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QPR V Doncaster

QPR 3-0 Doncaster

QPR   3 - 0   Doncaster

Kaspars Gorkss bagged a double as Championship leaders QPR maintained their 100% home record and unbeaten start with a gritty win over Doncaster.

The Latvian defender grabbed his first after the interval, crashing the ball home after his header was blocked.

Adel Taarabt put the game out of Doncaster's reach when he scored from the spot after Heidar Helguson was upended in the area by Neil Sullivan.

Gorkss sealed the win late on with a powerful header from Taarabt's corner.

The home side were good value for their victory but Neil Warnock's side were made to work hard and the emphatic scoreline flattered them a little.

Rangers have yet to concede at home and, with seven wins and a draw from their first eight games, have made their best start to a season since 1947.

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But Doncaster frustrated them throughout the first half and could have gone in front when Martin Woods fired a 25-yard free-kick that keeper Paddy Kenny could only divert onto the inside of the post and James O'Connor saw his goalbound follow-up effort superbly cleared off the line by Clint Hill.

Rangers were much-improved after the turnaround and finally clicked into gear after Taarabt's precise free-kick was headed over the top by Gorkss.

The breakthrough eventually arrived in the 53rd minute when Gorkss met Akos Buzsaky's corner with another firm header, which effort was blocked by Rovers right-back Mustapha Dumbaya but he reacted quickest to slam the loose ball past Sullivan.

QPR's second came in the 81st minute courtesy of Taarabt's spot-kick after Helguson was fouled in the box by Sullivan.

And Gorkss sealed the win with two minutes remaining, heading home another Taarabt set-piece.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 3-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Gorkss 53
  • Taarabt (pen) 81
  • Gorkss 88

    QPR

    • 01 Kenny
    • 03 Hill
    • 13 Gorkss
    • 15 Walker
    • 16 Connolly
    • 04 Derry (Leigertwood 76)
    • 07 Taarabt
    • 10 Buzsaky
    • 25 Ephraim
    • 09 Helguson (Agyemang 87)
    • 12 Mackie (Smith 89)

    Substitutes

    • 24 Cerny,
    • 26 Borrowdale,
    • 06 Leigertwood,
    • 14 Rowlands,
    • 35 Parker,
    • 19 Agyemang,
    • 21 Smith

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan yellow card
    • 02 O'Connor
    • 03 Friend
    • 04 Martis
    • 07 Woods
    • 16 Oster
    • 18 Gillett (Hayter 79)
    • 24 Dumbuya
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 10 Sharp yellow card
    • 22 Shiels

    Substitutes

    • 33 Woods,
    • 11 Lockwood,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 08 Stock,
    • 15 Wilson,
    • 12 Hayter,
    • 29 Fairhurst
    Ref: EastAtt: 13,990
    QPR
    DONCASTER

    Possession

    • QPR 58%
    • Doncaster 42%

    Attempts on target

    • QPR 2
    • Doncaster 5

    Attempts off target

    • QPR 4
    • Doncaster 6

    Corners

    • QPR 4
    • Doncaster 8

    Fouls

    • QPR 6
    • Doncaster 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:28 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:54 The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Sharp. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 90:00+0:37 Akos Buzsaky produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 88:23 Substitution Jamie Mackie leaves the field to be replaced by Tommy Smith.
    • 87:08 The assist for the goal came from Adel Taarabt.
    • 87:08 GOAL - Kaspars GorkssQPR 3 - 0 Doncaster Kaspars Gorkss scores a headed goal from close range. QPR 3-0 Doncaster.
    • 86:17 Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line,
    • 86:17 Substitution Patrick Agyemang joins the action as a substitute, replacing Heidar Helguson.
    • 83:47 Shot by Martin Woods from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • Correction - 81:38 Unfair challenge on John Oster by Hogan Ephraim results in a free kick. Cross/shot by Martin Woods.
    • 81:38 Foul by Hogan Ephraim on John Oster, free kick awarded. Martin Woods delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Effort from outside the area by Martin Woods goes wide right of the goal.
    • 81:07 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
    • 80:16 GOAL - Adel TaarabtQPR 2 - 0 Doncaster Adel Taarabt scores a placed penalty. QPR 2-0 Doncaster.
    • 79:22 Booking Booking for Neil Sullivan for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:13 Neil Sullivan challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 78:13 Substitution James Hayter on for Simon Gillett.
    • 78:01 Shot from outside the penalty box by John Oster goes wide right of the goal.
    • 75:03 Substitution Mikele Leigertwood on for Shaun Derry.
    • 75:03 Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner.
    • 71:43 Hogan Ephraim is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 67:34 Corner from right by-line taken by Martin Woods.
    • 67:09 Martin Woods takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance.
    • 65:44 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right wing.
    • 65:44 Booking Billy Sharp is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 65:31 Kyle Walker fouled by Billy Sharp, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 63:03 Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Martin Woods crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Kyle Walker.
    • 61:39 Hogan Ephraim is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:50 The official flags George Friend offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 59:49 Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 59:21 Shot by Jamie Mackie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 58:20 Inswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Hogan Ephraim.
    • 57:48 Inswinging corner taken by Martin Woods from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
    • 56:41 James Coppinger takes a shot.
    • 52:14 GOAL - Kaspars GorkssQPR 1 - 0 Doncaster Goal scored by Kaspars Gorkss from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Doncaster.
    • 51:51 Akos Buzsaky takes the outswinging corner,
    • 50:44 The offside flag is raised against Matthew Connolly. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 50:03 James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
    • 47:30 Adel Taarabt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 46:42 Foul by Simon Gillett on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:14 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:37 Dean Shiels takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 44:59 Jamie Mackie fouled by John Oster, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
    • 43:23 Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Woods. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 42:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Clint Hill. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 42:09 Dean Shiels takes a shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.
    • 40:42 John Oster takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly.
    • 39:55 Kaspars Gorkss challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Martin Woods, clearance by Clint Hill.
    • 37:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Mustapha Dumbuya. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 35:57 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 26:37 The offside flag is raised against Billy Sharp. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 25:23 James O'Connor takes a shot. Clearance made by Clint Hill.
    • 24:02 Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Strike comes in from Martin Woods from the free kick, save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 17:30 Foul by Heidar Helguson on James O'Connor, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:13 Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, Akos Buzsaky has a volleyed shot. Shelton Martis gets a block in.
    • 12:36 The referee blows for offside against Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 11:45 Shelton Martis challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Akos Buzsaky.
    • 5:16 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods, Shelton Martis takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
    • 4:09 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Kaspars Gorkss gets a block in.
    • 2:35 Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 1:48 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 25 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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