16

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alejandro Faurlin.

33:10

Adel Taarabt produces a cross, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

33:02

The ball is swung over by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Wayne Routledge.

32:37

Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Danny Graham.

31:50

Centre by Ashley Richards, Patrick Kenny makes a comfortable save.

30:42

The ball is crossed by Alejandro Faurlin, Michel Vorm makes a comfortable save.

30:05

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Michel Vorm makes a save.

27:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen played to the near post, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.

26:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Leon Britton. Free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

25:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

23:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Allen, Header from close range by Ashley Williams misses to the right of the goal.

23:33

Centre by Danny Graham, blocked by Fitz Hall.

22:40

Shot by Joey Barton. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

22:24

Inswinging corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin.

22:10

Shot by Joey Barton. Fantastic save by Michel Vorm.

21:51

Kemy Agustien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt takes the free kick.

21:14

The ball is crossed by Scott Sinclair, Armand Traore manages to make a clearance.

18:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Heidar Helguson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right channel, clearance by Danny Graham.

15:56

Ashley Williams challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Ashley Richards.

14:45

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Allen from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ashley Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

13:36

Danny Graham finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 1-0 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Wayne Routledge.

12:04

Centre by Ashley Richards, clearance by Fitz Hall.

10:34

The ball is swung over by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Steven Caulker.

9:05

Wayne Routledge delivers the ball.

8:17

Heidar Helguson produces a cross, Michel Vorm makes a save.

7:19

Corner taken by Joe Allen from the right by-line played to the near post, Danny Graham takes a shot. Alejandro Faurlin makes a clearance.

5:38

The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

1:05

Foul by Kemy Agustien on Alejandro Faurlin, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt.

Match Preview

Swans on revenge mission Swansea midfielder Joe Allen heads into Tuesday's Liberty Stadium meeting with QPR desperate to gain revenge for the hiding the Welsh side suffered against the Londoners this time last year. Both sides were chasing promotion from the Championship when they met at Loftus Road on Boxing Day, but it proved to be a miserable day for the Welsh club as they suffered a resounding 4-0 defeat. But with Rangers having sealed the Championship title and the Swans claiming play-off glory, Allen and his team-mates will get the chance to make amends as they look to continue an excellent home record that has seen them defeated just once on their own turf. Allen said: "Last season that game was one of the few disappointments so we really want to put that right. Games where promoted teams come up against each other tend to be exciting encounters and we want to come out on top. "In football there are results and teams you remember and it was a bitter feeling on Boxing Day, it's not very often that we get drubbed like that, so we owe them one." Wales international Allen, 21, has been one of the outstanding performers for manager Brendan Rodgers so far this term, but has echoed his boss' calls for the Swansea midfield to step their game up a level, feeling they had lacked control in the draw at Newcastle and defeat at Everton. "I agree with him," said Allen. "We have felt like that out there on the pitch. "It's difficult to put a finger on why that has happened but it's one of our big strengths and we make it difficult for ourselves if we don't control that, but we respect we are playing established Premier League sides and players who have cost a lot and get paid big money for what they do. "But to put things in perspective, I am proud to say we are mixing it with the best. Against Everton, facing (Marouane) Fellaini was a tough task for myself and I came away a bit disappointed with that battle, but we have to move on and look to put things straight. "QPR have a lot of high-profile players like Joey Barton, and while we are not focusing on individuals these are the players you want to test yourself against and we are looking forward to it." Having been widely tipped for an immediate return to the second tier of English football, Swansea look set to enter 2012 in mid-table. And while results have been hard to come by in recent months - Swansea have won just one of their last seven league games - Allen believes everyone at the club can be satisfied with the position they find themselves in as the season approaches its halfway point. "We would have taken 14th place at Christmas if it had been offered to us," he said. Neil Warnock is expecting a tough encounter. The Rs have endured a tumultuous campaign since their return to the Barclays Premier League, winning three times on the road but just once at home. Swansea are two points better off than the west Londoners and have excelled since promotion to the Premier League. Warnock tipped the Welsh outfit for play-off success last season and is delighted to see them flourishing in the top flight. "I am pleased for [Swans manager] Brendan Rodgers," the Rs boss said. "He has not had it all his own way, with many ups and downs. "I remember speaking to him during one of his downs and I hope to think he took on board what I was saying. "I like Brendan and I think he has got a lot going for him. He doesn't change his principles and they are lovely on the eye. "It is difficult when you go down there because you know you're not going to get more than 40% of the ball." Whoever Warnock chooses in defence is likely to face the tough task of shackling Swansea striker Danny Graham. The 26-year-old has netted five times since his #3.5million move from Watford and Warnock has revealed he could have quite easily been wearing the blue and white hoops. "I had Danny Graham in my house," Warnock said. "I thought that [a deal] was all done and dusted. "He will be playing against us and it would have been nice for him to be with us. "He is a nice lad but that happened on four or five occasions in the summer. Doing a lot of work, spending a lot of weeks chasing players to finally get them to agree and then not to be able to sign them was a massive blow to me." end

Formation:451Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

Formation: 451Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Steven Caulker
  • Ashley Richards
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Leon Britton
  • Kemy Agustien
  • Joe Allen
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Danny Graham
  • SUBS
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Stephen Dobbie
  • Garry Monk
  • Leroy Lita
  • Luke Moore
  • Mark Gower

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Match Report

Mackie rescues point for Hoops Jamie Mackie scored for the second game running to earn QPR a thoroughly deserved 1-1 draw against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium and end a run of three straight defeats. The Scotland winger coolly slotted home a 58th-minute equaliser after Leon Britton's defensive header had slipped between his own defenders to allow Mackie in on goal. Swansea had led from the 14th minute thanks to Danny Graham's sixth goal of the season. The striker was given too much time to control a Wayne Routledge cross, albeit with the apparent use of his arm, before turning and firing low into the net as QPR defence appealed in vain for handball. Graham was also denied what looked a clear penalty in the closing stages as he went down under Armand Traore's challenge, but referee Lee Probert was not interested. Many sides have found themselves starved of possession on their visits to south Wales this season, but QPR set down their marker as Adel Taarabt, in ahead of Shaun Wright-Phillips, and captain Joey Barton dictated the early play. A cross from the latter was met by Heidar Helguson and Mackie almost managed to nod the ball over Swansea keeper Michel Vorm as he followed in. The Welsh side, defeated just once at home this term, slowly found their feet, with Graham having an effort cleared by Alejandro Faurlin. And the striker gave the hosts a disputed lead, controlling Routledge's centre before firing low into Paddy Kenny's left-hand corner, having being given too much time to turn by Fitz Hall and Luke Young. The QPR defenders appealed that Graham had handled as he brought the ball down, with manager Neil Warnock leaving the fourth official in no doubt as to his own view, but the goal stood. It took a great block by Hill to deny Graham a second as the striker waited to pounce on Scott Sinclair's ball across the box, before Vorm made a flying stop to keep out Barton's effort from distance. Faurlin's lovely pass looked to have freed Mackie just prior to the half-hour mark but Steven Caulker showed impressive pace to take the ball off the winger's toes. Graham was proving a constant threat for the hosts and he showed impressive strength to shield the ball from Hall and get away a shot that Kenny had to scramble low to his right to hang on to. At the other end Helguson was guilty of poor finishing as he headed over twice in quick succession from crosses by Young and Barton as the interval approached. That spell of QPR supremacy continued when they controlled the early stages of the second stanza, with Taarabt and Faurlin teasing the home defence as the Moroccan flashed a volley just wide off the heels of Ashley Williams. Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers shuffled his pack in a bid to alter the pattern of the game as Nathan Dyer and Luke Moore replaced Angel Rangel and Routledge, but less than a minute later the scores were level. Britton's effort to get his head to Kenny's goal-kick only managed to split his own defence, and the alert Mackie pounced to race through and calmly guide the ball past Vorm. Buoyed by his strike Mackie was soon heading towards goal again, but could not pick his way between Caulker and Kemy Agustien. Graham almost teed up Moore after fine hold-up work in the box, and the former Watford man was then denied what he felt was a clear penalty after being felled as he rolled away from Traore, but referee Probert waved away the appeals. The menacing Taarabt saw Vorm tip his curling strike wide as the game flowed from end to end, and Williams made a fantastic clearing header from Traore's fierce cross as Rangers pressed for a winner which their second-half superiority would have merited. But Swansea held out for a share of the spoils.

Form Guide

    LDLWDL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • QPR
  • WLDLLL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • D Graham 5
  • L Lita 2
  • J Allen 2
  • A Williams 1
  • L Moore 1
  • N Dyer 1
  • S Sinclair 1

QPR

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

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 17
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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