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Unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by David Fox results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shaun Derry.
Federico Macheda challenges David Fox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Ayala.
Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
(QPR) makes a substitution, with DJ Campbell coming on for Adel Taarabt.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line.
A goal is scored by Steve Morison from close range low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-2 Norwich.Elliott Bennett provided the assist for the goal.
Federico Macheda comes on in place of Heidar Helguson.
Corner taken by David Fox, Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.
Header from close in by Steve Morison misses to the left of the target.
Handball decision goes against Wesley Hoolahan. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
Zak Whitbread gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson. Luke Young takes the free kick.
Elliott Bennett fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simeon Jackson on Daniel Gabbidon. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Alejandro Faurlin misses to the left of the target.
Pass corner from right by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington to short, save by Patrick Kenny.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Shaun Wright-Phillips. Adam Drury goes off and David Fox comes on. Steve Morison comes on in place of Grant Holt. Wesley Hoolahan replaces Simon Lappin. Free kick taken by John Ruddy. Shaun Wright-Phillips goes into the referee's book.
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Clearance by Zak Whitbread.
Adam Drury challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adel Taarabt takes the direct free kick.
Grant Holt challenges Daniel Gabbidon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Daniel Ayala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Daniel Ayala goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Adel Taarabt from the free kick, save by John Ruddy.
Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the area by Bradley Johnson goes over the bar.
Short corner taken by Simeon Jackson from the left by-line.
Shaun Derry challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Drury takes the free kick.
Daniel Ayala takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.
Heidar Helguson challenges Adam Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Heidar Helguson is given a yellow card. Zak Whitbread takes the free kick.
Jamie Mackie goes off and Shaun Wright-Phillips comes on.
Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Anthony Pilkington scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 Norwich.Bradley Johnson provided the assist for the goal.
Heidar Helguson challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Martin takes the free kick.
Long range shot from Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the target.
Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Pilkington. Zak Whitbread takes the direct free kick.
Red card for Joey Barton.
Anthony Pilkington takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Shaun Derry.
Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.
Bradley Johnson challenges Heidar Helguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Simeon Jackson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Anthony Pilkington concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Faurlin. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Grant Holt takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Luke Young challenges Simeon Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Simon Lappin, Bradley Johnson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Daniel Gabbidon concedes a free kick for a foul on Simeon Jackson. Direct free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.
Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a comfortable save.
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett. Adam Drury takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Holt on Daniel Gabbidon. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Shaun Derry takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Lappin.
Joey Barton gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 1-0 Norwich.Clint Hill provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Anton Ferdinand on Simeon Jackson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Simeon Jackson results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Pilkington takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Clint Hill.
Adel Taarabt challenges Simon Lappin unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Simon Lappin from left wing, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.
Warnock sets survival target
Neil Warnock has highlighted the next 10 matches as vital to QPR's Premier League survival hopes.
The Rs put up an impressive display against Arsenal but fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
QPR now face a vital-looking match with fellow promoted side Norwich, which Warnock believes could be act as a catalyst in their push for survival.
"I think the next 10 games are vital for us," he said.
"We have a tough run in the last six weeks so I think the next eight, nine or 10 games will define our season really.
"The quicker we can get players [to help with that] the better.
"We're due a bit of luck against Norwich. They have had a lot the last few years with us so we are due a little bit.
"I think it will be a decent game. We are playing well.
"We need to put the chances away and I hope the lads that play on Monday give it a good shot.
"We have a few knocks in there as you would expect and a few disappointments [after Arsenal], but that is what the Premier League is about.
"It is a cruel league and you get punished when you think you have rode something.
"It wasn't as if it was a goal they worked hard on.
"It was a disappointment really but I thought the positiveness of the lads was fantastic.
"Right from the whistle we looked like we wanted to get something out of the game in the right way.
"That is what pleased me at a place like Arsenal.
"They had a lot of the ball in their half but I think we had an equal share at times going forward. I thought we did out best."
Fitz Hall will miss the Norwich match with a groin injury, although Paddy Kenny could recover from a muscle injury.
Meanwhile, Paul Lambert is confident Norwich's hunger to stay in the Barclays Premier League will carry them on to bigger and better things in 2012.
Canada striker Simeon Jackson came off the bench to head an equaliser deep into stoppage-time against Fulham at Carrow Road on Saturday, which kept the Canaries perched comfortably in mid-table.
Lambert - who hopes to bring in some new players during the January transfer window - feels the displays over the first 19 games have given the Norfolk club a real fighting chance of extending their stay among the elite.
"The lads have just carried on with what they did over the past two and a half years," said Lambert, who has overseen successive promotions since taking over at Carrow Road.
"They have spirit, with an enthusiasm and hunger for the game. Their ability is great.
"We are a young side, the average is about 23, and we are certainly making a fight of it, that is for sure.
"Now we have to turn it all over and go again on Monday, so it is relentless."
Lambert added: "Every match is hard - I have never seen an easy game.
"I do not expect this one coming to be easy either, but we are doing really fine at the moment.
"There is a long, long way to go, we are halfway through it, and we will do everything we can to stay in the league."
City are expected to be without defenders Marc Tierney (groin) and Ritchie de Laet (back).
Centre-forward James Vaughan is on course for a return from his knee problem in a few weeks, along with centre-back Elliott Ward (knee).M
Mixed day for Barton as Norwich snatch win
QPR captain Joey Barton scored and was then sent off as Norwich came from behind to win 2-1 at Loftus Road.
Barton rifled the home side ahead from 12 yards on 11 minutes, only to then see red after an apparent headbutt on Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson.
Anthony Pilkington drew Norwich level just before half-time with a fine 20-yard effort, before substitute Steve Morison completed the turnaround with eight minutes left.
Canaries boss Paul Lambert always maintained this season would be all about his squad, and handed a Barclays Premier League debut this afternoon to former St Mirren midfielder Simon Lappin.
QPR's defeat at Arsenal on New Year's Eve was a seventh in the last 10 games, with manager Neil Warnock expected to do plenty more business in this month's transfer window to arrest that slide as on-loan Manchester United striker Federico Macheda was named among the substitutes.
Norwich, playing in green, made a positive start, with Lappin's inswinging free-kick headed behind for an early corner.
Pilkington made a determined run through the heart of the home defence, but was eventually blocked as was the follow-up effort from Simeon Jackson, whose stoppage-time goal had earned a point against Fulham on Saturday.
QPR, though, took the lead with their first real attack on 11 minutes as Norwich again failed to keep a clean sheet.
The ball was pushed out to the left to Clint Hill, and his low centre travelled straight through the visitors defence, with Rangers captain Barton arriving on cue to fire his shot past John Ruddy from 12 yards.
Norwich had also fallen behind to an early goal against Fulham, and looked for a response as Johnson's 20-yard effort was deflected safely through to fit-again keeper Paddy Kenny.
Jackson failed to make a clean connection with a low ball into the QPR six-yard box, and stabbed his effort wide.
After 36 minutes, Barton lost his cool and following a tussle with Johnson appeared to headbutt the Norwich midfielder and was, after consultation with the assistant, shown a red card by referee Neil Swarbrick.
The visitors immediately went on the offensive, as Pilkington flashed a 20-yard strike wide.
On 43 minutes, the former Huddersfield winger drew Norwich level when he was given space again on the edge of the box - and this time drilled the ball into the bottom right corner.
QPR made a change for the second half when Shaun Wright-Phillips replaced Jamie Mackie.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man was soon in the thick of the action, as Ruddy had to get down quickly to save his low shot.
On 53 minutes, Norwich centre-back Daniel Ayala upended Heidar Helguson to concede a free-kick 25-yards out.
Adel Taarabt got his effort up over the wall, and Ruddy had to make a fine reaction stop low to his right, touching the ball onto the post.
The visitors seemed happy to try to make their advantage count on the break, as Bennett tested Kenny with a 20-yard effort.
Norwich continued to look vulnerable at the back, as Zak Whitbread deflected another QPR shot behind for corner.
Lambert had seen enough, and made a treble substitution on 65 minutes as Morison replaced Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan came on for Lappin and David Fox replaced full-back Adam Drury to leave just three in the rearguard.
Norwich had plenty of width as Whitbread glanced a header wide from Pilkington's left-wing cross.
Macheda replaced Helguson for the final 10 minutes.
It was, though, the visitors who would have the final say.
On 82 minutes, Morison blasted home from close range after Hoolahan had nodded down Pilkington's cross to leave Rangers just above the relegation zone and the Canaries back up in the top 10.
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