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Preston   1 - 1   QPR

Preston v QPR

Preston 1-1 QPR

Championship leaders QPR were forced to share the spoils as Barry Nicholson cancelled out Heidar Helguson's first-half opener for the visitors.

Nicholson latched on to a Nathan Ellington header to find the net from 18 yards just after the hour.

Helguson had earlier marked his return from injury by converting Ishmael Miller's pass from close range to give the Championship pacesetters the lead.

The result leaves Phil Brown still seeking his first win as Preston boss.

It was nonetheless a welcome point for the division's basement side.

And it might even have been more had Ellington and defender Sean St Ledger made more of early opportunities for the Lilywhites to stamp their authority on the game.

Instead, in a fluctuating first half QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt tested Preston keeper Iain Turner twice from distance before the visitors took the lead with 37 minutes gone.

Miller centred from the left and Helguson sent a right-foot finish high into the net from six yards out for his sixth club goal of the season in all competitions.

The Iceland international showed his attacking threat once more just after the break, heading against the crossbar.

And that miss proved costly when Nicholson crashed home his superb equaliser soon afterwards.

Further opportunities came and went for both sides but neither could force a decisive breakthrough.

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 1-1 QPR FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Nicholson 64
  • Helguson 37

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 12 Gray yellow card
  • 19 Jones
  • 29 Cort
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 11 Treacy yellow card
  • 15 Barton (Parry 75)
  • 24 Ashbee yellow card
  • 18 Ellington (Proctor 82)
  • 27 Johnson (Hayes 55)

Substitutes

  • 01 Lonergan,
  • 02 Morgan,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 20 Russell,
  • 41 Carter,
  • 08 Hayes,
  • 38 Proctor

QPR

  • 01 Kenny
  • 02 Orr
  • 03 Hill
  • 13 Gorkss yellow card
  • 16 Connolly
  • 04 Derry yellow card
  • 07 Taarabt
  • 11 Faurlin
  • 15 Routledge yellow card (Buzsaky 86)
  • 09 Helguson (Hulse 74)
  • 29 Miller (Moen 61)

Substitutes

  • 24 Cerny,
  • 05 Hall,
  • 39 Chimbonda,
  • 41 Shittu,
  • 10 Buzsaky,
  • 23 Moen,
  • 20 Hulse
Ref: HainesAtt: 10,521
PRESTON
QPR

Possession

  • Preston 46%
  • QPR 54%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 5
  • QPR 8

Attempts off target

  • Preston 8
  • QPR 6

Corners

  • Preston 6
  • QPR 8

Fouls

  • Preston 14
  • QPR 18
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:12 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:05 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Sean St. Ledger has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 90:00+2:42 Ian Ashbee fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:28 The official flags Paul Hayes offside. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+1:23 Leon Cort takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 90:00+0:40 Adel Taarabt concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:30 Billy Jones crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
  • 90:00+0:11 The ball is delivered by Clint Hill, Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.
  • 89:35 The ball is swung over by Alejandro Faurlin, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 89:07 Adel Taarabt has a drilled shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.
  • 88:11 Jamie Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Orr. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 87:18 The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:31 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.
  • 85:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Rob Hulse. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
  • 85:28 Substitution Akos Buzsaky replaces Wayne Routledge.
  • 84:56 Effort on goal by Ian Ashbee from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 84:37 Outswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:31 The ball is swung over by Sean St. Ledger, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
  • 84:00 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
  • 83:52 David Gray delivers the ball, Bradley Orr makes a clearance.
  • 83:16 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
  • 83:03 Effort on goal by Adel Taarabt from 20 yards. Barry Nicholson gets a block in.
  • 82:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hayes on Kaspars Gorkss. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:05 Barry Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right channel.
  • 81:05 Substitution Nathan Ellington leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Proctor.
  • 79:42 The offside flag is raised against Paul Hayes. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:20 Foul by Rob Hulse on Ian Ashbee, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 78:54 The referee penalises Paul Parry for handball. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:24 Adel Taarabt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 77:18 Shot from just outside the box by Adel Taarabt misses to the right of the target.
  • 75:47 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adel Taarabt. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 75:19 Booking Ian Ashbee booked.
  • 75:10 Booking Shaun Derry is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
  • 74:36 Substitution Paul Parry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Barton.
  • 73:50 Substitution Heidar Helguson goes off and Rob Hulse comes on.
  • 73:19 David Gray delivers the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
  • 72:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Treacy on Bradley Orr. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Petter Vaagan Moen, clearance by Barry Nicholson.
  • 72:21 Booking Keith Treacy receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:39 Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Kenny. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:38 Foul by Bradley Orr on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Adam Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Patrick Kenny.
  • 70:08 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy.
  • 69:27 Adel Taarabt takes a shot from 20 yards. Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.
  • 68:55 Handball by Adam Barton. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 67:32 Adel Taarabt has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 66:27 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.
  • 64:45 Effort on goal by Nathan Ellington from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 63:26 Assist on the goal came from Nathan Ellington.
  • 63:26 GOAL - Barry NicholsonPreston 1 - 1 QPR Barry Nicholson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 QPR.
  • 61:45 Foul by Petter Vaagan Moen on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 60:37 Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:37 Substitution Ishmael Miller goes off and Petter Vaagan Moen comes on.
  • 59:29 Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Billy Jones.
  • 58:53 Corner taken short by Adam Barton.
  • 58:02 Kaspars Gorkss challenges Nathan Ellington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Treacy shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 58:02 Booking The referee cautions Kaspars Gorkss for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:18 The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 54:18 Substitution Paul Hayes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eddie Johnson.
  • 52:41 The ball is sent over by Nathan Ellington, Shaun Derry makes a clearance.
  • 52:30 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:43 Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, clearance made by Billy Jones.
  • 50:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Heidar Helguson on Sean St. Ledger. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Ellington on Bradley Orr. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 46:56 Heidar Helguson takes a shot.
  • 46:31 Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr. Matthew Connolly restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Heidar Helguson. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Iain Turner.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:59 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Clint Hill. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:37 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
  • 44:59 Unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge by David Gray results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt, save by Iain Turner.
  • 44:59 Booking David Gray is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:51 Short corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line.
  • 43:34 Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 42:48 Centre by Ishmael Miller.
  • 39:02 Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 38:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Wayne Routledge. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 37:58 Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
  • 36:17 Assist on the goal came from Ishmael Miller.
  • 36:17 GOAL - Heidar HelgusonPreston 0 - 1 QPR A goal is scored by Heidar Helguson from close in high into the middle of the goal. Preston 0-1 QPR.
  • 35:44 Shaun Derry crosses the ball, clearance made by Leon Cort.
  • 34:32 Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Connolly. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:57 Foul by Wayne Routledge on David Gray, free kick awarded. Keith Treacy takes the direct free kick.
  • 33:57 Booking Booking for Wayne Routledge.
  • 32:50 The ball is swung over by Adel Taarabt. The official flags Heidar Helguson offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:30 Effort on goal by Nathan Ellington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 29:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Routledge on David Gray. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 28:20 Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
  • 27:38 Adel Taarabt produces a cross.
  • 27:11 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:53 Shot by Wayne Routledge from 20 yards. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 26:45 The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, David Gray manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:39 Keith Treacy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:45 Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
  • 23:26 Effort from 18 yards by Keith Treacy. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.
  • 22:59 Barry Nicholson fouled by Alejandro Faurlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 21:35 Effort on goal by Alejandro Faurlin from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 21:06 Adel Taarabt delivers the ball, Leon Cort makes a clearance.
  • 17:50 Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barton. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 16:58 Foul by Leon Cort on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Iain Turner.
  • 15:10 David Gray challenges Adel Taarabt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 13:26 Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, Sean St. Ledger has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 12:01 Adel Taarabt crosses the ball.
  • 9:54 Bradley Orr challenges Keith Treacy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:14 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Keith Treacy.
  • 6:11 Heidar Helguson fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Adel Taarabt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:55 Heidar Helguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:40 Keith Treacy produces a cross, clearance by Bradley Orr.
  • 3:15 Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 2:18 The ball is crossed by David Gray, Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.
  • 0:38 Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
  • 0:22 Clint Hill delivers the ball, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 32 31 61
2 Nott'm Forest 31 16 56
3 Swansea 32 14 56
4 Cardiff 32 13 55
5 Norwich 32 10 55
6 Leeds 32 10 53
7 Leicester 32 2 51
8 Burnley 31 9 47
9 Millwall 32 8 46
10 Hull 32 4 46
11 Watford 31 10 45
12 Reading 32 11 44
13 Ipswich 31 4 42
14 Barnsley 32 -9 41
15 Coventry 31 -3 39
16 Portsmouth 31 -4 38
17 Doncaster 31 -16 37
18 Derby 31 -3 36
19 Middlesbrough 31 -4 36
20 Bristol City 32 -12 35
21 Crystal Palace 32 -20 34
22 Sheff Utd 32 -22 29
23 Scunthorpe 30 -24 28
24 Preston 31 -25 23



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