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Queens Park Rangers
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
22 March 2012
• Loftus Road Stadium, London
Referee: H. Webb
• Attendance: 18033
Queens Park Rangers
I hope you enjoyed Goal.com’s LIVE coverage of the match. What a truly stunning comeback that was! The game looked all over at 2-0 but somehow the Hoops have managed to take all three points.
90' + 3'
Howard Webb blows his whistle to bring a dramatic game to an end. This result could be massive QPR's bid to stay in the Premier League. What sort of impact will losing a two-goal lead have on Liverpool's season? Five goals in a frantic second-half.
90' + 2'
Goal! This has got to be one of the best turnarounds in the Premier League ever as QPR fire their way into a 3-2 lead. Young hits a ball forward which the Liverpool defence fail to deal with. Jamie Mackie launches onto the ball and puts it past Reina and into the back of th net. Yet another high-scoring match in the 2011/12 season!
90' + 1'
Assist Luke Young
90' + 1'
Goal Jamie Mackie
90' + 1'
QPR are the side looking most likely to grab a winner. Liverpool looked to have the game in the bag but could end up walking away with no points.
We're about to head into three minutes of stoppage time. What a half of football this has been.
Cisse has come back to score against his old club. What an important goal that could turn out to be. I wonder if either side can grab a winner.
Assist Taye Taiwo
Goal Djibril Cissé
Goal! What a turnaround this is! Cisse draws QPR level. The Frenchman rises well to meet a decent cross from Taiwo to head pass Reina. The home fans are really enjoying this!
Gerrard hits a decent enough effort which flies over the wall but doesn't quite get down in time to hit the target. Not long left now for his side to hang on for three vital points.
Andy Carroll does well to win his side a free-kick in a dangerous area. This looks to be a perfect position for Gerrard to strike one.
Zamora looks to use his strength to win the ball but get penalised for fouling Skrtel. The forward is less than pleased with that decision to put it mildly.
Liverpool are looking to capitailse the gaps left in QPR's defence as the push for a leveller Downing fails to pick out Kuyt with an attempted pass.
QPR continue to push for another goal to draw themselves level. Taiwo has impressed since coming, driving forward when given the chance.
The game looked to be heading towards a comfortable finish but Derry has sparked the match into life around 15 minutes left.
Assist Adel Taarabt
Goal Shaun Derry
Goal! Game on as Derry rises high to head home a corner. Can QPR somehow grab something from this?
Although Kuyt was the one who got the goal, credit needs to go to Suarez who was unlucky not to score himself. This has been a pretty impressive display so far from the Reds.
Assist Stewart Downing
Goal Dirk Kuyt
Goal to Liverpool. Kuyt with the finish. If the Reds were showing signs of tiredness they recovered from it pretty sharply! Suarez drills an effort against the post before Kenny parries Downing's effort. However the ball drops to Kuyt who pounces to get his name on the scoresheet.
Some sloppy passes have started to creep into Liverpool's play with a number of moves breaking down at crucial stages. They played at the weekend and could be feeling some tiredness.
The Reds are keeping hold of the ball well, fully in the knowledge that they have the lead which they craved. It could all change in one swift move and Dalglish is well aware of this as he watches on.
Gerrard is continuing to thrive in arguably his favoured role. This time the England international links up play but nothing manages to come from the move.
Taarabt has struggled to really get himself into the match. His performances in the Championship played a key part in QPR's promotion to the Premier League but so far he has failed to sparkle.
Just under half-an-hour remaining for the Hoops to salvage something from this game.
The home side aren't to happy with what they're seeing and voice their displeasure after Barton plays a loose ball. Hughes could really do with a piece of magic from one of his players now!
Liverpool deserve the lead and are trying to get another to make the game safe.
Almost another goal in the game. The impressive Downing unleashes an effort on target which Kenny does well to keep out.
Goal Sebastián Coates
Opening goal of the game! It goes to Liverpoolm he's Uruguayan, but no it's not Suarez.. It's Sebastian Coates with a truly stunning effort which his compatriot would have been proud of. An excellent scissor-kick beats Kenny and gives the Reds the lead.
QPR are trying to close down Liverpool. This time Ferdinand refuses to give Suarez anytime on the ball and get pulled up for a foul.
Diakite flies into a tackle on Gerrard but fortunately fails to make contact with his fellow midfielder. Some of his tackling can be a little rash to say the least.
Gerrard lines up a free-kick from about 25 yards out but sees his effort blocked by Nedum Onuoha. He will have to do better than that to get past a resilent QPR backline.
I wonder how long it will be before Andy Carroll comes on? Suarez has looked lively but a partner upfront could provide him with some extra space.
We're back underway. Can Liverpool finally make their dominance pay or will QPR grab a much-needed win victory? As expected, Adam has departed to be replaced by Jordan Henderson while QPR have brought on Taye Taiwo in place of the injured Armand Traore.
45' + 2'
The referee blows his whistle and brings an end to an entertaining half of football. Both set of players need the win tonight so the second have looks to be well poised.
45' + 1'
Adam looks to have picked up a knock to his knee and could be doubtful to reappear after the half-time break.
Corner to QPR after some decent play from Cisse. However they fail to make anything of it and two minutes of stoppage time are signalled.
Taarabt tries a speculative effort but fails to get any real power into the shot which Reina comfortably gathers. The Moroccan will have to do better than that to get past the former Villareal stopper.
Barton's on the end of a rash tackle from Adam which results in a free-kick to the home side but no card from the referee.
QPR have got themselves into the game more over the past ten minutes or so after weathering a blistering start from Dalglish side. Still along way to go in this yet.
Just over five minutes to go until the half-time interval. Can either side produce a piece of magic to open the scoring?
Suarez tries another sharp turn just outside of the QPR goal but this time fails to pull it off. All his performance is missing is a goal.
Not quite sure how this is still goalless. Liverpool have dominated the game but could have easily have gone behind had Cisse's effort been on target. I cannot see this finishing without atleast one goal in it.
Gerrard gets himself on the end of a Downing header but fails to direct his effort on goal. The Reds captain looks to be close to recapturing his form of old just in time for the run-in.
Deadlock almost broken but not at the end you would have expected. Cisse drills stunning effort from well over 20 yeards out which whistles narrowly wide of Jose Reina's goal. That would have been a cracking goal!
If ever there's a player who enjoys a tackle in the middle of the pitch then its got to be Joey Barton. The former Newcastle man is enjoying his scrap with Gerrard tonight.
QPR's forward are struggling to get themselves into match. Djibril Cisse gets himself a touch of the ball but it comes in his own half after he tracks back to win the ball from Jay Spearing
Liverpool's number 9 looks to be enjoying his lone role upfront tonight, with Gerrard providing him with support when needed.
Suarez drops deep to pick up a pass from Dirk Kuyt before turning smartly, but he can only hit his effort miles off the target.
Another corner almost leads to the deadlock being broken. Adam whips in a corner which Martin Skrtel rises to meet but he fails to direct his effort on target.
QPR keep getting overrun in the middle of the park with January loan signing Samba Diakite in particular stuggling to cope.
Liverpool rack up another corner - that's 10 already. If they continue at this rate for the whole 90 minutes then surely we could be on for some sort of record in the Premier League.
Following an average spell of form Downing looks to be playing with some extra confidence after hitting the winner in Liverpool's FA Cup win over Stoke.
The home backline are struggling to deal with Suarez's movement and the Uruguayan links up with Steven Gerrard only to be thwarted by the linesmans flag.
Despite having the weekend off while Liverpool hosted Stoke City, QPR have struggled to get going.
Former Blackpool man Adam has started the match in sprightly fashion, moving himself around the pitch like a player looking to prove a point to his manger.
Slight delay in play as Ferdinand requires some treatment from the physio after picking up a knock.
QPR have won just one game in the league since Hughes took charge of the club and like look like a side really short of confidence.
Looks like just a matter of time before the away side take the lead. Mark Hughes' side have struggled to get close to their opponents. This time Stewart Downing rushes through before getting blocked out by Shaun Derry.
Suarez almost gets himself in a postion to work Kenny again. However Anton Ferdinand does well to close down the forward just in time.
Liverpool has started in excellent fashion managed to win their fourth corner of the game, which ultimately ends up coming to nothing. Red's boss Kenny Daliglish will be delighted with the start.
What a chance! Charlie Adam picks out Luis Suarez the striker fails to get any power in his effort and fires straight into the grateful hands of QPR stopper Paddy Kenny.
The fit again Adel Taarabt has shown a few nice touches early on in the match. QPR need him to recapture his form of old if they are to grab a vital win tonight.
The has started in a frantic and fast-paced manner with both teams looking make a good impression early on.
Howard Webb get us off underway at Loftus Road.
Liverpool line-up: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Spearing, Adam, Downing, Gerrard, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Aurelio, Carroll, Henderson, Coates, Shelvey, Flanagan.
QPR line-up : Kenny, Young, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Traore, Barton, Derry, Diakite, Taarabt, Zamora, Cisse. Subs: Cerny, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Mackie, Buzsaky, Wright-Phillips, Taiwo.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com’s LIVE coverage of the crucial Premier League match between QPR and Liverpool at Loftus Road. The home side desperately need the points as they try to retain their top-flight, while Liverpool need the win to keep their hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot alive.
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