Sunday December 30, 2012 Day 20 Finished Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 3 Liverpool

  • Suarez 10’, 16’
  • Agger 28’

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  1. Premier League - Liverpool breeze past dismal QPR

    Premier League - Liverpool breeze past dismal QPR

    Liverpool piled on the misery for QPR as they comfortably beat Harry Redknapp's beleaguered side 3-0 at Loftus Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Liverpool
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at Loftus Road, and Liverpool have piled yet more misery on QPR with a comfortable 3-0 win in what is the final Premier League match of 2012. Suarez scored twice, and Agger added a third in what was a routine win for the visitors. Thanks for joining us, and have a very happy new year!
    • 90+2' Suarez beats two players with another mazy run, but again it is Nelsen who steps in and makes a strong challenge.
    • 90+1' Fabio is booked, not long after coming on, for a clumsy challenge on Sterling out on the right flank.
    • 90' There will be three added minutes at the end of this second half, and QPR cannot wait for it to be over.
    • 89' Carragher gets a late taste of the action as Joe Allen makes way.
    • 87' Mbia takes the free-kick and goes for goal but Reina is not hard pressed to make the save.
    • 86' The second half is petering out as Liverpool coast towards a comfortable win.
    • 85' Lucas has dictated the play since coming on, and he has immediately settled into the Liverpool midfield.
    • 84' The atmosphere is understandably dead at Loftus Road as Liverpool stroke the ball around at the back, content to play out time.
    • 83' The free kick is pretty tame from Taarabt, who hits the target but does not trouble Reina.
    • 82' Lucas is booked for a cynical tug on Taarabt's shirt as he races towards the Liverpool box.
    • 81' QPR are playing much better in the second half, but the life has been sucked out of the match with the three first-half goals.
    • 80' Fabio comes on for QPR in place of Wright-Phillips, and that's the hosts' final change.
    • 79' Taarabt is now moving very gingerly, but he hobbles around and looks to be just about okay.
    • 77' Liverpool have a three-man break and should have created a good chance to make it 4-0 but Gerrard's control lets him down.
    • 76' STAT: QPR have scored one goal in the final 15 minutes of PL matches this season, fewer than any other team.
    • 75' The resulting set piece is overhit by Gerrard, and Cesar can gather comfortably.
    • 74' Hill inadvertently handles on the edge of the QPR box, and Liverpool have a dangerous free kick on the right.
    • 73' Onuoha and Nelsen have both been superb despite their side's shoddy defending on the most part, and the pair combine to block another effort from Gerrard.
    • 72' Suarez combines with Gerrard superbly, but he dallies on the edge of the QPR box and his shot is blocked away by Nelsen.
    • 71' Enrique immediately hobbles off to the touchline, and Suso is the surprise replacement for his fellow Spaniard.
    • 70' Oh dear, there's bad news for Liverpool as Jose Enrique pulls his hamstring, and he looks to be in real trouble!
    • 69' Mbia comes very close for QPR as he curls a decent shot wide of the far post from the edge of the box after neat build-up play from Mackie!
    • 67' Mbia drives a low shot straight at Reina from range, and the hosts are being restricted to speculative efforts from range.
    • 66' Taarabt continues to link the play to good effect, but Mackie is not seeing any of the ball in attack.
    • 65' A fine run from Taarabt forces a blatant handball from Agger, and QPR have a free kick outside the box which Granero wastes.
    • 63' Lucas comes on to replace Henderson as Liverpool also make a change.
    • 62' Redknapp makes his second change now as Diakite comes off, and is replaced by Esteban Granero.
    • 61' STAT: There have only been fewer second half goals scored at the Britannia Stadium (8) and Carrow Road (12), than Loftus Road (13) in the PL this season (Infostrada).
    • 59' Diakite wins his side a rare corner with a low shot which takes a deflection off Agger, but Liverpool clear the resulting set piece through Enrique.
    • 58' Wright-Phillips tries to make something happen down the right but Erique is able to see the ball behind for a Liverpool goal-kick.
    • 57' Mbia is booked for a supposed dive under a challenge from Johnson, and that seems rather harsh.
    • 56' STAT: QPR have conceded more goals from corners than any other side this season (10).
    • 55' This is a little bit better from QPR as they are at least closing down Liverpool more quickly and giving them less time on the ball.
    • 53' Enrique produces another lung-busting run down the left, and he is looking very bright today.
    • 52' Suarez nearly bags the hat-trick after he is found on the edge of the QPR box. He beats one player and then a fierce shot is saved by Cesar!
    • 51' Johnson crosses into the QPR area but it is too high for Suarez and goes behind for a goal-kick.
    • 50' The hosts have made a decent start to the second half, and Liverpool are having to work much harder to keep the ball already.
    • 49' STAT: Suarez can become the only player to score three hat-tricks in the Premier League in 2012, Robin van Persie has also score two (Infostrada).
    • 47' It's an interesting move from Redknapp, who is effectively conceding defeat by making such a defensive change, bringing on the previously out-of-favour Derry.
    • 46' The second half is under way, and Redknapp has made just the one change: Cisse has been taken off, with Shaun Derry introduced to shore things up a bit.
    • - @RoyceNaylor predicts a Suarez hat-trick, @incakolanews thinks QPR's plight is all down to morale, and @James_AU thinks Redknapp should bring on Fabio, Granero and Hoilett.
    • - Okay, which three players should Redknapp take off at half-time? It's hard to decide who have been the three worst for the hosts. What is your prediction for the full-time scoreline? You can get in touch via Twitter... @Dan_Eurosport
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Loftus Road, and Liverpool are rampant: they lead 3-0 with QPR producing an abject showing in the first half. Redknapp has a lot to do at the break.
    • 45' There will be just one added minute at the end of this first half, and Redknapp looks incredibly angry.
    • 44' Skrtel clears upfield with a punt away from danger as QPR enjoy a rare period of possession.
    • 43' Taarabt, who appears to be playing on his own at the moment, runs through the Liverpool half and drives a shot narrowly wide!
    • 42' Liverpool have lost nine of their last 16 Premier League games in London, but they are cruising here.
    • 41' Mbia is furious with the referee as he goes down on the edge of the Liverpool box under a challenge from Gerrard. It looked to be fairly contested, though.
    • 39' This is a bit better from the hosts as Taarabt unleashes a drive from the edge of the box, and Reina parries away unconvincingly.
    • 38' In a rare foray into the Liverpool half, Wright-Phillips races down the right and crosses to the back post, but there is no one to meet it.
    • 37' Redknapp must be desperate to get his players in at half-time, and he could surely make a case for making 11 changes if he were allowed to.
    • 36' Cesar flies way off his line leaving Gerrard to hammer a low shot on target, only for Onuoha to desperately throw his body in the way of the ball to clear! It's calamitous stuff at the back from QPR.
    • 34' Suarez is causing havoc, and QPR simply do not know how to contain the forward.
    • 33' Well, this would not be a good afternoon for Tony Fernandes to canvass opinion in the stands at Loftus Road. Liverpool are enjoying as much possession as they wish to have at the moment.
    • 31' Cesar is unmoved as Henderson flashes a fierce shot narrowly wide of the far post, and that's Liverpool's eighth attempt on goal already.
    • 30' At the half hour mark, it's 3-0 to Liverpool, with QPR putting in an insipid showing so far.
    • 29' Suarez immediately finds himself back in the QPR box, with only Nelsen able to prevent him getting another shot away.
    • 28' GOAL! Agger rises to head powerfully beyond Julio Cesar from Henderson's cross from the right to net his second goal of the season and first Premier League goal away from home as Liverpool make it three! It looks to be game over already at Loftus Road.
    • 27' Plenty of space all round the park for Liverpool and this is so comfortable for the visitors at the moment.
    • 26' It's a pretty dismal showing from QPR thus far, and Liverpool are rampant.
    • 25' Nelsen does superbly to clear off the line for the hosts to prevent an otherwise certain third goal after Johnson gets in behind Traore and fires towards the far post, with Suarez lurking ominously on the goalline!
    • 24' Enrique jinks inside two challenges and almost finds Downing with a neat ball inside, only for Nelsen to step in and intervene.
    • 23' QPR are not managing to hold on to the ball at all at the moment, and Liverpool are coasting through this match.
    • 22' Sterling has not seen much of the ball so far, but he produces a neat turn to get in behind Onuoha before crossing out of play.
    • 21' Liverpool have never had fewer points after 19 games since the three points for a win rule was introduced.
    • 20' Taarabt's effort is driven straight into the wall, and Diakite volleys over from the resulting loose ball.
    • 19' Mbia is fouled by Gerrard this time, and QPR have a free kick 25 yards out which Taarabt stands over.
    • 18' Mbia bundles over Allen on halfway, but Gerrard is on hand to nip in and retrieve the ball once more for the rampant visitors.
    • 17' STAT: Suarez has had 215 touches in the opposition box this season, 39% of Liverpool’s total.
    • 16' GOAL! Downing combines with Suarez down the right, before Onuoha slides in and diverts the ball back to the striker, who lashes a powerful strike into the roof of the net to double his tally! That's his 13th league goal of the season! Hopeless defending from QPR again. Hopeless.
    • 15' QPR are all over the place defensively, and Redknapp looks absolutely furious already.
    • 14' STAT: Suarez is averaging 4.6 shots per game this season, no other player in the Premier League is averaging more than 3.5.
    • 13' Gerrard and Suarez keep the ball around halfway, and the link up play is very slick from Liverpool.
    • 12' It's all Liverpool at the moment, and the visitors keep the ball very securely after the goal. It was Clint Hill who did not pressure Suarez at all as he ghosted into the box far too easily.
    • 11' Suarez has now scored 11 away goals for Liverpool in 2012.
    • 10' GOAL! Luis Suarez opens the scoring early on with a clinical right-footed finish after coasting into the QPR box, and it's all too easy for Liverpool as the visitors move in front! It's very sloppy from the hosts, and Suarez is utterly ruthless with the finish.
    • 8' STAT: QPR have won only one of their opening 19 games – this is only the 21st time this has happened in English top-flight history (Reading also).
    • 7' Gerrard concedes a corner as he challenges with Mackie, and it's a frenetic opening to the match.
    • 6' Henderson drops inside and links up the play with Allen, before Enrique rather sloppily loses it outwide on the left.
    • 5' Mackie makes a bright run in behind Skrtel, but he cannot quite latch on to Diakite's through ball.
    • 4' Suarez unleashes a crisp strike from 25 yards which stings the palms of the returning Julio Cesar in the QPR goal, and he parries it away unconvincingly!
    • 3' Mbia goes down very easily on halfway, and that's poor from the Rangers midfielder as he was looking for a free kick for no particular reason. He doesn't get one.
    • 2' The visitors keep the ball confidently from the outset, with Gerrard picking out Sterling down the right, but he cannot control the ball cleanly.
    • 1' Liverpool are bizarrely in their all black away strip, despite the fact that it would not have been a kit clash for them to be in their traditional red. Anyhow, we're under way.
    • 15:58 Right, we're all set for kick-off at Loftus Road, and the atmosphere is terrific as QPR prepare to get this match under way.
    • 15:55 STAT: Harry Redknapp will take charge of his 600th PL match, becoming the third manager to reach the milestone in the division after Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. He has won 228, drawn 157, and lost 214.
    • 15:50 Samba Diakite starts for QPR. He has been booked more than any other player in the Premier League in 2012, so expect some tasty challenges from him.
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    • 15:40 So, how does the table look? Well, not so good for QPR, who are rock bottom and start the day eight points shy of safety. Liverpool, meanwhile, are in 10th, with a win taking them level with Swansea in ninth.
    • 15:35 Time for some Opta stats: "Liverpool have never had fewer points after 19 games since the three points for a win rule was introduced. QPR have conceded more goals from corners than any other side this season (10). Liverpool have lost nine of their last 16 Premier League games in London."
    • 15:30 QPR, who have won just one game all season of course, make four changes as Rob Green, Anton Ferdinand, Fabio and Ale Faurlin are replaced by Julio Cesar, Nedum Onuoha, Ryan Nelsen and Samba Diakite.
    • 15:25 Liverpool, beaten 3-1 by Stoke last time out, have lost two of their last three games and make three changes as Lucas, Suso and Jonjo Shelvey are replaced by Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson.
    • 15:20 TEAMS: QPR: Cesar, Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Traore, Diakite, Mbia, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Cisse. Subs: Green, Derry, Ferdinand, Granero, Fabio, Hoilett, Faurlin. /// Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Gulacsi, Assaidi, Coates, Lucas, Carragher, Suso, Shelvey.
    • 15:20 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was unable to make the game today as he has been struck down with an illness along with goalkeeper Brad Jones. Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh therefore take charge of the Reds as Rodgers has been sent back up north to stop him passing on his virus. Rodgers misses QPR clash due to illness
    • 15:15 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League game between QPR and Liverpool at Loftus Road.
  • Summary

    • 69' Mbia comes very close for QPR as he curls a decent shot wide of the far post from the edge of the box after neat build-up play from Mackie!
    • 52' Suarez nearly bags the hat-trick after he is found on the edge of the QPR box. He beats one player and then a fierce shot is saved by Cesar!
    • 36' Cesar flies way off his line leaving Gerrard to hammer a low shot on target, only for Onuoha to desperately throw his body in the way of the ball to clear! It's calamitous stuff at the back from QPR.
    • 28' GOAL! Agger rises to head powerfully beyond Julio Cesar from Henderson's cross from the right to net his second goal of the season and first Premier League goal away from home as Liverpool make it three! It looks to be game over already at Loftus Road.
    • 25' Nelsen does superbly to clear off the line for the hosts to prevent an otherwise certain third goal after Johnson gets in behind Traore and fires towards the far post, with Suarez lurking ominously on the goalline!
    • 16' GOAL! Downing combines with Suarez down the right, before Onuoha slides in and diverts the ball back to the striker, who lashes a powerful strike into the roof of the net to double his tally! That's his 13th league goal of the season! Hopeless defending from QPR again. Hopeless.
    • 10' GOAL! Luis Suarez opens the scoring early on with a clinical right-footed finish after coasting into the QPR box, and it's all too easy for Liverpool as the visitors move in front! It's very sloppy from the hosts, and Suarez is utterly ruthless with the finish.
    • 4' Suarez unleashes a crisp strike from 25 yards which stings the palms of the returning Julio Cesar in the QPR goal, and he parries it away unconvincingly!
    • 15:20 TEAMS: QPR: Cesar, Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Traore, Diakite, Mbia, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Cisse. Subs: Green, Derry, Ferdinand, Granero, Fabio, Hoilett, Faurlin. /// Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Gulacsi, Assaidi, Coates, Lucas, Carragher, Suso, Shelvey.
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