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Preston   2 - 2   QPR

Preston 2-2  QPR

Preston 2-2 QPR

Adel Taarabt turned in a scintillating display, inspiring QPR to come from two goals down to earn a point at Deepdale.

Billy Jones's crisp finish fired Preston ahead and Callum Davidson doubled their advantage from the spot after Kaspars Gorkss fouled Jon Parkin.

But Rangers refused to buckle and Taarabt fed Peter Ramage to pull one back with a powerful drive.

Taarabt produced another fine pass for Tamas Priskin to level things up and it was QPR who finished the stronger.

The opening half was largely devoid of inspiration and often resembled a meaningless end-of-season encounter until Richard Chaplow's outswinging corner fell to Jones, who took one touch to control the ball and another to fire high into the net from six yards.

The game looked all over 11 minutes after the break when Parkin was clumsily hauled to the ground by Gorkss, and Davidson made no mistake from the spot with a thunderous left-foot strike into the top corner.

Then Taarabt turned on the style, setting up Ramage to fire a fierce first-time shot into the far corner before freeing Priskin to flash one home from 18 yards.

QPR should have left with all three points but substitute Rowan Vine was guilty of a shocking miss at the death, with Taarabt once again the provider.


Preston boss Darren Ferguson:
"We shot ourselves in the foot again and to be quite honest at 2-2 I would have taken a draw because they were well on top.

"That wasn't good enough today - nowhere near. At 2-1 we lost all shape and discipline and it's happened a couple of times now - against Sheffield Wednesday when we were 2-0 up and against Nottingham Forest when we went 3-0 up but got away with it.

"We can forget about the play-offs. We're not safe yet and we've got to be aware of that."

QPR boss Neil Warnock:
"If you are giving penalties for that then you're going to be giving them all over the show.

"It was a sloppy one but all credit to the lads - we dominated the second half and got back into it and then we had the miss of the day through Viney. He still doesn't know how he's missed it.

"Adel Taarabt is not an easy player to have in your side if I'm honest.

"He's got tremendous skill but it's how you play him. We've got good players and he complements us. Will he go back to Tottenham at the end of the season? Oh aye, they want £4.5million for him."

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 2-2 QPR FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Jones 37
  • Davidson (pen) 56
  • Ramage 57
  • Priskin 66

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Davidson
  • 12 St. Ledger yellow card
  • 19 Jones
  • 24 Ward
  • 04 Chaplow yellow card
  • 11 Carter yellow card (Sedgwick 59)
  • 23 James
  • 25 Wallace
  • 26 Parkin (Brown 71)
  • 33 Mellor yellow card

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 05 Mawene,
  • 14 Chilvers,
  • 07 Sedgwick,
  • 34 Barton,
  • 09 Brown

QPR

  • 22 Ikeme
  • 02 Ramage
  • 03 Stewart
  • 13 Gorkss
  • 20 Hill yellow card
  • 06 Leigertwood
  • 18 Faurlin
  • 25 Ephraim
  • 39 Taarabt yellow card (Buzsaky 90+2)
  • 33 German (Vine 46)
  • 36 Priskin

Substitutes

  • 24 Cerny,
  • 26 Tosic,
  • 28 Oastler,
  • 10 Buzsaky,
  • 17 Cook,
  • 08 Vine,
  • 19 Balanta
Ref: HainesAtt: 12,080
PRESTON
QPR

Possession

  • Preston 48%
  • QPR 52%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 5
  • QPR 15

Attempts off target

  • Preston 9
  • QPR 4

Corners

  • Preston 6
  • QPR 8

Fouls

  • Preston 13
  • QPR 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:30 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:13 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace to the near post, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:57 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 90:00+3:22 Unfair challenge on Hogan Ephraim by Chris Sedgwick results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
  • 90:00+2:38 A cross is delivered by Alejandro Faurlin, Kaspars Gorkss produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 90:00+2:25 Corner taken by Akos Buzsaky played to the near post, Chris Brown manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:59 Substitution Akos Buzsaky on for Adel Taarabt.
  • 90:00+0:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Wallace. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:19 Booking Adel Taarabt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:06 The referee blows for offside against Tamas Priskin. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 88:55 Richard Chaplow has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 88:37 A cross is delivered by Sean St. Ledger, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
  • 87:15 Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Chris Brown.
  • 87:09 Hogan Ephraim produces a cross, Chris Sedgwick makes a clearance.
  • 86:16 Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 85:40 The ball is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 85:21 Alejandro Faurlin crosses the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 84:33 Richard Chaplow produces a cross.
  • 83:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Ward by Tamas Priskin. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 81:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Richard Chaplow. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
  • 80:44 Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Neil Mellor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Chaplow from right wing.
  • 79:54 Sean St. Ledger fouled by Rowan Vine, the ref awards a free kick. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:28 Rowan Vine is ruled offside. Elliott Ward takes the free kick.
  • 78:04 Hogan Ephraim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:27 A cross is delivered by Peter Ramage, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 72:56 Unfair challenge on Tamas Priskin by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Billy Jones. Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 72:21 Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:21 Booking Booking for Neil Mellor.
  • 72:12 Neil Mellor challenges Hogan Ephraim unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 70:53 Centre by Callum Davidson, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 70:08 Substitution Chris Brown is brought on as a substitute for Jon Parkin.
  • 69:25 Effort on goal by Rowan Vine from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 67:53 Neil Mellor fouled by Damion Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tamas Priskin manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:02 Booking Sean St. Ledger receives a caution.
  • 66:21 Rowan Vine takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save. Effort on goal by Alejandro Faurlin from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 65:15 Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.
  • 65:15 GOAL - Tamas PriskinPreston 2 - 2 QPR A goal is scored by Tamas Priskin from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-2 QPR.
  • 64:42 Mikele Leigertwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin.
  • 64:15 Corner taken by Hogan Ephraim from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 63:52 Shot from just outside the box by Alejandro Faurlin misses to the left of the goal.
  • 63:37 Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Ross Wallace results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tamas Priskin.
  • 62:35 Jon Parkin takes a shot.
  • 62:17 Neil Mellor takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 61:45 Jon Parkin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 60:31 The official flags Rowan Vine offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 58:59 Substitution Darren Carter leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Sedgwick.
  • 57:15 The ball is crossed by Darren Carter, Effort on goal by Neil Mellor from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 56:18 Adel Taarabt provided the assist for the goal.
  • 56:18 GOAL - Peter RamagePreston 2 - 1 QPR Peter Ramage grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 2-1 QPR.
  • 55:07 GOAL - Callum DavidsonPreston 2 - 0 QPR Callum Davidson scores a power penalty. Preston 2-0 QPR.
  • 54:15 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 53:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamas Priskin on Darren Carter. Callum Davidson takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:06 The ball is delivered by Hogan Ephraim, Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.
  • 51:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adel Taarabt. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 50:40 Neil Mellor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 49:35 The referee penalises Jon Parkin for handball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left channel.
  • 49:23 Alejandro Faurlin delivers the ball, clearance by Billy Jones.
  • 49:11 A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt.
  • 49:06 Adel Taarabt delivers the ball, Darren Carter makes a clearance.
  • 48:37 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin.
  • 47:48 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.
  • 47:29 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 46:52 Matthew Hill takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 46:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Damion Stewart. Peter Ramage takes the free kick.
  • 45:04 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Rowan Vine is brought on as a substitute for Antonio German.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:16 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:10 The ball is delivered by Richard Chaplow, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 42:08 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin.
  • 41:59 Peter Ramage sends in a cross, clearance by Elliott Ward.
  • 40:20 Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
  • 40:20 Booking Richard Chaplow is shown a yellow card.
  • 40:11 The official flags Richard Chaplow offside.
  • 38:51 Tamas Priskin is caught offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 38:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antonio German by Elliott Ward. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
  • 38:00 Darren Carter produces a cross.
  • 36:36 The assist for the goal came from Richard Chaplow.
  • 36:36 GOAL - Billy JonesPreston 1 - 0 QPR Billy Jones finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 QPR.
  • 35:08 Richard Chaplow takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post,
  • 34:14 Tamas Priskin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:56 The ball is swung over by Darren Carter, save by Carl Ikeme.
  • 33:01 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 31:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damion Stewart on Jon Parkin. Ross Wallace shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Antonio German.
  • 30:51 Booking Darren Carter receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 30:13 Darren Carter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tamas Priskin. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
  • 29:59 Jon Parkin produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.
  • 28:18 Ross Wallace has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 28:18 Booking Matthew Hill receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 28:07 Foul by Matthew Hill on Richard Chaplow, free kick awarded.
  • 27:23 Adel Taarabt takes the inswinging corner, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Clearance made by Neil Mellor.
  • 27:05 Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jon Parkin.
  • 25:33 Adel Taarabt sends in a cross, clearance by Callum Davidson.
  • 24:18 The ball is swung over by Hogan Ephraim, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 23:25 The ball is crossed by Richard Chaplow, Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.
  • 22:46 Centre by Jon Parkin, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 21:14 Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 20:43 Unfair challenge on Antonio German by Matthew James results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.
  • 18:39 Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
  • 18:12 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 17:58 Matthew Hill takes a shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.
  • 15:57 The ball is swung over by Hogan Ephraim, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 12:59 Matthew Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 12:15 Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Antonio German. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:41 Corner from right by-line taken by Richard Chaplow.
  • 11:25 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.
  • 11:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamas Priskin on Callum Davidson. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 10:24 Effort from outside the area by Neil Mellor goes wide right of the goal.
  • 9:10 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 8:32 Neil Mellor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
  • 8:01 Centre by Adel Taarabt.
  • 7:37 Adel Taarabt fouled by Darren Carter, the ref awards a free kick. Alejandro Faurlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:56 Ross Wallace crosses the ball, clearance made by Damion Stewart.
  • 6:35 Antonio German takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.
  • 5:19 The ball is crossed by Callum Davidson, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:56 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 3:27 The ball is sent over by Antonio German.
  • 1:38 Darren Carter challenges Peter Ramage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:27 Unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Ross Wallace delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Neil Mellor misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 38 44 80
2 West Brom 40 35 79
3 Nottm Forest 39 23 70
4 Cardiff 39 17 62
5 Swansea 40 2 62
6 Leicester 39 9 61
7 Blackpool 40 12 57
8 Doncaster 40 4 55
9 Middlesbrough 40 9 54
10 Sheff Utd 39 3 54
11 Reading 38 -2 52
12 Coventry 40 -8 52
13 Bristol City 40 -9 52
14 Preston 40 -10 49
15 Barnsley 39 -13 49
16 Ipswich 40 -8 48
17 Derby 40 -10 48
18 QPR 39 -5 47
19 Sheff Wed 40 -17 44
20 Scunthorpe 38 -19 44
21 Watford 38 -9 43
22 Crystal Palace 39 -5 39
23 Plymouth 39 -17 37
24 Peterborough 40 -26 30


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