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The referee ends the match.
Clearance by Steven Caulker.
Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Booking for Emanuele Giaccherini for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Joey Barton on Emanuele Giaccherini, free kick awarded.
Leroy Fer goes off and Adel Taarabt comes on.
Emanuele Giaccherini takes a brilliant shot. Parried by Robert Green back into danger.
The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson.
Jozy Altidore takes a fantastic shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.
Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Phillips.
Armand Traore takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.
David Hoilett leaves the field to be replaced by Armand Traore.
Jozy Altidore replaces Santiago Vergini.
Shot by Connor Wickham. Steven Caulker gets a block in.
Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey Barton on Emanuele Giaccherini.
Emanuele Giaccherini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Robert Green.
Matt Phillips makes a clearance.
John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.
Clint Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson.
Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Matt Phillips.
Unfair challenge on Rio Ferdinand by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick.
Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Leroy Fer fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Will Buckley coming on for Steven Fletcher.
Emanuele Giaccherini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Rodwell.
Bobby Zamora comes on in place of Charlie Austin.
Unfair challenge on Steven Caulker by Connor Wickham results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Santiago Vergini.
Matt Phillips has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a save.
Matt Phillips produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Fer by Connor Wickham.
Shot by Adam Johnson. Joey Barton gets a block in.
David Hoilett has an effort at goal. Save by Vito Mannone.
A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.
Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips.
The ball is crossed by Steven Fletcher.
Shot by Jack Rodwell. Robert Green safely holds on.
Adam Johnson produces a cross.
Centre by David Hoilett.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Charlie Austin scores with their left foot. QPR 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Leroy Fer.
Corner taken by Joey Barton.
The ball is crossed by Jordon Mutch.
Shot by Charlie Austin.
Short corner worked by Joey Barton.
Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.
Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham.
Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Fer.
Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Lee Cattermole goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordon Mutch.
Connor Wickham takes a brilliant shot and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
Jordon Mutch challenges Jack Rodwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Wes Brown.
Leroy Fer takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.
Jordon Mutch crosses the ball.
Steven Caulker takes the free kick.
Mauricio Isla fouled by Connor Wickham, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Clearance by Wes Brown.
Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Header at goal by Jack Rodwell goes right of the post.
Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Larsson.
Patrick Van Aanholt manages to make a clearance.
Steven Fletcher delivers the ball.
Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.
Clearance by Santiago Vergini.
Leroy Fer takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Jordon Mutch.
Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Jack Rodwell results in a free kick.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Robert Green parries the ball away.
Leroy Fer concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole.
Santiago Vergini manages to make a clearance.
Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Clint Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett.
The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips.
Chance falls to Charlie Austin who heads at goal. Connor Wickham gets a block in.
Matt Phillips delivers the ball.
Shot by Patrick Van Aanholt missed to the left of the net.
The game begins.
Redknapp defends player criticism
Harry Redknapp has defended his criticism of a number of his players following QPR's midweek cup exit at the hands of Burton as the manager prepares to extend his stay at Loftus Road.
Having made nine changes for the Capital One Cup second round tie against the Sky Bet League Two outfit, Redknapp saw his side slip to a third straight defeat of the season following Barclays Premier League losses to Hull and Tottenham.
The game at the Pirelli Stadium would have been seen as an ideal opportunity for the likes of Clint Hill, Karl Henry and Shaun Wright-Phillips to stake a claim for a place in Redknapp's side to face Sunderland on Saturday.
But, after Adam McGurk's free-kick settled the tie in Burton's favour on Wednesday night, Redknapp was bullish about those individuals who had come into the team.
"It was a poor performance," he said after the game.
"We gave the lads who haven't been playing an opportunity to show what they can do and they showed me what they can do - and it wasn't an awful lot."
With no points yet on the board and a squad that is not the highest in terms of numbers, questioning the performances of his players could be seen as a brave tactic from Redknapp.
However, he insists there is no point dancing around the subject.
"I don't know if I was that critical," he said.
"What are you supposed to say? Are you supposed to come and say 'we played very well, it was a good performance and we tried hard'? We were poor, you can't keep bigging people up all the time - players or people.
"People are not idiots, they stand and watch it and they'd say 'what is he talking about, how can he say that was good?'. I hear managers come on and skirt around the issue all the time. You saw what you saw, we played bad.
"Seven lads had an opportunity to cement their chance to get back into the team and they didn't take it - that is how it was."
The transfer deadline closes on Monday and it is in midfield where QPR will now have to look to strengthen as, despite the additions of Leroy Fer and Jordon Mutch, they have lost Alejandro Faurlin for a number of months due to a serious knee injury sustained at Burton.
Meanwhile, Gus Poyet has admitted Sunderland cannot afford to miss out on their remaining transfer targets if they are to prosper this season.
The Black Cats still have a series of major gaps to plug with sporting director Lee Congerton attempting to give head coach Poyet the tools to implement his plans.
The 46-year-old Uruguayan has grown increasingly exasperated at news of his interest in certain players leaking out and alerting competitors that deals can be struck, and is attempting to draw a veil of secrecy over the club's remaining plans.
However, he is adamant they must be successful before Monday night's deadline if they are to avoid another testing Barclays Premier League campaign.
Poyet said: "The problem is here, we have to [sign more players]. It's not that we are okay and these two are extra quality or extra strength. No, no. It's two or whatever players that we bring who are in the system of my squad.
"We are trying to get specific players, not anyone, and that's why it's been a little bit more difficult.
"It's clear for the recruitment system what I want. I think the problem is there is not that quantity. It's not anyone for whatever reason, it's a certain kind of player.
"You can use the word 'happy', but it's not good enough if we don't because we have a small squad and we need those players."
Sunderland's summer-long pursuit of Liverpool's Fabio Borini is ongoing, but the club has had to draw up contingency plans and have been linked with Lille's Salomon Kalou and Inter Milan wide-man Ricky Alvarez, as well as Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld, in the last week.
However, Poyet was giving nothing away.
He said: "You do all your work, you get in contact with the club, you get in contact with the player, you research if he has the right mentality, if he has any problems, everything that's important for you.
"Then the name comes out in the Press, another club gets involved, another one offers more money, another one, another one and at the end of the day, he is not coming, so I am sorry, but no names.
"It's been a very difficult summer. There were moments when we were very, very close to getting deals done and at the last minutes for different reasons, they didn't happen, which changes a little bit your ideas about the squad."
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