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QPR   0 - 0   Norwich

QPR 0-0 Norwich

QPR 0-0 Norwich

Wes Hoolahan missed a first-half penalty for Norwich City as the Canaries held Championship leaders QPR in an engrossing goalless draw.

Hoolahan pulled his spot-kick wide after Clint Hill had felled Grant Holt in the penalty area.

Adel Taarabt was central to QPR's threat, but was wayward with two promising efforts for the home side.

QPR's Kaspars Gorkss was denied by a goal-line clearance from Andrew Crofts late on to ensure it remained goalless.

It preserves QPR's record of having not conceded a goal at Loftus Road this season, but it is the first time that Norwich have failed to score away from home in the league under Paul Lambert.

Norwich went close to scoring in the opening stages when home keeper Paddy Kenny saved well to deny Holt's toe-poke finish.

City were handed their golden opportunity to open the scoring from the spot in the 28th minute, but Hoolahan spurned it with a tame effort that he dragged wide.

Holt was proving a menace to the home side at both ends - blocking well to deny Heidar Helguson and then forcing Kenny into another neat save with an angled drive.

As so often so far this season, Taraabt was proving to be QPR's chief creative force.

Loftus Road held its breath on the hour mark when Helguson's header fell invitingly for the Moroccan on the edge of the area, but the midfielder's aim was wayward.

With 10 minutes remaining Gorkss' header was looping into the Canaries' net until Crofts flung out a boot as QPR were forced to settle for a point, that sees their league-lead cut to three points.

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 0-0 Norwich FT
(HT 0-0)

      QPR

      • 01 Kenny
      • 03 Hill
      • 13 Gorkss
      • 15 Walker
      • 16 Connolly
      • 04 Derry yellow card
      • 07 Taarabt (Smith 76)
      • 10 Buzsaky (Leigertwood 27)
      • 25 Ephraim (Agyemang 69)
      • 09 Helguson
      • 12 Mackie yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 24 Cerny,
      • 02 Orr,
      • 06 Leigertwood,
      • 11 Faurlin,
      • 08 Clarke,
      • 19 Agyemang,
      • 21 Smith

      Norwich

      • 01 Ruddy
      • 02 Martin
      • 03 Drury (Smith 58)
      • 20 Barnett yellow card
      • 22 Ward yellow card
      • 07 Crofts
      • 14 Hoolahan (Martin 69)
      • 18 Smith
      • 19 Lappin yellow card
      • 09 Holt
      • 10 Jackson

      Substitutes

      • 13 Rudd,
      • 26 Smith,
      • 33 Askou,
      • 15 Fox,
      • 24 McNamee,
      • 16 Martin,
      • 23 Johnson
      Ref: PennAtt: 18,059
      QPR
      NORWICH

      Possession

      • QPR 50%
      • Norwich 50%

      Attempts on target

      • QPR 5
      • Norwich 4

      Attempts off target

      • QPR 7
      • Norwich 5

      Corners

      • QPR 10
      • Norwich 7

      Fouls

      • QPR 11
      • Norwich 16
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+12:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+2:46 Short corner taken by Simon Lappin from the left by-line.
      • 90:00+1:48 Effort from 18 yards by Tommy Smith. Save made by John Ruddy.
      • 88:44 Simeon Jackson challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Smith delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Russell Martin.
      • 87:59 Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Simon Lappin results in a free kick. Tommy Smith crosses the ball in from the free kick.
      • 87:59 Booking Booking for Simon Lappin for unsporting behaviour.
      • 86:08 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Lappin from the right by-line, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
      • 82:48 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Clint Hill results in a free kick. Russell Martin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 80:25 Unfair challenge on Tommy Smith by Simon Lappin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kyle Walker.
      • 79:14 Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Chris Martin results in a free kick. Centre by Tommy Smith, Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.
      • 78:33 Booking Leon Barnett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 76:27 Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Matthew Connolly takes the indirect free kick.
      • 75:51 Substitution Tommy Smith comes on in place of Adel Taarabt.
      • 75:30 Grant Holt conjures a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
      • 73:07 Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
      • 70:16 Elliott Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Heidar Helguson. Strike comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick.
      • 69:54 Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
      • 69:21 Close range header by Heidar Helguson goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • Correction - 68:21 Substitution Chris Martin comes on in place of Wesley Hoolahan.
      • Correction - 68:21 Substitution Patrick Agyemang comes on in place of Hogan Ephraim.
      • 68:21 Substitution (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Chris Martin coming on for Wesley Hoolahan.
      • 68:21 Substitution Patrick Agyemang joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hogan Ephraim.
      • 67:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hogan Ephraim by Korey Smith. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
      • 65:37 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Lappin.
      • 64:14 Kyle Walker takes a shot.
      • 62:53 Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by John Ruddy. Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
      • 62:02 Wesley Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood. Adel Taarabt takes the free kick.
      • 60:07 Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Simon Lappin, Close range headed effort by Grant Holt goes wide of the left-hand upright. Save by Patrick Kenny.
      • 58:56 Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Martin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Simon Lappin from right wing, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
      • 58:56 Booking Jamie Mackie is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 57:35 Substitution Adam Drury goes off and Steven Smith comes on.
      • 56:15 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Simon Lappin manages to make a clearance.
      • 55:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Leon Barnett.
      • 53:09 Russell Martin takes a shot. Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Hill by Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny. Save by John Ruddy.
      • 52:26 Andrew Crofts fouled by Hogan Ephraim, the ref awards a free kick. Russell Martin takes the free kick.
      • 51:16 Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Shaun Derry results in a free kick. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
      • 49:36 Korey Smith is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
      • 47:32 Leon Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by John Ruddy.
      • 46:51 Foul by Grant Holt on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
      • 45:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Drury on Heidar Helguson. Direct free kick taken by Heidar Helguson.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:10 The ref blows to end the first period.
      • 45:00+0:17 Elliott Ward has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 44:39 Simon Lappin takes a outswinging corner.
      • 44:20 Short corner worked by Simon Lappin.
      • 42:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Drury by Heidar Helguson. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.
      • 40:50 Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward. Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
      • 40:11 Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt.
      • 37:43 Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick. Corner from the right by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.
      • 37:43 Booking Elliott Ward is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 35:07 Unfair challenge on Adam Drury by Kyle Walker results in a free kick. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
      • 33:43 Handball decision goes against Wesley Hoolahan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.
      • 32:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Crofts on Kaspars Gorkss. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
      • 30:53 Foul by Kyle Walker on Grant Holt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
      • 29:42 Foul by Grant Holt on Clint Hill, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
      • 27:30 Penalty taken by Wesley Hoolahan and missed.
      • 27:30 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Clint Hill.
      • 27:30 Booking Shaun Derry is cautioned.
      • 26:09 Substitution Mikele Leigertwood on for Akos Buzsaky.
      • 25:30 Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
      • 20:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Adam Drury. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.
      • 20:06 Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Simon Lappin.
      • 15:51 Unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts by Shaun Derry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Crofts.
      • 15:13 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.
      • 14:29 Adel Taarabt takes the outswinging corner, Korey Smith manages to make a clearance.
      • 14:05 Short corner worked by Adel Taarabt.
      • 13:40 Kaspars Gorkss takes a shot. Elliott Ward gets a block in.
      • 13:05 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Leon Barnett.
      • 9:58 Simeon Jackson is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
      • 8:58 Kyle Walker challenges Adam Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Drury from left wing.
      • 8:26 Grant Holt takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
      • 5:47 Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Akos Buzsaky takes the direct free kick.
      • 4:58 Outswinging corner taken by Simon Lappin, Close range effort by Leon Barnett misses to the right of the goal.
      • 2:56 Heidar Helguson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
      • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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      Npower Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 16 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 QPR 11 21 27
      2 Cardiff 11 9 23
      3 Norwich 11 4 20
      4 Swansea 11 3 19
      5 Watford 11 8 18
      6 Ipswich 11 3 18
      7 Coventry 11 2 18
      8 Burnley 11 7 17
      9 Leeds 11 -1 17
      10 Reading 11 4 16
      11 Millwall 11 2 16
      12 Doncaster 11 0 16
      13 Derby 11 6 15
      14 Barnsley 11 -1 15
      15 Nott'm Forest 11 0 13
      16 Hull 11 -6 13
      17 Portsmouth 11 -1 12
      18 Sheff Utd 11 -7 12
      19 Scunthorpe 11 -3 11
      20 Middlesbrough 11 -8 11
      21 Preston 11 -9 10
      22 Leicester 11 -10 9
      23 Crystal Palace 11 -11 8
      24 Bristol City 11 -12 6


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