sport
  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Upton Park
  • Attendance: 34,962
West HamWest HamvQPRQPR
1
  • Joe Cole, 68
1
  • Remy, 14

live commentary

90 mins:Final chance for West Ham to create something but it is disappointing from Noble as he lofts a free-kick straight into the hands of Cesar.

90 mins:Joe Cole floats a corner into the box and finds Reid whose header loops onto the roof of the net.

89 mins:Ricardo Vaz Te comes on for Nolan.

87 mins:QPR catch West Ham on the break and have three against two in their opponents half, but the move comes to nothing as Mbia misplaces a pass in the final third.

85 mins:Joe Cole beats Cesar to a long ball and rounds the keeper but takes the ball too wide and his final shot is cleared off the line by Nelsen.

84 mins:Another chance for Reid and West Ham but this time he drags a low shot into the side netting.

83 mins:QPR fail to clear their lines following a West Ham corner and the ball eventually falls for Reid whose powerful shot is blocked in the goalmouth by Mbia. He didn't know much about it!

81 mins:Third change from QPR as Taarabt comes off for Ji-Sung Park.

80 mins:The West Ham pressure has slowed since Joe Cole's equaliser. Diame tries his luck now but pulls his left footed shot wide from 25-yads.

78 mins:Jarvis gets behind the defence and cuts the ball back for Nolan on the edge of the box, but Jarvis is pulled back for offside.

76 mins:Remy has barely touched the ball in this second half. Harry Redknapp will not be happy with the way his side have played since half time.

73 mins:Tomkins picks up the first booking of the game for a poor challenge on Traore.

72 mins:Noble tees up Jarvis from a free-kick and he lashes a shot over the bar from 25-yards. Wasteful.

70 mins:That's Joe Cole's first West Ham goal in 10 years. Can the Hammers go on and win this game now?

68 mins:GOAL! WEST HAM 1-1 QPR: It's been coming! Carlton Cole's header is parried away by Cesar but only into the path of JOE COLE who taps in the rebound from close range.

67 mins:Mackie is replaced by Jay Bothroyd.

66 mins:QPR have been very quiet since the break. Taarabt tries to create something now as he plays a through ball for Remy, but the goalscorer is ruled offside.

65 mins:Cole throws himself straight into the action and volleys the ball into the danger area but Cesar is first to the cross.

62 mins:Thats Chamakh's last involvement as he makes way for Carlton Cole. The home crowd don't seem too pleased with that decision.

61 mins:Chamakh gets his head on Jarvis' cross and it is kept out by another fine save from Cesar. The QPR keeper looks unbeatable at the moment!

60 mins:Sam Allardyce is lining up Carlton Cole on the touchline. Can he be the difference for West Ham?

58 mins:Armand Traore comes on for Wright-Phillips. Defensive substitution from Harry Redknapp with his side struggling.

56 mins:More nervy moments at the back for the away side as Diame tries to get a shot away from six-yards but Mbia recovers and puts in last ditch challenge.

54 mins:Cesar keeps QPR ahead with a superb reaction save from Chamakh's header! The rebound falls to Diame and his shot is blocked inside the six-yard box by Nelsen before Nolan sends a header over. How have West Ham not scored?

52 mins:Joe Cole holds onto the ball inside the box and forces a decent save out of Cesar with a low right footed shot. West Ham need to continue testing the QPR keeper.

50 mins:Joe Cole cuts inside from the right and searches out Chamakh with a cross but it is too close to Cesar.

48 mins:Good pressure from West Ham at the start of the second half but QPR - who have not conceded a goal in their last three games in all competitions - hold firm at the back.

46 mins:The second half is underway.

45 mins:HALF TIME: WEST HAM 0-1 QPR.

44 mins:The West Ham defence opens up for Taarabt who decides to shoot from way out but fails to find the target.

43 mins:Chamakh is showing some nice touches for the home side now. He flicks on a long ball towards Reid inside the box but Fabio reads the danger.

41 mins:Joe Cole takes another set-piece and this time finds Chamakh but his header from the edge of the box loops wide of the target.

40 mins:Joe Cole takes a West Ham corner and it drops dangerously in front of goal but James Tomkins can't quite get on the end of it.

37 mins:Good move from the home side. Joe Cole receives the ball on the edge of the box but Chamakh is slow to react to his through ball and Cesar picks up the loose ball.

35 mins:QPR have not really threatened since Remy's goal and West Ham have responded well, but can they find a breakthrough?

33 mins:Diame twists and turns on the edge of the box and eventually finds space for a shot but Mbia dispossesses him at the last moment.

30 mins:Chamakh turns on the ball inside the box and is caught by Wright-Phillips. It looks like a penalty but Howard Webb turns down the appeals.

29 mins:Frustration is beginning to creep in for the home crowd as Chamakh's loose touch lets the ball run behind for a goal kick.

27 mins:Harry Redknapp does have a good record against West Ham. He's won eight, drawn three and lost just one game against his former club.

25 mins:Jamie Mackie moves into the right side of the box and tries to take on Joey O'Brien but the defender blocks his shot. Good defending but Sam Allardyce will not be happy with the amount of space the away side are finding.

23 mins:It's very quiet around Upton Park at the moment. Chamakh has barely touched the ball.

21 mins:Shaun Wright-Phillips gets a sight of goal from way out but blazes his effort into the stand.

18 mins:How can West Ham respond to going behind? Jarvis swings in a cross looking for Nolan but Stephane Mbia is first to it.

16 mins:What an impact Remy has had! Harry Redknapp will want more of the same from the £8 million striker, can he be the man to save Rangers from relegation?

14 mins:GOAL! WEST HAM 0-1 QPR: He stays onside this time! Taarabt feeds a through ball for REMY who goes one-on-one with the keeper and fires a low shot into the bottom corner.

11 mins:The home side look dangerous from set plays and Nolan is inches away from connecting with a free-kick.

9 mins:This game has started at full throttle. Matt Jarvis gets a shot away now but his tame effort is saved comfortably by Cesar.

7 mins:Two chances in quick succession for the Hammers! Mohamed Diame reaches the byline and his ball across the goalmouth is crying out to be turned in but QPR scramble the ball out for a corner, from which Kevin Nolan is somehow denied from close range.

6 mins:Adel Taarabt and Remy are linking up nicely here. Promising signs for Harry Redknapp against his former club.

4 mins:It's all QPR in these early stages but Loic Remy has been caught offside twice. He needs to hold his run better.

2 mins:Adel Taarabt swings in an early corner for the visitors and Clint Hill meets it, but his header sails harmlessly over the bar.

1 mins:Howard Webb gets the game underway.

QPR starting xi: Cesar, Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio, Mbia, Derry, Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Remy

West Ham starting xi: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, J.Cole, Chamakh.

The big news for QPR is that new club record signing Loic Remy starts. He's one of seven changes to the Rangers side that beat West Brom last time out.

Sam Allardyce makes seven changes to the West Ham side that lost at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Marouane Chamakh makes his first start in claret and blue while Guy Demel, Joey O'Brien, Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis and Joe Cole all return to the starting line-up.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Upton Park
  • Attendance: 34,962
West HamWest HamvQPRQPR
1
  • Joe Cole, 68
1
  • Remy, 14

match report

Joe Cole rescued a 1-1 draw for West Ham after record-signing Loic Remy scored for Queens Park Rangers on his debut at Upton Park.

The visitors struck against the run of play when new boy Remy latched on to an inch-perfect Adel Taarabt through ball and slotted past Jussi Jaaskelainen on 14 minutes.

The Hammers' equaliser came in the second half when substitute Carlton Cole saw his header parried into the returning Joe Cole's path who tapped in the much-deserved leveller - his first for the Hammers since 2003.

The hosts started the better side and looked towards Marouane Chamakh through almost hopeful long-range passes at times.

But, as these tactics continued, QPR kept exploiting the pace of Remy with Taarabt picking the striker out every time with a pass and only the offside trap stopping the 26-year-old in his tracks.

The passes soon paid off when Taarabt threaded a defence-splitting ball towards Remy who had timed his run and steadied himself before coolly finishing for the opener and a dream start to his Premier League debut in the 14th minute.

A shell-shocked West Ham could have got back into the tie when Chamakh shook off a Clint Hill hold before going down under a Shaun Wright-Phillips challenge in the area but Webb was not convinced by the Morocco international's pleas.

It was not until the second half that the hosts really took hold of the game with Mohamed Diame seeing a shot on the turn blocked and Matt Jarvis' teasing crosses from the left failing to have an end product.

QPR had little to shout about after the break as they were made to defend which they did resiliently until the equaliser in the 68th minute.

It came from a delicate delivery from Jarvis, who had been locked in a tasty battle with Nedum Onuoha all afternoon, and the rising Carlton Cole headed down, forcing Cesar to save to his left. However, the Brazilian's block fell kindly into Joe Cole's path and he had the easiest of finishes to see Boleyn Ground erupt.

Winston Reid then had a piledriver blocked expertly by Stephane M'Bia who was in fine form throughout, putting his body on the line at every opportunity and gratefully seeing a goalmouth scramble cleared.

Joe Cole was then forced out wide by Cesar in the area with the midfielder managing to get his shot away after rounding the keeper, however Fabio was in the right place to clear from the line.

QPR held on for what could be a vital point for their fight for survival, with West Ham unable to make their chances count.

team line-up

22Jussi Jääskeläinen
2Winston Reid
5James Tomkins
20Guy Demel
17Joey O'Brien
4Kevin Nolan89
26Joe Cole
7Matthew Jarvis
16Mark Noble
21Mohamed Diamé
29Marouane Chamakh62

substitutes

23Alou Diarra
30Raphael Spiegel
9Carlton Cole62
33Daniel Potts
10Jack Collison
14Matthew Taylor
12Ricardo Vaz Te89

referee

Howard Webb

team line-up

33Julio César
6Clint Hill
20Fabio
17Ryan Nelsen
15Nedum Onuoha
4Shaun Derry
11Shaun Wright-Phillips59
40Stéphane Mbia
12Jamie Mackie67
10Adel Taarabt82
18Loïc Remy

substitutes

23Junior Hoilett
7Park Ji-Sung82
37Jay Bothroyd67
5Anton Ferdinand
3Armand Traore59
32Alejandro Faurlin
1Robert Green

referee

Howard Webb

match stats

possession %6930
shots on target92
shots off target113
corners122
tackles won1023
offsides25