Saturday February 25, 2012 26th Day Finished Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Fulham

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  1. Fulham win at 10-man QPR

    Fulham win at 10-man QPR

    Pavel Pogrebnyak continued his good start to life at Fulham as his goal gave them a 1-0 win at West London rivals Queens Park Rangers. More

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    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Fulham
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    • 90+5 Mackie almost turns in the box but Etuhu does well to clear. Lumped out for a throw and this should be it... No, a free-kick to Fulham by their byline and this will be it - the whistle goes and the home fans boo. Some afters between Hughes and Jol, seen that before from Hughes. Jol is not happy.
    • 90+4 Fulham look to be back in control now as they play out the closing seconds in possession... Kelly on the charge almost puts Pogrebnyak in but Ferdinand closes him out and it's a goal kick.
    • 90+3 Fulham are in again as Dembele turns away from Onuoha, lovely run but the defender tracks him well with good pace to block his shot. Corner.
    • 90+2 Fine touch by Etuhu to control and clear a flick on by Hill with one ball - sending Dempsey away too. Now Duff on the right, the Pog supporting as Fulham take it into the corner. Four minutes of added time.
    • 90+1 JUST WIDE FROM ETUHU! He almost scored an incredible solo goal, running from his own half, getting past some dreadful attempts from QPR to challenge and he had to score but the finish was a touch snatched, dragging past Kenny but also wide.
    • 90' Fulham doing a lot better now as they hold possession, that is until the Pog strays offside on the left.
    • 89' Riise takes a ball in the woo-hoo. Ow. Ow. Wah. He's okay. Well, okay to play on. Not sure his missus is too happy.
    • 88' Kelly takes an age with the throw before Pogrebnyak gives it away.
    • 87' Fulham have a throw deep in the QPR half, which will suit them.
    • 86' Taarabt tries a few tricks but then loses the ball and gives away a free-kick.
    • 85' Hangeland's defensive header from the free-kick is poor, backwards, but Hughes gets it away. Fulham have everyone back until Dempsey breaks, all the way down the left, he's in the box but is all alone and eventually QPR outnumber him to clear.
    • 85' Baird is booked for a foul on Taarabt.
    • 84' QPR SUB: Buzsaky comes on for SWP, whose miss is his final act of the day.
    • 83' INCHES WIDE BY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS! He somehow got in one-on-one after springing the offside trap to reach Taarabt's great pass but he flicked it wide of the far post!
    • 82' Duff gives it away to Taarabt and QPR are in but Kelly and Hughes are able to get it clear and it's down the other end.
    • 81' FULHAM SUB: Etuhu comes on for Johnson as Fulham go 4-5-1.
    • 80' Corner QPR but Barton's cross is headed away by Hangeland.
    • 79' QPR come forward, not looking like 10 men now. Fulham have everyone back and SWP fluffs his pass.
    • 78' A cagey last few minutes beckon as Fulham try their best not to do anything stupid...
    • 77' FULHAM SUB: Ruiz comes off for Duff.
    • 76' QPR now come forward as Traore gets behind Kelly but his low cross is too close to Schwarzer.
    • 75' Hill with a foul in midfield and Fulham are easing their way back into possession.
    • 74' FULHAM SUB: Birthday boy Chris Baird is on for Murphy. Happy 30th Chris.
    • 74' Poor free-kick from Barton which sails over his team-mates and out for a goal kick.
    • 73' Barton with a couple of good tackles to keep the ball for QPR before he is fouled by Dembele. QPR want the ref to even the red card count but it was a shoulder-to-shoulder, not even a warning.
    • 72' QPR SUB: The injured Taiwo is taken off for Traore.
    • 71' Taiwo is down hurt, in real pain after twisting his knee while making a pass.
    • 71' Ruiz almost nicks it on the edge of the box, then Pogrebnyak but cleared. Taarabt brings it away but Murphy fouls him.
    • 70' Riise booked for a late tackle, the ref playing advantage.
    • 69' JUST WIDE BY MACKIE! Superb play by Taarabt to send him in down the right with Riise all over the place, good defending by Hughes sliding in to narrow the angle.
    • 68' Fulham have a throw on the right but they opt for a cagey move back to Hangeland and a possession move from halfway, until Riise gives it away.
    • 67' Taiwo catches Johnson and Fulham have a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 66' Pogrebnyak heads the corner clear, but it drops to long-range specialist Taiwo - his shot is weak though and Fulham clear.
    • 65' Onuoha with a nice low ball for Zamora but Hughes slides in to knock it behind for a corner. Dembele is booked for a foul on Wright-Phillips in the build-up.
    • 64' Zamora and Mackie combine but the latter is denied a run on goal by Riise. Having started the second half in dominant fashion, Fulham have withdrawn somewhat again.
    • 63' Taarabt looks far post for Zamora, and he finds him but a poor cut-back is straight to Dembele.
    • 62' Kelly almost slides Johnson through but intercepted by Taiwo. Throw.
    • 61' Some respite for QPR as they have a throw on the right. Long for Zamora but he shoved Hangeland.
    • 60' Riise takes it short to Dempsey, who takes it on the chest before turning into a volley but he gets the finish all wrong, well over.
    • 59' Fulham break as Hangeland goes forward, now Dempsey to Pogrebnyak who is wide but surrounded and holds it up before winning a throw.
    • 58' Ruiz handballs, pointed out by Barton, no card though.
    • 57' Barton to take this... the flag is up as it bent behind for a goal kick before Hangeland flicked it away.
    • 56' Good run by SWP but Hangeland is equal to his cross, which earns a corner for QPR.
    • 55' Hill meets the corner far post but, falling as he tries to reach it, heads well wide.
    • 54' Zamora holds it up well for Taarabt, whose cross hits Hughes en route to a corner.
    • 53' Terrible ball from Taarabt to lose control of the counter attack after Zamora led a charge down the left. He just played it straight to a Fulham player with Onuoha simple and wide for him. Pogrebnyak then wins a free-kick.
    • 52' Pogrebnyak with a long shot well wide after a nice backheel from Ruiz. Riise wanted a pass.
    • 51' Heavy pass form Taarabt, who has been poor today, well off Mackie's run and out for a throw.
    • 50' Corner swung in by Ruiz but Hangeland's header is weak and QPR clear.
    • 49' Fulham are dominating possession now as they look to work the short passing game, tiring QPR out.
    • 48' Good forward play by Fulham now as Johnson almost puts a cross in, blocked though. Still with Fulham on the right...
    • 47' Taarabt with a super run but a weak finish straight to Schwarzer.
    • 46' Fulham almost get in behind early on but QPR are able to clear their lines before Ruiz finishes.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2 Half-time and QPR fans boo as Fulham enter the break a goal - and a man - up.
    • 45+1 Ruiz with a lofted ball to Riise, who does really well to keep it in and cross with a first-time volley but QPR are able to scramble clear.
    • 45' Johnson on the left now as he does really well to cut inside past a few challenges. Now Dempsey offloads to Kelly as Fulham play possession ball.
    • 44' Taiwo crosses, Kelly meets it but his header spins up in the air. Hangeland heads it away but Taiwo has it back - this time his cross is poor.
    • 43' Johnson with a direct run from the inside left but Onuoha blocks his shot. Dembele comes inside but Barton slides in to intercept.
    • 42' Good cross by Murphy but for once Pogrebnyak does not win the header, Hill getting there first.
    • 41' A QPR attack breaks down as Pogrebnyak clears long for Dempsey but Hill gets there first.
    • 40' BARTON JUST OVER! A half-chance as he met Onuoha's cross with a half-volley on the run, sending it high and a bit wide in the end.
    • 39' QPR fail to clear the corner and in the end Dempsey runs it out for a goal kick.
    • 38' Schwarzer hoofs clear after Taarabt almost gets in, good back-pass from Hughes. Now Fulham break, Dempsey sends Johnson in down the left - great pass - but blocked by Ferdinand from a corner. That came after Pogrebnyak won a 50-50 in midfield. He's really having a go isn't he?
    • 37' Johnson's turn to give it away now after Ruiz played for the one-two. Touche.
    • 36' Ruiz with a run in from the right but he fails to set up Johnson for an easy goal, instead trying to go it alone, giving it away. Johnson furious.
    • 35' Mackie on the move, he thinks he's won a corner off Riise but it hit the Scotland forward last and it's Fulham ball.
    • 34' DIAKITE IS OFF! It's been coming, I make that his eighth foul in half an hour as he slides in with a horrible flailing challenge to hack down Ruiz to earn a second yellow. He has his head in his hands but Hughes looks furious. Foolish - he was warned, booked, warned again but seemed intent on getting dismissed.
    • 33' Mackie with a good run inside from the right but he overruns it and a poor touch allows Hangeland to clear.
    • 32' Ruiz swings in the corner, Hangeland meets it but half-cleared ONLY TO MURPHY WITH THE LOW DRIVE but saved by Kenny and hacked away by his defence!
    • 31' Ruiz puts in the free-kick a bit quicker than expected, and Dempsey is clean through and must score but Onuoha's pace helps him get across to save his defence's bacon, putting behind for a corner.
    • 30' Murphy complains after being adjudged to have fouled Barton. Then Diakite with another foul - he needs to watch it.
    • 29' Johnson takes on Taiwo but Diakite is waiting to clear.
    • 28' After that excellent start Fulham are sitting deeper and deeper now; not atypical this season as they so often withdraw after going ahead.
    • 27' Diakite finds Taarabt on the centre-left, he lets rip this time but it bounces wide with Scharzer diving across!
    • 26' WHAT A SAVE BY SCHWARZER! SWP with a low shot that Scwharzer parries but the really good save came at the feet of Zamora, who should have scored from six yards out - the Aussie keeper made himself huge to block. Taarabt then pokes wide, somehow, but the flag had gone up to spare his blushes.
    • 26' Murphy lofts in the free-kick: Ferdinand clears. Now Murphy gives it away and Taarabt finds Barton, Onuoha wide right, SWP overlaps, his low ball is left for Zamora who tries a lay-off when he could have shot and Fulham clear.
    • 25' Hill catches Pogrebnyak again and Fulham have a free-kick just inside the QPR half. QPR not defending too clevelrly today.
    • 24' Murphy to take, almost finding Ruiz but going all the way through for Taarabt to clear - well, he just gives it to Kelly, who in turn lofts a poor ball that Kenny claims.
    • 23' Pogrebnyak combines with Johnson, who runs at Ferdinand off whom he wins a corner.
    • 22' Barton and Taiwo are over this, to the right so suits a lefty like Taiwo, but he curls it straight into Schwarzer's chest.
    • 21' Wright-Phillips gets away from Murphy, who tugs his shirt and is lucky not to be booked himself. Free-kick around 25 yards out, sun in Schwarzer's eyes...
    • 21' Diakite with another late challenge, on Ruiz having just clattered Dembele, and this time Dowd will book him.
    • 20' Diakite with a nice pass to release Taarabt but again he shoots early and again he shoots weakly, straight at Schwarzer with little elevation.
    • 19' Dempsey is sure he won a corner off Kenny after chasing through on to Pogrebnyak's through ball but a goal-kick is the right decision.
    • 18' OFF THE LINE BY POGREBNYAK! Hangeland almost headed into his own net as he tried to clear the corner at the near post but the Russian is a hero again with a clearance from close range!
    • 17' Barton lofts a nice pass to Taarabt, who wins a corner off Kelly. First one of the match.
    • 16' Barton slides a pass through to Taarabt but his shot is weak and deflected off a defender into Schwarzer's arms.
    • 15' Riise and Hangeland step up nicely to play Mackie offside.
    • 14' Diakite gives away the first foul of his Premier League career, mistiming one on Dempsey. Dowd has a word, no card.
    • 13' Pogrebnyak pops up in midfield to hold it up and draw a foul off Taiwo.
    • 12' Pogrebnyak gets in again down the right, QPR unable to deal with any kind of diagonal run, but the Russian's low ball is straight at Kenny! Dempsey was waiting for the open-goal tap-in! Hill all at sea to let the Russian through - he's not the quickest but his movement is clever.
    • 11' Mackie drills a low shot well wide with Schwarzer covering his near post. Excellent run and pass from Barton to assist.
    • 10' DEMPSEY JUST WIDE! Super run by Ruiz and a low ball to send the American clear, at an angle from 20 yards he drills home a finish across Kenny but it spins past the far post. Onuoha gave it away initially.
    • 9' Mackie is offside as QPR try to bounce back quickly from that goal.
    • 8' Who needs pace when you have strength and feet like that? Superb target-man play from the Russian, but what an assist from Dembele. Great start for Fulham - but they do like to throw away a lead.
    • 7' GOAL FULHAM! Pogrebnyak with a lovely finish after holding his run beautifully to meet Dembele's outrageous backheel, waiting for Kenny to drop before rolling in a cool finish. Cracking goal.
    • 6' Barton almost sends Mackie through but Hangeland sees the danger and blocks his route, Schwarzer claiming.
    • 5' Kelly with a decent dipping cross in but Hill clears from Pogrebnyak.
    • 4' GOAL FULHAM! Johnson with a flick header after a lovely first-time cross from Riise. But no! Johnson was half a yard offside! A late flag ends his joy.
    • 3' Taken short to Barton, wide left to Taiwo, now he cuts in to shoot but drills it low at Schwarzer.
    • 2' Taarabt drops the shoulder and drills in a low shot but easy for the keeper Schwarzer. Now Zamora wins a free-kick around 25 yards out.
    • 1' Kenny gets an early touch as Onuoha shepherds Murphy's through-ball back under pressure from the Pog.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 14:55 The teams are out and Barton is looking pretty jovial. Fulham lining up 4-3-3 it seems.
    • 14:50 A nice FACT from our mates Infostrada: Mark Hughes failed to win in all 8 EPL London derby matches when he was Fulham manager last season.
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    • 14:40 MATCH ODDS: QPR 13/8, Fulham 7/4, Draw 9/4.
    • 14:35 FACTS: Fulham have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L6); Fulham haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine league games; 39% of the goals Fulham have conceded this season have been shipped in the final 15 minutes of games, the highest percentage in the top flight.
    • 14:30 FACTS: QPR have failed to score in their last five games against Fulham in all competitions; Rangers suffered their heaviest ever Premier League defeat when they lost 6-0 to Fulham earlier this season at Craven Cottage; QPR have lost five of their last seven Premier League home games.
    • 14:25 Martin Jol: "In the first game against QPR you felt the sort of feeling that this was new. It was a derby game and I feel if you look at the reactions after the game from our fans, it is a big game now and in the future. In the past I think it was a good derby game but it is now probably a bigger derby game than Chelsea."
    • 14:25 Mark Hughes: "We want to address the 6-0 defeat from earlier in the season. From what I understand, it was a poor performance and a poor result. All the guys that were involved that afternoon want to set the record straight. I'm sure we'll use that as a motivation, as well as the fact that we were very poor at Blackburn in the first half. It's a great opportunity for us to put things right."
    • 14:20 FULHAM TEAM NEWS: Andrew Johnson, who QPR tried to sign in January, returns after missing several weeks with a groin problem. Fellow strikers Pavel Pogrebnyak and Orlando Sa are also available with the former starting, while Philippe Senderos returns to the bench after a grade two strain in his left adductor. With two strikers starting, Damien Duff is dropped to the bench. Zdenek Grygera (knee) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are the only first-team players unavailable.
    • 14:20 QPR TEAM NEWS: Bobby Zamora faces his old club but fellow striker Djibril Cisse is suspended while Heidar Helguson (groin), DJ Campbell and Luke Young (both hamstring) are still injured. Mali midfielder Samba Diakite makes his QPR debut after returning from the African Cup of Nations.
    • 14:15 Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
    • 14:15 TEAMS - QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Diakite, Mackie, Taarabt, Barton, Wright-Phillips, Zamora; Subs: Cerny, Derry, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Traore, Buzsaky, Smith /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Dembele, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak, Johnson; Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Orlando Sa, Senderos, Duff, Etuhu, Frei
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  • Summary

    • 90+3 Fulham are in again as Dembele turns away from Onuoha, lovely run but the defender tracks him well with good pace to block his shot. Corner.
    • 90+1 JUST WIDE FROM ETUHU! He almost scored an incredible solo goal, running from his own half, getting past some dreadful attempts from QPR to challenge and he had to score but the finish was a touch snatched, dragging past Kenny but also wide.
    • 89' Riise takes a ball in the woo-hoo. Ow. Ow. Wah. He's okay. Well, okay to play on. Not sure his missus is too happy.
    • 83' INCHES WIDE BY WRIGHT-PHILLIPS! He somehow got in one-on-one after springing the offside trap to reach Taarabt's great pass but he flicked it wide of the far post!
    • 69' JUST WIDE BY MACKIE! Superb play by Taarabt to send him in down the right with Riise all over the place, good defending by Hughes sliding in to narrow the angle.
    • 40' BARTON JUST OVER! A half-chance as he met Onuoha's cross with a half-volley on the run, sending it high and a bit wide in the end.
    • 34' DIAKITE IS OFF! It's been coming, I make that his eighth foul in half an hour as he slides in with a horrible flailing challenge to hack down Ruiz to earn a second yellow. He has his head in his hands but Hughes looks furious. Foolish - he was warned, booked, warned again but seemed intent on getting dismissed.
    • 32' Ruiz swings in the corner, Hangeland meets it but half-cleared ONLY TO MURPHY WITH THE LOW DRIVE but saved by Kenny and hacked away by his defence!
    • 31' Ruiz puts in the free-kick a bit quicker than expected, and Dempsey is clean through and must score but Onuoha's pace helps him get across to save his defence's bacon, putting behind for a corner.
    • 27' Diakite finds Taarabt on the centre-left, he lets rip this time but it bounces wide with Scharzer diving across!
    • 26' WHAT A SAVE BY SCHWARZER! SWP with a low shot that Scwharzer parries but the really good save came at the feet of Zamora, who should have scored from six yards out - the Aussie keeper made himself huge to block. Taarabt then pokes wide, somehow, but the flag had gone up to spare his blushes.
    • 18' OFF THE LINE BY POGREBNYAK! Hangeland almost headed into his own net as he tried to clear the corner at the near post but the Russian is a hero again with a clearance from close range!
    • 12' Pogrebnyak gets in again down the right, QPR unable to deal with any kind of diagonal run, but the Russian's low ball is straight at Kenny! Dempsey was waiting for the open-goal tap-in! Hill all at sea to let the Russian through - he's not the quickest but his movement is clever.
    • 10' DEMPSEY JUST WIDE! Super run by Ruiz and a low ball to send the American clear, at an angle from 20 yards he drills home a finish across Kenny but it spins past the far post. Onuoha gave it away initially.
    • 7' GOAL FULHAM! Pogrebnyak with a lovely finish after holding his run beautifully to meet Dembele's outrageous backheel, waiting for Kenny to drop before rolling in a cool finish. Cracking goal.
    • 4' GOAL FULHAM! Johnson with a flick header after a lovely first-time cross from Riise. But no! Johnson was half a yard offside! A late flag ends his joy.
    • 14:15 TEAMS - QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Diakite, Mackie, Taarabt, Barton, Wright-Phillips, Zamora; Subs: Cerny, Derry, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Traore, Buzsaky, Smith /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Dembele, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak, Johnson; Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Orlando Sa, Senderos, Duff, Etuhu, Frei

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