Saturday 15 December 2012, 3:00pm at Loftus Road, London
Barclays Premier League
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
2
Taarabt 52', 68'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Petric 88'
Fulham slipped to a deeply disappointing 2-1 defeat in the West London derby at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

52' Goal

Adel Taarabt
Assist by Alejandro Faurlin

68' Goal

Adel Taarabt

53' Yellow Card

Adel Taarabt Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fabio
Off:Shaun Wright-Phillips

90'+4 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anton Ferdinand
Off:Djibril Cissé

88' Goal

Mladen Petric
Assist by Steve Sidwell

76' Yellow Card

Steve Sidwell Card was given for a foul

77' Yellow Card

Ashkan Dejagah Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Kelly
Off:Sascha Riether

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:Hugo Rodallega

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Kieran Richardson

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Fulham slipped to a deeply disappointing 2-1 defeat in the West London derby at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Substitute Mladen Petric’s deflected late strike proved little more than a consolation for Fulham who trailed 2-0 through second-half efforts from Adel Taarabt.

The lacklustre Whites should have been behind at the break after Jamie Mackie had missed a guilt-edged chance, while Taarabt and Djibril Ciise also went close for Rangers, who started the game bottom of the Barclays Premier League and without a win this season.

Taarabt broke the deadlock on 52 minutes with a shot that deflected in off Brede Hangeland, before the Rangers man added a second on 68, finishing off a run from deep with a sublime finish.

A miserable afternoon for Fulham was compounded when Steve Sidwell picked up a fifth yellow card of the season to earn himself a one-match ban and rule himself out of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, before Petric gave the Whites a glimmer of hope with a fine strike from distance that took a slight deflection on the way.

Fulham boss Martin Jol made one change from the side that defeated Newcastle United on Monday night, Kieran Richardson coming in for Alexander Kačaniklić, who dropped down to the bench.

Rangers had the first chance in the second minute of the game. Shaun Wright-Phillips played the ball to Taarabt who tried to slip Cisse in. Despite the close attentions of Aaron Hughes, Ciise got a shot away but Mark Schwarzer palmed his effort to safety.

The hosts should have gone in front on six minutes. John Arne Riise’s backpass was short, allowing Mackie a glorious opportunity to open the scoring. But, with just Schwarzer to beat, he put his shot the wrong side of the post.

QPR continued to make the running. Taarabt saw two efforts from distance go wide, before Schwarzer needed a couple of attempts to get hold of a Cisse drive from 20 yards.

Fulham’s first productive venture forward didn’t come until the 32nd minute, Rob Green doing well to cut out Sascha Riether’s dangerous cross with Hugo Rodallega waiting to pounce at the far post.

Jol made a change at the break; Stephen Kelly replacing Riether. But just six minutes into the second period, Rangers went in front. Taarabt picked up a loose ball and drove forward. His shot from 20 yards would have been comfortably saved by Schwarzer but Hangeland stuck a leg out to send the ball past the wrong-footed goalkeeper.

Cisse then curled an effort inches wide of the far post after Chris Baird had been caught in possession as Fulham continued to flounder. Jol responded by bringing on Petric in place of Richardson.

A rare Fulham attack saw them earn a free-kick on 67 minutes. Petric got his shot up and over the wall but it was easily held by Green. A minute later and Rangers had increased their advantage. Taarabt picked up the ball on the halfway line, bundled through Hangeland and drove forward before rolling a shot into the far corner.

Ashkan Dejagah entered the fray soon after, replacing Rodallega. Yet Fulham’s afternoon was to get worse when Sidwell went into the book to pick up his fifth yellow card of the season and rule himself out of the trip to Liverpool next weekend.

Sidwell saw a shot blocked after a goalmouth scramble and Petric got Fulham back in the game when his strike deflected off a QPR defender and past Green.

With gaps at the back as the Whites pushed forward, Schwarzer made a fine save in the dying seconds to claw away Cisse’s header as Fulham, backed by a strong travelling support, slipped to a frustrating defeat to hand struggling Rangers their first win of the season.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 15 December 2012
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 18,233

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Queens Park Rangers

Line-up: Green; Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Traore; Mbia, Faurlin; Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips (Fabio 86'); Cissé (Ferdinand 90')

Unused substitutes: Julio César, Samba Diakité, Derry, Granero, Hoilett

Manager: Harry Redknapp

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether (Kelly 45'), Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Baird, Sidwell, Richardson (Petric 63'); Berbatov, Rodallega (Dejagah 63')

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Senderos, Karagounis, Kacaniklic

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 17 42
2 Manchester City 17 36
3 Chelsea 16 29
4 Everton 17 27
5 Tottenham Hotspur 16 26
6 West Bromwich Albion 16 26
7 Norwich City 17 25
8 Arsenal 16 24
9 Stoke City 17 24
10 Swansea City 16 23
11 West Ham United 16 22
12 Liverpool 17 22
13 Fulham 17 20
14 Aston Villa 17 18
15 Newcastle United 17 17
16 Sunderland 17 16
17 Southampton 16 15
18 Wigan Athletic 17 15
19 Queens Park Rangers 17 10
20 Reading 16 9
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
20
5
Shots On Target
6
2
Passing Accuracy
78%
80%
Fouls
10
15
Corners
3
3
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Queens Park Rangers (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Robert Green
  • 15Nedum Onuoha
  • 17Ryan Nelsen
  • 6Clint Hill
  • 3Armand Traore
  • 40Stéphane Mbia
  • 32Alejandro Faurlin
  • 12Jamie Mackie
  • 10Adel Taarabt
  • 11Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • 9Djibril Cissé
Substitutes
  • 33Julio César
  • 5Anton Ferdinand
  • 20Fabio
  • 2Samba Diakité
  • 4Shaun Derry
  • 14Esteban Granero
  • 23Junior Hoilett
Manager
  • Harry Redknapp
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 10Mladen Petric
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Anton Ferdinand replaces Djibril Cissé.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin following a fast break.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Chris Baird (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+1' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Fabio (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 90' Attempt saved. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Armand Traore with a cross.
  • 88' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Fulham 1. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steve Sidwell.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Djibril Cissé.
  • 86' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Fabio replaces Shaun Wright-Phillips.
  • 84' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Clint Hill tries a through ball, but Shaun Wright-Phillips is caught offside.
  • 82' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 82' Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Nelsen.
  • 80' Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 79' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 77' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 77' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 77' Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 76' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 76' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 76' Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Offside, Fulham. Chris Baird tries a through ball, but John Arne Riise is caught offside.
  • 74' Chris Baird (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 73' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 73' Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Brede Hangeland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 68' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Fulham 0. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 67' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 66' Stephen Kelly (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 65' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 65' Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha with a cross.
  • 63' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 63' Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Kieran Richardson.
  • 61' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 61' Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 60' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 60' Ryan Nelsen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Nelsen.
  • 59' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kieran Richardson.
  • 54' Foul by Stephen Kelly (Fulham).
  • 54' Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 53' Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
  • 52' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 0. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 47' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 47' Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 46' Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Stephen Kelly replaces Sascha Riether.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Armand Traore.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Clint Hill.
  • 40' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 40' Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Stéphane Mbia tries a through ball, but Djibril Cissé is caught offside.
  • 36' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 34' Offside, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 32' Attempt saved. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 31' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 31' Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 24' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 24' Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 18' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 17' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 17' Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 10' Foul by Stéphane Mbia (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 10' Kieran Richardson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Djibril Cissé with a headed pass.
  • 9' Hand ball by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 8' Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross.
  • 3' Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 2' Attempt missed. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Djibril Cissé.
  • 2' Attempt saved. Djibril Cissé (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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