Saturday December 3, 2011 Day 14 Finished Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

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  1. West Brom nick draw at QPR

    West Brom nick draw at QPR

    Shane Long's late goal stole a precious 1-1 draw for West Brom against QPR at Loftus Road in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90+3 Full time, it's finished QPR 1- 1 West Brom. Warnock doesn't look too happy with the officials as he rants and raves at them down the tunnel. QPR will see this as a missed opportunity, as they wasted a couple of golden chances to make it 2-0, before Shane Long's late equaliser.
    • 90+2 West Brom are finishing strongly. Brunt whips over an inswinging free kick from the right which is glanced on by Olsson, but Cerny does well to get down and make a smart save.
    • 90+1 Morrison charges forward into the QPR half but he is well tackled on the edge of the area, the ball then breaks to Long who hits a deflected long range effort which luckily ends up in Cerny's hands.
    • 90' Helguson plays a looping ball to wright-Phillips who brings it down and tees up Buzsáky on the edge of the area, but he blazes well over.
    • 89' The dangerous corner is allowed to bounce in the QPR box, but luckily for the R's it bobbles through to Cerny.
    • 88' With some neat skill, Odemwingie wins a corner for West Brom on the left.........
    • 87' Understandably QPR are the team looking to push forward.
    • 86' QPR work it well to Buzsáky on the right, but the Hungarian hits a poor cross and the attack comes to an end.
    • 85' Probably due to all the substitutions, the game has gone a bit scrappy.
    • 84' Long ball from McAuley into the QPR box, but it comes to nothing.
    • 83' The baggies are trying to slow the game down.
    • 81' Scharner comes on for Mulumbu. West Brom on the balance of play would definately take a draw from this match.
    • 80' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! The Baggies hit QPR on the break, Odemwhingie hits a shot from the left hand side of the penalty area, it takes a deflection and falls to SHANE LONG at the far post to tap home. Harsh on QPR.
    • 79' QPR are still controlling the game.
    • 78' Tchoyi comes on for Dorrans, as West Brom desperately seek an equaliser.
    • 77' Faulin whips in a dangerous free kick, which is well headed away by McAuley.
    • 76' Brunt fouls Buzsaky deep in his own half by the corner flag, the challenge wreaked of frustration.
    • 75' QPR are keeping possession well in the West Brom half.
    • 73' QPR are in control of this game, and look far more like the next team to get on the score sheet.
    • 72' QPR look to tighten things up a little as Buzsáky comes on for Bothroyd.
    • 71' QPR are still looking dangerous, and attacking with intent as they win two corners in a row. Both are easily cleared.
    • 70' That's the closest West Brom have come to an equaliser. The ball breaks to Brunt, 25 yards out from a central position he smashes a screaming shot just wide of Cerny's goal.
    • 68' Another great chance for QPR. Traore gets to a through ball before foster, he takes it around the keeper, and then dinks a ball back to Wright-Phillips, who just has one defender to beat on the line, but puts it wide. To be fair to the little man, it was at a difficult height for him to control.
    • 66' Dorrans hits a long ball into the QPR area, but the R's back four are able to scramble it away at the second attempt.
    • 65' Hodgson has decided to go for it by sending on last seasons top goalscorer Odemwingie for Thomas.
    • 64' West Brom have upped the tempo. Brunt whips in a dangerous ball from the left which Ferdinand does really well to head clear.
    • 63' It was unbelievable defending by the baggies as McAuley attempted to play a two yard pass in his own six yard box.
    • 62' Pinball in the West Brom box, Faulin and Helguson link up well down the left. Faulin gets to the bi-line, and pulls the ball back behind the two QPR strikers, but West Brom make a total mess of the clearence as they almost allow Wright-Phillips in before eventually getting it clear.
    • 61' Dorrans hits the free kick straight into the wall, and QPR clear.
    • 60' From the break away, Ferdinand hacks down Dorrans right on the edge of the area.
    • 59' Even though they lead by one goal, QPR continue to throw men forward in attack. They are almost punnished for it too, as Wright-Phillips loses possession and West Brom break at pace.
    • 58' QPR enjoy some midfield possession.
    • 57' West Brom build an attack on the edge of the QPR area, but Thomas is adjuged to have handled it after linking up with Shorey.
    • 55' A good chance for West Brom to equalise. Dorrans whips in a right footed free kick from the left which is dangerously flicked on by Thomas, only for McAuley to head wide from 6 yards out. It was a poor effort by the centre back.
    • 54' Dorrans ball in from the left is cleared by Ferdinand, but it drops to Morrison whose shot is well blocked by Gabbidon.
    • 52' West Brom are struggling to keep possession, QPR look more likely to grab a second than the Baggies grabbing an equaliser.
    • 51' Barton is played clean through again, but this time he miss controls it in the area and Olsson is able to recover and clear for West Brom.
    • 50' The tempo of the game has certainly increased as West Brom look to open the game up.
    • 49' Real chance for Barton to make it 2-0. Olsson is played into trouble by Dorrans, and Barton is able to win the 50-50 challenge with Olsson, he then plays a one two with helguson and is clean through on goal with just the keeper to beat. But the former Newcastle midfielder curls the ball inches wide of the goal. Should've scored.
    • 48' Big penalty shout for West Brom. Morrison bursts into the QPR penalty area and gets bundled over by Gabbidon, it was a soft challenge but I've seen them given before.
    • 47' Straight away the Baggies show more attacking intent, as Thomas cuts in from the left and whips in a dangerous shot which almost catches Cerny unaware.
    • 46' West brom get the second half underway.
    • 45+3' Half time at Loftus Road, and QPR lead by a goal to nil. They have deserved their lead and looked far more dangerous than their visitors in the final third. Helguson took his goal well, but Warnock will be aggrieved that a Wright-Phillips strike was wrongly ruled out for offside.
    • 45+2' West Brom win a corner, Brunt plays it short to Morrison who plays it back to the winger, he shoots, but it is well blocked by Gabbidon. QPR then break at speed, but Helguson miss controls it at the vital point, when it would have been easy to have put Mackie clean through.
    • 45+1' Wright-Phillips has a good chance in the West Brom box, but tries to dink it over Foster, and by doing that, puts it over the bar.
    • 45' The free kick is over hit by Brunt and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 44' Bothroyd concedes a free kick just inside his own half. He is called over by the ref who promptly blows his whistle right in the QPR strikers ear. The former Arsenal front man reacts in comical fashion.
    • 43' Thomas goes into the referee's notebook, dangerously sliding in late on Joey Barton. Definate yellow.
    • 42' QPR are trying to slow the game up as they look to protect their slender lead before half time.
    • 41' West Brom play the ball around nicely on the outside of the QPR penalty area, before Mulumbu miss controls it and then gives away a free kick.
    • 40' The game has gone a little scrappy as West Brom try and wrestle themselves back into the contest.
    • 39' Both teams exchange possession in midfield.
    • 38' Long looks a little icolated for West Brom, who have looked a little short of ideas in the final third.
    • 37' Faulin over hits the corner, although Barton is able to collect the ball and keep possession for the R's.
    • 36' QPR win a controversial corner on the right.
    • 35' QPR enjoy some more midfield possession, their confidence seems to be growing.
    • 34' Neat build up play by West Brom down the left as Morrison is played through. But the Scottish international hits a tame effort at goal, when he had done well to work an openening for himself.
    • 33' From the cleared cross, West Brom break at speed, but this time the QPR defence are able to scramble back and hold up the attack, which eventually leads to nothing.
    • 32' Traore whips in a fierce low cross from the left which Helguson almost gets onto the end of. But West Brom scrap it away.
    • 31' QPR enjoy some midfield possession.
    • 30' Long goes into the refs notebook for a late challenge on Barton.
    • 29' Brunt whips in a corner which is allowed to bounce in the QPR area, but Mackie is there to clear the danger.
    • 28' Both sides are throwing caution to the wind, by throwing men forward, but neither team are able to maintain sustained possession.
    • 27' QPR win a corner but Faulin's cross is too close to Foster.
    • 26' Brunt almost gets onto the end of Thomas's through ball but Cerny just gathers it in time. Their were questions asked as to whether Brunt left a foot in on the keeper, but the referee gave nothing.
    • 25' Mackie strides forward from midfield and unleashes a long range shot that goes harmlessly wide.
    • 24' The goal seems to have buoyed the home side even more.
    • 22' QPR have the ball in the back of the net again, but Wright-Phillips is wrongly flagged offside. It was a screamer of a goal too. Fantastic link up play by Faulin and Traore down the left as they play a looping through ball to Wright-Phillips who chests it down, cuts inside and smashes a cracking volley into the top right hand corner of the net.
    • 21' West Brom try to react, but Morrison over hits a cross straight out of play from the right hand side.
    • 19' GOAL FOR QPR! Helguson grabs it! Mackie charges into the West Brom area from the right but is well tackled by McAuley, however the ball breaks to Barton, who deftly dinks a ball to the far post where Helguson loops a header into the far corner of the net. It's his sixth goal of the season.
    • 18' Almost a mix up in the West Brom defence, as Olsson slightly under hits a back pass to Foster, Mackie is alert to the danger and almost blocks Foster's clearence.
    • 17' Still neither side are keeping possession for any legnth of time.
    • 16' QPR look shakey at the back.
    • 15' Real chance for West Brom. Thomas is set scampering through as QPR are cut open way too easily, but the former Arsenal midfielder doesn't connect with his left foot shot, and Cerny makes an easy save.
    • 14' The former Villa right back is now back on his feet and back in the game.
    • 13' As a result of McAuley's header, Young is clattered in the back of the head and stays down for a couple of minutes.
    • 11' Brunt has a free kick on the left hand side 30 yards from goal. He strikes it into the three man wall set up, but the rebound falls back to him, and he lofts the ball into the box. McAuley wins the header but can't get any power behind it, and it bounces through to Cerny.
    • 10' There isn't much of a pattern to the game, both sides are unable to keep possession for any real legnth of time.
    • 8' Best chance of the game so far. Mackie does well down the right and pulls a low cross back for Wright-Phillips, but the former Chelsea man skews his shot wide. He should have done better, although team mate Faulin seemed to put him off before he struck it.
    • 7' A second shot at the QPR goal in a matter of seconds. After some scrappy midfield play, the ball breaks to Morrison who hits a low drive first time, but again it goes a couple of yards wide of Cerny's right hand post.
    • 6' A simple long ball by West Brom isn't dealt with by the QPR back four, as they allow Long to chest the ball down, swivel and shoot. Luckily for QPR his shot is a couple of yards off target.
    • 5' The R's are still enjoying the majority of midfield possession, forcing the Baggies to hoof long everytime they have the ball.
    • 4' Gabbidon sensibly gives Cerny his first touch with a back pass, which the keeper deals with admirably.
    • 3' QPR have shot out of the blocks, and are switching play from right to left and back with considerable ease.
    • 2' Traore does well on the left, and puts in a dangerous deep cross, which McAuley just gets in ahead of Helguson to clear. Good start by the R's.
    • 1' QPR get the game underway, and play a long ball which harmlessly goes through to Foster.
    • 14.59 As expected the minutes applause is beautifully carried out. Loftus road is now rocking with atmosphere.
    • 14.58 Two minutes until kick off at Loftus Road. Both sides are on the pitch doing their various stretches. QPR in their usual blue and white hooped shirts and white shorts and socks. West Brom are in their all red away strip. Both teams are wearing black armbands and will observe a minute's applause for the tragic death of Gary Speed.
    • 14.57 Third choice keeper Radek Cerny starts in goal for the hoops today, as first choice Paddy Kenny and deputy Brian Murphy are both unavailable because of injuries. Also spare a thought for Elvijs Putninš who is sat on the bench for QPR today. Last year the Latvian stopper was on loan at Hemel Hempstead and Boreham Wood, he might be a little nervous today.
    • 14.50 Another interesting stat in QPR's favour is that Roy Hodgson has failed to win in all three PL visits to London as West Brom manager, losing each of his two this season at Chelsea and Arsenal. In total he has not won in his last 15 PL away matches in the capital since his Blackburn side won 1-0 at Chelsea in April 1998
    • 14.49 Both teams come into the game in mixed form. Each have picked up just three points from their last four games. It is a tough game to call, but bare in mind QPR are unbeaten in PL matches against West Midlands opposition at Loftus Road – winning five, drawing four.
    • 14.45 They last met in the top flight in April 1986 with QPR winning 1-0 at Loftus Road in the old First Division.
    • 14.44 The clubs last met in the Championship in the 2009-10 season – QPR won 3-1 at Loftus Road and the teams drew 1-1 at The Hawthorns. West Brom finished the season 2nd and achieved promotion to the Premier League.
    • 14.35 TEAM NEWS: QPR: Cerny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore, Mackie, Barton, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Helguson, Bothroyd. Subs: Derry, Buzsaky, Taarabt, Smith,Orr, Hill, Putnins. /// West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Long. Subs: Scharner, Odemwingie, Fulop, Tchoyi, Cox, Jones, Dawson.
    • 14.24 TEAM NEWS: The big news for the baggies is that top scorer Shane Long has shaken off a groin injury and starts upfront on his own. Graham Dorrans replaces long term injury victim Zolton Gera in midfield, which is Roy Hodgon's only change after last week's 3-1 home defeat to Spurs.
    • 14.21 TEAM NEWS: QPR make two changes from the side that lost away to Norwich last Saturday. The suspended Joey Barton returns in place of Clint Hill, and Jay Bothroyd replaces Sean Derry as Neil Warnock starts with three up front.
    • 14.20 Hello and welcome to our live commentary on the Premier League match between QPR and West Brom. Both sides sit happily in mid table, and a win for either side could take them up to the dizzy heights of 8th.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 West Brom are finishing strongly. Brunt whips over an inswinging free kick from the right which is glanced on by Olsson, but Cerny does well to get down and make a smart save.
    • 80' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! The Baggies hit QPR on the break, Odemwhingie hits a shot from the left hand side of the penalty area, it takes a deflection and falls to SHANE LONG at the far post to tap home. Harsh on QPR.
    • 70' That's the closest West Brom have come to an equaliser. The ball breaks to Brunt, 25 yards out from a central position he smashes a screaming shot just wide of Cerny's goal.
    • 68' Another great chance for QPR. Traore gets to a through ball before foster, he takes it around the keeper, and then dinks a ball back to Wright-Phillips, who just has one defender to beat on the line, but puts it wide. To be fair to the little man, it was at a difficult height for him to control.
    • 62' Pinball in the West Brom box, Faulin and Helguson link up well down the left. Faulin gets to the bi-line, and pulls the ball back behind the two QPR strikers, but West Brom make a total mess of the clearence as they almost allow Wright-Phillips in before eventually getting it clear.
    • 55' A good chance for West Brom to equalise. Dorrans whips in a right footed free kick from the left which is dangerously flicked on by Thomas, only for McAuley to head wide from 6 yards out. It was a poor effort by the centre back.
    • 49' Real chance for Barton to make it 2-0. Olsson is played into trouble by Dorrans, and Barton is able to win the 50-50 challenge with Olsson, he then plays a one two with helguson and is clean through on goal with just the keeper to beat. But the former Newcastle midfielder curls the ball inches wide of the goal. Should've scored.
    • 48' Big penalty shout for West Brom. Morrison bursts into the QPR penalty area and gets bundled over by Gabbidon, it was a soft challenge but I've seen them given before.
    • 45+1' Wright-Phillips has a good chance in the West Brom box, but tries to dink it over Foster, and by doing that, puts it over the bar.
    • 34' Neat build up play by West Brom down the left as Morrison is played through. But the Scottish international hits a tame effort at goal, when he had done well to work an openening for himself.
    • 22' QPR have the ball in the back of the net again, but Wright-Phillips is wrongly flagged offside. It was a screamer of a goal too. Fantastic link up play by Faulin and Traore down the left as they play a looping through ball to Wright-Phillips who chests it down, cuts inside and smashes a cracking volley into the top right hand corner of the net.
    • 19' GOAL FOR QPR! Helguson grabs it! Mackie charges into the West Brom area from the right but is well tackled by McAuley, however the ball breaks to Barton, who deftly dinks a ball to the far post where Helguson loops a header into the far corner of the net. It's his sixth goal of the season.
    • 15' Real chance for West Brom. Thomas is set scampering through as QPR are cut open way too easily, but the former Arsenal midfielder doesn't connect with his left foot shot, and Cerny makes an easy save.
    • 8' Best chance of the game so far. Mackie does well down the right and pulls a low cross back for Wright-Phillips, but the former Chelsea man skews his shot wide. He should have done better, although team mate Faulin seemed to put him off before he struck it.
    • 6' A simple long ball by West Brom isn't dealt with by the QPR back four, as they allow Long to chest the ball down, swivel and shoot. Luckily for QPR his shot is a couple of yards off target.
    • 14.35 TEAM NEWS: QPR: Cerny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore, Mackie, Barton, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Helguson, Bothroyd. Subs: Derry, Buzsaky, Taarabt, Smith,Orr, Hill, Putnins. /// West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Long. Subs: Scharner, Odemwingie, Fulop, Tchoyi, Cox, Jones, Dawson.
    • 14.24 TEAM NEWS: The big news for the baggies is that top scorer Shane Long has shaken off a groin injury and starts upfront on his own. Graham Dorrans replaces long term injury victim Zolton Gera in midfield, which is Roy Hodgon's only change after last week's 3-1 home defeat to Spurs.
    • 14.21 TEAM NEWS: QPR make two changes from the side that lost away to Norwich last Saturday. The suspended Joey Barton returns in place of Clint Hill, and Jay Bothroyd replaces Sean Derry as Neil Warnock starts with three up front.

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