at 2014-10-27 23:00:48

Summary.: This was an entertaining game with Aston Villa having as much of the play as the home team. The difference was the home team managed to take their chances while the visitors found the home goalkeeper in excellent form and hence were unable to capitalise on the opportunities that they created. From the Officials point of view the game was controlled in a very “low key” manner with assertion of authority being accomplished without any difficulty. The two cautions were completely justified and were expected for the offences committed. Good co-operation between Assistants and Referee was evident throughout with good eye contact and no doubt sensible use of the communication equipment. The Referee adopted positions which were always appropriate for the phases of play and was able to inject an appreciable acceleration when necessary when play moved quickly from end to end so that he was always “on the spot” when a judgement and decision had to be made. There were no contentious decisions and the officials can feel very happy with their overall contribution to the evenings entertainment. Well done.Thanks for being with us this evening.

at 2014-10-27 22:51:09

The Referee brings the game to a close with QPR winning by 2 goals to Nil

at 2014-10-27 22:50:01

Offside by Austin. Positvie flag signal by Assistant McDonough

at 2014-10-27 22:48:43

Substitution by QPR. No19 Kranjcar replaces No10 Fer.

at 2014-10-27 22:47:47

3 minutes added time indicated by 4th Official.

at 2014-10-27 22:47:22

Villa No6 pulling shirt of opponent. Freekick QPR comes to nothing

at 2014-10-27 22:45:18

Offside by Villa No6. Clear flag signal by Assistant Bennett

at 2014-10-27 22:44:14

Substitution for QPR. Traore for Vargas

at 2014-10-27 22:43:36

Freekick to QPR  but goes for goalkick. Referee showed good movement to move towards penalty area to ensure correct decision was made.

at 2014-10-27 22:40:41

Foul by Fer on Cissocho. Referee quickly awards freekick to Villa

at 2014-10-27 22:39:16

Referee moves in quickly to speak to attacker and defender to eradicate the holding and pushing. Sensible management of the situation

at 2014-10-27 22:38:24

Freekick to QPR. Referee right on the spot again to judge the offence and make the award. Superb positioning.

at 2014-10-27 22:37:21

Two brilliant saves by the QPR goalkeeper to deny Villa a goal

at 2014-10-27 22:35:45

The Referee has the game well under control and is on the spot when Lowton brings down Hoilett with a toull tackle from behind. Yellow CardJustifiable caution for Lowton

at 2014-10-27 22:33:12

QPR playing with a lot of confidence now and just missed a great chance to get a third goal

at 2014-10-27 22:30:38

Double substitution for Villa with Cole and Bent replacing Westwood and Weimann

at 2014-10-27 22:25:56

A quick move by QPR and a second goal for Austin

at 2014-10-27 22:25:06

Good attempt by HOILETT just past the post.Close call for Villa.

at 2014-10-27 22:21:36

Foul by Lowton on SUK-Young. Good signal by Assstant Bennett

Sorry…substituion for QPR now: Hoilett for Zamora. Think Harry Rednapp did it just to confuse me in talking to Henry on the touchline earlier with Hoilett waiting

at 2014-10-27 22:18:42

Substitution for QPR. Hoilett for Henry

at 2014-10-27 22:17:43

Foul by Lowton on Zamora. Freekick QPR

at 2014-10-27 22:15:43

Caution for Weimann of VillaYellow Card

at 2014-10-27 22:15:23

Offside offencee by Weimann. Clear signal by Assistant Bennett

at 2014-10-27 22:14:07

Foul by Benteke on Suk-Young. Prompt, positive signal by Assistant

at 2014-10-27 22:12:39

Freekick to Villa brought a close escape for QPR

at 2014-10-27 22:11:40

The Referee has confidence to walk when appropriate as play developes. You don’t always need to run around like a “headless chicken”

at 2014-10-27 22:09:13

Appela for a penalty by QPR when the ball brushed a Villa players hand. Ball came of the Villa defenders chest so another correct judgement by the Referee.

at 2014-10-27 22:08:03

Good signal by Assistant Bennett to indicate foul by Lowton after the ball had gone. Good Assistant/Referee co-operation

at 2014-10-27 22:05:44

Referee almost in way again. Bit more awareness needed Lee

at 2014-10-27 22:02:21

No player changes for the second half so here we go with Villa kicking off

at 2014-10-27 21:54:10

Halt-time summary:

A fairly “low key” game with very few fouls being committed and those all being of a minor nature. Although the home team lead 1-0 the visitors have had more attempts on goal and hence will feel they can still get something out of this game in the second half. The Officials have been almost invisible throughout while getting every decision correct. However, they must maintain a high level of concentration so that control can be maintained at the high level we have witnessed so far. Well done lads…keep it up. Cup of tea time.

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at 2014-10-27 21:47:47

Freekick to QPR following a foul by Westwood.

The Referee brings the first half to a close

at 2014-10-27 21:45:38

2 minutes of added time to be played indicated by the 4th Official

at 2014-10-27 21:42:19

Good signal by Assistant Bennett following foul by Cissokoh. Freekick to QPR. Referee manages the 10 yards distance for defenders very well.

at 2014-10-27 21:40:26

Stoppage in play while Weimann gets attention. Good empathy by the Referee. Accidental collision

at 2014-10-27 21:38:24

A lot of “head tennis” taking place with the Referee holding a static midfield position to see what the outcome would be. Very sensible reading of the phase of play.

at 2014-10-27 21:36:35

Good save by QPR goalkeeper to prevent an equaliser

at 2014-10-27 21:36:01

A QPR attack with the Referee moving out wide then sensibly adjusting position toward the central edge of the penalty area when the ball was played back in from the right wing. This ensured he always had the best view of play

at 2014-10-27 21:33:35

Good judgement by Assistant Bennett when Villa wanted an offside decision. The Assistant was 100% correct. Good stuff which showed the high concentration

at 2014-10-27 21:31:37

The game seems quite “low Key” but the Officials are maintaining a high concentration. Good flag signal by Assistant Bennett to indicate a freekick to QPR

at 2014-10-27 21:28:34

Foul by QPR No20 on Aston Villa No11. Referee again right on the spot to give the free kick.

No arguments from the players

at 2014-10-27 21:26:13

The Referee well in control while maintaining a “low profile” which suits the pattern of the game

at 2014-10-27 21:24:28

Freekick to QPR following holding by Cleverly. Referee again well positioned with a clear view of the offence

at 2014-10-27 21:22:29

Great positive flag signal by Assistant Bennett

at 2014-10-27 21:21:49

Good response by Villa but QPR gain another corner kick which is easily dealt with by the goalkeeper.


at 2014-10-27 21:20:04

Foul by Vagas. Freekick to Villa. Referee well position to detect the offence

at 2014-10-27 21:18:55

Both Assistants always moving to stay in line with the second rearmost defender.

at 2014-10-27 21:17:50

Foul on Wiemann. Freekick to Villa

at 2014-10-27 21:17:20

Goal for QPR by No9 Austin.

at 2014-10-27 21:16:18

Clear offside decision . Notice the clear arm signal by the Referee and held until the ball was next played.

at 2014-10-27 21:15:12

Referee a little too close to play in midfield and almost in the way. A little bit better reading of play required?

at 2014-10-27 21:11:50

Notice how the Referee is not afraid to hold position in midfield to let play develope.

at 2014-10-27 21:10:32

Corner kick to Aston Villa. Easily cleared

at 2014-10-27 21:08:51

Freekick to QPR following minor holding offence by Benteke

at 2014-10-27 21:07:35

Corner kick to Aston Villa but well cleared then Benteke offside and a prompt positive signal given by Assistant McDonough

at 2014-10-27 21:06:08

Notice the Referee keeps signals to a minimum for throws when the throw direction is obvious and not disputed.

at 2014-10-27 21:04:27

First shot on goal by Aston Villa but easy save by the goalkeeper


at 2014-10-27 21:03:33

First free-kick goes to ASTON vILLA

at 2014-10-27 21:01:10

The game is underway and immediately QPR on the attack and gaining an early corner kick

at 2014-10-27 21:00:18

Both teams playing in their normal colours. QPR in their Blue and White hoops and Aston Villa in Claret and Blue. Nice to see the Officials wearing black for once.

at 2014-10-27 20:56:18

Here we go with Lee Mason collecting the Hi-Viz ball as he enters the field of play.

at 2014-10-27 20:55:13

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at 2014-10-27 20:48:55

Tonights Referee is Lee Mason with his Assistants Simon Bennett and Mick McDonough.

4th Official is Premiership Referee Mike Jones.

You will notice that the ball to be used is the new Hi-Viz ball which is a standard 32 panel design with high contrast graphics to improve visibility.

at 2014-10-27 20:45:53

Welcome to our coverage of the Premier League match between QPR and Aston Villa from Loftus Road. The home team have lost 4 and drawn one of their last 5 games while the visitors have  won one and lost 4. QPR will have gained confidence from their last game when they were unlucky to lose to Liverpool 2-3 with a goal deep into added time and will be looking for a similar performance to keep in touch with other teams at the bottom of the table.