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Summary

  1. All the action from Leeds United v QPR
  2. Leeds held to the first goalless draw of their season as they struggle to break the visitors down
  3. The last time QPR did the league double over the Whites was the 1990/91 season, when both sides competed in the top flight

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By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight. 

Just nine games left for Leeds now - today wasn't a classic performance, but they're getting closer and closer to cementing that top six spot for good, for when it really matters. 

We'll be back on March 18th, when Leeds host Brighton. 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

ROB GREEN: Young players always learning

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Rob Green
PA

It was a difficult performance. [To improve, we need] an understanding of maybe trying something different in a game - we wanted to break them down, but trying something different comes with experience, and maybe not worrying about the consequences so much. Don't worry if you don't score with every attack. I think we maybe just need to release the shackles a bit, play with freedom, make runs into the box when maybe you shouldn't.

To play with that freedom in front of large crowds is something that comes with time and experience. You look at some of the best players in the world and they say they don't think about it. I wouldn't say laissez-faire, but maybe just a bit more freedom.  

ROB GREEN: Games like this occupational hazards

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Rob Green
PA

It was another tough game - another game similar to the Cardiff game in terms of the opposition and how they set up to nullify us. It's difficult to do that and the lads, for all the will in the world, could't come up with answers. If you can't score, don't lose.

Chances were at a premium - it was tough at 0-0, so 1-0 would have been even tougher. I feel good, I feel fit and I want to carry on playing. I want to play games, that's why I came. I wanted to be part of something interesting and exciting, and this season has been. 

Games like these are occupational hazards, but they happen - you don't remember many games and look at results. QPR have had a turnaround in form and we've moved a point closer to the end goal. 

Monk's assessment honest

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I think the players have to bring the imagination. The players out there are clever enough: Hernandez, Wood, Roofe. I don't think Leeds need to change the system but I think they need to be a bit quicker at times. 

Monk was very honest in his assessment - I don't think he could have come out and said anything different, though. Leeds did get what they deserve. 

O'Kane does get forward more than Vieira but we just need more bravery from one of the midfield players - you don't see enough of them in the box. Unless they start doing that, they won't get goals. Alternatively, get yourself set, find the space and have a go from distance.

Don't change the system!

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I think Leeds need to keep playing this way. They will go to cup format when it becomes a cup game - then, you'll see a change. Right now, there's no point. Rediscover what works. I'd hate to see a massive change in style - we're not at that stage yet.

Critical, but not downhearted

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Monk was bang-on: Leeds haven't reached their standards anywhere across the park today. There's no way he's changing the system, and if it's got you here, keep going. He was critical, but not downhearted, and that's the key thing for me. 

GARRY MONK: Nothing disappointing

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Garry Monk
PA

I have no doubt the group are in a good way and they will be ready next week. We never got the small details to the level that we needed and we have to be at 100% to get the results that we have been. Their performances will always get better but the team are very much together.

We've had the principles from day one but my principles have never changed from day one. There will be tweaks tactically and tweaks in personnel, but I think we've been consistent [in terms of rules]. Credit to QPR - they had their role to play. We managed to get the point and we'll only know if it's a good one at the end of the season. 

There is nothing in my eyes to be disappointed about. You have standards that you get frustrated when you don't reach, but there's nothing disappointing. 

When other personnel come in, they're ready to go - that will be the case with whoever comes in to replace Ayling.

GARRY MONK: We didn't do enough

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Garry Monk
PA

We never did enough in the whole game to win the game, at all. We were below, pretty much everywhere, the standards we usually set. The positive was we kept a clean sheet and got a point, but we know full well we didn't perform to the levels we usually do. It wasn't through lack of effort. We keep going and we're all in it together. We'll push through and we know we have to be at a better level than we were this week. 

I think it's hard to play against anyone when you're not at your highest level, and it's fair to say that we weren't today. We got the point and it's another one on our tally. This group will always respond and we're all in it together - the crowd understand that. You always gets ups and downs. There's no excuses today but this group are always great at responding. 

Ayling's card frustrating

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

As a number ten, you're looking for someone who can create that space - and I think Monk will keep Hernandez in for the Brighton game, as he'll have more space then.

I thought some of the bookings were unnecessary - there was nothing dangerous out there, really, in terms of tackles. I think the booking on Ayling doesn't raise questions about whether or not he should have played, but I'll maintain it wasn't a yellow - there was no malice in it. You can't say it was a bad tackle. 

How's the top six shaping up?

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

If Fulham knock Wednesday out of the play offs, I'd  wonder if Wednesday have the fortitude to come back again, as they look they're in a bit of bother - we've wondered before if they have the same spirit as Leeds. Then again, from a Leeds point of view, you'd rather have Wednesday in the play offs than Fulham, who'd have all the momentum were they to get in there late. 

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Popey not worried

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

At the very least, what can we say about Leeds United? They don't get turned over, even on bad days. They ride results out. QPR carved out the better chances but I don't think there was anything too worrying in that performance. I think it's just a case of waiting to see when Leeds cut a team open again. 

What can Leeds do?

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Roofe wants to get in the box - his first thought is to run in after he's passed, like a striker. Hernandez's first thought is to stay out wide. 

It's another point towards what Leeds are aiming for - Fulham won away at Newcastle today and they are creeping up. That's the worry. It's not for want of trying but you can see Leeds are lacking ideas in the final third. It's about finding that ball and that killer pass. 

Two up top for Leeds?

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Two up top might have made a difference today, as it gives one of the centre halves something else to think about. You want to make the opposition think and force them to change the way they're playing. 

Leeds stuck to their guns and it didn't work today - but two up top hasn't worked at times this season. There's probably no point in taking the risk when you're comfortably in the play offs but things are getting tighter and edgier. 

Leeds don't want to look back at games like this on the final day and think, what if? Leeds could play 4-4-2, or 4-4-3, but they're already in the play offs. They just have to stay there, not force an issue. 

QPR will be pleased

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Chris Wood is very isolated and it frustrates Leeds - I'm sure Ian Holloway will be very pleased with how they pulled off their game plan.

You have to solve problems on the pitch without the manager's voice sometimes and Leeds didn't do that - they couldn't muster any shots and it was dull, to put it lightly. 

You could see QPR were happy to get a point and that says a lot about what it means to come to Elland Road these days. You have to give QPR credit for their tactics but Leeds have to work out how to trouble teams with five at the back. Leeds only got into the QPR half when QPR let them. 

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Full time scores from the Championship games today...

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Leeds need to pick up points at home

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Leeds didn't really break with purpose and you have to want to counter attack, have bodies streaming with pace upfield, and with real intent. 

You've got to be picking up points at home - you don't want to miss out because Fulham are creeping in there.

What can Leeds do?

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Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

It feels a little like Groundhog Day sometimes: low chance creation. A lot of people are saying they want a Plan A but this is what's got Leeds to where they are - isn't it just about making this Plan A better?

Is that draw concerning?

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I'm more concerned that Leeds can't create anything against three centre halves. It's hard enough for Wood against two - and he had three big, strong centre halves battling for every ball today. 

What went wrong for Leeds?

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

It wasn't a great spectacle, by any stretch of the imagination. No shots on target says it all. QPR squeezed any kind of space for the ball to be played to Hernandez and it all became very dull. 

QPR sat quite deep so there was no space to get the ball into Hernandez, or behind. But even against five at the back, you have to create something, even if you're taking shots out the box. Wood was isolated, didn't win any aerial battles and had so few touches. Leeds couldn't get the ball down the side to him, either. 

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Stay with us for all the reaction. 

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Yellows for O'Kane and Mackie for scrabbling over the ball - and O'Kane gives the fourth official the eyes. 

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Freeman directs the ball high to the near post, but the referee blows for a shove and a little bit of a tussle ensues between Bridcutt and Scylla, O'Kane attempting to claw the ball back from Mackie. Fractious moment in a frustrating game. 

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Mackie comes up against Berardi and the Leeds man surrenders a throw, allowing Furlong to win a corner as he fires the ball off Bridcutt. 

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Four added minutes. 

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

QPR have set their stall out and hit Leeds with counter-attacks. Leeds have not been able to break them down. 

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Lynch hoists it into the area and Leeds head it away, but Onuoha would have knocked in another cross had Ayling not stopped him. Sacko picks the ball up on the edge of the area but his pass/shot spins back into the path of Onuoha - and O'Kane fouls the onrushing QPR man. 

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Hernandez delivers the free kick from wide right as Leeds pack the box - it's a high one but drops too easily. O'Kane meets it but he has to work hard to make anything and ends up giving a free kick away from outside the area. 

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QPR let Jansson roll up to halfway as Leeds quietly build. Sacko finds Hernandez and the ball comes back out to him - and he wins a free kick as Bidwell goes into the book for the pullback on Sacko. 

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Sacko chases Bidwell all the way and it looked, to us, like he won a corner - but the referee gives QPR a goal kick. 

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This will be the first 0-0 of the season for Leeds United if it stays like this. Can't say they've not been value for money this season, clearly.

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Katherine Hannah

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The concern is the lack of shots on target for Leeds: none. 

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Leeds step it up in the closing minutes but Bidwell sticks to Sacko like a vice. Leeds win it back and Sacko sends the ball spinning in. Furlong heads it away but O'Kane meets the second ball. Alas, he's sandwiched between two players - but no foul.

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O'Kane does well under pressure to carry the ball away and Berardi skips on after taking a foul. Ultimate warrior. He cuts back inside and tries to hook the ball in from a difficult position, but cannot. Mackie jumps into Jansson for a Leeds free kick from the left of the Leeds half. QPR sticking close as Ayling knocks the ball forward.

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Two more QPR subs: Jamie Mackie on for Conor Washington and Yeni Ngbakoto takes the place of Pawel Wszolek.

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Vieira makes way for O'Kane as QPR make a substitution, too. Matt Smith is replaced by Idrissa Sylla and 

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Really opening up, this game, into an end-to-end contest. Furlong smashes his way across to clear from Berardi's pass.