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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Stephen Kelly.
Short corner taken by Clint Dempsey.
Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha.
Joey Barton challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Dickson Etuhu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Adel Taarabt results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Clint Dempsey.
Chris Baird challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Baird receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
Akos Buzsaky concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Akos Buzsaky comes on in place of Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Shot from close range by Shaun Wright-Phillips misses to the right of the target.
(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Dickson Etuhu coming on for Andrew Johnson.
Corner taken by Joey Barton, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Andrew Johnson offside. Damien Duff joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bryan Ruiz. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Pavel Pogrebnyak handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Andrew Johnson challenges Anton Ferdinand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Baird replaces Danny Murphy.
Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Taye Taiwo leaves the field to be replaced by Armand Traore.
Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.
Shot from close in by Jamie Mackie misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Foul by Taye Taiwo on Andrew Johnson, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Volleyed left-footed shot by Taye Taiwo. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.
Corner taken by Joey Barton, Moussa Dembele goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Clearance made by Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Bobby Zamora concedes a free kick for a foul on Brede Hangeland. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha by Clint Dempsey results in a free kick. Anton Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.
Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Joey Barton takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.
The referee penalises Bryan Ruiz for handball. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.
Joey Barton takes a corner.
Joey Barton takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Clint Hill misses to the right of the goal.
Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Anton Ferdinand challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Pavel Pogrebnyak has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz, clearance made by Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Shot by Adel Taarabt from outside the box goes over the target.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Taye Taiwo has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Joey Barton from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz played to the near post, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.
Bryan Ruiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Hill. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Samba Diakite gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Samba Diakite shown a red card for second bookable offence. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Bryan Ruiz, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Samba Diakite results in a free kick. Bryan Ruiz crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.
Bryan Ruiz challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Adel Taarabt goes wide left of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Bobby Zamora. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Murphy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Murphy on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Taye Taiwo has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Foul by Samba Diakite on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. The referee shows Samba Diakite a yellow card. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, clearance by Pavel Pogrebnyak.
The official flags Jamie Mackie offside. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
Clint Dempsey fouled by Samba Diakite, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Taye Taiwo on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Jamie Mackie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot by Clint Dempsey from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Danny Murphy challenges Samba Diakite unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Taye Taiwo.
Shaun Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on John Arne Riise. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Samba Diakite on Andrew Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Pavel Pogrebnyak fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-1 Fulham.Assist by Moussa Dembele. The referee shows Pavel Pogrebnyak a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Clint Dempsey fouled by Samba Diakite, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Andrew Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by John Arne Riise.
Taye Taiwo takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Foul by Moussa Dembele on Shaun Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
Hughes defends Cottagers stint
Mark Hughes insists his record at Fulham was "outstanding" as he prepared to face his old club with QPR.
Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed labelled Hughes a "flop" after the Welshman quit Craven Cottage last summer, claiming the club's ambitions differed from his.
But Hughes, who took over as QPR manager last month, has hit back.
He said: "There's always a different viewpoint when you leave a club and it seems to be quite difficult to leave Fulham and remain on good terms.
"That's a shame because I enjoyed my time there, it's a great club with some fantastic people.
"I'd back my record at Fulham against anybody else's. Eighth in the Premier League for Fulham was an outstanding job, I don't consider that to be a lack of success.
"But my focus is now QPR and the game at the weekend. Fulham have come into my thinking because that's the team we are up against but once the game's out of the way I'll focus on the next one."
Hughes insisted he would shake Al Fayed's hand if the pair's paths were to cross at Loftus Road.
He added: "I have no problems whatsover. I had a lot of support when I was at Fulham and it was just my take at that time, there was a break in my contract on both sides. They could have invoked it but as it was I invoked it.
"That's in the past, we've all moved on, Fulham have and I certainly have.
"I'm manager of QPR, I'm pleased to be here we are trying to take the club forward and we obviously need to stay in the Premier League.
"Then we can really build something. That's what excited me and that's why I'm here, to improve this club. At almost every other club I've been at I've gone in and made it better, and that's what I want to do here."
Rangers will kick off hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference alone.
Midfielder Samba Diakite, who has joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season from Nancy, will be in the squad for the first time having reached the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup with Mali.
Bobby Zamora also faces his old club but fellow striker Djibril Cisse is suspended, while Heidar Helguson (groin), DJ Campbell and Luke Young (both hamstring) are still injured.
Fulham manager Martin Jol does not think there is a better chairman in the business than Al Fayed.
"At Fulham we are quite sound, we're healthy and we have got the chairman," the Dutchman said.
"Every time we want something, like Bryan Ruiz although maybe not the reported #10million fee, he has been very willing to help us because he is almost a legend here.
"He wants to help us and I don't think you can find a better chairman than him.
"When I was at Hamburg, for example, we did not have a lot of money.
"After I left they spent 30million. I don't know where that money came from but that is another issue. And at Ajax we had a big debt so I had to find other solutions.
"Here I have to go to his office every two or three weeks and the only thing he always asks is 'can I help you?' and 'are there any problems?'
"If there are any problems he will help us, which is what he did with signing Pavel [Pogrebnyak on transfer deadline day last month]."
Hughes and recently-departed striker Zamora are expected to be the focus of attention from Fulham's large visiting support tomorrow.
Both have highlighted QPR's exciting plans as motivations for their respective moves to Loftus Road, but Jol believes there can be no question about which club has a greater stature.
"I think that is something you don't need to think about," he said.
"We have been in this league for years now and QPR came up [in the summer].
"The first year is difficult and the second year is probably even more difficult if you look at the facts.
"We are established and they have to try and get established in the next couple of years.
Andrew Johnson will return to the Fulham squad. The 31-year-old striker has been out for several weeks with a left adductor injury.
Fellow strikers Pogrebnyak and Orlando Sa are also available, while Philippe Senderos returns after a grade two strain in his left adductor. Zdenek Grygera (knee) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are Jol's only unavailable first-team players.
Pogrebnyak gives Cottagers bragging rights
Pavel Pogrebnyak's early goal earned Fulham the west London bragging rights as indiscipline once again cost struggling QPR as it ended 1-0.
The clubs' once-amicable relationship is far more tense nowadays due in no small part to Bobby Zamora's defection to join former Whites manager Mark Hughes at Loftus Road.
The now-QPR manager suggested Fulham lacked ambition following his departure last summer and was reminded of his comments by the raucous visiting support when Pogrebnyak rounded goalkeeper Paddy Kenny to break the deadlock in the seventh minute.
QPR's hopes of exacting revenge for their 6-0 defeat in the reverse fixture were made remote in the 33rd minute when debutant Samba Diakite received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.
It was the third home league match out of four a Rangers player was dismissed in the first period and they were made to pay as their poor form continued.
QPR have now only won once in 14 league games as their almost 29-year winless streak against Fulham continued to the delight of 3,115 visiting supporters.
After a bright start from the Rs, Fulham found the back of the net in the third minute.
Mousa Dembele, playing again in an unusual central midfield role, put through John Arne Riise on the left, and his cross was nodded home off the underside of the bar by Johnson.
The effort was ruled out for offside but the visiting support did not have long to wait to celebrate a goal as Dembele once again proved the catalyst.
The Belgium international's exquisite back heel played through Pogrebnyak, who showed superb composure to round Kenny and slot home.
The goal was the recent addition's second in as many games, although it was tempered somewhat by his booking for celebrating with the Fulham fans.
QPR looked shell-shocked as they saw Clint Dempsey fire wide, before Kenny stopped the American prodding home by grabbing hold of a Pogrebnyak cross.
The Rs were struggling to get a foothold in the game and their frustrations saw Diakite pick up a booking for a late challenge on Bryan Ruiz in the 20th minute.
QPR were only fleetingly impressing and somehow failed to capitalise on defensive confusion in the 26th minute.
Mark Schwarzer parried a 20-yard Shaun Wright-Phillips effort into the path of Zamora, whose goalbound attempt was clawed away by the Fulham goalkeeper before Adel Taarabt inexplicably fired wide.
Perhaps fortunately for the Morocco international, the linesman had already raised his flag for offside.
Taarabt, though, was looking QPR's most dangerous player and fired inches wide from 20 yards, before the Cottagers returned to the attack.
Nedum Onuoha was forced to put the ball out for a corner as Dempsey threatened, before Kenny palmed away a fierce Danny Murphy effort.
The home side's afternoon was made all the more difficult in the 33rd minute when Diakite became the latest Rangers player to earn a first-half red card.
QPR had been reduced to 10 men in two of their previous three home fixtures and the Malian followed suit, receiving his second booking of the afternoon for another foul on Ruiz.
Barton fired over as half-time approached but Fulham returned to the attack after the break, with only pressure from Onuoha preventing Ruiz getting a shot away inside the opening minute.
Taarabt rained in shots from all angles as he attempted to force an equaliser, before Rangers captain Barton saw an effort deflected behind and Dembele picked up a booking.
The second period was a much calmer affair as Martin Jol's side welcomed the hosts on, which almost backfired when Mackie latched on to a Taarabt ball to fire just wide.
Left-back Riise was booked for a foul in the build-up and then saw opposing number Taiwo limp off and replaced by Armand Traore.
Fulham made sweeping changes in a bid to sure things up heading into the final 10 minutes, but were fortunate not to concede in the 83rd minute when Wright-Phillips somehow curled wide when one-on-one with Schwarzer.
Substitute Chris Baird was booked for clipping Zamora's ankles as the clock wound down before fellow replacement Dickson Etuhu ran through the middle to shoot just wide in the 90th minute.
Fulham continued to press in stoppage-time and Dembele saw the last shot of the afternoon blocked by Onuoha after he had neatly turned the defender.
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