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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Watford

Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Watford

THERE`S SOMETHING about the magic of being under the lights for the Hornet`s this season as with any and they proved it once more with a 3-1 crushing of Neil Warnock`s Queen Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

The R`s scarcely created anything in the first half whilst the Hornet`s became wasteful in the second half after building a convincing lead at the end of the first-half. This, the Hoops first defeat of the season, at the 20th attempt, denies them a club record-equalling unbeaten run.

Malky Mackay named the same eleven that beat Leicester City at the Vic` on Saturday with winger Will Buckley in support of Danny Graham. Queens Park Rangers gaffer Neil Warnock brought Heidar Helguson back in up top after seven weeks out, Tommy Smith, Adel Taarabt and Jamie Mackie flanking the former Hornet.

The home side started the brighter with Jamie Mackie lashing a left-footed shot wide from 20 yards following a Hoops throw in.

Just a minute later intricate build from Rangers saw the ball land at the feet of Icelander Heidar Helguson who took a touch to control before curling one goalwards for Loach to palm over the bar from ten yards. The follow up saw a handball shout against John Eustace for the hosts.

Watford began to take the game to the R`s a few minutes later Will Buckley saw his cross-cum-shot blocked by home 'keeper Paddy Kenny.

Buckley was at it again just a couple of minutes later when he was found in space down the left and opened up his body to slam a right-footed shot into the legs of Kenny from close range.

The Hornet`s did grab the opener of 25 minutes when Don Cowie released the onrushing Andrew Taylor down the left. The Middlesbrough loanee saw his cross loop up over the R`s defence and to the benefit of Danny Graham who stormed in to cushion a shot past Kenny from close-range.

Just two minutes later the Hornet`s doubled their lead through Jordon Mutch who curled a left-footed effort past Paddy Kenny from outside the area to hand the Hornets a two-goal lead.

Minutes before half-time Mutch could`ve killed the game off completely as he slammed a low shot into Clint Hill from close-range after a quick breakout from the Hornet`s saw Danny Graham released down the right from a cross-field pass.

Half-time: 0-2

A blistering start to the second half saw the Hornet`s take a 3-0 lead, Danny Graham grabbing his second from a seemingly offside position.

After the initial ball through was blocked Graham received a pass from the heel of a fellow Hornet and coolly slotted through the legs of Paddy Kenny from inside the area.

Watford were wasteful and after 53 minutes it ought to have been four as Will Buckley was slipped through but the former Rochdale winger took his time to shoot and his effort was blocked on the line. Sub Marvin Sordell also procrastinated when put through, trying to round Kenny before losing the angle and seeing his chipped effort blocked.

The R`s came back into the game towards the end as the Hornet`s inevitably stood off the home side. Jamie Mackie lobbed one onto the roof of Scott Loach`s net from a Rob Hulse flick on.

x-Hornet Heidar Helguson came close when his powerful header from a corner was clawed away by 'keeper Scott Loach before Tommy Smith grabbed a goal against his former employers.

From Jame Mackie`s pass the former Sunderland, Derby and Pompey winger side footed home.

Full-time: 1-3

Too little too late for the R`s who lose their unbeaten start to the campaign at the 20th attempt; back-to-back wins the for the impressive Hornets who now boast a 100% record on live television this campaign.

Queens Park Rangers: Kenny; Walker, Gorkss, Connolly, Hill; Derry, Faurlin (Orr); Smith, Taraabt (c) Clarke), Mackie; Helguson (Hulse).

Subs not used: Cerny (gk); Hall, Rowland and Ephraim.

Watford: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, M.Taylor, A.Taylor; Eustace (c); Cowie, Mutch, McGinn (Sordell); Buckley (Deeney) and Graham.

Subs not used: Gilmartin (gk); Hodson, Jenkins, Bennett and Massey.



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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Friday December 10 2010
Time: 9:55PM

Comments

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Get in, right result, qpr team valued at £10 million..... do me a favour
ANDY710
10/12/2010 22:16:00
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I know. I scoffed at that. Where do they pull their facts from? Elated. Absolutely elated. Had money on an 'Orns win - not enough though!
wfc123
11/12/2010 00:04:00
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