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Foul by Sammy Ameobi on Shaun Derry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Handball decision goes against DJ Campbell. Free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
Patrick Kenny fouled by Steven Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny. Booking for Steven Taylor for unsporting behaviour. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Sammy Ameobi coming on for Gabriel Obertan. Shaun Wright-Phillips goes off and Jason Puncheon comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Gabriel Obertan. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Leon Best goes off and Sylvain Marveaux comes on.
Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Gabriel Obertan misses to the right of the target.
Foul by DJ Campbell on Ryan Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Jay Bothroyd goes off and DJ Campbell comes on.
Joey Barton takes a short corner.
Ryan Taylor challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Derry takes the free kick.
Gabriel Obertan takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Gabriel Obertan gets a block in.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonas Gutierrez goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Gabbidon on Demba Ba. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, Header by Shaun Derry from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Jay Bothroyd produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee blows for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The official flags Alejandro Faurlin offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Shaun Derry misses to the left of the goal.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, Leon Best manages to make a clearance.
Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Caution for Cheik Tiote. Demba Ba replaces Shola Ameobi. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball, clearance by Leon Best.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye played to the near post, save by Patrick Kenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Fabricio Coloccini. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini fouled by Jay Bothroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on Matthew Connolly. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Armand Traore goes off and Matthew Connolly comes on.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Danny Simpson fouled by Shaun Wright-Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Simpson.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Leon Best has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Taylor on Shaun Wright-Phillips. The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, Jay Bothroyd has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
Adel Taarabt concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a lobbed right-footed shot from 20 yards. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
Foul by Shaun Derry on Leon Best, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick. Shaun Derry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Danny Simpson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Shot from just outside the box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes over the target.
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Taylor from own half.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Short corner worked by Adel Taarabt, Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in.
Cheik Tiote challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Shola Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Long range effort by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide right of the target.
Effort on goal by Jay Bothroyd from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Yohan Cabaye takes the outswinging corner, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.
Leon Best takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball. Yohan Cabaye takes a short corner.
Leon Best challenges Daniel Gabbidon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.
Header from close range by Shaun Wright-Phillips clears the bar.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Taylor on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Shola Ameobi is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from right wing.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Handball decision goes against Leon Best. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Long range shot by Ryan Taylor goes wide right of the goal.
Gabriel Obertan fouled by Alejandro Faurlin, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
QPR held by Newcastle
A new-look QPR side captained by debutant Joey Barton failed to convert a host of chances as they were made to settle for a goalless draw against Newcastle at Loftus Road.
QPR dominated the first half and would have been 2-0 up had it not been for goal-line clearances from Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson, who denied Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jay Bothroyd respectively.
Wright-Phillips was the most impressive of the hosts' six new players but he failed to connect with a gilt-edged chance in the second half when free in the box and Neil Warnock's men were only able to take a point despite their dominance.
It was not the explosive encounter that the home fans would have wanted, but there were encouraging signs that the London side will be able to secure safety thanks to their raft of signings that followed Tony Fernandes' takeover.
The home fans were particularly impressed with Wright-Phillips, who proved to be a constant thorn in the visitors' side, while Armand Traore settled in comfortably before coming off with an injury in the first half.
Newcastle barely showed any attacking intent and still sorely lacked a goalscoring threat following the departure of Andy Carroll, but their unbeaten run remains in tact four matches in to the season.
All the pre-match hype surrounded Barton, making his debut against his former team, and Warnock upped the ante by naming him as skipper.
Wright-Phillips, signed from Manchester City on deadline day, proved to be the liveliest of the new signings in the opening half.
Traore impressed early on too, sweeping down the left before floating in an excellent cross that Wright-Phillips could only guide in to Tim Krul's hands.
Leon Best drew a good diving save from Paddy Kenny in the visitors' only opportunity of the opening period before the Hoops went on to stamp their authority on the game.
Wright-Phillips found Bothroyd with a cross from the right wing, but the former Cardiff striker spooned a volley over from six yards.
Growing in confidence with every minute, Wright-Phillips skipped past his marker and fired a low shot into Krul's side-netting as the keeper scrambled across his line.
Another chance went by minutes later, with Wright-Phillips involved again. Adel Taarabt spun on the ball to lose his marker, was released the former Chelsea man and he whipped a low ball across the box but Bothroyd slid in just too late to make contact.
Alejandro Faurlin's deflected shot flew just over after some good work down the right by Wright-Phillips.
The Magpies were then forced to clear off the line twice within the space of 11 minutes.
First, Bothroyd saw his powerful header cleared by the back-tracking Simpson and Wright-Phillips then squirmed free from Fabricio Coloccini's sliding tackle before chipping over Krul, but Steven Taylor came to Newcastle's rescue, with a last-ditch clearance .
Newcastle began the second half much better, with Best providing a flick-on that just evaded a tap-in from Jonas Gutierrez at the back post.
Traore then suddenly pulled up with what looked like a thigh problem and was replaced by Matthew Connolly.
Wright-Phillips had a golden to chance to put the Rs ahead eight minutes after the break when he broke loose in the area but he completely missed a volley at the back post from Faurlin's cross.
Gutierrez went down clutching his ankle after being caught by Shaun Derry's studs and needed treatment before returning to action.
Cheik Tiote clattered into Barton to earn a booking, much to the amusement of the travelling support.
Toon boss Alan Pardew decided to replace Ameobi with Demba Ba in the 64th minute as his side struggled to gain a foothold in the game.
QPR were still not producing the kind of attacking football they displayed in the first half though and their passing was sloppy at times.
Wright-Phillips then suddenly burst into life once more in the 70th minute, racing past his marker to cross for Bothroyd, but Steven Taylor dove in to clear with an important challenge.
Derry then wasted a glorious chance to head the home side in front when he nodded well wide from 12 yards when free in the box.
Gutierrez crashed a volley wide 15 minutes from time and the home crowd began to get restless at their side's fading performance.
Warnock looked to remedy the situation by bringing on DJ Campbell for Bothroyd with just over 10 minutes left while Pardew brought on Sylvain Marveaux for Best.
Wright-Phillips remained the hosts' biggest threat but could only smash a 25-yard shot just wide of Krul's goal as the clocked ticked towards 90 minutes.
More substitutions came from both sides but neither could break the deadlock and the game petered out in to a draw.
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