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Foul by Armand Traore on Somen Tchoyi, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt.
Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
Akos Buzsaky has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line.
The ball is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, Luke Young gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Shane Long results in a free kick. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Heidar Helguson.
Foul by Heidar Helguson on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. Steven Reid takes the free kick.
Heidar Helguson is ruled offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
Paul Scharner comes on in place of Youssouf Mulumbu.
The offside flag is raised against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Reid.
Shane Long scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 West Brom.Assist by Peter Odemwingie.
The ball is crossed by Alejandro Faurlin, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Somen Tchoyi is brought on as a substitute for Graham Dorrans.
Chris Brunt challenges Akos Buzsaky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Shane Long makes a clearance.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
Akos Buzsaky replaces Jay Bothroyd.
The ball is swung over by Armand Traore, Header on goal by Heidar Helguson from just inside the area goes over the target.
Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
Armand Traore produces a cross, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Effort from inside the area by Shaun Wright-Phillips misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt from right channel.
Corner taken short by Nicky Shorey, Chris Brunt produces a cross, clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
The ball is sent over by Peter Odemwingie, Alejandro Faurlin makes a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.
James Morrison produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Shaun Wright-Phillips crosses the ball, Jamie Mackie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anton Ferdinand on Graham Dorrans. Shot comes in from Graham Dorrans from the free kick, Joey Barton gets a block in.
The referee penalises Nicky Shorey for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
Luke Young handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Graham Dorrans delivers the ball, Headed effort from close range by Gareth McAuley goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Reid on Armand Traore. Steven Reid is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Armand Traore.
Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Jerome Thomas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Joey Barton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Short corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line.
Heidar Helguson sends in a cross, Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Jay Bothroyd fouled by Jonas Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny.
James Morrison fouled by Shaun Wright-Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Brunt from right channel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Thomas on Joey Barton. Jerome Thomas receives a yellow card. Anton Ferdinand takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Shane Long. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
Centre by Armand Traore, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line.
Heidar Helguson conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Young.
James Morrison takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
The ball is swung over by Armand Traore, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Joey Barton. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny. Shane Long booked.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, clearance made by Heidar Helguson.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.
Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jonas Olsson on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Joey Barton, Shane Long makes a clearance.
Effort from just outside the area by Jamie Mackie goes over the target.
The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt, clearance by Luke Young.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is ruled offside. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Chris Brunt.
Heidar Helguson scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. QPR 1-0 West Brom.Assist by Joey Barton.
Jamie Mackie produces a cross, James Morrison manages to make a clearance.
Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
A cross is delivered by James Morrison, clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
Chris Brunt sends in a cross, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
Foul by Armand Traore on Chris Brunt, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Joey Barton.
Joey Barton takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Mackie, Effort from the edge of the box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort from outside the penalty box by James Morrison goes wide left of the goal.
The referee gives a free kick against Shane Long for handball. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Joey Barton produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.
The ball is sent over by Armand Traore, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.
Warnock hits out at Taarabt's `advisors'
QPR manager Neil Warnock has pleaded with Adel Taarabt to start making the most out of his "great ability".
The 22-year-old was one of the Hoops' star players in last season's Championship and was tipped to shine in the Premier League.
However, Taarabt has failed to live up to his billing this campaign and often found himself making the headlines for the wrong reasons.
The Morocco international was left out of last week's match at Norwich, but Warnock hinted he could feature against West Brom.
"It would be easy to toss him to one side, but I have a lot of time for him and he is a lovely lad," Warnock said.
"Like quite a lot of professionals in the game, especially those from abroad, they get a lot of people around them or what I call 'advisors'.
"As I said to Adel, if you finish in football next week you might find you lose one or two of those 'advisors'.
"But that is life, that is growing up and he is honest for a young lad.
"It is hard for him when people put a lot of things in his mind.
"I have said to him that whatever happens, whether he stays here, goes in January, goes at the end of the season, that he has to work and train for Adel Taarabt, not these people.
"They won't make him better and I think it is a shame.
"Adel can always [make money] but he is better than that. I will be sad if he ends up going to make some money because I think he has great ability.
"He didn't travel last week and trained on his day off last week and trained Saturday morning while we were at Norwich.
"He has looked sharper this week, a lot better, so hopefully he will be involved."
Joey Barton will return to the QPR starting line-up after completing a one-match ban, although Shaun Wright-Phillips is a doubt.
There were fears that the former Manchester City winger had broken his foot last week at Norwich and, while Warnock has confirmed there is not a break, Wright-Phillips could miss the Loftus Road encounter.
Meanwhile, Defender Gareth McAuley admits his first taste of Barclays Premier League football at the age of 31 is even sweeter after revealing a mystery summer stomach virus threatened to end his career.
Northern Ireland skipper McAuley is looking forward to the possibility of a 10th successive start after finally breaking into the side in late September.
He has formed an impressive centre-back partnership alongside Jonas Olsson since a suspension picked up by Gabriel Tamas handed him his opportunity.
But it was almost a different story after McAuley's first chance of top-flight football following a move from Ipswich was put on hold by the illness.
McAuley said: "I couldn't have got a worse start than when I came here and got that virus. For a while I was actually thinking that I was just going to finish.
"It was getting to that stage. By that stage, I'd had the illness for six to eight weeks and I just wasn't getting over it.
"You just wonder where it will end, or if that is the end. That's what I felt.
"Now, when I look back at photos from then, I can see that I was in a bad way.
"I look terrible, really unhealthy, but we didn't know what had caused it or anything like that."
Thankfully for McAuley, the illness eventually subsided.
He said: "I had some tests and they showed everything was okay. They said it was a post-virus reaction.
"For a week we dropped the training right back and gave my body just time to fight back and get the virus out of my system.
"From there it was a matter of hard work, eating the right food to get the weight and the muscle mass back on so that I was strong enough to compete. Fortunately things have picked up from there."
Long leaves it late to save Baggies
Shane Long's late goal helped West Brom rescue a point from a 1-1 draw, a match QPR will be wondering how they failed to win.
The Rs looked set to propel themselves into the top half when Heidar Helguson netted for the fourth successive Premier League match.
The 34-year-old's sixth of the campaign came after 20 minutes when he headed home a superb first-time ball from Joey Barton at the back-post.
Shaun Wright-Phillips thought he had doubled the home side's advantage moments later, although the winger's superb effort was chalked off for a tight offside call.
Neil Warnock felt aggrieved at the decision and saw his side fritter away numerous chances to extend their lead, allowing Long to level in the 81st minute.
Substitute Peter Odemwingie ghosted down the left flank and his superb cross was tucked away by Ireland international Long at the back post.
Heading into the match, the home side had been boosted by the return of skipper Barton from suspension, while Jay Bothroyd was also drafted in by manager Warnock.
Counterpart Roy Hodgson made one change of his own for the Loftus Road encounter, bringing in Graham Dorrans for the injured Zoltan Gera.
The Hungary international has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, although replacement Dorrans looked lively in the opening exchanges.
Fellow Scotland international James Morrison fired in the first shot of the afternoon in the ninth minute, before Wright-Phillips and Barton had attempts of their own at the other end.
Neither managed to test West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, but counterpart Radek Cerny was being tested with regularity.
The third-choice QPR goalkeeper - playing due to injuries to both Paddy Kenny and Brian Murphy - thwarted a weak Gareth McAuley header before then doing well to stop a Jerome Thomas effort.
While West Brom looked slightly more dangerous going forward, it was QPR that broke the deadlock after a fine move in the 20th minute.
Jamie Mackie's mazy run in the box was halted by a fine tackle, but the ball fell kindly for Barton to loft a first-time ball to the back-post for Helguson to head home.
QPR thought they had doubled their advantage moments later when Wright-Phillips showed great technique to fire past Foster, although the winger's goal was disallowed for a tight offside call.
Despite the frustration, the west Londoners were playing with new-found confidence and Mackie came close with a long-range shot as the home side pressed with half-time closing in.
QPR continued in the ascendancy after the break and, having seen Morrison's calls for a penalty turned down at the other end, a lucky ricochet saw the home side come close to netting a second.
Barton controlled the ball after a blocking a clearance, played a neat one-two with Helguson and then curled just wide under pressure from Foster.
The match ebbed and flowed as West Brom began to assert themselves more, although QPR again came close during a penalty-box scramble involving Wright-Phillips, Mackie and Helguson.
West Brom were still in with a shout and Chris Brunt saw a long-range effort drift wide shortly after Foster almost gifted the Rs a second goal.
Armand Traore hassled the Albion goalkeeper, whose failure to make a simple collection would have been punished if Wright-Phillips could have directed home the left-back's cross.
QPR continued to press for an all-important second goal and were made to pay for their futility nine minutes from time.
Odemwingie outpaced Luke Young down the left flank and Long tucked home from close range at the back post.
The home side pressed forward in a bid to regain the lead, but were frustrated by West Brom's resolute defence and had Cerny to thank for stopping a late Brunt free-kick.
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