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Queens Park Rangers

  • Buzsáky 19’ (pen.)

Crystal Palace

  • Ambrose 62’ (pen.)

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Crystal Palace
    • 90'+3 And that's that at Loftus Road. Palace's spirit probably deserved a point, but Rangers will feel they should have taken all three. It ends QPR 1 Crystal Palace 1.
    • 90'+2 Still Rangers press, but Palace counter!! Ambrose releases Hills, but the sub slips and the ball is over the top!
    • 90'+1 That looked like a punch from Alan Lee on Kaspars Gorkss!! It looks like the ref didn't see it and play continues!! The Palace player is a lucky man! He would've certainly walked if the officials had spotted that!!
    • 90'+1 There'll be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' We're into the last minute.
    • 89' Agyemang is looking to get on the flick on from Vine but it's safe in Speroni's hands.
    • 89' And Vine gives away a free kick. Palace have the opportunity to grab their breath.
    • 88' Palace are holding firm, but they'll be pleased to hear the final whistle at the moment.
    • 87' GREAT SHOT FROM ROWAN VINE!! The sub smashes the ball goalwards only to be denied by a superb save by Speroni!!
    • 86' We're in the last five minutes.
    • 85' And Palace make a change. Neil Danns has earned his money tonight and Lee Hills is on.
    • 84' Throw to QPR, but Ephraim's been penalised for a push, much to his disgust.
    • 82' Pressure now on the Palace defence. QPR look the most likely at the moment to snatch the winner, but the ball's just trickled wide of Speroni's post from Faurlin. Relief for the Eagles.
    • 80' And the final change for QPR. Hogan Ephraim is on for Buzsaky.
    • 80' Oooh! And so close by Ben Watson!! In comes the corner and the Wigan loanee flicks his header just wide!! Great chance!
    • 79' Great save by Speroni!! Pushed Buzsaky's effort just past the post.
    • 77' Routledge's shot was blocked but it looks like Davis fouled Agyemang. The free kick is 18 yards out. Danger for Palace!
    • 78' And that's a free kick for QPR. Claude Davis is incensed as he receives a yellow card.
    • 77' Free kick to QPR. Borrowdale looking for Agyemang. Cleared but only as far as Borrowdale. Finds Routledge who runs at the Palace defence.
    • 76' All to play for at Loftus Road. There's 15 minutes to go and the game is finely balanced at 1-1.
    • 74' The throw comes to nothing and QPR make two changes. Rowan Vine is on for Taarabt and Patrick Agyemang replaces Jay Simpson as Jim Magilton tries to shake things up.
    • 73' Routledge down the right...his cross is blocked by Palace and that's a QPR throw.
    • 73' Free kick now to Rangers just inside the Palace half.
    • 72' Rangers caught in possession on the edge of their box. Danns sends it in and Cerny saves.
    • 70' Routledge on the counter, finds Taarabt...dipping effort!! Just over the bar from the QPR man!! End to end stuff here!
    • 69' Palace again on the attck. Derry with the cross and Neil Danns, four yards out, just fails to get his head on it!
    • 67' And Palace make a second change. Alan Lee replaces Stern John up front.
    • 67' In at the near post. Cleared, but only as far as Taarabt. The Moroccan curls it towards the far post but that's up and over the crossbar. Speculative effort, that one.
    • 66' The ball breaks to Ben Watson. Taarabt looks like he might go it alone, but finds Routledge. Jose Fonte concedes the corner.
    • 64' It's fair to say that the Palace spot kick also looked dubious, so it's all evened up at Loftus Road now!
    • 62' GOAL PALACE!! Darren Ambrose sends Cerny the wrong way to level!! 1-1!! Game on!!
    • 61' And would you believe it!! Palace go straight up the other end. Sears takes on Fitz Hall..he cuts back and down he goes! Penalty!
    • 60' Great exchange between Buzsaky and Taarabt!! Taarabt with the effort and deflected over by Johannes Ertl!
    • 60' Darren Ambrose into QPR territory, down goes Stern John, he appeals but no foul and Rangers counter.
    • 59' And Routledge is again flagged offside. The QPR man thinks about kicking the ball, but with a yellow card against him already, he wisely thinks better of it.
    • 58' Stern John holds it up. To Ambrose...looks for John again but it's intercepted by QPR.
    • 57' The attendance tonight is 14,377. Perhaps slightly disappointing for a London derby.
    • 56' Rangers with it. Watson looking for Routledge and now it's the QPR man who's offside.
    • 54' The corner comes to nothing. Palace on the attack. Butterfield with the cross...John with the glancing header!! Hits the post! But the flag is up for offside. Good move by Palace!
    • 53' In fairness, Speroni made that look more spectacular than it needed. One for the cameras is the consensus.
    • 53' Rangers win it back. Alejandro Faurlin with the effort!! Pushed over by Speroni!! That came right out of nothing!
    • 52' Wasted free kick by QPR. Palace have possession again.
    • 51' That's a warning for the hosts. As you'd expect from a Warnock team, Palace are right up for this.
    • 49' Rangers make a mess of clearing their lines. The ball falls to Neil Danns!! Snatches at the volley and over the bar!! The Palace man probably could have taken another touch there.
    • 48' Poor ball by Palace. Deep run by Fitz Hall...looks to benefit from Routledge's ball. Offside against Jay Simpson.
    • 48' And Rangers have a throw. Simpson to Taarabt, but Palace win it back.
    • 47' Ambrose triea to get an early cross on for Palace, cleared by the Rangers back line.
    • 46' Neil Warnock has made his first change. N'Diaye is off and on comes Freddie Sears.
    • 46' And we're underway again!
    • - Rangers are back on the pitch but we're still waiting for Palace.
    • - If it stays like this, QPR will go fifth. See the Championship table here!
    • 45'+1 And that's the half time whistle. QPR lead 1-0 at the break.
    • 45' There'll be one minute of stoppage time in what's proving to be a frantic finish.
    • 44' GREAT COUNTER BY PALACE!! Stern John with the pass to Darren Ambrose but he can't find the finish to bring the Eagles level.
    • 43' The ref played advantage after Shaun Derry's challenge on Jay Simpson and Routledge's pace took him clear of the Palace defence. He should have at least hit the target there!
    • 43' WAYNE ROUTLEDGE!! He's one-on-one with Speroni but he's put it wide!! That should have been 2-0!
    • 41' Palace on the attack. It finds its way to N'Diaye...and that's way into the night sky accompanied with howls from the QPR fans.
    • 40' Five minutes to half-time. QPR leading 1-0. Akos Buzsaky with the goal from the spot.
    • 38' Palace have recovered from conceding the penalty and are looking threatening again. Rangers are looking like they'll be content to take the 1-0 lead into the break.
    • 37' Palace have it again. Now it's with Neil Danns...tries his luck with a waist-high effort! Saved by Cerny but that was certainly worth a pop!
    • 36' Play resumes. Palace have it. Ambrose fires the ball in and N'Diaye just can't get on the end of it.
    • 34' And Davis is up again. Fortunately, that wasn't as bad as first feared by the QPR keeper.
    • 33' And Claude Davis is down in the Rangers box. Radek Cerny is furiously waving for the physio to come on.
    • 32' It's all happening at Loftus Road! Wayne Routledge is in the book for knocking the ball past Speroni after play had been halted by the ref.
    • 30' And now Palace come close!! The Eagles go straight up the other end and Stern John hits the outside of the post from close range!! That probably should have been 1-1!
    • 30' Oooh! So close!! Buzsaky launches it to the near post, Alassane N'Diaye with a horrendous miskick that could have easily ended up in the Palace net!
    • 29' Routledge and Buzsaky link up well. Jay Simpson's looking for the pass and it's out for a QPR corner
    • 28' The goal has buoyed Rangers. They're beginning to put some passes together, but are still lacking the final ball.
    • 26' And the Moroccan is beginning to make his presence felt. That's a clever chip as he tries to make inroads, but he's well marshalled by Shaun Derry.
    • 25' Palace are still fuming over the penalty decision. They felt Taarabt made a lot out of Butterfield's challenge.
    • 24' Gorkss exchanges passes with Borrowdale deep in the QPR half, launches it and that's gone out for a Palace throw.
    • 22' Rangers have won a free kick in a dangerous position. Neil Warnock isn't pleased with that decision. Ben Watson to take it...that's a waste! Straight into the Palace wall!
    • 20' Palace win a corner as they look to level proceedings. In it comes...and it's bouncing in the QPR box before Fitz Hall finally clears.
    • 19' GOAL QPR!!! Buzsaky sends Speroni the wrong way to give the West London side the lead!! 1-0 QPR!!
    • 18' AND RANGERS HAVE WON A PENALTY!! Adel Taarabt nips into the Palace box and is challenged by Danny Butterfield. Taarabt goes down and teh ref points to the spot. Furious protests from the Palace players!!
    • 17' Rangers win it back. Mikele Leigertwood with a pop from 25 yards! No threat to Speroni's goal.
    • 16' Adel Taarabt has it, Routledge is in a good position, but Taarabt holds too long and its picked off by the Palace defence.
    • 15' Ben Watson surges into the Palace half. Good tackle. Butterfield tries to find Stern John..it's off the Trinidad & Tobago man's knee and QPR counter.
    • 14' Palace regain possession. Danny Butterfield tries to get Neuil Danns away...that's too long for the midfielder and out for a QPR goal kick.
    • 13' Palace have a throw, but that's come to nothing. In fact, that's all the way out for a Rangers throw.
    • 11' Neil Warnock will be pleased with the way the Eagles have started. They're presenting a solid wall in front of QPR at the moment.
    • 10' Rangers are looking a bit narrow at the moment and need to get their wide players, Routledge and Taarabt into the space down the Palace flanks.
    • 9' Palace looking for a corner, but Gorkss thumps the ball away.
    • 8' It's a little bit scrappy at the moment at Loftus Road.
    • 7' QPR win a throw. In it comes, but it's shepherded well by Neil Danns who clears.
    • 6' Good counter by Rangers. That's looking for Routledge from Alejandro Faurlin. He goes down under the challenge but no foul says the ref.
    • 5' Straight down the other end, that's a dangerous cross...and that's just about dealt with by the Rangers defence.
    • 4' But that's gone straight to Fitz Hall...lumps it up to Wayne Routledge... he runs at the Palace defence...gets his shot away! But that's comfortable for Julian Sperioni in the Palace goal.
    • 3' The ball's played to Ben Watson...finds Mikele Leigertwood, but that's cleared.
    • 2' And straight away, that's a second free kick for Rangers. The feeling was that Palace would be uncompromising and so it's proved in the first minutes.
    • 1' Early free kick to QPR. Akos Buzsaky is clattered by Clint Hill.
    • 1' And it's QPR who get us underway!
    • - And the teams are out at Loftus Road!
    • - Palace make three changes. Clint Hill comes back after suspension, while Stern John and Alassane N'Diaye both start. Nathaniel Clyne, Victor Moses and Alan Lee all drop to the bench.
    • - Ben Watson and Fitz Hall are the two QPR changes from the team that lost 2-1 to Leicester. Peter Ramage drops to the bench while Damion Stewart misses out.
    • - Rangers boast five players in their starting line-up who went up with Palace in 2004: Wayne Routledge, Mikele Leigertwood, Fitz Hall, Gary Borrowdale and the on-loan Ben Watson all tasted promotion with the Eagles.
    • - And the Palace team is: Speroni, Hill, Fonte, Davis, Butterfield, Ertl, Ambrose, Derry, N'Diaye, Danns, John. Subs: Scannell, Clyne, Moses, Sears, Lee, Carle, Hills.
    • - And the teams are in. QPR line up as: Cerny, Hall, Leigertwood, Routledge, Buzsaky, Gorkss, Watson, Faurlin, Simpson, Borrowdale, Taarabt. Subs: Alberti, Ephraim, Ramage, Vine, Ainsworth, Agyemang, Heaton
    • - A QPR victory will see the West London outfit leap to fifth place in the league, while a Palace win will leave the Eagles three points off the play-off places.
    • - The Eagles, meanwhile, come into this game on the back of a creditable 1-1 draw at Preston.
    • - Rangers will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after their recent fine run of form was brought to a halt by Leicester City last Friday.
    • - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of tonight's Championship game between QPR and Crystal Palace from Loftus Road.
  • Summary

    • 90'+2 Still Rangers press, but Palace counter!! Ambrose releases Hills, but the sub slips and the ball is over the top!
    • 90'+1 That looked like a punch from Alan Lee on Kaspars Gorkss!! It looks like the ref didn't see it and play continues!! The Palace player is a lucky man! He would've certainly walked if the officials had spotted that!!
    • 87' GREAT SHOT FROM ROWAN VINE!! The sub smashes the ball goalwards only to be denied by a superb save by Speroni!!
    • 80' Oooh! And so close by Ben Watson!! In comes the corner and the Wigan loanee flicks his header just wide!! Great chance!
    • 79' Great save by Speroni!! Pushed Buzsaky's effort just past the post.
    • 70' Routledge on the counter, finds Taarabt...dipping effort!! Just over the bar from the QPR man!! End to end stuff here!
    • 69' Palace again on the attck. Derry with the cross and Neil Danns, four yards out, just fails to get his head on it!
    • 67' In at the near post. Cleared, but only as far as Taarabt. The Moroccan curls it towards the far post but that's up and over the crossbar. Speculative effort, that one.
    • 62' GOAL PALACE!! Darren Ambrose sends Cerny the wrong way to level!! 1-1!! Game on!!
    • 61' And would you believe it!! Palace go straight up the other end. Sears takes on Fitz Hall..he cuts back and down he goes! Penalty!
    • 60' Great exchange between Buzsaky and Taarabt!! Taarabt with the effort and deflected over by Johannes Ertl!
    • 54' The corner comes to nothing. Palace on the attack. Butterfield with the cross...John with the glancing header!! Hits the post! But the flag is up for offside. Good move by Palace!
    • 53' Rangers win it back. Alejandro Faurlin with the effort!! Pushed over by Speroni!! That came right out of nothing!
    • 49' Rangers make a mess of clearing their lines. The ball falls to Neil Danns!! Snatches at the volley and over the bar!! The Palace man probably could have taken another touch there.
    • - If it stays like this, QPR will go fifth. See the Championship table here!
    • 43' WAYNE ROUTLEDGE!! He's one-on-one with Speroni but he's put it wide!! That should have been 2-0!
    • 37' Palace have it again. Now it's with Neil Danns...tries his luck with a waist-high effort! Saved by Cerny but that was certainly worth a pop!
    • 30' And now Palace come close!! The Eagles go straight up the other end and Stern John hits the outside of the post from close range!! That probably should have been 1-1!
    • 30' Oooh! So close!! Buzsaky launches it to the near post, Alassane N'Diaye with a horrendous miskick that could have easily ended up in the Palace net!
    • 22' Rangers have won a free kick in a dangerous position. Neil Warnock isn't pleased with that decision. Ben Watson to take it...that's a waste! Straight into the Palace wall!
    • 20' Palace win a corner as they look to level proceedings. In it comes...and it's bouncing in the QPR box before Fitz Hall finally clears.
    • 19' GOAL QPR!!! Buzsaky sends Speroni the wrong way to give the West London side the lead!! 1-0 QPR!!
    • 18' AND RANGERS HAVE WON A PENALTY!! Adel Taarabt nips into the Palace box and is challenged by Danny Butterfield. Taarabt goes down and teh ref points to the spot. Furious protests from the Palace players!!
    • 17' Rangers win it back. Mikele Leigertwood with a pop from 25 yards! No threat to Speroni's goal.
    • 4' But that's gone straight to Fitz Hall...lumps it up to Wayne Routledge... he runs at the Palace defence...gets his shot away! But that's comfortable for Julian Sperioni in the Palace goal.

Live Team Line-Up

  • Queens Park Rangers

    Manager: Jim Magilton

    Starting line-up

    • R. Cerný
    • F. Hall
    • G. Borrowdale
    • K. Gorkss
    • M. Leigertwood
    • &. Buzsáky Substitution Out (80′)
    • A. Taarabt Substitution Out (74′)
    • W. Routledge Yellow Card
    • B. Watson
    • A. Faurlin
    • J. Simpson Substitution Out (74′)

    Subs

    • G. Ainsworth
    • P. Ramage
    • R. Vine Substitution In74′
    • H. Ephraim Substitution In80′
    • T. Heaton
    • M. Alberti
    • P. Agyemang Substitution In74′

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Crystal Palace

    Manager: Neil Warnock

    Starting line-up

    • J. Speroni
    • D. Butterfield
    • C. Hill
    • C. Davis Yellow Card
    • Fonte
    • S. Derry
    • D. Ambrose
    • J. Ertl
    • N. Danns Substitution Out (84′)
    • A. N'Diaye Substitution Out (45′)
    • S. John Substitution Out (67′)

    Subs

    • A. Lee Substitution In67′
    • N. Carle
    • L. Hills Substitution In84′
    • V. Moses
    • S. Scannell
    • N. Clyne
    • F. Sears Substitution In45′

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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