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Summary

  1. QPR off bottom of Premier League
  2. Austin up to four league goals this season
  3. FA Cup first-round draw complete
  4. Warrington v Exeter/Chorley or Halifax v Bradford

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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That's all from this bumper FA Cup draw and Premier League live text commentary as QPR secure a much-needed win. I'll point you in the direction of the

full match report from tonight's game, with reaction to come later.

Tomorrow attention turns to the League Cup, so join us again then. Cheerio.

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A concerned Villa fan: Villa to join Forest and Blackburn as a big club with lots of history in the Championship if this form continues, next 3 fixtures are Spurs, West Ham and Southampton, can see this run of 5 losses and no goals become 8 losses without a goal and ultimately relegation.

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa fans waiting to hear the thoughts of Paul Lambert I'm sorry to disappoint you, there's been no sign of him as yet for his post-match interview.

Lambert, you've got six minutes to get your thoughts in this live text commentary...

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Tom Castle: Surely there is some fine print in Lambert's contract that will void it. Phone the lawyers.

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Fred Holker: So far we've learned from Pardew & now maybe Redknapp that coaches need patience and time. Villa fans should wait on Lambert

Manager reaction

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QPR manager Harry Redknapp on Sky Sports: "It was an excellent performance, we did ever so well. They dominated possession in the second half but once we put an extra man into midfield we started seeing more of the ball and hit the post before scoring a second. We have worked very hard here at home.

"Sandro had his first 90 minutes tonight and he made such a difference. I've not had players like Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton available and I've just not been able to gel a team together.

"I had a spell of putting Bobby Zamora on as a sub, but I had a chat with him and we decided to try him from the start and take him off when he tired. There's no reason why Charlie Austin can't score a lot of goals this season, I'm pleased for the lad."

Triffic

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Harry Redknapp
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There will be no manager more relaxed than Harry Redknapp tonight, with his very future as QPR boss speculated to have been in doubt had they lost to Aston Villa.

Still plenty to do, mind, as I felt QPR - Charlie Austin aside - were pretty average against what was a poor Villa side.

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Bottom of Premier League table
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Sid the Villain: The bottom 6 now will be the bottom 6 at the end. No improvement at Villa in 3 years with Lambert. Our luck will run out unless a change is made.

Adrian: Supporting a team means supporting everything about it including the manager. Villa have Lambert get behind him and less of the negativity.

Scott, Lincoln: Charlie Austin is a very underrated striker in this league. Him and Vargas could be a deadly pair as the season goes on.

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Football journalist Amy Lawrence on BBC Radio 5 live: "I just thought the sound of QPR fans oleing midway through the second half was a symbol of how desperate they were to see a positive sign here.

"QPR were relatively comfortable and to have that almost relaxing game is really helpful and the psychological difference of not being bottom of the table will do them the power of good."

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

Midfielder Jermaine Jenas: "Great performance from QPR great to see Charlie Austin getting across the front post! Proper strikers finish that, also Vargas and dunny!"

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Austin Nkem: Everyone talking about Paul Lambert, but what's old Roy Keane's role in the team? Villa only gone backward since he's joined.

Cause for concern

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So what's to be done, Aston Villa fans?

Have your say right now on BBC Radio 5 live by calling 0500 909 693 or text on 85058.

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Steve, London: Forget Charlie Austin and Saido Berahino. Bradley Wright-Phillips is the best English striker around at the moment...

Bradley Wright-Philips scored his 27th goal in just 32 games for New York Red Bulls, equalling the all-time MLS goalscoring record in a single season.

New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Philips
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Player reaction

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QPR striker Charlie Austin, speaking to Sky Sports: "Without my team-mates I wouldn't score goals. It's a massive win. We knew if we put in half the performance we did against Liverpool, we'd get something out of this game. But we put in an even better performance."

Player reaction

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QPR striker Bobby Zamora, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a great finish for Charlie Austin's first goal. It gave us something to hang onto.

"Our performances at home have been very good. It's a good turning point for us today."

QPR striker Bobby Zamora
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Jonathan Warren: I've supported Lambert but it is time for him to go. He has a much improved squad this year but we're awful for the third year.

Tariq: Making the wrong records. Worst run in the club's history! Sad thing is I can't see him getting sacked.

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Jack Preece, Tamworth: Villa have Spurs and in-form West Ham next and I can't see any points out of those games. If we don't score that's 7 games, 0 points, 0 goals and hopefully the sack for Lambert.

Brandon Moorhouse, Bradford: Saying Berahino and Austin are the best two English strikers is a bit rash still? We do have Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge...

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Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live

"Fully deserved. Not a lot of quality and not a lot of difference between the sides but the introduction of Junior Hoilett and Leroy Fer going into midfield just shored things up and they deserved the win in the end."

FULL-TIME

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QPR secure only their second win of the season to move off the bottom of the Premier League, Charlie Austin's goals enough to ensure they leapfrog the striker's former team Burnley. That's five defeats in a row for Aston Villa, who have also not scored a single goal in that run.

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QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

QPR retain possession as time ticks away. Both sides just going through the motions now really, with the inevitable outcome seconds away.

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Femi John Atoyebi: Aston Villa have been sloppy, daft and clueless tonight. Relegation looks imminent.

Tariq Khan: Lambert seems to revive other teams, and helps them overcome their deficiencies but never his own. #Lambertout

Liam Sharpe: Benteke is going to have one heck of a sore back at the end of this season if Villa are to stay up. Void of all creativeness.

SUBSTITUTION

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Harry Redknapp winding down the clock a little bit as he makes another change, Leroy Fer walks off to a standing ovation with Niko Kranjcar replacing him. Three minutes of stoppage time shown by the fourth official.

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SUBSTITUTION

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QPR make a change as defender Armand Traore replaces Eduardo Vargas. Shoring things up.

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

You feel that chance in the 80th minute was Aston Villa's best to set up a tense finish. The home fans certainly think so and there is a party atmosphere in the stands with QPR fans in full voice. Their side are set to climb off the bottom of the table with a win.

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Ryan Seaman: Not sure Harry Fisher (75 mins) has heard of Saido Berahino.

Joshua Roberts: Harry Fisher is obviously forgetting about a certain Saido Berahino... No Englishman better at the moment.

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Brian, London: There's something about Redknapp, down but never out.

TEN TO GO

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Aston Villa are yet to score in the final 15 minutes of a Premier League game this season but they have their best chance yet when Tom Cleverley fires in a volley from the edge of the area that Rob Green parries, but it looks like Ciaran Clark is certain to bundle in only for Sandro to get across and do enough to put him off and Green is able to deny the follow up.

YELLOW CARD

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Matthew Lowton fouls Junior Hoilett and picks up Aston Villa's second booking of the game. Frustration at their plight bubbling, perhaps? Villa are on course for their fifth defeat in a row.

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Harry Fisher: Charlie Austin is the most clinical English striker around. Will be in the national squad by the end of the season

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

Confidence is oozing through the QPR players now as the Loftus Road crowd belt out 'Oles' every time one of their players completes a pass. They almost have another reason to cheer as Junior Hoilett clips the ball into the area to put Eduardo Vargas through on goal but he fires straight at Brad Guzan, who then smothers the ball with Charlie Austin lurking.

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Vinny Person: Charlie Austin has 4 league goals this season with some awful service. Soldado has 1 this whole year. Just saying

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Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live

"QPR, with the players they have, should be competitive at this level. This is a good win, they should have beaten Liverpool and they will not be cut off at the bottom."

SUBSTITUTION

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert responds to that goal by making a double change. Andreas Weimann and Ashley Westwood go off, with Darren Bent and Joe Cole on in their place. Can they make a difference?

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa

Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live

"Junior Hoilett has come on and offered natural width and almost immediately QPR hit the post, and then the first time they get inside and put in a good centre, they score a second and put daylight between themselves and Aston Villa."

GOAL

QPR 2-0 Aston Villa - Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin scores
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Eduardo Vargas and Charlie Austin celebrate for QPR
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A huge goal for QPR as Charlie Austin grabs his second of the game. Carlos Sanchez gives the ball away and Eduardo Vargas embarks on a lung-busting run towards the Villa area, clips the ball across goal and Austin stabs in. Harry Redknapp is up off his seat and puffs out his cheeks in relief.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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Junior Hoilett's pace is always a danger and he finds himself with the ball and in space on the left, he breaks towards goal before curling a shot that has Brad Guzan beaten, but hits the post.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Bobby Zamora's work is done for the evening as the striker, who set up Charlie Austin's goal, is replaced by Junior Hoilett. He slots into midfield, with Austin the lone striker.

YELLOW CARD

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I was a little surprised to see Andreas Weimann return for the second half after taking a knock in the first 45 minutes, but he is too slow to a challenge and catches Yun Suk-young, earning himself a yellow card.

Aston Villa's Andreas Weimann fouls QPR's Yun Suk-young
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Paul: Aston Villa not been the same without Delph, big player

Russ: Is it worth pointing out that if the current scoreline holds, QPR will only be 6 points behind Man Utd? :)