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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 16 August 2014,

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  • Kickoff: 15:00 BST
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Attendance: 17,603
    • 52' James Chester

    Queens Park Rangers

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    Hull City

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    Redknapp: Rio leads by example

    Rio Ferdinand does not need the captain's armband to spearhead QPR's Barclays Premier League survival fight, according to Harry Redknapp.

    Clint Hill remains Rangers' official club skipper, but Ferdinand is favourite to lead the side on the field in the former Crystal Palace defender's absence.

    The pairing of Ferdinand and Steven Caulker in QPR's new-look back three could limit Hill's starting chances this term. Redknapp said he will review the on-field captaincy on a weekly basis any time Hill does not secure a starting berth.

    "I haven't really looked at a vice-captain, I'm not one that gets that bothered about it," said Redknapp ahead of Saturday's league opener against Hull.

    "Making Rio captain, would it make him any different? Not really. He would talk and boss people just the same.

    "I haven't spoken to anyone, I haven't spoken to Clint, but we'll probably take it as it comes each week, depending on who's in the team.

    "It can change. Rio's had a fantastic impact, he's just class around the place.

    "He just oozes class, he's a top player and you can't replace that. He's been there and done it all, he's won everything there is to win, so we're just delighted to have him here.

    "He'll definitely be a big influence on Steven (Caulker), I think he'll be a big influence on all the players.

    "They look at how he trains, how he works: every day he comes in, works hard, lives his life right, he's always at the front of what we're doing in training and he's in great condition.

    "He's a model professional."

    Hull boss Steve Bruce is determined not to set the bar too high for his side this season but is targeting an improvement on last term's 16th-place finish and a run to the FA Cup final and Europe.

    He said: "We've done fantastically well over the last couple of years. We've never been here (in the Premier League) for two years so that is the challenge.

    "In my experience the second season is always the most difficult because the expectation has risen a bit.

    "We've brought in four or five players to strengthen the squad. The man thing is for the club to stay in the Premier League and that's what we've got to do.

    "Everybody expects us to be better than we were last year and if we can manage it that would great."

    Bruce expects a tough opener at Loftus Road against Redknapp's men who will be aiming to copy the Tigers' own survival masterplan in their first season back in the top flight.

    And despite predictions the London outfit could struggle, the Hull boss is particularly wary of the threat posed by striker Loic Remy, provided the Rs are able to keep hold of him in the remainder of the transfer window.

    "Harry has managed to hang onto Loic Remy which I believe is key for them," added Bruce. "He's a very good striker and no disrespect to QPR, but he is arguably the best player in the bottom half of the division with the talents he's got."

    91'+5

    End Regular Time

    91'+5

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Hull City 1.

    91'+4

    Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

    91'+4

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 95'

    91'+3

    Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

    91'+3

    David Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 94'

    91'+2

    Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

    91'+2

    Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 93'

    91'+1

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 92'

    91'

    Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a corner.

    91'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 91'

    90'

    Curtis Davies (Hull City) Corner Kick at 90'

    90'

    Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 90'

    88'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by James Chester.

    88'

    Loïc Rémy (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 88'

    88'

    Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 88'

    87'

    Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

    87'

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.

    87'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 87'

    86'

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

    86'

    David Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 86'

    86'

    Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 86'

    85'

    Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

    85'

    Penalty saved! Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

    83'

    Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 83'

    83'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 83'

    83'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 83'

    82'

    Allan McGregor (Hull City) Free Kick at 82'

    82'

    Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Tom Ince.

    81'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    80'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by James Chester.

    80'

    Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 80'

    79'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 79'

    79'

    Nikica Jelavic

    79'

    Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    79'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 79'

    79'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 79'

    78'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora replaces Richard Dunne.

    77'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

    77'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 77'

    75'

    Attempt blocked. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

    75'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Assists Shot at 75'

    74'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) Corner Kick at 74'

    74'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

    74'

    Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by James Chester with a headed pass.

    74'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Assists Shot at 74'

    73'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Rio Ferdinand.

    73'

    James Chester (Hull City) Corner Kick at 73'

    73'

    Thomas Ince (Hull City) Corner Kick at 73'

    73'

    Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.

    73'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) Assists Shot at 73'

    72'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 72'

    71'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 71'

    71'

    Offside, Hull City. Andrew Robertson tries a through ball, but Ahmed Elmohamady is caught offside.

    71'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 71'

    70'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Robert Green.

    70'

    Thomas Ince (Hull City) Corner Kick at 70'

    70'

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Hull City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

    69'

    Richard Dunne

    69'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    69'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Free Kick at 69'

    69'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Alejandro Faurlin.

    68'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips replaces Danny Simpson.

    68'

    Tom Ince (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    67'

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) Throw In at 67'

    65'

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

    65'

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) Assists Shot at 65'

    64'

    Attempt saved. Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Barton.

    64'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 64'

    64'

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

    64'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) Assists Shot at 63'

    62'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 62'

    60'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 60'

    60'

    Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    60'

    Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 60'

    60'

    Foul by Tom Ince (Hull City).

    59'

    James Chester (Hull City) Free Kick at 59'

    59'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    59'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 59'

    57'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Free Kick at 57'

    57'

    Tom Ince (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    56'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 56'

    55'

    Attempt missed. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a corner.

    55'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 55'

    55'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by James Chester.

    55'

    Jordon Mutch (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 55'

    54'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 54'

    53'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 53'

    52'

    0 - 1

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Hull City 1. James Chester (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross following a corner.

    52'

    Stephen Quinn (Hull City) Assists Shot at 52'

    51'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

    51'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Corner Kick at 51'

    51'

    Allan McGregor (Hull City) Free Kick at 51'

    50'

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

    50'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 50'

    49'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    49'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 49'

    49'

    Foul by Tom Ince (Hull City).

    49'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 49'

    47'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 47'

    47'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 47'

    46'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 46'

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'

    Substitution, Hull City. Paul McShane replaces Alex Bruce.

    46'+3

    Halftime

    46'+2

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 47'

    46'

    Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 46'

    45'

    Alejandro Damian Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 45'

    44'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

    44'

    Loïc Rémy (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 44'

    44'

    Attempt blocked. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

    44'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 44'

    43'

    Alex Bruce (Hull City) Corner Kick at 43'

    43'

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

    42'

    Curtis Davies (Hull City) Free Kick at 42'

    42'

    Foul by Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers).

    42'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 42'

    42'

    Offside, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Andrew Robertson is caught offside.

    41'

    James Chester (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 41'

    40'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 40'

    40'

    Allan McGregor (Hull City) Free Kick at 40'

    40'

    Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces Robert Snodgrass because of an injury.

    39'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    39'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 39'

    36'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 36'

    35'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 35'

    34'

    Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordon Mutch.

    34'

    Jordon Mutch (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 34'

    34'

    Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 34'

    34'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    34'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 34'

    33'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 33'

    33'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Blocked Pass at 33'

    32'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) Corner Kick at 32'

    32'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Armand Traore.

    32'

    Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

    32'

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) Assists Shot at 32'

    31'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 31'

    30'

    Attempt missed. Jordon Mutch (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Loïc Remy with a cross.

    30'

    Loïc Rémy (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 30'

    30'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 30'

    29'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Rio Ferdinand.

    28'

    Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

    27'

    Curtis Davies

    27'

    Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    26'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 26'

    25'

    James Chester (Hull City) Free Kick at 25'

    24'

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    24'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 24'

    23'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 23'

    22'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 22'

    20'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 20'

    19'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 19'

    19'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 19'

    18'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 18'

    18'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 18'

    17'

    Attempt missed. Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Caulker following a corner.

    17'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 17'

    17'

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Dunne.

    17'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 17'

    17'

    Attempt blocked. Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a headed pass.

    17'

    Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 17'

    17'

    Curtis Davies (Hull City) Corner Kick at 17'

    16'

    Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 16'

    15'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 15'

    14'

    Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joey Barton.

    14'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 14'

    12'

    Allan McGregor (Hull City) Free Kick at 12'

    12'

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    11'

    Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 11'

    11'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    10'

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) Corner Kick at 10'

    10'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

    9'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 9'

    8'

    Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.

    8'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Assists Shot at 8'

    6'

    Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 6'

    5'

    Attempt blocked. James Chester (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic with a headed pass.

    5'

    Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) Assists Shot at 5'

    5'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Corner Kick at 5'

    5'

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Armand Traore.

    5'

    Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 5'

    4'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 4'

    4'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 4'

    4'

    Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    3'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 3'

    3'

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    Andrew Robertson (Hull City) Throw In at 2'

    1'

    Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    Kickoff

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    Possession

    51%
    50%
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Hull City

    Shots

    19
    11

    Shots on target

    6
    4

    Fouls

    10
    10

    Corners

    8
    9

    Yellow Cards

    1
    2

    Red Cards

    0
    0

    QPR

    QPR0 - 1Hull
    Derby0 - 1QPR
    QPR2 - 1Wigan
    Wigan0 - 0QPR
    Barnsley2 - 3QPR
    QPR1 - 1Millwall

    Hull

    QPR0 - 1Hull
    Hull2 - 1AS Trencin
    AS Trencin0 - 0Hull
    Arsenal3 - 2Hull
    Hull0 - 2Everton
    Man United3 - 1Hull

    Head to Head

    QPR0 - 1Hull
    QPR1 - 1Hull
    Hull0 - 0QPR
    Hull1 - 1QPR
    QPR2 - 0Hull
    Hull2 - 1QPR

    QPR

    • 1Robert Green
    • 4Steven Caulker
    • 22Richard Dunne
    • -> Bobby Zamora
    • 3Armand Traore
    • 17Jordon Mutch
    • 2Danny Simpson
    • -> Matthew Phillips
    • 9Charlie Austin
    • 5Rio Ferdinand
    • 8Joey Barton
    • 18Alejandro Damian Faurlin
    • -> David Hoilett
    • 19Loïc Rémy
    • Subs
    • 6Clint Hill
    • 21Brian Murphy
    • 20Karl Henry
    • 15Nedum Onuoha

    Hull

    • 1Allan McGregor
    • 5James Chester
    • 6Curtis Davies
    • 27Ahmed Elmohamady
    • 26Andrew Robertson
    • 18Nikica Jelavic
    • 4Alex Bruce
    • -> Paul McShane
    • 10Robert Snodgrass
    • -> Stephen Quinn
    • 23Thomas Ince
    • -> David Meyler
    • 8Tom Huddlestone
    • 14Jake Livermore
    • Subs
    • 11Robert Brady
    • 3Maynor Figueroa
    • 22Steve Harper
    • 24Sone Aluko

    QPR beaten on top-flight return

    QPR's return to the Barclays Premier League began in defeat as James Chester's second-half header gave Hull a 1-0 victory on the opening day of the new season.

    Rangers were handed a golden opportunity to salvage a draw in the 84th minute when referee Craig Pawson awarded the hosts a penalty but Charlie Austin's effort was saved by Allan McGregor.

    Harry Redknapp's side enjoyed the majority of possession during the contest but Rangers were ultimately made to pay the price for a lack of cutting edge in the final third.

    Instead, it was Chester who made the decisive contribution as he shook off Rio Ferdinand to head home a corner early in the second half and earn the Tigers their first win at Loftus Road since 1963.

    Redknapp's teams are renowned for their free-flowing style of play but Rangers struggled for goals in the Championship last season and may do so again on this evidence.

    Loic Remy, who could have been wearing the red of Liverpool had he not failed a medical earlier this summer, was certainly the home side's greatest threat but Hull's well-organised defensive trio did just enough to keep the Frenchman at bay.

    Hull enjoyed the better of the opening period, but the hosts established a foothold and were almost gifted a breakthrough when McGregor failed to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal-kick and Austin stole possession out wide.

    The striker could have tried a long-range shot into the open net but instead he teed up Jordon Mutch at the back post, who missed the ball completely on his weaker right foot.

    Remy, who was lacklustre early on, grew into the game and started causing Hull's back three problems with his direct running in behind.

    Just before the half-hour mark, the striker earned a free-kick on the edge of the area which Joey Barton clipped into the side-netting, and moments later he again broke free to find Mutch, who headed narrowly wide.

    QPR continued to look the more likely scorers and almost broke the deadlock before half-time as Steven Caulker rose highest to a corner, but his header was cleared off the line by Andrew Robertson.

    The home side started the second half brightly but it was Hull who grabbed the opener in the 52nd minute when Chester out-muscled Ferdinand at a corner and headed home Hull's first goal of the season.

    Rangers responded positively to going behind but, for all their possession and forward-running, were unable to carve out a decisive chance.

    Instead, it was the visitors who should have doubled their lead when Tom Ince was put through on the counter-attack, but the 22-year-old's tame finish was blocked by the legs of Rob Green.

    Redknapp threw on Junior Hoilett, Bobby Zamora and Matt Phillips in the latter stages in search of an equaliser, and it was Hoilett who earned his side a spot-kick when his cross was adjudged to have struck the hand of Chester six minutes from time.

    Austin stepped up and fired low to McGregor's right but the Hull stopper read the shot and palmed the ball away.

    Zamora and Remy both had chances to equalise in the dying moments but the former took too long and the latter was denied by McGregor as Hull held on for all three points.


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