Danny Ings scored twice as Burnley took the honours in the top-of-the-table Championship meeting against QPR.

Burnley were the better side in the first half but QPR went close when Junior Hoilett had a shot blocked and Joey Barton sent an effort wide.

However, Ings played a one-two with Sam Vokes and fired past keeper Robert Green to put the hosts ahead.

Ings then scored a penalty after being fouled by Barton to end QPR's unbeaten league record and keep Burnley top.

In-form Ings

Danny Ings took his tally to 13 for the season with his double against QPR

Barton was constantly booed by the home side's fans and also appeared to have objects thrown at him during the match.

QPR's misery was compounded as they dropped down to third place after Leicester overtook them into second following a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Burnley had started the stronger but there was a bizarre incident after 15 minutes when Clarets mascot Bertie Bee was sent off after an exchange with the linesman.

In terms of goalmouth action, QPR centre-back Clint Hill had to head behind after Kieran Trippier's long range free-kick had been fumbled by Green.

Barton sent a shot just wide before Ings and Vokes combined to allow the former to slot Burnley into the lead.

QPR missed a chance to level when centre-back Richard Dunne headed over from six yards and Ings completed his side's win when he scored from the penalty spot for his 13th goal of the season.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I'm delighted with the tactical framework of the team, the effervescence of the team but most of all the quality of the team, which I was thought was excellent.

"The first goal was fit to grace most pitches, the pace of it and the quality of the finish.

"I thought we played really well first half and had some good half chances, but I said to the players at half-time that they'd have to go even harder because QPR are not an easy group of players to crack.

"However, to deliver that performance and win in that fashion, it's right up as one of my best days here."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"Credit to Burnley they stopped us from playing, which we knew they'd always do because they work extremely hard.

"I'm just disappointed we weren't able to play through that initial pressure. In the end, when we did get on the ball we then gave it away.

"We weren't able to play from the back or play through midfield as much as we would've liked and that is disappointing.

"It was always going to be a tight game and one goal was probably going to be enough. Our handling of the ball throughout the game wasn't as good as we'd expect it to be."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 14 Jones Booked
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 26 Treacy Booked (Stock - 94' )
  • 08 Marney (Edgar - 83' )
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 19 Kightly

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 22 Stock
  • 28 Long
  • 35 Noble

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson Booked
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 20 Henry (Jenas - 68' )
  • 05 Dunne Booked
  • 06 Hill
  • 36 O'Neil (Chevantón - 73' )
  • 17 Barton Booked
  • 09 Austin
  • 19 Kranjcar (Phillips - 73' )
  • 23 Hoilett Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Traore
  • 07 Phillips
  • 14 Onyewu
  • 16 Jenas
  • 18 Chevantón
  • 26 Murphy
  • 32 Faurlin
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 16,074

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

3 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

16 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

90:00 +4:11

Foul by Javier Chevantón (Queens Park Rangers).

90:00 +4:11

Brian Stock (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Brian Stock replaces Keith Treacy.

90:00 +2:28

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

87:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Danny Ings (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

86:38

Penalty conceded by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

86:38

Penalty Burnley. Danny Ings draws a foul in the penalty area.

82:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. David Edgar replaces Dean Marney because of an injury.

82:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:26

Delay in match Dean Marney (Burnley) because of an injury.

79:50

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

77:06

Hand ball by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

76:10 Booking

Booking Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:02

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

76:02

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips replaces Niko Kranjcar.

72:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Javier Chevantón replaces Gary O'Neil.

71:54

Attempt missed. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a set piece situation.

71:13

Hand ball by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

70:29

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:29

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

68:12

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

67:52

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Jones.

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jermaine Jenas replaces Karl Henry.

64:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a through ball.

63:11

Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:11

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

59:47

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

59:46

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keith Treacy.

57:08

Offside, Burnley. David Jones tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

55:08

Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:08

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

53:43

Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keith Treacy with a cross following a corner.

53:18

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

52:56

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51:56

Delay in match Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

49:12

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:12

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

47:34

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keith Treacy.

46:34

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Clint Hill.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

45:00 +1:42

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

43:51

Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

43:47

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar.

42:06 Booking

Booking Keith Treacy (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:56

Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:56

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

41:30

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:30

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

38:50 Booking

Booking Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:45

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

38:45

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:23

Attempt missed. Michael Duff (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

36:57

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

36:19 Booking

Booking Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:57

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

35:57

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:27

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

35:27

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:00

Hand ball by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

32:21 Booking

Booking David Jones (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:08

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:08

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

30:37

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:37

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

30:20

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:20

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

25:20 Booking

Booking Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:38

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

24:38

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:59

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:59

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

21:30

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

21:30

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:40

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

15:40

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:45

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

13:09

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Clint Hill.

13:06

Attempt saved. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

12:19

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

12:19

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:53

Attempt blocked. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

8:32

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:32

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

7:54

Offside, Burnley. Sam Vokes tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

7:27

Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:27

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

6:38

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

6:38

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:21

Attempt saved. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

5:46

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Duff.

3:16

Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:16

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

0:26

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:26

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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