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Weekend live! 9-11 May

Weekend live! 9-11 May

  • BEAGRIE'S VIEW [peterbeagrie]
    Here's how our Football League pundit Peter Beagrie sees this one:
    It's been a strange season for QPR, with intense media scrutiny and wholesale sqaus changes but they could surprise everybody and perform to their potential in the play-offs - their chances have increased considerably by the return from injury of Charlie Austin and Junior Hoilett. Wigan have limped towards the play-offs but Uwe Rosler has the man-management skill and tactical nous to reinvigorate his troops. The Latics, like Derby, possess real creativity and more match-winners than their opponents.
    5/9/2014 6:41:50 PM
    Let's grab a quick pre-match thought from Uwe Rosler:
    We've had good preparation - chance to rest a few players - and tonight we will go for the win. The tie won't be decided today but we want to go to London with a good result - hopefully a win.

    And here's a quick word from Harry Redknapp:
    We've come here with a team with pace - two wingers who can get at people. Hopefully it's a balanced team but it's a team I think that can cause problems. 
    5/9/2014 6:45:48 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [kick-off]
    Peeeeep! Let's get down to business.
    5/9/2014 6:46:15 PM
  • Here's a reminder of how the hosts line up...

    5/9/2014 6:46:39 PM
  • ...while QPR set up like this.

    5/9/2014 6:46:46 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [wigan]
    Wigan have set a brisk tempo and from a corner, Caldwell has a decent chance. He loses Dunne at the back post but that's neither a header back across goal nor a real test for Green and the R's keeper grasps with comfort.
    5/9/2014 6:50:35 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [ouch]
    Maloney swings in another corner in front of a few travelling QPR fans but up jumps Barton to clear. Looked a stray arm on Kiernan from Hill in the box there but the referee doesn't spot it. Uwe Rosler's shrieking at Mike Jones from the touchline.
    5/9/2014 6:56:15 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    That's the QPR gameplan: defend in numbers, look for a chance to break with pace. It's been a scrappy first quarter-hour, in truth. 
    5/9/2014 6:59:00 PM
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    5/9/2014 6:59:28 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    Only one chance to speak of with 20 minutes gone. It was great hold-up play from Austin, who swivelled and laid into O'Neil's path. Decent strike, well blocked.
    5/9/2014 7:06:23 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [wigan]
    Oh, Dunne left gasping as McManaman pushes the ball beyond him and legs after it down the right flank. Maloney whips in the free-kick from a wide position but nothing doing and as Traore breaks, McArthur goes in the book for a rather lusty lunge.
    5/9/2014 7:10:48 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [free-kick]
    Did Wigan see that earlier gem of a stat that no Championship side has conceded more goals from corners this season than QPR? Fortune, right on Dunne's shoulder, forces another dead-ball chance here but still nothing doing.
    5/9/2014 7:16:08 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    Caldwell goes in the bad book and rightly so because that was a strategically-placed shoulder as Hoilett darted across him. A lofted ball finds Hill but then Austin's crowded out and the momentum's gone.
    5/9/2014 7:21:46 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [missed-chance]
    Here's Hoilett again, spotting a dash from Traore into the box, but the Frenchman has to really jump for that ball and opts for power when the deftest of flicks might have caused Carson a problem.
    5/9/2014 7:24:34 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [save]
    This is the best chance of the game so far and it falls to Jordi Gomez, who controls a Caldwell ball brilliantly on his chest, dumping Simpson on his backside in the process, and then takes aim with his left boot. The angle's tight, though, and Green's narrowed it even further at the near stick.
    5/9/2014 7:30:03 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [half-time]
    There's the whistle - and Boyce has to make a crucial block in time added on to deny Morrison, though that's a let-off for the officials because the ball that Hoilett cut back had run out of play. Plenty of Uwe Rosler to ponder - his side have had plenty of possession and a string of corners, but QPR are defending in bulk.
    5/9/2014 7:35:59 PM
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    5/9/2014 7:39:43 PM
    Here's former QPR striker Kevin Gallen's view on the first 45 minutes:
    They've frustrated Wigan, they're looking very comfortable; until the last couple of minutes until Jordi Gomez had that shot, Wigan haven't looked like scoring. QPR have been very compact, very organised and the game going to plan. I'd like to see some more attacking play - Charlie Austin and Ravel Morrison have been on the periphery.
    5/9/2014 7:43:29 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [kick-off]
    Back under way at the DW, with no changes yet for either side. QPR are straight on the offensive, Hill whipping in a menacing ball from the left, and Carson has to punch clear with Austin waiting to pounce.
    5/9/2014 7:50:17 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [wigan]
    Dunne backtracked superbly a moment ago to deny McManaman but Fortune's drawn a foul from him in a perilous position here. Maloney puffs out his cheeks and takes aim but red and black shirts clear easily. QPR sniff a quick counter until Morrison gives the ball away.
    5/9/2014 8:01:19 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    Harry Redknapp's just clambered from his seat to clap in encouragement - much more attacking verve about his side since the break. He won't like that lapse from Hill, though: Perch had dropped off to find space and needed just a little less fizz on Beausejour's delivery.
    5/9/2014 8:04:45 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [substitution]
    Onuoha has to be alert here because Fortune - very much the Wigan dangerman - swipes instinctively towards goal on the edge of the area. Redknapp's about to make a change and a bold one at that: Kevin Doyle the man tucking in his shirt before replacing Armand Traore.
    5/9/2014 8:15:34 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [ouch]
    Barton's pleading innocence as Maloney tumbles to the turf but Mike Jones would have been well within his rights to book the QPR midfielder there - he played the man, not the ball. A Wigan change might be imminent - Uwe Rosler's having a natter with his backroom staff.
    5/9/2014 8:20:01 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [substitution]
    Yep, here's that Wigan change up top - Maynard on for Fortune - and here's another, Waghorn on in place of McManaman.
    5/9/2014 8:21:21 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [substitution]
    Another QPR change and it's a sullen-looking Morrison who's hooked for Kranjcar. He gets a word in the ear and a meaty slap on the back from his boss, the youngster. We're heading into the final 10 minutes...
    5/9/2014 8:23:53 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    No away-goal rule in the play-offs, just to mark your card. QPR wouldn't say no to one but that ain't the way to go about it, Joey Barton. A ball's laid into his path 30 yards out but - thwack! - and it's in the stands.
    5/9/2014 8:29:38 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    Ooh, Waghorn's just tumbled in the area here as Perch waited to take a throw and it looked like Hill - who never took his eyes off the Wigan forward - stuck a leg out there. Hill's now on the turf himself, grimacing and clutching his leg...
    5/9/2014 8:32:51 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [added-minutes]
    Three added minutes here....
    5/9/2014 8:35:17 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [qpr]
    Onuoha does reall well here because Maynard's right on his bumper and Green's dithered. That's just about us done....
    5/9/2014 8:38:16 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR [full-time]
    There's the whistle - this one will be decided at Loftus Road on Monday. Wigan had the better of the half-chances; QPR's plan to frustrate them - especially in the first half - worked a treat.
    5/9/2014 8:38:29 PM
  • Smiles and handshakes between the two bosses - they knew that was going to be pretty cagey, didn't they?

    5/9/2014 8:39:22 PM
  • [betting]QPR now favourites to progress in this tie and 5/2 second favourites behind Derby to triumph in the final at Wembley. Bet now

    5/9/2014 8:44:19 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR REACTION [wigan]
    Let's a grab a post-match word from Wigan's man of the match, Jordi Gomez:
    It was a game of few chances only. We knew it was going to be decided on Monday so we'll go there looking to get a result. We have the belief, the confidence that we can win.

    QPR's Clint Hill, meanwhile, has apologised for an early flailing arm that caught Rob Kiernan:
    We'll view this as a positive result. We wanted something to take back to Loftus Road - we knew it was going to be tough - but it all goes to Monday now. The onus is on us now to get the win at home. I apologise to Kiernan - I did touch him and it was a bit reckless on my part.
    5/9/2014 8:48:47 PM
    A quick reminder that you can see that decider at Loftus Road on Monday night, coverage starting on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm. Derby and Brighton will do battle for a place at Wembley on Sunday, the build-up for that game kicking off at 5pm on Sky Sports 2.
    5/9/2014 8:51:39 PM
  • Uwe Rosler doesn't look too happy... but is he on reflection?

    5/9/2014 8:55:35 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR REACTION [wigan]
    Here's Wigan boss Uwe Rosler's verdict:
    A fair result? No, not really, when you see how much we had the ball. We put some good crosses in and had one or two really big chances. It would have been nice to have won the game - at the moment we're not scoring many goals - but we're still in the tie. It was always going to be tight but we missed a killer instinct. We're not disappointed because we're right in the tie and it will be interesting in London.
    5/9/2014 8:55:49 PM
  • WIGAN 0-0 QPR REACTION [qpr]
    And now, Harry Redknapp's full-time view:
    For sure, we take a draw. It was two evenly-balanced teams and it's all to play for; you wouldn't like to pick a favourite. They're a good side and they'll come to our place and be dangerous. I picked an open team - a few of the backroom lads thought we should be more defensive - I played two wingers, a striker, Ravel Morrison... so no-one can say I played for a draw. It's even, absolutely even.
    5/9/2014 9:01:38 PM
  • RACE FOR THE TITLE [supersunday]
    So, the Championship play-offs return on Sunday - Derby and Brighton bidding to book their place at Wembley - but not before the Premier League season finally reaches it's climax. Manchester City are on course to regain the title but if they slip up against West Ham, Liverpool will be waiting. The destiny of the title will be decided live on Sky Sports:
    5/9/2014 9:06:25 PM
    We'll be back in the morning to gear up for a thrilling final day in the top-flight - and build-up to the play-off tussles in League One and League Two. Here's how your football-packed Saturday looks on Sky Sports:
    • Soccer AM (10am, SS1)
    • Peterborough v Leyton Orient (noon, SS1)
    • Preston v Rotherham (5pm, SS1)
    • York v Fleetwood (7.15pm, SS1)
    • Villareal v Rayo Vallecano (6.55pm, SS2)
    • Levante v Valencia (9pm, SS2)
    5/9/2014 9:13:46 PM
    A cracking weekend of football's in store so we're off to get some shut-eye. Thanks for reading and join us tomorrow.
    5/9/2014 9:15:21 PM
  • Welcome to today's football play-offs. Peterborough host Leyton Orient before Rotherham travel to Preston in the League One 'semi-finals'. York are at home to Fleetwood in the final English play-off in the day, in their League Two first leg. We'll also have all the goal news from today's Scottish Premiership games which will determine who falls into the play-off with the Championship qualifiers.
    5/10/2014 11:06:09 AM
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    5/10/2014 11:11:11 AM
    The teams are on the pitch - all the action to follow
    5/10/2014 11:13:40 AM

  • 5/10/2014 11:14:53 AM
  • TEAMS [fl72] 
    Peterborough: Olejnik, Little, Alcock, Baldwin, Ntlhe, Swanson, Bostwick, Payne, Rowe, Ajose, Assombalonga. 

    Leyton Orient: Jones, Cuthbert, Baudry, Clarke, Omozusi, Odubajo, Vincelot, Lundstram, Cox, Lisbie, Mooney. 
    5/10/2014 11:16:14 AM
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