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Danny Haynes is caught offside. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Hogan Ephraim is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Hogan Ephraim.
Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from outside the area hitting the post.
Hogan Ephraim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.
Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Andy Gray.
A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Headed effort from inside the area by Heidar Helguson misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Heidar Helguson results in a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.
Jordan Clark is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Mellis. Jay McEveley is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Hill.
Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
Jacob Butterfield has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
(QPR) makes a substitution, with Hogan Ephraim coming on for Adel Taarabt.
Kieran Trippier takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alejandro Faurlin.
Matthew Hill crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Gray misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
Adel Taarabt fouled by Kieran Trippier, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Clint Hill, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Tommy Smith on Kieran Trippier, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier from right channel.
Danny Haynes takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Haynes. Bradley Orr takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kieran Trippier, Patrick Kenny makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Smith. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Adel Taarabt is caught offside. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Jacob Butterfield. Jacob Butterfield crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McShane on Matthew Connolly. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Headed effort from inside the area by Jason Shackell misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Hill goes over the crossbar.
Booking for Jacob Butterfield for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Jacob Butterfield. The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Headed effort from inside the area by Clint Hill misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Danny Haynes, clearance by Matthew Connolly.
Adel Taarabt receives a caution. Danny Haynes fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
Heidar Helguson challenges Jason Shackell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Marlon Harewood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Jason Shackell fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Jason Shackell takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Outswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line.
A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.
Heidar Helguson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Hill, save by Patrick Kenny.
Kieran Trippier crosses the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the box by Nathan Doyle goes over the bar.
Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Hill, Clint Hill makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Heidar Helguson. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Danny Haynes from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
The referee blows for offside against Adel Taarabt. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kieran Trippier on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Clint Hill takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield, Jason Shackell has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Andy Gray takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
The ball is sent over by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Clint Hill.
A goal is scored by Adel Taarabt from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 0-1 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Wayne Routledge.
Shackell back for Tykes
Barnsley club skipper Jason Shackell is expected to go straight back into the starting line-up against QPR following illness.
Shackell missed Saturday's home win over Bristol City and manager Mark Robins must decide whether to recall him or retain Kieran Trippier in his back four.
Another defender, Bobby Hassell, remains sidelined with a calf strain and midfielder Hugo Colace is expected to miss out after being forced off at the weekend with a knee injury.
Jacob Mellis, on loan from Chelsea, replaced Colace against the Robins and is expected to keep his place alongside Jacob Butterfield.
Defender Jay McEveley and midfielder Diego Arismendi are among those pushing for recalls to the starting line-up as the Tykes bid to maintain their push for a top-half finish.
Adel Taarabt is set to return for QPR.
Rangers' 15-goal skipper missed Saturday's surprise 4-1 defeat at Scunthorpe due to a stomach virus but has been given the all-clear to link up with the rest of the squad in Yorkshire.
Striker Heidar Helguson was rested as a precaution at the weekend and is poised to return to the starting line-up along with defender Kaspars Gorkss, who dropped to the bench.
Danny Shittu was taken off at half-time at Glanford Park and looks likely to make way for Gorkss, while fellow centre-half Matt Connolly is also pushing to return to the squad.
Defender Peter Ramage (cruciate) and striker Jamie Mackie (broken leg) remain long-term absentees.
Taarabt strike sees off Tykes
Adel Taarabt struck in the opening minute at Barnsley to put QPR within touching distance of a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
Both sides displayed attacking prowess and the hosts had chances to restore parity through Jason Shackell and Jacob Butterfield.
Referee Anthony Bates resisted heavy pressure from both sets of fans to dismiss both Taarabt and Butterfield after a bad-tempered clash between the pair in the first half.
Rangers now go into their next npower Championship game aware that their 16-year absence from the top flight could be over after just 90 more minutes.
Even then QPR could face a points deduction with the Football Association due to rule over charges regarding the ownership of Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin so even a win next time out against Derby might not result in them going up.
Talismanic home captain Shackell was fit again after illness and visiting manager Neil Warnock made four changes after the heavy defeat at Scunthorpe; the most significant being the reintroduction of playmaker Taarabt.
The R's found the back of the net after 47 seconds, returning captain Taarabt tricking the Barnsley defence with a step-over and blasting beyond Luke Steele.
The Tykes were denied four minutes later when Danny Haynes' powerful shot deflected off Paddy Kenny only for Andy Gray to blast against the former Sheffield United goalkeeper.
On 32 minutes, Bradley Orr bravely headed clear when Marlon Harewood found himself in an excellent position to score.
Both sides were lucky to end the first period with 10 men, Taarabt fouling Butterfield and receiving a yellow card, only for the Barnsley man to retaliate shortly afterwards and pick up a booking for his troubles.
Mark Robins' men might have gone in level at the break, Shackell failing to convert a header following Butterfield's cross as half-time approached.
With just over 11,000 at Oakwell, both sets of fans were in full voice as their sides emerged for the second half. The visitors cheered as Tommy Smith tapped in from close range on 55 minutes, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
The home fans were on the edge of their seats when Kaspars Gorkss conceded a free-kick after a foul on Gray. Kieran Trippier whipped in a dangerous ball but Kenny was on hand to smother.
Just before the hour mark, Haynes tested Kenny again but the Republic of Ireland international stood firm to save.
Taarabt made way for Hogan Ephraim as the game entered the final 20 minutes. The Hoops may have considered the tie won but Butterfield skimmed the post on 70 minutes to set up a tense finale.
Heidar Helguson bustled into the box after 82 minutes to connect with Wayne Routledge's cross but managed to clip his header agonisingly past the left post.
Butterfield provided a late scare for the R's with five minutes remaining, his long-range effort rattling Kenny's post but Warnock's men return to London already dreaming about next season's away days.
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