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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Attendance:15,538
QPR are Champions
  • Taarabt (76) Smith (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:38 +4.38

Peter Ramage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt.

94:21 +4.21

Lloyd Doyley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

92:13 +2.13

Tommy Smith fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 0-2 QPR.

90:51 +0.51

Effort from deep inside the area by Heidar Helguson misses to the left of the target.

89:56

John Eustace delivers the ball, Radek Cerny makes a save.

89:17

Centre by Matthew Whichelow, clearance made by Bradley Orr.

88:21

The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, clearance made by Danny Shittu.

87:27

Don Cowie is given a yellow card.

87:09

John Eustace fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Don Cowie.

86:38

Corner taken short by Adel Taarabt.

85:48

John Eustace challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Akos Buzsaky shoots direct from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.

85:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dale Bennett on Adel Taarabt. Matthew Connolly takes the free kick.

85:01

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.

84:43

The ball is crossed by Sean Murray, Akos Buzsaky manages to make a clearance.

84:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Heidar Helguson. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

82:21

Shot from just outside the box by Adel Taarabt misses to the left of the target.

81:31

Centre by Sean Murray.

77:42

The ball is crossed by Tommy Smith.

77:08

Sean Murray is brought on as a substitute for Will Buckley.

75:55

Tommy Smith sends in a cross, Adel Taarabt scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 QPR.Assist by Tommy Smith.

74:16

Akos Buzsaky comes on in place of Wayne Routledge.

72:18

Wayne Routledge is caught offside. Matthew Whichelow is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Sordell. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

69:47

Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

68:01

Will Buckley sends in a cross.

63:12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

61:42

Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie.

61:35

Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.

60:02

Shaun Derry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

57:50

Will Buckley challenges Danny Shittu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

57:01

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line played to the near post, Troy Deeney takes a shot. Clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

56:17

Adel Taarabt concedes a free kick for a foul on Adrian Mariappa. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

55:36

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Shittu manages to make a clearance.

55:18

The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.

53:46

Dale Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Taylor.

51:22

The official flags Danny Graham offside. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

50:24

Effort from the edge of the box by Wayne Routledge goes wide of the left-hand upright.

50:03

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

49:24

Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

48:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Danny Shittu takes the indirect free kick.

47:29

Will Buckley sends in a cross, clearance by Bradley Orr.

47:00

Troy Deeney produces a cross, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.

46:44 +1.44

Lloyd Doyley sends in a cross.

46:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Matthew Connolly. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

46:09

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny.

42:24

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.

41:27

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

38:31

Shot from outside the box by Will Buckley misses to the left of the goal.

37:03

Tommy Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

36:38

The official flags Bradley Orr offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

35:01

Marvin Sordell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

32:48

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt.

31:49

John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.

30:27

The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, save by Radek Cerny.

29:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Derry on Will Buckley. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.

26:10

A cross is delivered by Troy Deeney, Danny Graham has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

24:18

Unfair challenge on Will Buckley by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

24:07

A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

22:30

Danny Shittu comes on in place of Fitz Hall.

20:11

Alejandro Faurlin produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

19:18

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adel Taarabt, save made by Scott Loach.

18:06

Foul by Don Cowie on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, save made by Scott Loach.

15:20

John Eustace challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Bradley Orr, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

13:04

Centre by Lee Hodson, clearance by Fitz Hall.

12:02

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley.

11:15

Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

10:54

Adrian Mariappa fouled by Heidar Helguson, the ref awards a free kick. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

10:08

Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Will Buckley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

8:44

Centre by Adel Taarabt.

7:07

The official flags Adel Taarabt offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

4:07

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Heidar Helguson goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:47

Centre by Tommy Smith, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

2:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

1:03

Adel Taarabt fouled by Adrian Mariappa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right channel, save by Scott Loach.

0:17

Adel Taarabt sends in a cross.

Match Preview

Weimann absent for Rangers test Watford will be without striker Andreas Weimann for the visit of champions-elect QPR. The on-loan Aston Villa man lasted just 16 minutes of the 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Monday before coming off with a foot injury. The Austrian has not broken any bones but has severe bruising and will not be available at the weekend. Fortunately for manager Malky Mackay, replacement Marvin Sordell came off the bench at the Walkers Stadium to score a brace before half-time and, therefore, will start alongside top-scorer Danny Graham. Midfielder Ross Jenkins will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury but young winger Matt Whichelow could return from his ankle injury. Midfielder Stephen McGinn (knee) remains a long-term absentee. Fitz Hall is an injury doubt for QPR as they try again to secure promotion and the Championship title. The big defender was recalled to the side which drew 1-1 against Hull on Easter Monday but was feeling his hamstring towards the end of the match. Matt Connolly or Dan Shittu will step in if Hall fails a late fitness check. Rangers are otherwise likely to be unchanged despite the stuttering recent form which has seen them draw their last three matches and means they still need a point to seal their return to the top flight after a 15-year absence. Defender Peter Ramage, winger Lee Cook (both knee) and striker Jamie Mackie (broken leg) remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

Formation: 451Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Don Cowie
  • Troy Deeney
  • Will Buckley
  • Danny Graham
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Dale Bennett
  • Piero Mingoia
  • Matthew Whichelow
  • Sean Murray
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Britt Assombalonga

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Match Report

Rangers book Premier League place QPR have done enough to secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League on the pitch following a 2-0 win over Watford - and now they are hoping for a result off it. Goals from Adel Taarabt and Tommy Smith secured victory at Vicarage Road, meaning they cannot be caught by third-placed Cardiff and should have booked their place in the top flight as well as clinching the npower Championship title. Neil Warnock and his coaching staff all embraced on the touchline, but the celebrations will be slightly muted with the club now nervously awaiting the outcome of next week's FA hearing into the transfer of Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin. Their fans shrugged off fears of a points deduction and hailed their side as 'champions', but Watford's fans responded by warning them 'you're gonna lose in the play-offs'. The wheels fell off Rangers' promotion push at Vicarage Road last season courtesy of a 3-1 defeat and a dressing-room bust-up which led to the departure of Jim Magilton as manager. And their cause was not helped this time around when goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was injured in the warm-up, while Fitz Hall's hamstring lasted only 20 minutes longer. However, Taarabt's 19th goal of the season and Smith's injury-time strike means only the FA can deny them top-flight football for the first time in 15 years. Hornets defender Lloyd Doyley scored his first, and to date only, career goal in last year's encounter, and he immediately attempted to repeat the trick with a neat turn inside and curling shot which flew just wide. Rangers made a lively start, though, with ex-Hornet Heidar Helguson firing wide and heading straight at Scott Loach in the opening stages. Loach then spilled Taarabt's free-kick but his blushes were spared by Adrian Mariappa, before Faurlin blazed a shot over. Watford should have taken the lead on the half-hour but top scorer Danny Graham somehow headed Troy Deeney's cross wide from all of three yards out. The visitors thought they had taken the lead but after 40 minutes but Bradley Orr was offside when he tapped in Taarabt's cross, and Rangers' stand-in keeper Radek Cerny saved well from Martin Taylor's header before the interval. Faurlin, of all people, almost came up with a stunning goal early in the second half but his first-time shot from the edge of the area was superbly tipped away by Loach. Faurlin was having an impact at both ends and he blocked a goalbound effort from Deeney from a corner early in the second half. But the goal Rangers had been threatening finally came in the 76th minute when Smith charged down the left and crossed for Taarabt to sidefoot past Loach at the near post. It was a fitting strike as Taarabt's goals, tricks - and tantrums - have illuminated Rangers' promotion push this season. Smith ran through and tucked in the second in stoppage time to spark wild scenes in the away end, and Warnock and Co will now wait and see if the celebrations are premature.

Form Guide

    LLDDWL
  • Watford
  • VS
  • QPR
  • WLWDDD

Last Meetings

  • QPR
  • 1 - 3
  • Watford
  • 10/12/2010
  • QPR
  • 1 - 0
  • Watford
  • 20/04/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 1
  • QPR
  • 07/12/2009
  • QPR
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 28/12/2008
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • QPR
  • 22/11/2008
  • Watford
  • 2 - 4
  • QPR
  • 29/12/2007

Top Scorers

Watford

  • D Graham 23
  • M Sordell 12
  • J Eustace 6
  • M Taylor 6
  • D Cowie 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • A Weimann 3
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • R Jenkins 1
  • L Hodson 1
  • A Thompson 1

QPR

  • A Taarabt 12
  • J Mackie 9
  • H Helguson 7
  • W Routledge 5
  • T Smith 4
  • K Gorkss 3
  • H Ephraim 3
  • A Faurlin 3
  • C Hill 2
  • P Agyemang 2
  • R Hulse 2
  • F Hall 1
  • B Orr 1

Goals

Watford

    • Total goals 142
    • Goals per game 76
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

    • Total goals 134
    • Goals per game 68
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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