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FA Cup

  • 5 January 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 8984

Live Commentary

  • That's it here from Loftus Road. I'm Adam Gilbert AdamGilbert0511) and I hope you've enjoyed my commentary of today's FA Cup tie between Queens Park Rangers and West Brom. Make sure you head over to to follow the reaction of today's results.
  • It's a deserved draw for QPR, who controlled possession for the majority of the match, though I'm sure Redknapp would prefer if his side focused on their current situation in the league rather than look forward to an Fa Cup replay.
  • Well we got our goals eventually, with all the action coming in the second half. Harry Redknapp will be pleased with Kieron Dyer's late equaliser whilst the West Brom manager Steve Clarke will be disappointed that his side couldn't see the game out.
  • So we will get a replay in ten days time at the Hawthorns. Kieron Dyer has cancelled out Shane Longs deflected goal and it finishes 1-1 here.
  • 90' + 2'
    Goal Kieron Dyer
    My oh my. Keiron Dyer has found himself at the back post, with a wonderful left-footed finish. Surely he has forced a replay.
  • 90'
    Two minutes of additional time here at Loftus Road.
  • 88'
    Lukaku leaves the field without a goal and is replaced by Craig Dawson.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionR. Lukaku Craig Dawson
  • 87'
    Adel Taarab goes for goal from the resulting free kick but his ambitious effort from 30 yards goes wide.
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Chris Brunt
  • 86'
    QPR are looking for a replay and M'bia is clipped by Chris Brunt who receives a booking.
  • 84'
    Six minutes left of play here, Long is attacking again but is unable to reach James Morrison with his cross and Tal Ben Haim clears.
  • 82'
    Cool finish there from Shane Long, after a lucky bounce off substitute Nedum Onuoha. Replays suggest that it Cesar was wrong-footed by a deflection.
  • 78'
    Goal Shane Long
    Goal against the run of play for West Brom. Shane Long grabs his eighth goal of the season as he slides it past Julio Cesar. Ten minutes left for Harry Redknapp's side to rescue something from this match.
  • 75'
    Very little action to report here at Loftus Road, as Kieron Dyer shows some tiredness and gives the ball away.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionRyan Nelsen Nedum Onuoha
  • 70'
    So the reason for Shaun Wright-Phillips' replacement is that he sustained an injury during the pre-match warm up. Let's up it isn't too serious.
  • 68'
    A replay is looming for both sides as it stands. It's fair to say that neither of the teams or manager will want another leg.
  • 67'
    Terrific work from DJ Campbell who wins a corner. QPR now showing some urgency, but once again Taarabt's corner is woeful. Frustrating stuff for Harry Redknapp.
  • 66'
    Ryan Nelsen comes off for QPR and is replaced by Nedum Onuoha. I know what you're thinking. Onuoha wasn't on the team sheet. Apparently he was a late replacement for Shaun Wright-Phillips.
  • 63'
    Another wasted corner for QPR as Taarabt slices his cross and it goes out for a goal kick.
  • 60'
    QPR on the left hand side, Jamie Mackie trying to force a mistake from Billy Jones and the Hoops player wins a throw in.
  • 55'
    Best spell of the match so far for QPR, Taarabt with a corner, inswinging delivery and the referee comes to Boaz Myhill's rescue when he blows the whistle for a free kick.
  • 53'
    West Brom on the counter attack, a cross from Jerome Thomas goes straight to the QPR keeper. What a waste.
  • 50'
    It's easy to forget that QPR substitute Jay Bothroyd has a senior England cap, featuring in a friendly against France.
  • 48'
    There have been more attempts on goal in the opening minutes of the second half than we had in the whole of the first half.
  • 47'
    James Morrison clean in but the linesman's flag is up. Julio Cesar would have been in trouble there.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionEsteban Granero Jay Bothroyd
  • 46'
    We are back under way here Jay Bothroyd has come on for Esteban Granero as QPR line up in what looks like a 4-4-2 formation.
  • Not the most entertaining FA Cup tie, but something makes me think we could have a few goals in the second half. Keep your eyes peeled.
  • West Brom on the other hand have asked some questions of Julio Cesar, with James Morrison looking effective behind the pairing up front.
  • So half time at Loftus Road. The home side have enjoyed the majority of possession but have been unable to really test the West Brom keeper Boaz Myhill.
  • 45' + 3'
    The substitute is substituted. Marc Antoine-Fortune was hurt in the build up to that M'bia effort, and he is replaced by Jerome Thomas. West Brom manager Steve Clarke is taking no chances today.
  • 45' + 2'
    SubstitutionMarc-Antoine Fortune Jerome Thomas
  • 45' + 2'
    M'bia almost gifts QPR the lead as he shoots from just outside of the box, with the shot going just over the bar.
  • 45'
    Just coming up to half time now, still goal-less. Free kick to QPR after a Chris Brunt foul. Esteban Granero from 35 yards.
  • 44'
    West Brom break away with Shane Long, once again linking with Lukaku whose pass is just a little to long for Morrison, whose shot goes just past the post.
  • 40'
    Corner from nothing for QPR as Taarabt and Jamie Mackie pass it around the West Brom defence with Gabriel Tamas clearing the ball behind. The corner comes to nothing.
  • 35'
    Chris Brunt with a crunching tackle on Ji-Sung Park, winning the ball. What a challenge.
  • 32'
    Cesar makes a comfortable save from a powerful drive from Romelu Lukaku.
  • 30'
    Both sides seem to be willing to take this to a replay and we're still in the first half. Most of the possession being in the middle of the field.
  • 26'
    Ji Sung Park is looking to be QPR's playmaker today, attempting a through ball to DJ Campbell but he asks just a little too much from the striker and it goes out for a goal kick.
  • 24'
    It looks like Tal Ben Haim is going to have one of his busier debuts, trying to contain the West Brom strike partnership of Long and Lukaku
  • 21'
    Gera is clearly hurt and has been replaced in midfield by Marc Antoine-Fortune
  • 20'
    SubstitutionZoltán Gera Marc-Antoine Fortune
  • 20'
    Zoltan Gera is currently receiving treatment after coming out second best after a challenge.
  • 18'
    Good to see Kieron Dyer back in the side for QPR, let's hope he can maintain his fitness for the remainder of the season
  • 14'
    West Brom are piling on the pressure, with Lukaku and Morisson linking up. Lukaku showing his strength once again.
  • 5'
    No real action to report as of yet from a very empty Loftus road. West Brom have failed to sell their allocation, leaving the stand behind Myhill empty.
  • 3'
    I should have mentioned this before, but today's game marks Tal Ben Haim's debut. Time to impress, lad.
  • 1'
    And we're underway here at Loftus Road
  • Get ready, we're just under five minutes from kick-off.
  • Glynn Myhill is favoured in goal over Ben Foster for West Brom and Shane Long partners the on loan Romelu Lukaku.
  • Kieron Dyer starts at right back for QPR whilst Shaun Wright-Phillips is left on the bench despite his decisive goal on Wednesday against Chelsea.
  • West Brom: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Tamas, Ridgwell; Gera, Thorne, Morrison, Brunt; Long, Lukaku. Subs: Foster, Rosenberg, Thomas, Fortune, Jara, Reyes, Dawson, El Ghahassy
  • QPR: Cesar; Dyer, Nelsen, Hill, Ben Haim; Mackie, Park, Granero, Mbia, Taarabt; Campbell. Subs: Green, Derry, ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Bothroyd
  • Without further ado, here are the team sheets..
  • I'm Adam Gilbert (@AdamGilbert0511) and I will be talking you through all the action at Loftus Road as Harry Redknapp's QPR look to build on Wednesday's shock win at Chelsea
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