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Summary

  1. Polter heads QPR ahead early on
  2. Henry's deflected effort levels for Wolves
  3. Chery hits post late on for QPR

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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FT: QPR 1-1 Wolves

Thanks for your company today. If you missed some of this live text commentary, take a look at Phil Shepka's match report of QPR's draw with Wolves.

As far as the Football League is concerned, we'll be back with you on Monday as Burnley host Derby. Our live text and radio commentary starts at 19:30 GMT. Hope you can join us then.

Saturday's fixtures

Elsewhere in the Championship today, Middlesbrough will look to extend their lead at the top of the table as they host Nottingham Forest.

Second-placed Hull go to Fulham, while fifth-placed Brighton are at home to Huddersfield.

At the bottom, three points are surely a must for Bolton against MK Dons, one of the sides above them in the battle to avoid relegation.

FT: QPR 1-1 Wolves

The draw at Loftus Road does little for either side's play-off aspirations. Wolves remain 10th and are seven points from a top-six spot, while QPR are three points further back.

Player reaction

FT: QPR 1-1 Wolves

QPR debutant Conor Washington speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a good atmosphere to come into. We're disappointed with the result, especially after our first-half performance. But Wolves have been on a good run so it's a good point."

Wolves winger and man of the match Rajiv van La Parra: "I had a good game, we didn't win, but we can be happy with a point."

FULL-TIME

QPR 1-1 Wolves

It's all over. A point apiece at Loftus Road, and a result that suits neither team.

Sebastian Polter put QPR in front after two minutes, with James Henry equalising three minutes into the second half.

Reaction to follow shortly.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

QPR's Tjaronn Chery tries his luck from 20 yards but it's well wide. Looks like this one is heading for a draw.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Four added minutes.

QPR HIT THE POST

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Almost an instant impact for the two QPR substitutes. Conor Washington gets to the byline on the left touchline and pulls the ball back to Tjaronn Chery, who smacks the post from eight yards.

Should have buried it. Is that QPR's chance missed?

QPR 1-1 Wolves

The breaks in play for Dave Edwards' injury and the two recent substitutions seem to have killed Wolves' momentum a little bit. Dominic Iorfa is forced into conceding a QPR corner.

Leroy Fer meets it at the far post, and it appears to take a flick of Danny Batth behind for another corner, but the officials decide otherwise.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 1-1 Wolves

QPR's new number nine Conor Washington, signed from Peterborough for a reported £2.5m earlier this week, is on for his Rangers debut. He's got seven minutes plus stoppage time to show his new fans what he can do.

Junior Hoilett is the man to be replaced.

Conor Washington
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SUBSTITUTION

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Dave Edwards hasn't run off that injury and is off for Wolves, to be replaced by George Saville, who has just returned to Molineux after a loan spell at League One side Millwall.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

There's a stoppage in play while Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards receives treatment for an injury.

There's a pensive look on the face of QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, whose side cruelly conceded an equaliser just after half-time but have been second best since James Henry's deflected leveller.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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CLOSE!

QPR 1-1 Wolves

A super surging run by left-back Matt Doherty almost results in a goal for Wolves. His powerful right-footed drive is pushed behind by goalkeeper Alex Smithies for a corner.

Conor Coady tries his luck and Smithies saves again.

And another save! This one is a stunner from Dave Edwards' header.

Still level.

SUBSTITUTION

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Karl Henry
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Henry, who was born in Wolverhampton, won the Championship title in 2009 and featured prominently for Wolves in three consecutive seasons in the Premier League.

The QPR midfielder is replaced by Tjaronn Chery - the first substitution of the match.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

QPR are just giving away too many silly free-kicks around the penalty area. They have to be careful, Wolves are growing in confidence.

Matt LawrenceBBC Radio London co-commentator

QPR 1-1 Wolves

With Wolves seven points off the play-offs as things stand, and QPR a further three points back, it's one of those situations where you think a draw isn't good enough for either side.

I'm hoping that statement will spark a fantastic, end-to-end final 20 minutes at Loftus Road...

Elsewhere...

In the Premier League, Norwich are 3-1 ahead against Liverpool after Wes Hoolahan finds the net from the penalty spot.

You can follow that game here.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

We're entering that period of the game when the two managers will be thinking about changes.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has new signing Conor Washington, winger Tjaronn Chery and the experienced Jamie Mackie to call upon.

As for Wolves, Kenny Jackett has 17-year-old Bright Enobakhare as his only striking option on the bench, while Nathan Byrne could provide a fresh option out wide.

Two in two for Hasselbaink?

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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As well as an FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, QPR had drawn five and lost two of their seven league games under Hasselbaink before finally ending their wait for a victory at Rotherham seven days ago.

Can his side achieve back-to-back wins today?

QPR 1-1 Wolves

An escape for QPR as Dave Edwards' header back across goal is just about cleared by the hosts.

Then Rajiv van La Parra has a shot on goal, blocked by Grant Hall. By an arm? Possibly. In the "seen them given" category.

Wolves looking the more likely, mainly because Edwards and Conor Coady are offering more support from midfield for lone striker Adam Le Fondre than in the first half.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gives away a very soft free-kick in a dangerous position for QPR. Matt Phillips picks out Leroy Fer, but the Dutchman heads over from eight yards.

A decent chance squandered, as Rangers' new £2.5m signing Conor Washington warms up on the sidelines.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

End-to-end stuff now.

Matt Phillips picks up the ball 30 yards out for QPR and makes up some ground before shooting low at Carl Ikeme.

Wolves break and Dave Edwards heads over the bar from 10 yards.

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Rajiv van La Parra
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After that Wolves equaliser, this is anyone's game. Who wants to win it?

Rajiv van La Parra has looked Wolves' most likely to create something in this match, and he sends across another good ball from the right wing, but there's no gold shirt on the end of it.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

In truth, it always seemed like it would take something like that for Wolves to get back into this match. But they'll take it, of course.

Wanderers are back defending for the moment, with QPR striker Sebastian Polter sending a shot in on the turn straight at Carl Ikeme.

QPR 1-1 Wolves

In hindsight somebody could have closed him down, but it's just thoroughly unlucky and a thoroughly undeserved goal for Wolves as well.

Matt LawrenceBBC Radio London co-commentator

GOAL (Henry)

QPR 1-1 Wolves

Wolves are level in fortunate circumstances as James Henry sends in a shot from 25 yards and it deflects off two QPR defenders into the net past Alex Smithies.

They conceded after two minutes of the first half, but they've equalised three minutes into the second period.

James Henry
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KICK-OFF

QPR 1-0 Wolves

No substitutions to report as Wolves, who are trailing 1-0, get the second half under way.

Elsewhere in the Championship

While we wait for the players to come back out at Loftus Road, there's enough time to tell you about today's other Championship fixtures.

Leaders Middlesbrough host Nottingham Forest and second-placed Hull travel to Craven Cottage to face Slavisa Jokanovic's Fulham.

Meanwhile, there's a huge game at the bottom of the table as Bolton host fellow strugglers MK Dons.

Championship fixtures
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FA People's Cup under way

#PeoplesCup

If you're missing a bit of cup action this weekend, fear not - it's the first round of the FA People's Cup.

There are more than 35,000 people taking part throughout England in 10 different categories and we've got live text commentary of today's action here.

Luton Town B win the @BedsFA disability #PeoplesCup
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Here are Luton Town B celebrating their win in the @BedsFA disability round on Friday.

Today's matches involve the adult females, female veterans and adult males.

In the Premier League

Norwich v Liverpool
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Just over half an hour has been played in the Premier League, as Norwich City host Liverpool.

Dieumerci Mbokani has just brought the Canaries level after Roberto Firmino had put the visitors in front.

You can follow that game here.

HT: QPR 1-0 Wolves

Pie
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While the players take a break and the fans tuck into their half-time refreshments, let me tell you about what's happening elsewhere in the world of football...

HALF-TIME

QPR 1-0 Wolves

Polter celebrates
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QPR lead by a single goal at the break, scored by Sebastian Polter in the second minute.

Polter rose highest to meet a left-wing free-kick and net his fourth goal in five games for Rangers.

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Into two minutes of stoppage time at Loftus Road.

QPR 1-0 Wolves

Looking at him, I don't think Sebastian Polter's the most technically gifted player in the world, but he isn't getting ideas above his station. Danny Batth will know he's been in a game. He's causing so many more problems than Le Fondre is.

Matt LawrenceBBC Radio London co-commentator

QPR 1-0 Wolves

QPR winger Junior Hoilett shows some good feet to cut inside onto his right foot, but his tame shot from 20 yards is easily gathered by Carl Ikeme.

QPR 1-0 Wolves

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About six minutes and stoppage time remaining in the first half. It's been a fairly even contest in terms of possession so far, with little in the way of goalmouth action at either end.

Sebastian Polter's second-minute header still separates the two sides.

QPR 1-0 Wolves

Sebastian Polter is in excellent form in front of goal - his early header was his fourth in five appearances for QPR. The German gets on the end of another cross but he nods the ball straight at goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

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Rajiv van La Parra is the only Wolves player causing problems. He's beating Konchesky all day long but it's good covering by the QPR defenders to stop his cross.

Matt LawrenceBBC Radio London co-commentator

QPR 1-0 Wolves

Matt Doherty heads a drilled cross behind for a QPR corner, which is taken short by Massimo Luongo. A devilish, deflected cross causes chaos and Wolves clear at about the seventh attempt.

On the counter-attack, Rajiv van La Parra's cross is hooked clear by the Rangers defence.

QPR 1-0 Wolves

A Wolves cross from the right drifts harmlessly behind for a goal kick. They've recovered well from the early setback of going a goal behind, without ever really looking like equalising.

Meanwhile, QPR goalscorer Sebastian Polter is back on his feet after receiving some treatment for a knock.