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Premier League

  • 1 October 2012
  • • 20:00
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 17363

Live Commentary

  • Thanks for joining me for's live commentary this evening. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.
  • West Ham are up to seventh thanks to that win, QPR are down at the very bottom.
  • QPR looked like they might get something from the game after the introduction of Adel Taarabt, but thanks to Samba Diakite's silly sending-off, they couldn't quite muster enough with ten men.
  • A very watchable Monday Night Football comes to a close then, with West Ham picking up their first away win of the campaign, at a ground they haven't won at since 1988.
  • That's it, all over. QPR 1-2 West Ham.
  • 90' + 5'
    Carroll with a good chance to wrap things up. First he drills a left-footed effort at Cesar, then he puts the rebound into the stands with his wrong foot. It shouldn't matter though, time is ticking.
  • 90' + 4'
    Taarabt shows tricky feet to skip around a couple of men, but throws himself to the floor and the ref is having none of it.
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card James Tomkins
  • 90' + 2'
    Diame with a swing and a miss as West Ham trickle forward protecting their lead.
  • 90' + 1'
    Jaaskelainen with another great save, this time from Faurlin's long-range drive. He wouldn't have seen that until late, so he did very well to stop that one.
  • 89'
    More scrappy play from both sides, but QPR will be boosted by the six added minutes which have just been displayed.
  • 88'
    Cisse with another drilled effort, which is parried away by Jaaskelainen.
  • 85'
    Vaz Te makes a meal out of hardly anything from Clint Hill, but it's clearly just delaying tactics from the West Ham forward.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionNedum Onuoha Junior Hoilett
  • 84'
    Hoilett wins a free-kick, drawing a foul from Kevin Nolan. Taarabt fires it straight over the bar. Nolan needs to keep his cool though, having already picked up a booking.
  • 83'
    Junior Hoilett is on, can he match Taarabt's impact? Or Diakite's?!
  • 83'
    Nolan drives the ball across the face of the goal, but Carroll isn't quite there for it, and it goes out of play.
  • 80'
    A ball into the box for QPR falls to Zamora, but he hasn't anticipated it and it hits him on the side of the face and the chance goes.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card James Collins
  • 78'
    Brilliant effort from Vaz Te who volleys following Carroll's knock-down. Great save from Cesar, who tips onto the bar.
  • 78'
    Jarvis causing problems with his crossing, and wins West Ham a corner.
  • 77'
    For a game that hasn't been particularly dirty, West Ham have just picked up their seventh booking of the night!
  • 76'
    Mark Hughes is cutting a frustrated figure on the sidelines. He is not a happy man right now, and will be annoyed by Diakite as much as anything else.
  • 75'
    Yellow/Red Samba Diakité
  • 74'
    Diakite is sent off for QPR, for his second booking. Having entered proceedings alongside Adel Taarabt, the defensive midfielder has managed to pick up two bookings in around 15 minutes, and that could really hinder his side as they search for an equaliser.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionC. Cole Andy Carroll
  • 72'
    Succession of corners for West Ham, who are trying to calm things after Taarabt's introduction and goal. A third goal could well seal it for the Hammers.
  • 70'
    Yellow Card C. Cole
  • 70'
    Taarabt plays a lovely ball to Cisse, who strikes low to Jaaskelainen's right, and the goalie parries wide. For West Ham, Carroll replaces Cole.
  • 70'
    Andy Carroll is readying himself on the West Ham bench. His boss will be hoping for an impact similar to Taarabt's for the home side.
  • 69'
    Yellow Card Kevin Nolan
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • 67'
    Nolan puts Carlton Cole is clear for West Ham, but he places his one-on-one effort wide of the target. That could've killed off the home side, and he knows it.
  • 66'
    The Finn in goal is now booked for time-wasting, with almost 30 minutes left to play.
  • 65'
    Brilliant move from QPR, who are growing in confidence here. Cisse plays in Granero, who strikes a powerful effort which is stopped by Jaaskelainen.
  • 62'
    Yellow Card George McCartney
  • 62'
    A cross into the box is helped on by Taarabt, and Cisse half-heartedly claims for a penalty. No dice.
  • 59'
    Yellow Card Samba Diakité
  • 59'
    @IlsleyTHFC said on Twitter to watch out for the 'Moroccan Zidane' coming on, and it appears he was right. What a strike from Taarabt. The home side are right back in this.
  • 58'
    Yellow Card Adel Taarabt
  • 57'
    Assist Clint Hill
  • 57'
    Goal Adel Taarabt
  • 57'
    Taarabt was booked for his celebration, not for the first time in his QPR career!
  • 56'
    Instant impact - Taarabt does it!! After cutting inside on to his right foot, the Moroccan curls a brilliant effort into the top corner!! Game on here, 1-2.
  • 55'
    SubstitutionShaun Wright-Phillips Adel Taarabt
  • 55'
    SubstitutionJi-Sung Park Samba Diakité
  • 54'
    Taarabt is on, along wide Samba Diakite. Mark Hughes will hope this double change can turn the game on its head for Rangers.
  • 53'
    Adel Taarabt - injured since the first game of QPR's season - is warming up. Can he make an impact if he comes on?
  • 51'
    West Ham are looking in control here. QPR might need to change something if they're going to get anything out of this game.
  • 47'
    West Ham with the first chance of the half. A great ball in from Jarvis is cleared to Nolan, who feeds Diame. The midfielder lashes a powerful strike goalwards, but Cesar is equal to it. Good save.
  • 45'
    West Ham to get us back under way, and they're just 45 minutes away from taking their first away win of the season. A win would move them up to fifth in the league.
  • West Ham lead 2-0 going in to half-time, thanks to an early header from Matt Jarvis, and a 35th minute volley from Ricardo Vaz Te. The Hammers are in control without having really done much in all honesty, but QPR look susceptible to crosses into the box. Mark Hughes will have the hairdryer out at half-time you feel, and we might see Junior Hoilett introduced sooner rather than later.
  • 45' + 5'
    Yellow Card Mark Noble
  • 45' + 5'
    This time Granero's delivery is much better and finds M'bia at the back post. His header across goal is towards Nelsen, but he's offside and that will be that.
  • 45' + 4'
    Late tackle from Noble, QPR will have one last chance to put the ball into the box before the interval.
  • 45' + 1'
    Dreadful delivery from Granero. Mark Hughes does not look a happy man.
  • 45' + 1'
    Zamora and Cisse link up for perhaps the first time all night, and QPR win a corner.
  • 45'
    Five minutes to be added on here, thanks to the injury to Winston Reid earlier on.
  • 44'
    Mark Noble tries from distance for West Ham, and wins a corner off of Ryan Nelsen.
  • 43'
    Bobby Zamora, who we've barely seen, headers a half-chance just over for the home side.
  • 42'
    Cole headers Vaz Te's cross just wide for West Ham.
  • 41'
    Things are getting a bit scrappy, and Vaz Te is the latest player to be on the floor.
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Mohamed Diame
  • 38'
    Cisse has an acrobatic effort tipped just over by Jaaskelainen. The Frenchman looks QPR's most likely goal threat at the moment.
  • 35'
    Goal Ricardo Vaz Te
  • 35'
    Assist James Tomkins
  • 35'
    SubstitutionJoey O'Brien George McCartney
  • 35'
    QPR struggle to clear a corner and the ball is swung to the back post by James Tomkins. Ricardo Vaz Te is there and volleys his shot, which takes a slight deflection, and it squirms past Cesar at the near post. 2-0 to the Hammers.
  • 33'
    Carlton Cole wins an aerial duel and his flick almost lands in the path of Jarvis, before Nolan wins a free-kick in QPR territory.
  • 29'
    Not much happening at the moment, with the ball spending a fair bit of time in the air.
  • 26'
    Cisse has another crack from distance, but his shot troubles the fans far more than it does Jaaskelainen.
  • 23'
    SubstitutionWinston Reid James Tomkins
  • 22'
    Tomkins comes on for Reid, who is walked off by the West Ham physio
  • 21'
    Reid is still down, and James Tomkins is looking like he's about to come on.
  • 18'
    Off the line!! Granero's free-kick causes confusion in the box, Jaaskelainen totally misses it and flattens his own defender, Winston Reid out. The ball is cleared off the line by Jarvis but Reid is out cold on the floor, being treated by medics.
  • 17'
    Free-kick to QPR on the edge of the box after O'Brien fouls Wright-Philips
  • 17'
    Former West Ham keeper Rob Green is sitting on the QPR bench tonight, and is getting a fair bit of stick from the away end, by all accounts.
  • 16'
    61% possession for the home side, so the stats tell us.
  • 14'
    Cisse has a pop, but it's comfortable for Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • 11'
    Granero with QPR's first real effort. After battling well in midfield, Granero feeds Wright-Philips whose cross comes back into the Spaniard's path. An unlucky bounce means his effort goes flying over.
  • 10'
    West Ham break, and Diame tries his luck from distance. The shot strikes Ryan Nelsen and deflects wide, fortunately for the stranded Cesar in goal
  • 9'
    QPR are knocking the ball around trying to recover from the shock of conceding early, but they're yet to create much of note
  • 6'
    QPR are trying to respond, with Shaun Wright-Philips delivering a decent cross into the box and they win a corner
  • 3'
    Assist Kevin Nolan
  • 3'
    Goal Matt Jarvis
  • 3'
    Ricardo Vaz Te has broken down the right, his pass finds Kevin Nolan who cross reaches Matt Jarvis at the back post. Jarvis' header looked like it was aimed for Carlton Cole in the six yard box but it snuck over the line instead. Great start for the Hammers
  • 3'
    Goal to West Ham, Matt Jarvis
  • 2'
    QPR win the evening's first free-kick, Cisse blocked off by O'Brien and Park looks like he's going to swing it into the box
  • 1'
    Right, QPR have got us underway
  • My name is Joe McPhee, and I will be guiding you through tonight's coverage. Let me know your thoughts on anything that goes on at Loftus Road this evening, you can tweet me @Joe_McPhee9
  • West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Reid, O'Brien, Collins, Demel; Diame, Noble, Jarvis, Nolan; Vaz Te, Cole. Subs: McCartney, Tomkins, Carroll, Maiga, Henderson, Benayoun, O’Neil.
  • QPR: Cesar; Hill, Onuoha, Nelsen, Mbia; Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Granero, Park; Cisse, Zamora. Subs: Green, Diakite, Taarabt, Mackie, Ephraim, Hoilett, Ehmer.
  • In terms of team news, QPR have brought Djibril Cisse into their team as they go in search of goals, whilst Sam Allardyce has named loan signing Andy Carroll on the bench following injury.
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