Saturday March 9, 2013 Day 29 Finished Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 3 - 1 Sunderland

  • Rémy 30’
  • Townsend 70’
  • Jenas 90’
  • Fletcher 20’

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  1. Premier League - Dazzling Townsend strike helps QPR floor Sunderland

    Premier League - Dazzling Townsend strike helps QPR floor Sunderland

    Andros Townsend scored one of the goals of the season as QPR boosted their Premier League survival hopes with a 3-1 win over Sunderland. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Sunderland
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    • 90+5' There goes the final whistle! A superb three points for QPR. Can't argue with the result. And they are in with a real chance now of survival. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Time running down here. QPR in no real danger with a couple of minutes left.
    • 90+1' We are into five minutes of time added on.
    • 89' GOAL! Jenas rattles the ball into the corner of the net from 22 yards out. Superb strike and that completes the victory for QPR. They lead 3-1.
    • 88' QPR keeping the ball well before O'Shea's tacke on Wright-Phillips earns the home side a corner. No rush to throw this one into the box.
    • 87' A corner flag has come out of the ground. That is some excitement. But there will be more among the home fans if their side can hold onto this victory.
    • 86' Sunderland looking to try to rescue a point here. Jenas bundled over by Larsson. Free-kick to the home side
    • 85' QPR have only scored two goals or more on eightoccasions in 34 home Premier League matches since the start of the 2011-12 season - six times last season, twice this season.
    • 84' Vaughan does well to cut out a cross and QPR will have the corner. Samba and M'Bia come up. Samba connects, but nods over the bar.
    • 83' Vaughan forced to race back to win the ball from Mackie. QPR will have a throw-in out wide here.
    • 82' Bosingwa clips a free-kick a couple of yards wide of goal. Fine hit, but narrowly off target.
    • 81' Bramble clatters Mackie out wide moments after the free-kick is cleared. And QPR have a shooting chance with this free-kick.
    • 80' QPR going to use this moment to make their third change of the day as Remy departs to be replaced by Jermaine Jenas.
    • 79' Colback with a late tackle on Wright-Phillips. A free-kick out wide for the home side.
    • 78' A few grim faces among those Sunderland fans. And to think they held the lead in this match.
    • 77' Another change coming for QPR. Wright-Phillips replaces Hoilett.
    • 76' David Vaughan takes over from N'Diaye. Clock against the Black Cats here.
    • 75' A smart piece of defending by Hill as he is forced to concede a corner.
    • 74' Andros Townsend scores his first Premier League goal of his career. This is his nith Premier League appearance - five for Tottenham, four for QPR.
    • 73' QPR will be level on points with Reading at the foot of the table as things stand. And only seven behind 14th placed Sunderland.
    • 72' Change coming for QPR as Zamora departs to be replaced by the Scottish international Jamie Mackie.
    • 71' Gardner is booked for a late challenge on Hoilett. Sunderland need to keep their heads otherwise this game is going to run away from them.
    • 70' That is a stunning effort. No chance for Mignolet in the Sunderland goal. QPR probably deserve that on the balance of play.
    • 69' GOAL! Townsend thumps a looping volley into the net from 25 yards out. Brilliant hit and the home side lead 2-1. What an effort that is.
    • 68' QPR have a free-kick out wide that is going to be hurled into the visiting area by the boot of Bosingwa.
    • 67' Sunderland with their second corner of the day, but Johnson's delivery went out of play before it came back in. QPR have the goalkick.
    • 66' Some more bright play by Townsend bursting forward. Manages to get the shot away, but Sunderland have enoough bodies back.
    • 65' Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is furious about a late challenge on Sessegnon. He is letting the fourth official know courtesy of a mouthful.
    • 64' Hoilett taken out late by Larsson, but Samba can't connect with the free-kick. Disappointing end to that for QPR.
    • 63' The home fans trying to encourage their side to find the goal that would surely win this game. The second half yet to come to life, it must be said.
    • 62' Bosingwa throws another free-kick into the Sunderland box, but Bramble is nudged off the ball by Samba. That will be a free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 61' Wonder how long it is going to take for Redknapp to shuffle his pack? The QPR boss pacing the touchline with a studious expression.
    • 60' Bramble again wins the free-kick in the middle of his box. Larsson then just fails to collect after Sunderland broke to the other end.
    • 59' N'Diaye is going to be booked here for a late pull on the shirt of Remy.
    • 58' Sunderland trying to keep the ball, but the final ball is not really there as Green comes off his line again to collect with some ease.
    • 57' Off goes Graham for Sunderland with Danny Rose thrown into the action.
    • 56' Bramble can't connect with the corner before Bosingwa shows his experience to crowd Sessegnon out. Looks like a change is coming here.
    • 55' Bosingwa is well positioned to cut out the attempted cross by Johnson, but Sunderland have a corner seconds later.
    • 54' A very sedate start to this second period. Little or nothing happening in front of goal.
    • 53' Sessegnon turns 25 yards from the home goal, but ends up knocking a volley miles over and wide of the bar.
    • 52' Ball spending plenty of time in the air here. Both teams battling for it. Sessegnon seems to be limping out there. Not the best news for Sunderland.
    • 51' O'Neill slurping on his water anxiously at the side of the pitch as Green hammers a goalkick down the park.
    • 50' On we go then with the score at 1-1. Sunderland in possession. N'Diaye seemed to be fouled by M'Bia, but the referee waves play on.
    • 49' Remy with a late challenge on Alfred N'Diaye, who is on the deck and needing a spot of treatment. Think he suffered a bit of a knock to his face.
    • 48' Johnson decides to go for goal from distance, but that effort was always sailing wide of the target.
    • 47' Graham turns in the QPR box, but he can't get the shot away as Samba makes a fine and timely block.
    • 46' QPR get the action off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for half-time. 1-1 at the break. Should be an interesting second period.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on in the first period.
    • 43' Samba nods the ball back to Green in the QPR goal after Larsson had headed it on. Calm piece of defending.
    • 42' Samba wins the ball for QPR. O'Shea doing well to clear the danger after a probing run and cross by the lively Hoilett.
    • 41' Zamora trying an intricate little lay-off, but is given short shrift as Sunderland pick up before losing the ball. Martin O'Neill looking far from happy with the end to that move.
    • 40' Redknapp and Joe Jordan having a few words. The QPR bench must be happy enough with their lot. Has been a decent first period for the home team.
    • 39' Ball comes back out to Park from the corner, but too much pace on the cross as it flies straight out of play.
    • 38' Green off his line to grab a cross before setting QPR off on the break. Some more bright play by Townsend. QPR have a corner.
    • 37' Remy’s goal was QPR’s first home Premier League goal for 480 minutes. And what an important one it may yet prove to be.
    • 36' Stéphane M'Bia uncorks a shot from distance. Plenty of pace on the effort, but Mignolet is alert in diving to make a smart stop.
    • 35' Hoilett looking far from content with that decision, but the plays rages on with QPR very much on the front foot.
    • 34' QPR continue to keep the ball with some relish. Hoilett seemed to be felled by Bramble on the edge of the Sunderland box, but the referee waves play on.
    • 33' Loic Remy scores his third Premier League goal for QPR and his first at Loftus Road. He has scored 3 Premier League goals in just 330 minutes. One goal every 110 minutes. Top scorer Luis Suarez has scored a goal every 115 minutes.
    • 32' Zamora causing all sorts of problems in the Sunderland box. Heads back to Remy, who sees a volley fly well over the bar. QPR sensing another goal here.
    • 31' Another effort comes in from Zamora as he nods on Townsend's ball, but solid keeping by Mignolet to make the save.
    • 30' Bramble across quickly to smash the ball away from Remy after a nice ball by Fabio. QPR with their tails up here.
    • 29' QPR have not won a Premier League match when they’ve conceded the opening goal this season. However, they have drawn four times. On course for a fifth perhaps.
    • 28' The home fans in full voice. Can't really say that wasn't merited as QPR have been the prominent side in this first 30 minutes.
    • 27' GOAL! Remy slides the ball beyond Mignolet and it is 1-1 here. Fine finish after Townsend's hopeful shot broke kindly to him off a Sunderland shirt.
    • 26' Free-kick for QPR from out wide comes to nothing as Fabio's delivery is plucked out of the air by Mignolet with some comfort.
    • 25' Graham nods over the bar under pressure from Samba. That was a half-chance for the visiting side to add the second goal.
    • 24' Sunderland now edging possession as Green comes off his line to wallop clear a loose ball. Flecther just failing to keep the ball in play out wide seconds later.
    • 23' Steven Fletcher scores his 11th Premier League goal of the season. He is the highest Sunderland scorer in a Premier League season since 2009-10 when Darren Bent scored 24 goals.
    • 22' Stéphane M'Bia drives the ball miles over the bar from distance. Intelligent play by Zamora to pick him out, but the finish was rushed.
    • 21' Larsson brings park crashing to the deck with a late challenge. QPR looking to hit back straight away.
    • 20' Sunderland fans loving that moment while the QPR faithful are stunned into silence. First real piece of attacking play by the visiting side of any great meaning.
    • 19' GOAL! Fletcher converts from close range after Johnson had drove a shot across goal. Brilliant play out wide by Sessegnon. Sunderland with the 1-0 lead here.
    • 18' Remy throws a dangerous free-kick into the Sunderland box. Mignolet can't collect at the first attempt before Sunderland scramble the loose ball clear.
    • 17' N'Diaye tries his luck from distance, but he wallops the ball a couple of yards wide of goal. Worth the effort.
    • 16' Johnson tries to beat Bosingwa, but that is a classy piece of defending to halt his progress. QPR holding firm.
    • 15' Park is bundled to the deck by Colback before Sunderland regain possession seconds later.
    • 14' Sunderland have won only six of their last 46 Premier League games in London. Not exactly going about this one well so far.
    • 13' Hoilett attempts to pick out Zamora with a lovely through ball, but just too much pace as Mignolet collects the ball.
    • 12' Sessegnon brings the ball into the home half. Gardner with the throw-in for Sunderland before O'Shea knocks the ball straight out of play.
    • 11' Harry Redknapp and Martin O'Neill both cutting concerned figures in their respective dugouts. Fletcher just failing to collect a loose ball there.
    • 10' Hoilett looking very bright for the home side. Sunderland yet to really show what they can do in this match. Sunderland 14th in the table, 10 clear of bottom side QPR as we stand.
    • 9' Another decent piece of play by Hoilett. Cuts inside a couple of Sunderland players, but thumps the effort spinning well wide of goal from distance.
    • 8' Townsend thumps a shot miles over the bar. That was a bit adventurous from that range. We remain at 0-0 with neither side establishing supremacy yet.
    • 7' Zamora takes a tumble under pressure from O'Shea. Home fans appeal for a penalty, but the referee tells the forward to get on with it.
    • 6' QPR hoist a couple of high hopeful balls into the Sunderland half, but Bramble shows his alertness by heading out of the danger area.
    • 5' QPR have scored 8 Premier League home goals this season. That is a shared lowest number of goals scored by a Premier League club after their opening 14 home matches, together with Derby in 2007-08 and Crystal Palace in 1997-98
    • 4' Green sees his first action of the day as he comes off his line to collect a high ball. Easy pickings for him as he replaced the injured Julio Cesar.
    • 3' Glorious chance for QPR as Hoilett bursts into the opposing box, but he cuts a show inches wide of goal from inside the box. Mignolet was beaten there. So near, yet so far.
    • 2' A late challenge by O'Shea on M'Bia and the home side have a free-kick here as they look to press forward.
    • 1' Sunderland get the action off and running here. The visiting side in possession.
    • 14:57 Team out on the park and we are almost ready to go with this one.
    • 14:55 Harry Redknapp said this week he would like his side to reach 37 points this season, 17 more points than they have now. That would mean they need to average 1.7 points per game for the remaining 10 matches. They have averaged 0.7 points a game from their opening 28 Premier League matches this season. Under Redknapp they have picked up 16 points from 15 Premier League matches.
    • 14:50 Match odds if you fancy a flutter on this one QPR 13/10, Sunderland 23/10, Draw 21/10.
    • 14:45 Sunderland are unbeaten in 11 league games against QPR, winning seven, drawing four and not losing to them since April 1991. QPR haven’t won consecutive Premier League games since December 1995. Rangers have gone 472 minutes without a home goal.
    • 14:40 Martin O'Neill: "I think QPR have decided to really go for it. They spent heavily in the January window because they still felt there was a chance of staying in the Premier League. It is entirely their prerogative to do that and time will tell if it works. What they have done with those additions is they have given themselves an immeasurably better chance of staying up. They will feel they are within touching distance and it is all to play for."
    • 14:35 Harry Redknapp: "It will be a tough game. Sunderland are strong up front. They’ve got two very good strikers. But we’re at home and we need to give our fans something to shout about. We’re still in there. We’ve still got a good chance. I’ve been optimistic all along and I still feel we’ll stay up. We’re ready to go. We’re ready to give everything.”
    • 14:30 QPR boss Harry Redknapp is without goalkeeper Julio Cesar but Bobby Zamora starts for the home side. Brazil international Cesar had to be replaced in the second half of last weekend's 2-1 win at Southampton following a heavy collision, while Zamora was doubtful with the ankle injury that has kept him out of that match. Robert Green, who made a vital late save after coming on at St Mary's, takes over from Cesar in goal.
    • 14:25 Sunderland are unchanged from the side that drew with Fulham last week. Matthew Kilgallon and Danny Rose ease Martin O'Neill's personnel worries by returning to the Sunderland squad. Defender Kilgallon is back in the fold after missing last week due to illness, while Rose could also figure after coming through a training match this week following a hamstring strain.
    • 14:20 Teams: QPR: Green, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio, Townsend, Park, Mbia, Hoilett, Zamora, Remy..subs: Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onuoha, Jenas, Bothroyd////Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Colback, O'Shea, Bramble, Johnson, Sessegnon, N'Diaye, Larsson, Graham, Fletcher..subs: Bardsley, Rose, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Cuellar, Westwood
    • 14:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Queens Park Rangers against Sunderland in the Premier League from Loftus Road. Teams coming right up for you.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL! Jenas rattles the ball into the corner of the net from 22 yards out. Superb strike and that completes the victory for QPR. They lead 3-1.
    • 71' Gardner is booked for a late challenge on Hoilett. Sunderland need to keep their heads otherwise this game is going to run away from them.
    • 69' GOAL! Townsend thumps a looping volley into the net from 25 yards out. Brilliant hit and the home side lead 2-1. What an effort that is.
    • 59' N'Diaye is going to be booked here for a late pull on the shirt of Remy.
    • 36' Stéphane M'Bia uncorks a shot from distance. Plenty of pace on the effort, but Mignolet is alert in diving to make a smart stop.
    • 32' Zamora causing all sorts of problems in the Sunderland box. Heads back to Remy, who sees a volley fly well over the bar. QPR sensing another goal here.
    • 31' Another effort comes in from Zamora as he nods on Townsend's ball, but solid keeping by Mignolet to make the save.
    • 27' GOAL! Remy slides the ball beyond Mignolet and it is 1-1 here. Fine finish after Townsend's hopeful shot broke kindly to him off a Sunderland shirt.
    • 25' Graham nods over the bar under pressure from Samba. That was a half-chance for the visiting side to add the second goal.
    • 19' GOAL! Fletcher converts from close range after Johnson had drove a shot across goal. Brilliant play out wide by Sessegnon. Sunderland with the 1-0 lead here.
    • 3' Glorious chance for QPR as Hoilett bursts into the opposing box, but he cuts a show inches wide of goal from inside the box. Mignolet was beaten there. So near, yet so far.
    • 14:20 Teams: QPR: Green, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio, Townsend, Park, Mbia, Hoilett, Zamora, Remy..subs: Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onuoha, Jenas, Bothroyd////Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Colback, O'Shea, Bramble, Johnson, Sessegnon, N'Diaye, Larsson, Graham, Fletcher..subs: Bardsley, Rose, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Cuellar, Westwood

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