QPR
HUL
17.15
MOTM - Despite a series of wobbles and being caught off his line a couple of times in the first half, Hull City keeper Allan McGregor more than made up for his mistakes with a fine penalty save late on in the second half and kept his back four in shape when they faced a late onslaught from a desperate QPR.
16.54
FULL TIME - QPR -1 HULL CITY. Handshakes all around as the full time whistle blows and the Tigers roar their way to all three points. James Chester's 52nd minute header was enough to see the Steve Bruce's men leave Loftus Road with the win.
92'
A tide of blue and white shirts pour forward on every occasion they can but they just can't find away through! McGregor does well to take it off the toe of Remy as the R's become more and more desperate.
89'
There will be FIVE (yes, count them, FIVE!) additional minutes.
87'
It's backs to the walls stuff now for Hull! Remy gets an inch of space in the box and turns to strike, but his shot is blocked by Davies and he is unable to connect with the rebound. What have the R's got left to give?
85'
MISSED! Austin looks focused as he steps up to take the penalty but McGregor is equal to it and dives the right way to scramble the low, tame spot kick away! Hull City's bench goes nuts!
83'
PENALTY! James Chester has his head in his hands as the referee gives a spot kick for handball...but the goalscorer had his arm down by his side! Scandalous!
Hull City Substitution
81'
OFF THE LINE! Ferdinand nearly makes up for his error in the Hull goal as he fails to make enough contact with a bouncing ball in the six-yard-box but Huddlestone hooks the goalbound effort away.
Hull City Yellow card

QPR

Hull

79'
Zamora makes his way onto the field as it looks like QPR are preparing to throw the kitchen sink at Hull, who have looked composed and assured in this half.
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
77'
Rangers wake up as Barton plays a lovely ball down field for Remy, who makes a diagonal run and holds the ball up for Austin in the middle. However, the Frenchman decides to go it alone and is eventually closed down by Davies.
75'
Zamora is preparing to make his bow as we enter the final fifteen minutes of the game. Can he be the heroes for Harry Redknapp's men again?
74'
CLOSE! Hull attack again and again QPR fail to deal with another troublesome corner. The ball falls to the feet of Jelavic at the back post, but his half volley is blocked by Dunne who sees it out for a corner.
73'
Despite being the brightest player on the pitch in the opening 45, Remy has gone missing in this half. The creativity from Mutch and Austin has also been extinguished by a slicker Hull team than the one we saw before the break.
71'
Steve Bruce's men are beginning to probe the R's back four as Huddlestone fizzes a cross towards Green's back post, but the former England International had to claw it away for a corner.
Queens Park Rangers Yellow card

QPR

Hull

69'
 
OUCH! Richard Dunne clatters into Jelavic and sees yellow for his troubles. That tackle summed up QPR's frustrations right now.
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
67'
A good cross from Quinn on the left brings the Hoops keeper, Green, off his line to collect the loose ball. The R's have really lost their spark after that goal from Chester.

GOAL QPR 0-1 Hull (53 mins). James Chester sneaks in at the back post & nods home to give the visitors the lead #QPRHUL

64'
INCE GOES CLOSE! Quinn breaks forward and edges up to the box before laying it off for Tom Ince, whose tame low effort is parried away by Green. It should be two-nil to Hull!
61'
We have only half an hour left in this game and it is so comfortable for Hull City at the moment. They have regained their composure on the ball and are making the hosts chase their shadows.
60'
Remy has barely touched the ball in this second half but is hauled down by McShane on the right for a free-kick but Barton's delivery is poor.
58'
You would have to say that Chester's goal owes a lot to the lack of focus from a certain new boy at the back for the Hoops. Ferdinand was slow in closing the ball down as it sailed over a raft of bodies but Chester's header was precise and clinical and Rob Green - who has haid a very quiet day - was unable to stop it.

11 - No team conceded more goals from corners than QPR in the Championship last season (11). Problem.

55
HALF CHANCE! Barton loops a cross to the back post after a corner is partly cleared by Hull and Caulker, under pressure from team mate Ferdinand heads it behind for a goal kick. Lack of communication, there!
54'
QPR...welcome back to the Premier League! For all of their chances the Hoops have fallen behind to a team who have been second best so far. That goal has silenced the home crowd!
52'
 
GOAL! James Chester opens the scoring - against the run of play - and puts the Tigers into the lead! It was a good corner from the right and the defender was too strong for Ferdinand who nods the visitors in front with a clever header.
Hull City Goal

Header - Bottom Left

49'
McGregor is nearly caught out again after scrambling off his line to deal with a probing cross from Mutch.
48'
The official attendance record is in...yes that is how entralling this game is so far in this half!

RT @QPRFC: Today's attendance confirmed as 17,603 (1,376 @HullCity fans). COME ON YOU R'S!!! #QPRvHUL

HT
It's all square at the break as both teams make their way down the tunnel after a goaless 45 minutes. Loic Remy has been the bright spark in the R's front line as the Premier League new-boys helped themselves to the majority of possession and chances. Hull have been caught napping on several occasions whilst Jelavic continues to look isolated at the spearhead of the Tigers attack. More to come after the break!
47'
Davies leads by example at the back and makes a brilliantly timed interception to thwart Remy just as he pulled the trigger!
46'
Rio Ferdinand is looking at home in the back four for the R's. They defend a throw from Elmohamady near to the right touchline as Hull fail to make an early impression in this half.
Hull City Substitution
45'
The Tigers gets us back underway!
16.00
The teams are preparing to emerge for the second half. Will QPR be made to pay for their lack of cutting edge and will Hull City roar back into action after a timid first half display? Let's find out!
15.55
Here's how the rest of today's games are shaping up around the Premier League.

HALF-TIME SCORES: Leicester 1-2 Everton QPR 0-0 Hull Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa West Brom 1-1 Sunderland West Ham 0-0 Spurs

45'
There will be a minimum of three minutes of added on time.
43'
DOUBLE CHANCE FOR THE HOSTS! Robertson clears it off the line from Caulker's header and McGregor springs into action to punch Remy's follow up over the bar!
41'
Robertson is clearly a defender who likes to come forward and is picked out by a beauty of a Huddlestone pass. The wing-back's run is just a second too quick and he is offside.
40'
Well...I'd better eat my words. Snodgrass is unable to continue and it looks like Stephen Quinn is preparing to replace the debutant.
Hull City Substitution
38'
The Scotland International has to limp off to the touchline for further assessments. It looked like a clash of knees with the QPR captain and he should be able to continue.
37'
Snodgrass is down on the ground following a tangle with Barton and it looks like he will need attention from the medical staff.
35
REMY WITH THE SHOT! Mutch picks out the striker, who creates the space and lashes a strike at goal from 25 yards, but McGregor gets his body behind it to make a comfortable save.
33'
PENALTY SHOUT? Oooh, looking at the replays, it does look like the wing-back did have a nudge at the Croatian International in the box. I've seen them given...
31'
Putting it mildly, Steve Bruce is becoming decidedly miffed by his side's inability to keep the ball. Meanwhile, Jelavic goes down under Traore's challenge in the box and is insensed that the referee turns a blind eye to his penalty appeals. Maybe the ref may have thought of it if he hadn't gone down like a man with jelly for legs...
30'
SO CLOSE FROM MUTCH! The former Cardiff man leaps like a salmon and connects with Remy's cross from the left, but the header falls a coupel of feet wide of the post. We are just over the half-hour mark and still no goals here at Loftus Road.
28'
WIDE FROM BARTON! The QPR captain wraps his foot around the free-kick and tries to catch McGregor unawares, but his shot is wide of goal.
27'
 
Curtis Davies is the first man to find his way into the little black book after a lunging foul on Remy just outside the box.
Hull City Yellow card

QPR

Hull

25'
The home fans are on their feet to give a standing ovation...but not for a world-class goal. No, Bobby Zamora, the goalscoring hero in the play-offs in May, is jogging lightly down the touchline warming up.

1 - Queens Park Rangers have taken just one point from six opening weekend matches in the Premier League (D1 L5). Sluggish.

22
MCGREGOR NOOO! The keeper nearly goes walkabout and gifts Mutch with a chance to put the Premier League new boys into the lead, but he lacked composure and Hull are let off the hook.
21'
Jelavic is looking like an isolated man up on his own for the visitors. How would the Tigers fare if Shane Long were still up front with him following his move to Southampton?
19'
Steve Bruce stands on the touchline, puffing his chest out and bellows as his son Alex gives the ball away. Bruce Jr looks a little sheepish after that.
17
SO CLOSE! The hosts are grabbing the bull by the horns now as Faurlin drags his shot wide from 12 yards after the Tigers failed to clear a dangerous corner.
15
The home side flood forward yet again as Remy breaks down the right. Bruce gets back and blocks the Frenchman's cross.
14
The R's overturn possession in their own half and manage to spread the play up the pitch quickly. Remy picks up a pass roughly 30 yards from goal and loops it into the grateful arms of McGregor.
13
The sunshine is now blaring down on the turf...but it's hardly been sunshine football so far!
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The sunshine is now blaring down but it has hardly been sunshine football so far.
11
It's just starting to get a little niggly here as Livermore has a nibble at the heels of Barton, who gives him glance as if to say, "just you try that again, mate!"
10
The QPR defence is being tested again here as the visitors win another corner. Snodgrass puts another fine ball into the six-yard-box but Dunne manages to punt it clear of danger.
8
GOOD CHANCE FOR HULL! Robertson finds some space in the left and drives a fabulous cross into Jelavic, who steals half a yard on Dunne but fails to keep his header down.
7
Robert Green is grateful for the back header from Caulker as the R's look to settle in a game that they have barely been in so far.
5
The Tigers are on the prowl in the box looking to pouce on an early goal. Snograss swings a beautiful cross that finds his captain Davies, but Green is out to punch away.
4
Snodgrass is looking lively on the left-flank as he ventures into the box but sees his cut back blocked by Ferdinand. The R's are looking a little slack at the back and get away with it.
2
MATCH STAT: Hull City only won 3 away games in the Premier League last season.
1
QPR get us underway, kicking from right to left...
14.56
Here they come! And what a noise that greets them!
14.55
How key will Loic Remy's influence be today? The Frenchman looked like he was on his way to Liverpool just a few weeks ago. Could he be the man who keeps the R's up?
14.50
Looks like Glenn Hoddle is looking forward to his first game back in coaching.
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PHOTO: Glenn Hoddle is all smiles outside Loftus Road ahead of his first match as #QPR coach #QPRvHUL http://t.co/V8Rbo7hede

14.48
Today's match referee is Craig Pawson from South Yorkshire.
14.45
Both teams are out warming up at a cloudy Loftus Road as the countdown to kick-off edges nearer!

VINE: The players warm-up on the pitch at Loftus Road #UTT https://t.co/e0IAF5Ww8o

14.40
Meanwhile, Steve Bruce has added some attacking flair to the Tigers in the summer and hands debuts to Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince in a 3-5-2 formation. Scotland defender Andy Robertson also makes his bow for the FA Cup runners-up whilst Jake Livermore partners former Tottenham buddy Tom Huddlestone in the heart of midfield.
14.35
Bet this bloke can't wait to get stuck in to Premier League action!
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SKIPPER: @Joey7Barton will wear the captain's armband this afternoon for our @premierleague opener #QPRvHUL http://t.co/fBMPsjQtUX

14.25
The R's manager Harry Redknapp has done a Louis van Gaal and opted for a 3-5-2 formation. Former Manchester United stalwart Rio Ferdinand and young England compatriot Steven Caulker slot in at the back alongside Richard Dunne. Loic Remy - who enjoyed a hugely successful spell up north with Newcastle last year, leads the line with Charlie Austin as the Londoners look to get their season off to a winning start.
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QPR: Green, Simpson, Traore, Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne, Barton, Mutch, Faurlin, Remy, Austin...SUBS: Murphy, Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora:/// HULL: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Jelavic, Ince, Robertson, Elmohamady...SUBS: Harper, Figueroa, Meyler, Brady, McShane, Aluko, Quinn.
14.15
Good afternoon and welcome. My name is Hayden Gribble and today I shall be bringing you all of the action in this Premier League opening day encounter between new-boys QPR and last season's FACup finalists, Hull City. Loftus Road will be packed to the rafters for what should be an open first game of the season.

Starting Line-ups

Queens Park Rangers
Hull City
    • 1
      Green
    • 22
      Dunne
    • 5
      Ferdinand
    • Caulker
    • 3
      Traore
    • C
      Barton
    • Mutch
    • 18
      Faurlin
    • Simpson
    • 9
      Austin
    • Remy
Team Manager:  Chris Ramsey
    • Jelavic
    • Ince
    • 10
      Snodgrass
    • 27
      Elmohamady
    • 8
      Huddlestone
    • 33
      Livermore
    • 26
      Robertson
    • Chester
    • 4
      Bruce
    • 6
      C
      Davies
    • 1
      McGregor
Team Manager:  Steve Bruce
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. GreenDFP
0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. CaulkerDFP
0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
R. FerdinandDFP
0 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
N. OnuohaDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
C. HillDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
R. DunneDFP
0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 0 78
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. MutchDFP
0 0 1 30 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
A. TraoreDFP
0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. BartonDFP
0 0 2 54 1 8 2 3 0 0 0 90
K. HenryDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
A. FaurlinDFP
0 0 2 42 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 69
D. SimpsonDFP
0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68
M. PhillipsDFP
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. RemyDFP
0 0 5 20 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
C. AustinDFP
0 0 1 22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. HoilettDFP
0 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21
B. ZamoraDFP
0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. McGregorDFP
0 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. DaviesDFP
0 0 0 3 13 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
J. ChesterDFP
1 0 1 2 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
M. FigueroaDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
P. McShaneDFP
0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 45
A. BruceDFP
0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. ElmohamadyDFP
0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
T. HuddlestoneDFP
0 0 0 49 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 90
J. LivermoreDFP
0 0 1 40 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
A. RobertsonDFP
0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Robbie BradyDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
S. QuinnDFP
0 1 0 33 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 50
D. MeylerDFP
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. JelavicDFP
0 0 2 22 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 90
S. AlukoDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
T. InceDFP
0 0 3 24 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 82
R. SnodgrassDFP
0 0 0 17 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 40
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