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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 7 March 2015,

QPR
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Tottenham
  • Kickoff: 16:00 BST
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Attendance: 17,992
  • 75' Sandro
  • 34' Harry Kane
  • 68' Harry Kane

Queens Park Rangers

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Tottenham Hotspur

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Ramsey: Kane ready for England call

Chris Ramsey believes it would be "a dream come true" for Tottenham and QPR to see Harry Kane and Charlie Austin form an England strike force.

The Rangers boss and former Spurs coach challenged top-flight clubs to value English players just as highly as big-money imports with "exotic names".

Ramsey helped guide Kane from academy starlet to Barclays Premier League goal machine at Spurs, and reckons the Walthamstow-born forward fully deserves an England call-up.

Head coach Ramsey will face former employers Spurs in Saturday's league clash at Loftus Road, claiming he is "not kryptonite" for Tottenham despite inside-knowledge of the club's thriving youth products.

"That would be a dream come true for most people from those two clubs," Ramsey said of a Kane-Austin England partnership.

"I think they are both very good players, both hard-working, both very focused, and I'm sure that they would be a match for any defence if they played together.

"I think Harry Kane has been good enough for England for a while.

"We tend to bash a lot of the young players in and around the clubs.

"We tend to look at people from abroad and just automatically think they are better, just because they are from other countries with exotic names.

"It's not just Harry Kane I'm thinking of - I'm looking at loads of other clubs with loads of other English players that could be considered for the Premier League.

"Because managers are under pressure, they tend to stick to what would be seen as the tried and tested expensive players, when we do have a lot of good English players who could play in the Premier League, gain the experience.

"They can play on the international stage, and let's treat them the same way that we treat the more exotic-named players.

"Because if we don't give them the experience to play in the Premier League we're never, ever going to be able to have a strong national team."

Kane is now on the verge of a call-up to Roy Hodgson's senior squad, but Ramsey admitted Tottenham came under fire for preferring the homespun striker to Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor last season.

Ramsey spent a decade at Spurs, ending up as a senior first-team coach, but left the club at the same time as manager Tim Sherwood in May 2014.

The 52-year-old hailed Kane's 24-goal haul at Spurs this term, and accepted relegation-battling QPR must be at their peak to contain the in-form frontman.

"First of all it was me, Tim (Sherwood) and Les (Ferdinand) who were involved in the coaching and the dealing with that," Ramsey said.

"Harry probably learned quite a bit from Les in the training sessions we did there.

"When you're working with developing players, you have to dream alongside the player: if you don't you're not believing in what you're teaching.

"Has Harry Kane surprised me? No.

"Sometimes you need an opportunity to play.

"When we played him at the back end of last year, the fans weren't having it, were they?

"They were trying to get the galacticos on the pitch.

"We had to stick to our guns and we got a lot of flak for it."

Younes Kaboul, Emmanuel Adebayor and Etienne Capoue have not been involved since January, but Mauricio Pochettino says that does not mean their Tottenham careers are over.

After being appointed head coach at White Hart Lane last summer, the former Argentina international handed experienced defender Kaboul the captain's armband.

Hugo Lloris was named as one of his deputies alongside Adebayor, although the former is the only one of the three to have established himself as a regular under Pochettino.

Kaboul, Adebayor and fellow misfit Capoue all looked set to exit before the transfer window closed and have not featured since moves away failed to materialise.

It is now eight matches in all competitions since any of them were even an unused substitute, yet Pochettino indicated they were still in his plans.

"Always for every game it's my decision, my choice," the Spurs head coach said when asked about the trio at his Friday press conference.

"I think that you understand. In the end, all of our squad is fully fit and you need to pick players.

"I am happy with all, but if we have 26 or 27 players in the squad then more than 18 is impossible."

A return to the squad against QPR looks unlikely given Pochettino has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

The trip to Loftus Road will be their sixth match in a topsy-turvy 17-day period and one in which a win is needed to bolster their top-four hopes.

"We are expecting a very tough game," Pochettino said. "QPR is a strong team and we play in their home."

91'+4

End Regular Time

91'+4

Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'+3

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 94'

91'+3

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 94'

91'+2

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Shaun Wright-Phillips replaces Sandro.

91'+2

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

91'+1

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 92'

91'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 91'

90'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 90'

90'

Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 90'

90'

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 90'

89'

Foul by Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers).

88'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 88'

88'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Christian Eriksen.

88'

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Karl Henry.

87'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 87'

87'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 87'

85'

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Eric Dier.

85'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 85'

85'

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

85'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 85'

84'

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

84'

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

84'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 84'

84'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 84'

83'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 83'

83'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 83'

82'

Hand ball by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).

82'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 82'

82'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 82'

81'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 81'

81'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 81'

80'

Ryan Mason

80'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 80'

80'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 80'

80'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 79'

79'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Nacer Chadli.

77'

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Caulker with a headed pass.

77'

Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 77'

77'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 77'

76'

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

76'

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé with a headed pass.

76'

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 76'

75'

1 - 2

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

75'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 75'

75'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 75'

73'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 73'

73'

Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 73'

73'

Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 72'

72'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 72'

72'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 71'

71'

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Mauricio Isla.

70'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 70'

70'

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68'

0 - 2

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Mason with a through ball.

68'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 68'

67'

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Davies.

67'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 67'

66'

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

66'

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65'

Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 65'

65'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 65'

65'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Andros Townsend.

64'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 64'

64'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 64'

63'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 63'

63'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 63'

62'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 62'

62'

Nabil Bentaleb

62'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 61'

60'

Karl Henry

59'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

59'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 59'

59'

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 59'

58'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 58'

57'

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

57'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 57'

57'

Attempt saved. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Green.

57'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 57'

57'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 57'

57'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 56'

56'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 56'

55'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 55'

55'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 55'

54'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 54'

54'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 54'

53'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 53'

53'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 53'

53'

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

52'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 52'

51'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 51'

51'

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

50'

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

50'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 50'

49'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 49'

49'

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 49'

48'

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

48'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 48'

48'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 48'

47'

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

47'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

47'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 47'

47'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 47'

47'

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

47'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 47'

47'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 47'

46'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 46'

46'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+2

Halftime

46'+1

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.

46'+1

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 47'

46'

Attempt saved. Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

46'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 46'

46'

Attempt missed. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Kane.

46'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 46'

46'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 46'

45'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 45'

45'

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

45'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 45'

43'

Attempt missed. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

43'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 43'

43'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 43'

43'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 43'

42'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 42'

42'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 42'

42'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 42'

41'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 41'

41'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 41'

41'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 41'

39'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 39'

38'

Foul by Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur).

38'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 38'

38'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 38'

37'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 37'

37'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 37'

36'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 36'

36'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 36'

36'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 36'

35'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 35'

35'

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Steven Caulker tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

34'

0 - 1

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.

34'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 34'

34'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 34'

33'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33'

Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 33'

32'

Rio Ferdinand (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 32'

32'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 32'

32'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 32'

32'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 32'

31'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 31'

31'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 31'

31'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 31'

30'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 29'

29'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

29'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 29'

29'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 29'

29'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 29'

28'

Attempt saved. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Zamora with a headed pass.

28'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 28'

28'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 28'

27'

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 27'

27'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 27'

26'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 26'

26'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 26'

25'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 25'

25'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 25'

25'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 25'

24'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 24'

24'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 24'

24'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 24'

23'

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

23'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 23'

22'

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

22'

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 22'

21'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 21'

21'

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Jan Vertonghen tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

21'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 21'

20'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 20'

20'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19'

Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 19'

19'

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 18'

18'

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 18'

17'

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Jan Vertonghen tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

17'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 17'

16'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 16'

16'

Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 16'

16'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 16'

15'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 15'

15'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 15'

13'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 13'

13'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Rio Ferdinand.

13'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 13'

12'

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

12'

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 12'

11'

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Robert Green tries a through ball, but Bobby Zamora is caught offside.

10'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 10'

8'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 8'

7'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 7'

6'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Robert Green.

6'

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 6'

6'

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

6'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 6'

6'

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

6'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 6'

5'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 5'

5'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Yun Suk-Young.

4'

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 4'

4'

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Hand ball by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

3'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 3'

3'

Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 3'

3'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 3'

2'

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 2'

1'

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Karl Henry with a cross.

1'

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 1'

1'

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mauricio Isla.

1'

Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 1'

1'

Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 1'

1'

Kickoff

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Possession

37%
63%
  • Queens Park Rangers
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Shots

17
13

Shots on target

6
6

Fouls

15
12

Corners

3
5

Yellow Cards

1
2

Red Cards

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Head to Head

QPR1 - 2Tottenham
Tottenham4 - 0QPR
QPR0 - 0Tottenham
Tottenham2 - 1QPR
QPR1 - 0Tottenham
Tottenham3 - 1QPR

QPR

  • 1Robert Green
  • 5Rio Ferdinand
  • 4Steven Caulker
  • 15Nedum Onuoha
  • 13Yun Suk-Young
  • 7Matthew Phillips
  • 14Mauricio Isla
  • -> David Hoilett
  • 25Bobby Zamora
  • 9Charlie Austin
  • 30Sandro
  • -> Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • 20Karl Henry
  • -> Reece Grego-Cox
  • Subs
  • 41Brandon Comley
  • 12Alex McCarthy
  • 19Niko Kranjcar
  • 6Clint Hill

Tottenham

  • 1Hugo Lloris
  • 15Eric Dier
  • 33Ben Davies
  • 2Kyle Walker
  • 5Jan Vertonghen
  • 38Ryan Mason
  • 17Andros Townsend
  • -> Mousa Dembélé
  • 42Nabil Bentaleb
  • 23Christian Eriksen
  • -> Benjamin Stambouli
  • 22Nacer Chadli
  • -> Erik Lamela
  • 18Harry Kane
  • Subs
  • 13Michel Vorm
  • 3Danny Rose
  • 21Federico Fazio
  • 9Roberto Soldado

Harry Kane brace fires Tottenham to victory at QPR

QPR's hopes of beating the drop received a major blow as Harry Kane underlined his England credentials with a match-winning brace for Tottenham.

The attention of those at both ends of the Premier League were focused on Loftus Road, where the teams involved knew defeat could prove a defining moment in their season.

In the end, Kane proved the difference in a tense, entertaining battle, scoring either side of half-time to take his tally to 26 goals in all competitions in front of Roy Hodgson, securing Spurs a 2-1 win which moved them within three points of the top four.

Sandro's late strike meant his former side had to ride out a late storm, but QPR were unable to avoid falling to a seventh defeat in eight league games.

Things could have been so different had Charlie Austin found the net with some decent first-half chances and his team-mates defended better for Kane's opening goal, which came seconds after fans chanted expletives at him.

Rio Ferdinand, Nedum Onuoha and Robert Green were all culpable as the 21-year-old was allowed to nod home a free-kick unmarked, while the defence was again found wanting as Kane was all too easily allowed to run through to net.

QPR did have several penalty claims of varying strengths before and after Kane's second and a fine strike from Sandro led to a tense ending, yet Chris Ramsey's men were unable to avoid a defeat that leaves them three points from safety.

The Hoops manager's side started well enough against the club he spent nine years with as Bobby Zamora saw a powerful header tipped over by Hugo Lloris.

It was soon QPR counterpart Green earning the plaudits, denying a glancing header from Kane -- the best Spurs could must in a dominant but toothless start.

The hosts grew into the match and would have gone ahead in the 19th minute had Lloris not denied Austin from close range and saved Kyle Walker's blushes after an error.

Matt Phillips and Sandro had attempts as the hosts continued to press, with Austin then wriggling free and hitting hit a rasping left-footed strike off the underside of the bar.

QPR's best period of the half soon came to an abrupt end, though.

Kane was goaded by the home fans after winning a free-kick on the right -- chants he shoved down their throats by scoring from the resulting set piece.

Andros Townsend's ball into the box caused havoc, with Onuoha losing Kane after Ferdinand stopped tracking him and Green failing to beat the unmarked front man to the ball.

The Rs goalkeeper stopped Spurs from doubling their lead as half-time approached after a Walker effort took a deflection, while at the other end Ramsey's men felt they should have had a penalty when Lloris appeared to catch Mauricio Isla.

Referee Craig Pawson waved play on and both Zamora and Austin had efforts as half-time approached -- a period from which Tottenham returned the stronger.

Christian Eriksen was not having one of his greatest games but produced a moment of magic two minutes in, with a wonderful, curling right-footed strike coming back off the post from 25 yards.

Kane's attempt to net the rebound went well wide and Townsend was next to threaten the club he spent such a fruitful loan spell with, before QPR at last appeared to wake from their slumber.

Zamora used his strength to shake off Eric Dier before thumping a goalbound shot Lloris did well to stop.

The striker was aggrieved soon after not to have been given a penalty having been grappled to the ground by Vertonghen, but by that point Austin had produced an incredible goal-line clearance to deny Eriksen at the other end.

Tempers frayed with Pochettino entering the field to help break up an altercation between Karl Henry and Ryan Mason, who would soon set-up Spurs' second.

As impressive as his through ball was, it was embarrassingly easy for Kane to get behind the QPR defence, before showing impressive composure to round Green and slot home.

Hush fell upon Loftus Road but the volume soon ratcheted up a notch as Sandro fired home from the edge of the box.

Austin appealed vociferously for a penalty against Nabil Bentaleb and Junior Hoilett turned over as QPR pushed for a leveller, but it was not to be to the audible frustration of the home fans.




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