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Sheffield Utd 0-3 QPR

Sheffield Utd 0-3 QPR

Sheff Utd   0 - 3   QPR

Kevin Blackwell paid with his job as QPR boss Neil Warnock enjoyed a happy return to Bramall Lane.

Blackwell left his post by mutual consent after the game as Rangers ran riot, storming into a 3-0 lead inside 23 minutes.

Hogan Ephraim burst into the area to open the scoring, before turning provider for Jamie Mackie soon after.

Adel Taarabt put the game beyond reach when he scored a penalty after being brought down by keeper Steve Simonsen.

It was United's first defeat for six games and the frustrated fans were calling for manager Kevin Blackwell's head long before the end.

QPR, by contrast, were celebrating their first back-to-back wins at the start of a season for nine years, leaving them joint top of the Championship with Millwall after maximum points from two games.

The lively Ephraim put the visitors in front on 11 minutes when he held his nerve on a one-on-one with Simonsen after being released down the left.

Warnock, who was in charge of the Blades from 1999-2007, taking them to the Premier League, joined Rangers in March.

His side were irresistible as they continued to pour forward at pace and it was no surprise when Mackie, a summer signing form Plymouth, doubled their advantage, heading in Ephraim's pinpoint cross.

Taarabt, who was key in the 4-0 destruction of Barnsley on the opening day, then won and scored a penalty for the second week in a row after the keeper parried away Ephraim's shot and tripped the Moroccan as he followed up.

United had a penalty shout of their own denied before the break and attempted to up their game in the second half, but former Blades keeper Paddy Kenny easily kept them at bay.

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-3 QPR FT
(HT 0-3)
    • Ephraim 11
    • Mackie 20
    • Taarabt (pen) 23

    Sheff Utd

    • 01 Simonsen
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Ertl
    • 16 Taylor (Kozluk 75)
    • 23 Bartley yellow card
    • 04 Montgomery yellow card
    • 08 Britton
    • 28 Quinn (Yeates 75)
    • 09 Evans (Bogdanovic 67)
    • 17 Cresswell
    • 18 Ward

    Substitutes

    • 13 Aksalu,
    • 22 Kozluk,
    • 11 Yeates,
    • 30 James,
    • 31 Chapell,
    • 10 Bogdanovic

    QPR

    • 01 Kenny
    • 02 Orr
    • 03 Hill
    • 05 Hall (Ramage 50)
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 04 Derry
    • 07 Taarabt (Clarke 68)
    • 11 Faurlin yellow card
    • 25 Ephraim yellow card (Leigertwood 78)
    • 09 Helguson yellow card
    • 12 Mackie

    Substitutes

    • 24 Cerny,
    • 16 Connolly,
    • 22 Ramage,
    • 06 Leigertwood,
    • 35 Parker,
    • 08 Clarke,
    • 33 German
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 22,651
    SHEFF UTD
    QPR

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 50%
    • QPR 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 4
    • QPR 6

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 4
    • QPR 4

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 8
    • QPR 6

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 10
    • QPR 14
    • Final Result
    • 95:52 The match has kicked off.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:27 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 90:00+4:55 Defending throw-in by Rob Kozluk (Sheff Utd).
    • 90:00+4:05 Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Morgan. Chris Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:32 Defending throw-in by Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd).
    • 90:00+3:11 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 90:00+2:53 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 90:00+2:42 Bradley Orr produces a cross.
    • 90:00+1:48 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 90:00+1:35 A cross is delivered by Nick Montgomery.
    • 90:00+0:07 Unfair challenge on Peter Ramage by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 89:43 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 89:30 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 88:46 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 88:13 Defending throw-in by Rob Kozluk (Sheff Utd).
    • 86:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:59 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 85:10 Attacking throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 85:00 Attacking throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 84:52 Mark Yeates delivers the ball, Patrick Kenny makes a save.
    • 84:18 Short corner worked by Jamie Ward.
    • 84:05 The ball is delivered by Daniel Bogdanovic, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 83:48 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 83:34 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 82:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by Heidar Helguson, clearance made by Chris Morgan.
    • 81:20 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 80:55 Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Peter Ramage results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie Ward from left channel.
    • 80:50 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
    • 80:33 Shot from just outside the area by Mikele Leigertwood goes over the bar.
    • 80:24 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 79:29 Attacking throw-in by Rob Kozluk (Sheff Utd).
    • 79:19 Defending throw-in by Rob Kozluk (Sheff Utd).
    • 78:54 Attacking throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 77:45 Substitution Hogan Ephraim goes off and Mikele Leigertwood comes on.
    • 77:04 Defending throw-in by Rob Kozluk (Sheff Utd).
    • 76:43 Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Morgan. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 75:57 Hogan Ephraim fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Hogan Ephraim, Rob Kozluk makes a clearance.
    • 75:31 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 74:32 Substitution Mark Yeates comes on in place of Stephen Quinn.
    • 74:32 Substitution Rob Kozluk is brought on as a substitute for Andy Taylor.
    • 74:03 Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 73:24 Andy Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
    • 73:24 Booking The referee books Hogan Ephraim for unsporting behaviour.
    • 73:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Hogan Ephraim.
    • 71:18 Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 68:50 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 68:39 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 68:24 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 67:22 Direct free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.
    • 67:22 Substitution Adel Taarabt goes off and Leon Clarke comes on.
    • 67:22 Unfair challenge on Johnny Ertl by Hogan Ephraim results in a free kick.
    • 66:22 Substitution Ched Evans goes off and Daniel Bogdanovic comes on.
    • 64:21 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 62:55 Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, Clint Hill makes a clearance.
    • 62:30 Bradley Orr delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
    • 61:43 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 61:20 Leon Britton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 60:45 A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward.
    • 59:49 Kaspars Gorkss handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward from right wing, Clint Hill makes a clearance.
    • 59:36 Attacking throw-in by Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd).
    • 59:00 The official flags Richard Cresswell offside. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:05 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 56:49 The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 56:04 Unfair challenge on Johnny Ertl by Hogan Ephraim results in a free kick. Kyle Bartley takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ched Evans. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 54:37 The ball is crossed by Adel Taarabt, save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 53:49 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 53:38 Attacking throw-in by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd).
    • 53:13 Adel Taarabt takes the inswinging corner, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:58 Drilled left-footed shot by Heidar Helguson. Blocked by Johnny Ertl.
    • 52:20 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 51:53 Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.
    • 50:55 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • Correction - 49:26 Substitution Peter Ramage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fitz Hall.
    • 49:26 Substitution QPR substitution: Fitz Hall replaced by Peter Ramage (injury).
    • 49:26 Substitution Fitz Hall leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Ramage.
    • 49:13 Richard Cresswell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 48:38 Effort from inside the area by Kyle Bartley misses to the right of the target.
    • 47:32 Bradley Orr challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Jamie Ward from the free kick, blocked by Fitz Hall.
    • 47:23 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
    • 47:09 Shot from just outside the box by Clint Hill goes over the bar.
    • 46:27 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
    • 46:27 Booking Kyle Bartley is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 46:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Kyle Bartley.
    • 46:09 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd).
    • 45:37 Attacking throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • Correction - 45:00+1:40 Richard Cresswell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Fitz Hall.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:40 Booking The referee shows Heidar Helguson a yellow card.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:21 Unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick.
    • 45:00+1:21 Free kick drilled right-footed by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Fitz Hall (QPR).
    • 45:00+1:21 Booking Shaun Derry (QPR) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+1:21 Foul by Shaun Derry (QPR) on Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd).
    • 45:00+0:12 Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ward.
    • 45:00+0:12 Booking Alejandro Faurlin is given a yellow card.
    • 45:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 44:53 Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jamie Ward, free kick awarded.
    • 44:32 Stephen Quinn takes the inswinging corner, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Richard Cresswell. Andy Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 43:00 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 42:32 Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line.
    • 42:09 Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, clearance made by Leon Britton.
    • 41:55 Hogan Ephraim produces a cross, clearance by Kyle Bartley.
    • 41:33 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 40:35 Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 39:59 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 39:26 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 39:17 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 37:02 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 36:32 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 36:11 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 35:38 The ball is sent over by Johnny Ertl, Headed effort from inside the box by Ched Evans misses to the right of the target.
    • 34:45 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 34:03 Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Quinn, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:39 Centre by Nick Montgomery, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
    • 33:27 Richard Cresswell produces a cross, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
    • 31:59 Left-footed shot by Adel Taarabt went harmlessly over the bar.
    • 29:19 Foul by Leon Britton on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt shoots direct from the free kick, Richard Cresswell gets a block in.
    • 27:38 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 27:26 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 26:25 Shot from 25 yards from Jamie Ward. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.
    • 25:31 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Richard Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:01 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 24:27 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 24:13 The ball is crossed by Johnny Ertl.
    • 23:53 Bradley Orr sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Morgan.
    • 23:22 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 22:36 GOAL - Adel TaarabtSheff Utd 0 - 3 QPR Penalty taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt and scored. Sheff Utd 0-3 QPR.
    • 21:46 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Steve Simonsen.
    • 19:40 The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.
    • 19:40 GOAL - Jamie MackieSheff Utd 0 - 2 QPR Jamie Mackie grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Sheff Utd 0-2 QPR.
    • 18:52 Adel Taarabt delivers the ball,
    • 18:00 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 17:26 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 16:51 Heidar Helguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.
    • 16:28 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 16:21 The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn.
    • 16:05 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 15:33 Nick Montgomery fouled by Heidar Helguson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.
    • 15:05 Centre by Chris Morgan, save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 14:54 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 14:25 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
    • 13:48 Corner taken right-footed by Hogan Ephraim from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Clint Hill misses to the right of the target.
    • 12:45 Hogan Ephraim crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Chris Morgan.
    • 12:45 Booking The referee books Nick Montgomery for unsporting behaviour.
    • 12:27 Nick Montgomery concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt.
    • 11:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Alejandro Faurlin. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:56 GOAL - Hogan EphraimSheff Utd 0 - 1 QPR Hogan Ephraim finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 QPR.
    • 9:51 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
    • 9:36 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).
    • 8:22 Richard Cresswell is ruled offside. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:25 Goal kick taken short by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
    • 6:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Stephen Quinn. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
    • 6:04 Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. Stephen Quinn crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 4:55 Adel Taarabt fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt, Fitz Hall makes a clearance.
    • 4:41 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 4:24 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 3:24 Corner taken by Stephen Quinn, Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:10 The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
    • 2:43 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (QPR).
    • 2:19 Goal kick taken long by Patrick Kenny (QPR).
    • 1:34 Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:04 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 0:26 Defending throw-in by Johnny Ertl (Sheff Utd).
    • 0:02 Defending throw-in by Bradley Orr (QPR).

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 14 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Millwall 2 7 6
    2 QPR 2 7 6
    3 Coventry 2 2 4
    4 Ipswich 2 2 4
    5 Doncaster 2 2 4
    6 Watford 2 1 4
    7 Cardiff 2 1 4
    8 Burnley 2 1 4
    9 Swansea 2 2 3
    10 Crystal Palace 2 0 3
    11 Derby 2 0 3
    12 Norwich 2 0 3
    13 Scunthorpe 2 0 3
    14 Hull 2 -2 3
    15 Barnsley 2 -3 3
    16 Leicester 2 -1 1
    17 Reading 2 -1 1
    18 Middlesbrough 2 -2 1
    19 Portsmouth 2 -2 1
    20 Bristol City 2 -3 1
    21 Sheff Utd 2 -3 1
    22 Leeds United 1 -1 0
    23 Nott'm Forest 1 -1 0
    24 Preston 2 -6 0


    see also
    Boss Blackwell leaves Sheff Utd
    14 Aug 10 |  Sheff Utd


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