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Andreas Weimann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Young. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Assist by Heidar Helguson.
Richard Dunne puts the ball into his own net. QPR 1-1 Aston Villa.
A cross is delivered by Heidar Helguson.
Corner taken short by Marc Albrighton.
Marc Albrighton produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Armand Traore on Marc Albrighton. The referee shows Armand Traore a red card for second bookable offence. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
Short corner taken by Marc Albrighton.
The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton, clearance by Fitz Hall.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has a drilled shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.
Foul by Marc Albrighton on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Tommy Smith comes on in place of Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Charles N'Zogbia leaves the field to be replaced by Andreas Weimann.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Heidar Helguson. DJ Campbell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Foul by Stephen Warnock on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joey Barton, Stiliyan Petrov gets a block in.
Heidar Helguson fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Charles N'Zogbia a yellow card. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Corner taken by Marc Albrighton played to the near post, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Warnock, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Shot by Alejandro Faurlin from 18 yards. James Collins gets a block in.
Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Shaun Derry leaves the field to be replaced by Heidar Helguson.
Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
Anton Ferdinand fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Gabriel Agbonlahor receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Stephen Ireland.
Stiliyan Petrov receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Shot by Alejandro Faurlin. Blocked by James Collins.
Barry Bannan goes off and Marc Albrighton comes on.
Adel Taarabt takes the outswinging corner, Luke Young takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Hutton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stiliyan Petrov on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from 18 yards by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Brilliant save by Shay Given.
The official flags Shaun Wright-Phillips offside. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Joey Barton. DJ Campbell is brought on as a substitute for Jay Bothroyd. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Booking for James Collins for unsporting behaviour. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a cross.
Foul by Richard Dunne on Shaun Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Alejandro Faurlin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
Placed penalty scored by Barry Bannan. QPR 0-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Armand Traore concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor. The referee shows Armand Traore a yellow card.
Fabian Delph produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The referee penalises Shaun Wright-Phillips for handball. James Collins takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Barry Bannan from 20 yards. Blocked by Fitz Hall.
Unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Gabriel Agbonlahor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Stiliyan Petrov. Free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
Stephen Warnock crosses the ball, Luke Young gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Hutton on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Alan Hutton goes into the book. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
Drilled left-footed shot by Fabian Delph. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.
Foul by James Collins on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
Corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov from the right by-line to the near post, James Collins has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Foul by Anton Ferdinand on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded. Barry Bannan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Patrick Kenny makes a brilliant save.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Bannan, clearance by Luke Young.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Armand Traore. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Foul by Stephen Warnock on Joey Barton, free kick awarded. Stephen Warnock booked. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jay Bothroyd, Fabian Delph gets a block in.
Corner taken by Stiliyan Petrov from the left by-line played to the near post, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
Stiliyan Petrov fouled by Shaun Derry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
Richard Dunne challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alejandro Faurlin takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. James Collins takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Alejandro Faurlin from just outside the area goes over the net.
Adel Taarabt decides to take a short corner.
Effort from just outside the area by Joey Barton goes over the bar.
Joey Barton is caught offside. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
Jay Bothroyd challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Stephen Ireland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Armand Traore. A cross is delivered by Joey Barton, Headed effort from inside the area by Jay Bothroyd misses to the left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Collins.
Jay Bothroyd produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Warnock.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton to the near post, clearance by James Collins.
Adel Taarabt has a drilled shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne.
Drilled right-footed shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Blocked by James Collins.
Richard Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Shaun Derry takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short.
Luke Young fouled by Stiliyan Petrov, the ref awards a free kick. Adel Taarabt has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Fabian Delph.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.
Stephen Ireland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Armand Traore. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Adel Taarabt hits the post.
Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Stiliyan Petrov, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Shot from 18 yards by Jay Bothroyd. Richard Dunne gets a block in.
Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
McLeish calls for patience
Alex McLeish insists he is the right man to lead Aston Villa and called for trust in himself and his players ahead of Sunday's trip to QPR.
McLeish left the pitch to boos ringing in his ears after Villa were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Bolton in midweek and fans have been critical on message boards.
It was McLeish's first defeat since angering a section of Villa fans via his move across the city from Birmingham in the summer.
But the Scot has faith in his ability and that of his squad even though he concedes Villa are currently going through a transitional period.
McLeish said: "We need a bit of patience because I believe we will do well, and that I will do well in this job.
"I have great faith in the players. We have some young players here who are going to get better and, if we can get our injured players back then we will be stronger.
"I have belief in my own ability but we're not kidding ourselves. We are going through a little transitional period because we have lost a lot of players.
"Randy Lerner (club owner), who the Villa fans trust implicitly, sees it as a time when we have to get Financial Fair Play sorted out over the next couple of seasons."
McLeish added: "Is it a case of trust me and my players? I think so. Listen, it (the booing) was right at the end of the game.
"I felt the fans were pretty much with the team for the whole game. They were patient.
"At the end of the day they vented a little bit of disappointment because we have gone out of the Carling Cup at home which is understandable."
Record signing Darren Bent has been ruled out against QPR with a groin problem.
Fellow forward Emile Heskey (hamstring) is still sidelined but deadline-day signing Jermaine Jenas is given a 50/50 chance of recovering from a thigh problem. Charles N'Zogbia will return to the side after being rested against Bolton on Tuesday.
Ahead of the Loftus Road clash, McLeish revealed he is a big fan of QPR midfielder Joey Barton, who has been in the headlines after his Tweets about Wolves midfielder Karl Henry and manager Mick McCarthy last weekend.
He said: "Joey has never been in finer form. He's obviously been a bit of a character as well over these past few months with his Twitter and whatever it is he's been doing.
"It's good entertainment, but hopefully he's not entertaining at the weekend and we can keep him quiet.
"I've thought about (signing) Joey a few times, I've just never really had the right moment to get him, but there's no doubt I'm an admirer."
The R`s have no fresh injury concerns heading into the match.
Striker DJ Campbell will be hoping for his second start of the season having finally shaken off the "worrying" virus which hampered his start to life at Rangers.
The 29-year-old has only started once since his summer move from Blackpool, playing 90 minutes in the 4-0 home defeat against Bolton on the opening weekend of the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Campbell was struggling against the Trotters due to the virus, which has restricted him to just two substitute appearances since, but netted his first goal for his new club in last weekend's 3-0 win at Wolves.
The Hammersmith-born forward spent a spell with Villa's youth team as a teenager before rising from non-league football to establish himself as a Premier League striker, with Second City rivals Birmingham first taking him into the top flight in 2006.
Five years on and the #1.2million QPR signing was thrilled to join his "boyhood club" over the summer and believes exciting times lie ahead for Neil Warnock's side.
"When I left here I went to Villa but this is the club I've supported all my life," he said.
"I was brought up five minutes around the corner and I actually came here and watched the team play back in the day.
"It is just good for it be switched around and for the fans to come and watch me.
"Coming here was always a dream for me. It is my boyhood club.
"Once I spoke to the gaffer and he told me what was going to go on here and what his plans were, it was perfect for me.
"With (chairman) Tony (Fernandes) coming in and bringing in the players he has brought in, it can only benefit me as a player and everybody else.
"I am delighted to be here and looking forward to playing football here and scoring goals here.
"I believe playing with these guys I should score a lot of goals and hopefully I will."
Dunne`s late agony hands QPR point
Richard Dunne's last-gasp own goal helped 10-man QPR grab a deserved 1-1 draw from Sunday`s Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The Hoops dominated play in the first period but were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal after referee Michael Oliver awarded Villa a penalty the 58th minute.
Armand Traore was adjudged to have fouled Gabriel Agbonlahor in the box, allowing Barry Bannan to strike home from the spot.
The referee's performance came under further scrutiny from the home faithful when Alan Hutton appeared to handle the ball twice in quick succession.
QPR's hopes of grabbing a leveller looked to have been thwarted when Traore was sent off late on, but they managed to eke out their first home goal of the campaign.
Substitute Heidar Helguson's cross deep into stoppage time was pulled back by Stephen Warnock onto Dunne, who could not help but score his ninth own goal in Premier League history.
Despite Prime Minister David Cameron cheering on the visitors, QPR started the match brightly and carved out their first opportunity in the third minute.
With only Shaun Wright-Phillips for company, Jay Bothroyd decided to go alone down the left flank before unleashing a drive that Dunne was forced to block.
The home side again went close two minutes later, with talisman Adel Taarabt twisting and turning before curling a 30-yard effort onto the post.
QPR continued to attack with intent and both Wright-Phillips and Taarabt had close-range shots blocked in a 14th-minute melee.
Bothroyd glanced a header just wide minutes later as the west Londoners continued to press for the opener.
After a break in play to patch up James Collins following a collision with Bothroyd, Rangers went close once more.
Alejandro Faurlin's cross-field ball was met by neat interplay between Luke Young and Bothroyd, but Joey Barton could not connect with the latter's whipped cross at the back post.
QPR continued to enjoy the better of the possession but their enthusiasm was tempered by sturdy defending from the visitors.
As the first period looked to be petering out, the match flared up as Warnock received yellow for a crunching challenge on skipper Barton.
And moments before half-time goalkeeper Paddy Kenny saved Bannan's 20-yard free-kick with a superb one-handed stop.
Villa looked rejuvenated after the break, controlling possession and looking dangerous down the flanks.
The visitors almost turned their dominance into the opener when Fabian Delph latched onto a ball from Bannan, although the former could only direct his flick wide.
However, Alex McLeish's side did take the lead shortly afterwards when Traore was adjudged to have fouled Gabriel Agbonlahor in the box.
Bannan stepped up to the take the spot-kick and fired home to the delight of the 1,701 visiting fans.
The travelling support were on their feet once more in the 60th minute but Charles N'Zogbia's near-post effort hit the side netting.
Bannan saw a shot saved at the near post as Villa looked to extend their advantage, forcing Warnock to shuffle the pack.
DJ Campbell replaced Bothroyd as QPR looked to find an equaliser, which almost came through Wright-Phillips but Shay Given did well to save.
The Shepherds Bush outfit were starting to up the ante once more as the match approached the final 20 minutes.
QPR had strong shouts for a penalty turned down after Shaun Derry's header seemed to strike Hutton's arm on the line, leading to choruses of '1-0 to the referee' around Loftus Road.
The Hoops launched a barrage of attacks as the clock wound down and had calls for another penalty turned down when substitute Tommy Smith's cross struck Hutton's hand.
With QPR chasing the game, they were reduced to 10 men when Traore was handed a second yellow for a 90th-minute lunge on Marc Albrighton.
But they managed to grab an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time when Helguson's cross was cleared by Warnock into Dunne, who could not stop the ball rebounding off him and into the goal.
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