PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: QPR v Tottenham – the action from Loftus Road as it happens
16:57 GMT, 21 April 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as QPR host Tottenham in a London derby at Loftus Road. The Hoops are in a battle to avoid relegation but face a Spurs side also desperate for three points in their pursuit of Champions League football. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
QPR 1-0 Tottenham (5.30pm)
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QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill,
Taiwo, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Diakite, Taarabt, Zamora.
Gabbidon, Traore, Buzsaky, Helguson, Cisse, Wright-Phillips.
Goals: Taarabt 24.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas,
King, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe.
Subs: Cudicini, Lennon, Giovani, Rose, Livermore, Khumalo, Smith.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
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24min: GOAL! QPR 1-0 Tottenham
It may be his 300th consecutive game but Friedel has been caught out here.
Adel Taarabt curls a free-kick beautifully into the bottom corner but I expected the American to do a little better than that – there wasn't too much power.
The Moroccan especially enjoyed that moment against his former club.
22min: First booking for QPR. Sandro attempts to start a counter-attack but Bobby Zamora holds his shirt back and is cautioned.
20min: Until now. Bale does well to head a corner on target but it's too close to Kenny who manages to palm over.
19min: In fact Spurs are seeing nearly all of the ball. The last five minutes have seen them have 80 per cent possession, but Paddy Kenny has still yet to make a save.
16min: Spurs have seen more of the ball but it's still simmering in this London derby. Neither side finding success in the final third.
13min: Spurs look out of ideas and we haven't had 15 minutes yet. Bale picks up the ball 30 yards out but drags a shot well wide – it was closer to the corner flag.
11min: The last three minutes have been all QPR. Spurs have been shocking at the back with their half-hearted attempts at clearing the ball as Samba Diakite strolls through the defence before firing wide.
8min: An even game so far, neither side has had a shot on target but there are signs QPR are starting to settle easier.
5min: Mackie has got Gareth Bale and Assou-Ekotto on toast so far. The forward once again leaves both for dead on the right flank before his charge into the box comes to nothing.
3min: Good response from the hosts. Jamie Mackie steals the ball off Luka Modric before running through the Spurs defence and firing just wide across goal. Great run.
2min: Early opportunity for Spurs as they win a free-kick on the right flank, but after QPR clear Benoit Assou-Ekotto fires over first time.
At full stretch: Tottenham's Gareth Bale (left) attempts to tackle QPR's Jamie Mackie
Kick-off: Spurs get us going.
17.27: Out come the players, time for some predictions and I'm going for:
QPR 2-0 Tottenham
I think right now I only trust Wolves less to get a result than Spurs
17.24: QPR boss Mark Hughes speaking to ESPN:
'We are looking for continuity. Cisse is on the bench and he is a good option for us.
'It's up to us to make it difficult for Tottenham, we've played good sides and beat them in recent weeks so we will be looking for something similar today.
17.21: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp recalls Brad Friedel to his starting line-up for the clash with QPR, with the 40-year-old goalkeeper set to make his 300th consecutive Barclays Premier League appearance.
Sandro and Jermain Defoe also come in for Spurs following their 5-1 defeat in their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, with Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor missing out.
QPR manager Mark Hughes resists the temptation to put Djibril Cisse straight back into the side following his four-match ban and names an unchanged side from the 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
17.18: I have to say I have never seen Redknapp look so downbeat before a game, he hasn't convinced me Spurs have turned a corner that's for sure.
Evergreen: Brad Friedel makes his record 300th consecutive Premier League appearance
17.15: Harry Redknapp speaking to ESPN:
'We've got to win four games starting today. Adebayor has a hamstring problem, Saha a groin, so it's great opportunity for Defoe.
'Training's been great, the lads were bright Thursday and Friday. A couple of years ago we lost a semi-final, but we then beat Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to get Champions League football.'
17.12: Big milestone for Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel. This will be his 300th consecutive Premier League game stretching back to the 2004/05 season – that's an incredible record.
17.09: Full line-ups from Loftus Road:
QPR v Tottenham
QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Diakite, Taarabt, Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Gabbidon, Traore, Buzsaky, Helguson, Cisse, Wright-Phillips.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, King, Assou-Ekotto, Sandro, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Lennon, Giovani, Rose, Livermore, Khumalo, Smith.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
17.06: QPR starting XI:
Kenny, Diakite, Hill, Derry, Taarabt, Mackie, Barton, Taiwo, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Zamora.
17.03: Tottenham starting XI:
Friedel, Walker, Gallas, King, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Sandro, Modric, Van der Vaart, Bale, Defoe.
17.00: Don't be fooled into thinking this London derby concerns just these two clubs. Half of the Premier League will have an eye on this game.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Newcastle, Wolves, Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan and Aston Villa have interests regarding their top four/top flight safety ambitions. Either way it's going to end in tears for someone. Team news coming up.
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