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Shot on goal by Shaun Derry from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Tommy Smith goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Connolly misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Tommy Smith.
Effort from the edge of the area by Jamie Mackie goes wide of the right-hand post.
Tyrone Mears concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. Tommy Smith crosses the ball, Clint Hill has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Kaspars Gorkss produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Corner taken by Tommy Smith from the right by-line played to the near post, Tyrone Mears makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Clarke Carlisle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Mackie.
Steven Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Iwelumo.
Tommy Smith is brought on as a substitute for Adel Taarabt. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Jamie Mackie. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Jamie Mackie is given a yellow card. Michael Duff fouled by Jamie Mackie, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Jay Rodriguez misses to the left of the goal.
Booking for Graham Alexander for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Graham Alexander. A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt, Patrick Agyemang has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Close range shot by Chris Iwelumo clears the bar.
Michael Duff goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Rob Hulse goes off and Leon Clarke comes on. Foul by Michael Duff on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Clarke Carlisle.
Outswinging corner taken by Shaun Derry from the right by-line, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.
The referee shows Kaspars Gorkss a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Kaspars Gorkss. Strike on goal comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, save by Patrick Kenny.
Chris Iwelumo is ruled offside. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kaspars Gorkss. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez challenges Clint Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Patrick Agyemang on for Hogan Ephraim. Shaun Derry fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt.
Ross Wallace produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Wallace. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Clint Hill. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Wade Elliott challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt.
Foul by Jamie Mackie on Daniel Fox, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance made by Lee Grant.
Foul by Graham Alexander on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Graham Alexander.
Kaspars Gorkss challenges Chris Iwelumo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
Ross Wallace on for Chris Eagles.
Graham Alexander scores a penalty. QPR 1-1 Burnley.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Matthew Connolly.
Adel Taarabt receives a caution. Adel Taarabt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Shaun Derry results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Graham Alexander from left channel, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
Daniel Fox takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly. Corner taken right-footed by Graham Alexander to the near post, clearance made by Shaun Derry.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball, Shot from close range by Jamie Mackie misses to the left of the target.
Adel Taarabt scores a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Burnley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Kaspars Gorkss. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Graham Alexander fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Chris Eagles is shown a yellow card.
Foul by Adel Taarabt on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Iwelumo. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
The referee blows for offside against Rob Hulse. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
Right-footed shot by Jay Rodriguez went wide left of the net.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Wade Elliott takes a shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox to the near post, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
Clarke Carlisle fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Marney on Alejandro Faurlin. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Dean Marney has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Rob Hulse is ruled offside. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Shaun Derry takes a shot. Blocked by Clarke Carlisle.
Chris Eagles fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daniel Fox.
The official flags Jamie Mackie offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Foul by Clint Hill on Chris Eagles, free kick awarded. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner worked by Daniel Fox.
Unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Fox, Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line to the near post, Patrick Kenny makes a clearance.
Foul by Rob Hulse on Michael Duff, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Dean Marney takes a shot. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, Dean Marney makes a clearance.
Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Connolly. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
The game begins.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Hoops wait on Heidar
QPR will check on Heidar Helguson ahead of the visit of Burnley.
The Iceland striker suffered a shoulder injury at Bristol City last week but Rangers are hopeful he will be fit.
However, if Helguson is ruled out it would pave the way for Rob Hulse to make his full debut.
Hulse, a deadline-day signing from Derby, made his first appearance for his new club as a substutute at Ashton Gate after finally recovering from an Achilles injury.
Midfielders Akos Buzsaky, Lee Cook (both knee) and Martin Rowlands (calf) are set to miss out again.
Youngster Josh Parker could be on the bench after returning early from a loan spell with Northampton.
Burnley manager Brian Laws has no new injury concerns for the trip after his side came through the extra-time Carling Cup defeat to Aston Villa unscathed.
Laws has important decisions to make in the Clarets' back-line after Lee Grant deputised and impressed between the sticks in the 2-1 defeat at Villa Park and could keep his place for the trip to the league leaders, with Brian Jensen dropping to the bench.
Clarke Carlisle could retain his place in the heart of the defence after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Villa to force extra-time and may keep Leon Cort on the bench after he returns from a one-match suspension.
Chris Iwelumo was rested in midweek and is set to come back into the side with Martin Paterson making way, while Chris McCann remains a long-term absentee.
Alexander is spot on for Clarets
Graham Alexander was back on the spot as Burnley claimed a 1-1 draw that knocked QPR off their perch at the top of the npower Championship.
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 strike from Adel Taarabt and meant Cardiff leapfrogged Neil Warnock's side at the summit.
It may be harsh to suggest Rangers' form is stuttering after they extending their club-record unbeaten start to the season to 14 games.
But four successive draws suggest the division will not be the cakewalk it appeared a month ago when the Hoops were steamrollering everyone in sight.
Paddy Kenny had not picked the ball out of the home net for more than nine-and-a-half hours, but he had to make a double save early in the first half to extend his record by a few minutes.
Kenny probably should have held Chris Eagles' 20-yard drive but when he spilled the ball at the feet of Jay Rodriguez, the big keeper recovered superbly to palm his effort clear.
Burnley felt they should have had a penalty on the half-hour when Eagles tumbled under Clint Hill's challenge but referee Iain Williamson booked the Clarets winger, despite having earlier ignored a risible dive by Taarabt.
But if that was the worst side of Taarabt's game, the mercurial Moroccan soon showed the best by lashing an unstoppable 25-yard curler past Lee Grant and into the top corner in the 33rd minute.
Rangers could have been two up three minutes later but Rob Hulse and Alejandro Faurlin merely got in each other's way as they went for Taarabt's cross.
Instead, they allowed Burnley to draw level on the stroke of half-time when Kenny's goal was finally breached.
Connolly clumsily bundled Marney over in the area, Williamson this time pointed to the spot and Alexander duly obliged.
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 Rodriguez's toe-poke bouncing narrowly wide of Kenny's goal.
But even Rangers co-owner Bernie Ecclestone, on a rare Grand Prix-free weekend, had seen enough before the end as both sides settled for a point.
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