Saturday January 28, 2012 4th Round Finished Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Chelsea

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  1. Chelsea ease past QPR

    Chelsea ease past QPR

    Chelsea defeated Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at Loftus Road courtesy of Juan Mata's controversial second-half penalty. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Chelsea
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    • 90+7' That's it! Chelsea progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over neighbours QPR. The penalty award was harsh, but QPR did not do enough to get anything out of this game.
    • 90+7' Cech makes an excellent lo save to deny Young's fierce effort! QPR so close to equalising there.
    • 90+5' Barton's free-kick is catching practice for Cech. The set-pieces from QPR have been poor today.
    • 90+5' Wild challenge from Romeu on Hulse and the Spaniard picks up a booking.
    • 90+4' This QPR squad needs some heavy investment. Hughes has a task on his hands to avoid the drop.
    • 90+3' Hall runs into trouble, loses it to Essien who is then fouled by Barton.
    • 90+2' Sturridge's pass gets away from Essien.
    • 90+1' The goalscorer Mata is being replaced by Michael Essien.
    • 90' There will be seven minutes of added time!
    • 89' Ivanovic's cross is gathered by Kenny. QPR are going out with a wimper here.
    • 88' Chelsea playing down the clock here.
    • 86' A poor free-kick is headed away by Cole.
    • 85' Luiz tackles Hulse and then takes a gamble, loses possession, and fouls the QPR man. He's invited pressure here.
    • 84' Good run forward from Young but he is tackled by Cole.
    • 84' QPR are enjoying a bit of possession but they are going nowhere fast.
    • 82' Both sides can play better than this. Kenny has only made a couple of saves and Cech has only had the Wright-Phillips effort to worry about.
    • 81' The corner is cleared away. There will be plenty of stoppage time after that Ramires injury.
    • 80' Mackie wins a corner for QPR. We have barely seen the youngster today.
    • 79' It was actually a knee injury for Ramires. He didn't look in a good way.
    • 78' Oriol Romeu replaces Ramires and QPR also make a change as Buzsaky goes off and Rob Hulse comes on.
    • 77' This Ramires injury looks serious and he is being stretchered off.
    • 75' Ramires is down with an ankle injury. The Brazilian has played well for the Blues.
    • 74' Terry has won everything in the air today. He has never had a problem performing when under pressure from off-field matters.
    • 73' Cole is booked for a late challenge on Wright-Phillips.
    • 72' QPR are struggling to retain any kind of possession here.
    • 71' Jamie Mackie has moved up-front and Smith has gone to the left of the QPR midfield but it has made little difference. What can you do when you don't have the ball?
    • 70' Ferdinand heads a high ball from Luiz out for a Chelsea throw.
    • 69' A few unsavoury chants today but the fans seem to have behaved themselves.
    • 68' Torres has worked hard for the Blues today. Can't question his workrate and he has produced a couple of skillful moments.
    • 67' Few QPR players will have impressed Hughes today.
    • 66' Sturridge cannot quite raech Luiz's long ball.
    • 64' How will QPR react? Moments before the goal they had their best chance of the game.
    • 63' That was Mata's 7th goal of the season.
    • 62' Hughes is very unhappy at the penalty award.
    • 61' The penalty award by Mike Dean looked pretty harsh.
    • 60' GOAL! QPR 0-1 CHELSEA. Mata fires left-footed into the bottom right-hand corner and Chelsea are ahead!
    • 59' Hill is penalised for a push in the area on Sturridge and Chelsea have a penalty!
    • 59' Wright-Phillips takes the ball round Cole and his shot is pushed out by Cech!
    • 58' Kenny's kick down field goes straight to Cech. Poor play.
    • 57' QPR enjoying a little more possession now as Terry heads out a bouncing cross.
    • 56' Wright-Phillips' cross is cut out by Meireles.
    • 54' There is far more pace to the Chelsea attack now.
    • 53' Cole's cross into the box is cleared away by Young.
    • 51' Good play from Torres who finds Sturridge on the edge of the area. Strurridge balloons it well over Kenny's bar.
    • 50' The offside flag goes up against Mata who gets a shot in on goal against Kenny.
    • 49' Fitz Hall was booked for handball a minute or two ago.
    • 48' Sturridge's powerful shot is blocked. There seems to be far more urgency in this second-half from Chelsea.
    • 47' It will be interesting to see what the Italian striker can do.
    • 46' Federico Maccheda has replaced Helguson who has a groin injury.
    • 46' We are back underway at Loftus Road.
    • 45+1' If you want to get in touch on Twitter, it's @ SCoggin_journo
    • 45+1' And that's half-time. It's been a disappointing 45 minutes.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time at the end of the first-half.
    • 44' There has been no service for Helguson today so far.
    • 43' Mata touches Luiz's long diagonal ball down to Malouda who scuffs his shot across goal. It was a poor effort.
    • 42' Ivanovic dispossesses Wright-Phillips and Chelsea have the ball back.
    • 40' 'There's only one Joey Barton' sing the QPR fans. There sure is.
    • 39' Brilliant back heel from Mata which finds Ramires in the area and the Brazilian fires across goal but there is no one to get on the end of the ball. Superb skill from the Spaniard!
    • 38' The corner is cleared by Ramires, and Cech gathers.
    • 37' Hill forces a corner off Ivanovic after a good run from Buzsaky.
    • 36' Wright-Phillips shoots woefully off target for QPR. At least it was a break of some sort though.
    • 35' Mata cannot quite control Luiz's crossfield ball and Young will take the QPR throw.
    • 34' Luiz Terry, Ferdinand and Hall have cruised through this game so far.
    • 33' Meireles' well struck volley is wide of Kenny's goal.
    • 32' A long, aimless, ball from Fitz Hall drifts out of play for a goal kick to Chelsea.
    • 31' Hughes will be fairly happy with his side's start.
    • 30' Cole's cross just eludes Sturridge at the far post. That was a better move from Chelsea with that crucial injection of pace.
    • 29' This has been poor fare so far. Both sides playing in front of the defenses.
    • 28' Wright-Phillips is booked for a late tackle on Ivanovic.
    • 28' Malouda goes past Young but again his cross is poor.
    • 27' Chelsea lacking penetration at the moment. The build-up is too slow.
    • 25' Good skill from Torres to get into the box but the ball is eventually hoofed away.
    • 24' Meireles feeds Malouda but the Frenchman's cross is gathered by Kenny.
    • 23' This has not so far been the spiteful encounter many predicted. On the pitch, anyway.
    • 22' Terry heads on a Mata corner and Luiz acrobatically volleys over the bar.
    • 21' QPR qualified for the fourth round after a replay win over MK Dons.
    • 20' Young's cross goes right the way across the Chelsea area and out for a throw. QPR coming into it a bit now.
    • 19' Mark Hughes played over 100 games for Chelsea. Today he is on the opposition bench.
    • 18' Ivanovic's cross is deflected and after some head tennis, the ball is cleared.
    • 17' It's been a fairly low-key start here at Loftus Road aside from that Mata shot.
    • 16' Luiz heads Joey Barton's free-kick away.
    • 15' Foul by Ivanovic on Helguson and QPR have a useful free-kick.
    • 14' David Luiz has started the game well. Doing the simple things well. He is wearing tights though!
    • 13' A Shaun Wright-Phillips cross is blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 12' That is the closest we have come to a goal, as Malouda fires a corner well off target.
    • 11' Juan Mata forces a low save out of Paddy Kenny after seizing on a slip by Luke Young.
    • 10' Sturridge fails to control a Ramires through ball. The Brazilian has got used to the English game and had an impressive season.
    • 9' In the absence of Frank Lampard, Daniel Sturridge is Chelsea's top scorer with 10 goals.
    • 8' FA statement on the decision for the players not to shake hands before kick-off: "FA agreed to the request by both clubs in an attempt to further diffuse tensions before the match"
    • 7' Chelsea seeing plenty of the ball early on here. But no chances yet at Loftus Road.
    • 6' Terry being predictably booed at every touch of the ball.
    • 5' The match is not a sell-out today despite its high-profile nature. Perhaps the noon kick-off time?
    • 4' Malouda is dispossessed by Tommy Smith. Chelsea having the better of it early on though.
    • 3' Chelsea drew 0-0 at Norwich in the Premier League last weekend, while QPR beat Wigan.
    • 2' Chelsea passing the ball about in defense before a long ball up field finds Fernando Torres offside.
    • 1' Terry gets an early head on the ball for Chelsea.
    • 1' We are off and running at Loftus Road!
    • 11:57 And that was duly the case as both sets of players jog out onto the pitch and onto the seperate halves of the field.
    • 11:55 There has just been an announcement that there will be no pre-match hand-shake between any of the players ahead of the game. That's one way to avoid the issue!
    • 11:55 Chelsea had two players sent off in October's 1-0 defeat here. It will be important that the 22 players keep their heads, and tempers in check today.
    • 11:50 The atmosphere is building ahead of this clash. Let's talk football! Neither side has been in great form of late, with QPR struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League, and Chelsea someway off the pace at the top.
    • 11:45 If you want to get in touch on Twitter, I'll try to be as active as possible. @SCoggin_journo
    • 11:40 There are reports ahead of kick-off that Ferdinand will not shake Terry's hand.
    • 11:40 QPR reportedly received a package believed to have contained a shotgun cartridge and a death threat aimed at Ferdinand yesterday. Ferdinand 'receives bullet in the post'
    • 11:35 The race row has grabbed most of the headlines ahead of this FA Cup tie. Race row dominates QPR-Chelsea
    • 11:30 This has the potential to be something of a poisonous encounter between these two London rivals. Today's game sees the teams meet for the first time since allegations emerged that Terry had used a racist slur against Ferdinand during October's Premier League match at Loftus Road.
    • 11:25 Anton Ferdinand starts for QPR, while John Terry captains Chelsea. Akos Buzsaky is in the QPR team after his impressive showing against Wigan last week, and new signing Nedum Onuoha is on the bench. Fernando Torres is in the Blues starting line-up, flanked by Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge. Gary Cahill, who joined the club from Bolton earlier this month, is on the bench.
    • 11:20 QPR: Kenny, Hill, Hall, Mackie, Buzsaky, Barton, Young, Smith, Helguson, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand. Subs: Cerny, Orr, Derry, Hulse, Ephraim, Macheda, Onuoha. /// CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Meireles, Malouda, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Bertrand, Cahill, Essien, Romeu, Lukaku.
    • 11:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the west London derby between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round.
  • Summary

    • 90+7' Cech makes an excellent lo save to deny Young's fierce effort! QPR so close to equalising there.
    • 85' Luiz tackles Hulse and then takes a gamble, loses possession, and fouls the QPR man. He's invited pressure here.
    • 60' GOAL! QPR 0-1 CHELSEA. Mata fires left-footed into the bottom right-hand corner and Chelsea are ahead!
    • 59' Hill is penalised for a push in the area on Sturridge and Chelsea have a penalty!
    • 59' Wright-Phillips takes the ball round Cole and his shot is pushed out by Cech!
    • 51' Good play from Torres who finds Sturridge on the edge of the area. Strurridge balloons it well over Kenny's bar.
    • 43' Mata touches Luiz's long diagonal ball down to Malouda who scuffs his shot across goal. It was a poor effort.
    • 39' Brilliant back heel from Mata which finds Ramires in the area and the Brazilian fires across goal but there is no one to get on the end of the ball. Superb skill from the Spaniard!
    • 11' Juan Mata forces a low save out of Paddy Kenny after seizing on a slip by Luke Young.
    • 11:55 There has just been an announcement that there will be no pre-match hand-shake between any of the players ahead of the game. That's one way to avoid the issue!
    • 11:20 QPR: Kenny, Hill, Hall, Mackie, Buzsaky, Barton, Young, Smith, Helguson, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand. Subs: Cerny, Orr, Derry, Hulse, Ephraim, Macheda, Onuoha. /// CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Meireles, Malouda, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Bertrand, Cahill, Essien, Romeu, Lukaku.

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