QPR 1-1 Sheffield United

19 December 2009 04:58
New Queens Park Rangers manager Paul Hart saw his side draw with Sheffield United in his first game in charge.Mikele Leigertwood opened the scoring for the home side with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area after just two minutes. [LNB]Toni Kallio then set up Richard Cresswell to fire home from close range for the equaliser six minutes later. [LNB]Ben Watson headed against the crossbar in injury-time for the home side, but both teams had to settle for a point. [LNB][LNB]QPR manager Paul Hart:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I thought we played extremely well. In the second half we were excellent. It was wave after wave. [LNB]"I work with players to try to help them improve. I'm here to steady the ship. [LNB]"I think this is a great club and it's a privilege to be working here." [LNB]Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We talked about it in the week. It's not the time to be playing a team when a new manager walks through the door. [LNB]"The players have got to show them what we are about. [LNB]"All the talk was about QPR, but my players were very resilient and did a professional job." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 19 December 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time QPR 1-1 Sheff Utd R (HT 1-1) Leigertwood 2 Cresswell 8 QPR 24 Cerny 02 Ramage 03 Stewart yellow card 13 Gorkss 20 Williams 06 Leigertwood 07 Routledge 15 Watson 39 Taarabt 11 Agyemang 23 Simpson (Vine 68) Substitutes 22 Taylor, 05 Hall, 18 Faurlin, 35 Parker, 08 Vine, 12 Pellicori, 19 Balanta Sheff Utd 23 Bunn yellow card 05 Morgan yellow card 06 Kilgallon 19 Stewart 32 Kallio 34 Walker 04 Montgomery 15 Harper 28 Quinn 17 Cresswell 18 Ward Substitutes 13 Bennett, 26 Geary, 02 France, 10 Reid, 25 Little, 09 Evans, 37 Camara Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 12,639 QPR SHEFF UTD Possession QPR 52% Sheff Utd 48% Attempts on target QPR 5 Sheff Utd 3 Attempts off target QPR 7 Sheff Utd 5 Corners QPR 8 Sheff Utd 3 Fouls QPR 5 Sheff Utd 6 90:00+3:01 Booking Mark Bunn shown a yellow card. 90:00+2:24 Ben Watson takes a shot. 90:00+1:53 Corner taken by Ben Watson from the right by-line. 88:42 Ben Watson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Stephen Quinn. Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Chris Morgan manages to make a clearance. 88:42 Booking Chris Morgan is booked. 88:17 Foul by Chris Morgan on Patrick Agyemang, free kick awarded. 87:24 Ben Watson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Richard Cresswell. 86:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Stewart on Rowan Vine. Ben Watson takes the free kick. 86:06 The official flags Jamie Ward offside. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick. 84:40 Short corner taken by Wayne Routledge, Mikele Leigertwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target. 83:49 Rowan Vine takes a shot. Mark Bunn makes a save. 77:20 Ben Watson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. 75:48 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Foul by Matthew Kilgallon on Damion Stewart, free kick awarded. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick. 73:11 Corner taken by Ben Watson. 69:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Ramage on Jordan Stewart. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn. 68:56 Stephen Quinn produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal. 66:55 Substitution Rowan Vine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Simpson. 66:55 Shot from deep inside the area by James Harper clears the crossbar. 59:03 Foul by James Harper on Ben Watson, free kick awarded. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick. 58:19 Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. Correction - 51:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Kilgallon. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Toni Kallio. Strike on goal comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, Stephen Quinn gets a block in. 51:21 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny, Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Toni Kallio results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Stephen Quinn gets a block in. 48:35 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson to the near post, clearance made by Chris Morgan. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+2:08 The half-time whistle blows. 45:00+0:56 Effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Ward misses to the right of the target. 43:09 Shot from long distance by Adel Taarabt misses to the right of the target. 41:54 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Damion Stewart gets a block in. 38:11 Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Header from close range by Matthew Kilgallon clears the bar. 37:26 Jordan Stewart takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny. 33:21 Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. James Harper delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Ben Watson. 31:50 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing. 31:50 Booking Damion Stewart is given a yellow card. 31:35 Damion Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. 30:23 Effort from the edge of the area by Stephen Quinn goes wide of the left-hand post. 29:38 Unfair challenge on Jordan Stewart by Jay Simpson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn from left wing, Radek Cerny makes a save. 28:24 Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss. 27:25 Mikele Leigertwood has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left. 22:24 Wayne Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick. 19:09 Shot from close in by Adel Taarabt misses to the left of the target. 18:33 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson. 16:42 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Ward. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny. 16:21 Corner taken by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Damion Stewart. 7:09 Toni Kallio provided the assist for the goal. 7:09 GOAL - Richard Cresswell:QPR 1 - 1 Sheff Utd A goal is scored by Richard Cresswell from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 Sheff Utd. 1:28 GOAL - Mikele Leigertwood:QPR 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Mikele Leigertwood grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Sheff Utd. 1:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson played to the near post, 0:54 Jay Simpson takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Morgan. 0:00 The referee starts the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

Source: BBC_Sport