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QPR
QPR
0 vs 3
Played
December 30, 2012 11:00 AM EST
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 18304‎
 
 
Luis Suárez 10′
 
Luis Suárez 16′
 
Daniel Agger 28′
Top of the Match
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
Liverpool
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
Liverpool
Flop of the Match
Samba Diakité
Samba Diakité
QPR
Clint Hill
Clint Hill
QPR

QPR 0-3 Liverpool: Suarez strikes early to pile pressure on woeful hosts

An early double for the Uruguayan and a header from Daniel Agger heaps misery on Harry Redknapp's side, who will go into 2013 rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.

By Matt Scott

 Luis Suarez
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An early flurry of goals, including two for Luis Suarez, saw Liverpool breeze past QPR 3-0 at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Suarez struck twice in the opening 20 minutes before Daniel Agger headed home from a corner in a dominant first half for Liverpool.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers missed the trip through illness, so Colin Pascoe took charge, making three changes from Boxing Day's defeat to Stoke, while the most notable change in five for QPR saw Rob Green dropped in favor of Julio Cesar after his clanger in defeat to West Brom.

The Reds started brightly, and Suarez forced an early save from Cesar with a fierce drive that the Brazilian parried towards Joe Allen, but the Welshman scuffed his volley when following in.

Suarez was not to be denied in the 10th minute, though, as he picked the ball up 30 yards out and drove towards goal, leaving Clint Hill in his wake before calmly slotting home from inside the area.

Six minutes later, Liverpool and Suarez had a second as Stewart Downing released the Uruguayan down the right, where he lashed the ball across the box toward Raheem Sterling. Nedum Onuoha's last-ditch block put the ball back on Suarez's foot, and he swept it home from six yards.

Harry Redknapp's side was split open again soon after as Martin Skrtel's long ball from the back released Glen Johnson. The right back stormed at goal before scuffing across goal, beating Cesar, but Ryan Nelsen hacked away the danger with Suarez awaiting a tap-in.

The Hoops were undone again before the half hour as Downing's quick corner found Gerrard who swung a cross in that an unmarked Agger nodded back across goal and past Cesar at the vacant far post.

Redknapp responded at the break by replacing Djibril Cisse with Shaun Derry, but little changed as Sterling burst in from the left before feeding Suarez, whose stinging left-footed effort drew a flying save from Cesar.

The Reds' tempo dropped in the second period, with Reina being called into action by Adel Taarabt and Stephane Mbia, while substitute Esteban Granero scuffed a low free kick wide with his first touch.

The hosts ran out of steam late on, with only a tame Mbia free kick to show for their efforts as the game meandered to a close, as Liverpool climbed one place to ninth and ensured the Hoops will end 2012 rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.


QPR

30
Julio César
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Armand Traoré
Defender
2.50
6
Clint Hill
Defender
1.50
15
Nedum Onuoha
Defender
2.50
-
Ryan Nelsen
Defender
3.00
21
Samba Diakité
Midfielder
63′
1.00
7
Adel Taarabt
Midfielder
2.50
11
1.50
17
Stéphane M'Bia
Midfielder
57′
1.50
9
2.00
12
Jamie Mackie
Midfielder
3.00

Liverpool

3.00
25
Pepe Reina
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
3.00
3
3.50
5
4.00
37
3.50
8
Steven Gerrard
Midfielder
28′
3.50
14
3.50
19
2.50
24
Joe Allen
Midfielder
87′
3.00
31
4.50
7

Substitutes

1
Robert Green
Goalkeeper
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-
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35
2.50
4
Shaun Derry
Midfielder
46′
3.00
25
2.50
32
 - 
23
 - 

Substitutes

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42
Peter Gulacsi
Goalkeeper
 - 
19
 - 
23
2.50
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
64′ 83′
2.50
-
Suso
Midfielder
71′
 - 
8
Jonjo Shelvey
Midfielder
 - 
24

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0