QPR v Chelsea: Threats, rumours and abuse in West London

Threats, rumours and abuse: Just another match-day in West London

10.22am After early morning speculation that Anton Ferdinand won't play for QPR – having received a threatening letter and, according to apparently erroneous reports, a bullet in the post – the rumour is confounded as the defender arrives at Loftus Road on the team coach, and is named as a starter shortly afterwards.

10.29am Chelsea arrive on their bus and make the short walk directly into the players' entrance. Loud boos and abuse are aimed at the coach by a couple of hundred QPR fans who have gathered ahead of the turnstiles opening at 10.30am. The abuse intensifies as Terry gets off the coach. There is a visible police presence.

Romance of the Cup A young fan is searched before the game

Romance of the Cup A young fan is searched before the game

11.45am Rumours have been circulating that the entire QPR team will snub John Terry in the pre-match handshake. The FA announce that the ritual of respect has been abandoned by mutual agreement of the two clubs and the FA.

11.58am The teams emerge from the tunnel to boos and cheers, aimed at Chelsea and, specifically, Terry. There is an air of anticipation in the crowd about the handshake line-up. But it doesn't happen and the teams simply take their places on the pitch.

Warm welcome: Police stand guard as the Chelsea coach arrives

Warm welcome: Police stand guard as the Chelsea coach arrives

Close call: Anton Ferdinand is marked by John Terry

Close call: Anton Ferdinand is marked by John Terry

11.59am Terry, as Chelsea's captain, and Joey Barton, as QPR's, meet in the centre circle to shake hands with referee Mike Dean – and very briefly with each other. Noon Just after midday, the game kicks off. Terry gets his first touch within a minute and is loudly booed while in possession. His every touch is then booed throughout the game.

12.04pm Ferdinand gets his first touch of the ball, to huge cheers from home fans.

Cool head: Chelsea's Juan Mata scores from the penalty spot to seal a 1-0 win

Cool head: Chelsea's Juan Mata scores from the penalty spot to seal a 1-0 win

12.13pm The first sustained abuse from the QPR fans. Chants include 'John Terry, you know what you said', 'John Terry, your mum's a thief' and 'John Terry, your family are scum'.

12.48pm Half-time and Terry is booed as the teams leave the pitch.

1.20pm Chelsea take the lead via a disputed penalty after Daniel Sturridge falls theatrically under Clint Hill's challenge. Fans chant 'cheat' at Sturridge for the rest of the match.

Shakey ground: QPR captain Joey Barton offers his hand to the ref

Shakey ground: QPR captain Joey Barton offers his hand to the ref

1.30pm Dean momentarily stops the game to check whether something has been thrown from the crowd. In fact, a fan has simply returned the ball, hitting Ashley Cole's back.

1.41pm A QPR fan who has climbed a television gantry to orchestrate anti- Terry chants is removed by stewards.

1.55pm The game ends after seven minutes of extra time. Terry goes to his own goalkeeper, Petr Cech, to shake hands, then to the referee. Barton and Terry also exchange a brief handshake. No other QPR player approaches Terry nor does Terry approach any other QPR player. He walks to the Chelsea end and applauds their fans, who clap back. Terry leaves the pitch together with Sturridge, shortly after the Chelsea man has hugged Ferdinand. QPR fans see them off with a final volley of abuse.