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30 Oct 2010 18:00:32

Alexander spot-on for Clarets

Graham Alexander was back on the spot as Burnley knocked QPR off their perch at the top of the npower Championship in a 1-1 draw.Clarets captain Alexander, who uncharacteristically missed his last penalty back in September, stepped up in first-half stoppage time to hit the first league goal Rangers have conceded at Loftus Road this season.The spot-kick, awarded after Matt Connolly felled Dean Marney, cancelled out a stunning 25-yard strike from Adel Taarabt and meant Cardiff leapfrogged Neil Warnock's side at the summit.Rangers came closest to a winner in stoppage time when Tommy Smith curled inches wide and Shaun Derry crashed a shot over.Burnley had their chances too, with Chris Iwelumo lashing his shot high over the bar and Jay Rodriguez's toe-poke bouncing narrowly wide of Kenny's goal.


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