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Molineux Stadium (ATT 24,189) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Taylor

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

Wolves 0

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QPR 3

J Barton (8)
A Faurlin (10)
D Campbell (87)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 5:00 pm, September 17th 2011

  1. The final whistle goes and QPR have claimed a thoroughly-deserved 3-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux which will leave Warnock delighted but opposite number McCarthy seething after such a one-sided encounter.

  2. 90

    Tensions threaten to boil over just before full-time following an aerial challenge between Ferdinand and Vokes, which sees both players cautioned.

  3. 89

    Barton stays down clutching his ankle following a challenge with Henry and the Wolves fans are far from sympathetic, but he responds by simply reminding them of the scoreline.

  4. 87

    GOAL Campbell puts the seal on a great day for QPR as he slots the ball home from close range following another excellent run and cut-back from Traore.

  5. 85

    Guedioura quickly follows Faurlin into the book after a mistimed challenge of his own.

  6. 84

    Faurlin becomes the second player of the match to receive a booking following a foul in midfield.

  7. 83

    That is perhaps the best chance of the match for Wolves as the ball drops for Johnson in the box but the defender volleys over the crossbar.

  8. 81

    Gabbidon returns to his feet but is still moving gingerly and Warnock wastes no time in putting on Fitz Hall.

  9. 80

    Gabbidon goes up with Johnson for an aerial challenge but lands awkwardly and the physio is required to come on and administer treatment.

  10. 79

    QPR are not committing so many men forward now as they look to keep hold of their lead and secure a comfortable victory.

  11. 77

    Wright-Phillips comes close to giving QPR even more breathing space as he strikes the post with a powerful effort from the edge of the area, following good work down the left by Traore.

  12. 76

    Warnock quickly makes his second change, taking off the creative talents of Taarabt to bring on a different type of player in Tommy Smith.

  13. 75

    A set-piece looks the most likely avenue to a goal for Wolves, as Vokes heads wide from an O'Hara corner.

  14. 74

    QPR also make a change, their first of the afternoon, as Bothroyd makes way for DJ Campbell.

  15. 73

    Hunt receives warm applause as Jarvis is withdrawn for the closing stages.

  16. 71

    A slip from Berra hands Wright-Phillips an opportunity down the right but the defender regains his footing just in time to make the recovering tackle.

  17. 70

    Paddy Kenny has still barely been tested in the QPR goal as he closes in on his third clean sheet of the Premier League season.

  18. 68

    QPR win a free-kick out wide on the right and Barton curls over a nice-looking cross, but Hennessey does well to come through a throng of players and take the catch.

  19. 66

    Taarabt surges forward on one of those jinking runs and lashes a firm shot through the legs of his opposing defender, but Hennessey watches it carefully and makes a routine save.

  20. 64

    Jarvis threatens down the left but Ferdinand shows good speed to cover across and clear the ball into touch.

  21. 62

    QPR shouts for a penalty are ignored after Wright-Phillips goes down in the area under pressure from Stearman and is denied the opportunity to seize on Taarabt's inswinging cross.

  22. 60

    Johnson takes up an adventurous position in attack and is nearly played in by O'Hara, but the ball is not quite falling for Wolves and QPR survive.

  23. 58

    Derry, Faurlin and Barton provide plenty of steel in the QPR midfield and they are continuing to shut down Wolves at the earliest possible opportunity.

  24. 56

    It is certainly a much more even contest now, with Guedioura looking especially lively and Ward slotting in seamlessly back in defence, but QPR look organised and resolute.

  25. 54

    QPR weather the storm and win a corner, which is cleared to Traore 25 yards out and the former Arsenal full-back blazes an effort high into the stands.

  26. 52

    Young concedes a foul for a high boot as Jarvis stoops down, and Wolves have a set-piece in a promising area which QPR defend without trouble.

  27. 50

    There is a much faster tempo to Wolves' play at the start of the second half and they could still have a chance of overturning this deficit.

  28. 48

    O'Hara wins a corner for Wolves and urges the crowd to cheer as he goes over to take the delivery. The crowd responds and it almost works as Roger Johnson heads over from close range.

  29. 47

    Bothroyd becomes the first player to receive a booking following an ugly clash with Stearman.

  30. 46

    The second half gets underway and McCarthy has reacted to that first-half calamity by making a double change, bringing on Sam Vokes and Adlene Guedioura for Elokobi and Michael Kightly.

  31. The half-time whistle goes and QPR lead 2-0 after an impressive display in the opening 45 minutes. However, as well as Warnock's men have played, Wolves have been awful and the Wolves players must be quaking at the thought of returning to the dressing room to face McCarthy as they go off to a chorus of jeers.

  32. 45+1

    Faurlin's tame effort from distance is comfortably held by Hennessey as the first half enters stoppage time.

  33. 44

    Luke Young punts forward a diagonal free-kick from near the touchline in midfield, and Bothroyd rises highest in the area to guide a header wide.

  34. 42

    Taarabt tries an extravagant free-kick with the toe/outside of his boot in the style of Cristiano Ronaldo, but gets it all wrong and the ball sails high and a long way wide.

  35. 40

    Wolves relieve the pressure with a period of possession in midfield, but another wayward pass gives the ball away again and QPR spring forward with much more positivity.

  36. 38

    Boos ring out around the stadium as Wolves' fans let their feelings known to the players.

  37. 36

    Taarabt, Traore and Wright-Phillips combine well down the QPR left, before Barton bends a shot agonisingly wide as he goes in search of his second of the afternoon.

  38. 34

    Wolves' defence is in disarray as a single long ball almost plays in Wright-Phillips, but it is just too heavy and Hennessey again has to rush out to claim.

  39. 32

    QPR win another corner and Taarabt's deep delivery is headed towards goal by Ferdinand, but Jarvis has held his position on the back post and boots the ball to safety.

  40. 30

    More good movement and passing from QPR in forward areas, before Taarabt's shot from 20 yards out on the right is blocked by Elokobi.

  41. 28

    Wright-Phillips shows good pace through the centre as he looks to latch onto a long pass, but Hennessey is alert and rushes off his line to gather the ball just inside his area.

  42. 26

    Wolves almost pull a goal back out of nowhere as Matt Jarvis sends in a menacing cross, but Anton Ferdinand clears the danger.

  43. 24

    QPR impress again with a flowing move that results in Armand Traore threatening to skip away from Christophe Berra in the Wolves box before a well-timed last-ditch challenge from the defender.

  44. 22

    Wolves concede a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside their own area and Jay Bothroyd steps up to curl an effort straight into Hennessey's arms.

  45. 20

    Jamie O'Hara wins a corner and takes it himself, creating a chance for Stephen Ward to reduce Wolves' arrears, but the versatile striker cannot direct his header on target.

  46. 18

    There is a flat atmosphere around Molineux at present and the Wolves players need to do something to get the crowd going again.

  47. 16

    Wright-Phillips beats the offside trap but cannot quite take advantage of Stearman's sloppy play as his early shot is safely held by Hennessey.

  48. 14

    Elokobi is in need of treatment from the physio following a collision with Barton but he is fine to carry on after a moment's rest.

  49. 13

    There is an appeal for a penalty as Richard Stearman goes down in the box but the referee waves play on before Henry crashes a shot off the outside of the post.

  50. 11

    Wolves already have a mountain to climb and McCarthy is seething on the touchline after such a slow start.

  51. 10

    GOAL Alejandro Faurlin controls the ball on his chest just outside the area and shows expert technique to volley QPR into a 2-0 lead.

  52. 8

    GOAL Barton nets his first goal for QPR but it is not exactly a classic, as he scuffs a shot into the bottom corner from Shaun Wright-Phillips' mis-hit cross.

  53. 6

    Wolves start to settle as they press QPR in possession and pass it around themselves, probing for an opening.

  54. 4

    QPR appear to have picked up where they left off against Newcastle on Monday, playing with plenty of urgency as they earn another corner.

  55. 3

    Adel Taarabt's corner is half-cleared by Wolves but Danny Gabbidon delivers a fine ball back into the box and Shaun Derry is on the end of it, forcing Wayne Hennessey into a stunning diving save.

  56. 2

    QPR find some fluency immediately with a spell of possession in midfield before winning a corner.

  57. 1

    Wolves get us kicked off at Molineux and, after that earlier scare with the power cut, let us hope this is an electrifying match.

  58. This just in from our friends at Sky Bet: Wanderers are 10/11 to keep up their fine start to the season. Rangers are 3/1 and the draw is 5/2.

  59. Warnock has named an unchanged QPR side for the trip to the Midlands after all five of his debutants came through the clash with Newcastle unscathed, while McCarthy is forced into a couple of alteration with Steven Fletcher failing to recover in time from a groin problem and Stephen Hunt dropping to the bench. George Elokobi and Matt Jarvis are the men drafted in and there will be a rejigging of the line-up.

  60. Wolves: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Kightly, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Ward, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Hunt, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Foley, Guedioura.

  61. QPR: Kenny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore, Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Bothroyd, Taarabt. Subs: Murphy, Hall, Campbell, Buzsaky, Connolly, Smith, Puncheon.

  62. There are a couple of intriguing match-ups today. First we have the managers, with Warnock revealing this week that Mick McCarthy used to clean his boots whilst the pair were together at Barnsley as players. There is also set to be a renewal of the duel between Joey Barton and Karl Henry in midfield, after Wolves' bruising encounter with the new QPR captain's former club Newcastle last season.

  63. Let us know your views and predictions by getting in touch at Lewis.Rutledge@bskyb.com. Will Wolves return to winning ways this afternoon or can QPR build on their draw against Newcastle and pick up all three points? The full team news will be in shortly but who do you think are likely to be the key players?

  64. Wolves' unbeaten start to the season may have come to an end last weekend at the hands of Tottenham but they remain in a strong position on seven points after four games. QPR are a bit further behind in mid-table but their performance in Monday's goalless draw with Newcastle was so encouraging that manager Neil Warnock will be looking forward with optimism.

  65. Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Wolves' Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers at Molineux. The game had been in doubt this morning following a power cut in the city, but Wolves have been told by the electricity supplier that it should be fine for the rest of the day. We therefore have some football to look forward to and it promises to be an intriguing encounter between two sides who will be in a fairly positive frame of mind.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 4 12
2 Aston Villa 4 10
3 Swansea City 4 9
4 Southampton 4 7
5 Manchester City 4 7
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4 7
7 Arsenal 4 6
8 Liverpool 4 6
9 Manchester United 4 5
10 Hull City 4 5
11 Everton 4 5
12 Leicester City 4 5
13 West Ham United 4 4
14 Stoke City 4 4
15 Sunderland 4 3
16 Queens Park Rangers 4 3
17 Crystal Palace 4 2
18 Burnley 4 2
19 West Bromwich Albion 4 2
20 Newcastle United 4 2