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Summary

  1. Clarke and Sawyers score either side of the break
  2. Brentford's Macleod stretchered off with knee injury
  3. Brentford win at Loftus Road for the first time in 52 years
  4. QPR have won just one of past seven home league games

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

That's it for this evening - thanks for joining me for this west London derby.

It turned out to be a happy occasion for Brentford and their fans, but QPR's patchy form at Loftus Road continued.

Remember, we'll have live text coverage of all of tomorrow's EFL action from 14:00 BST.

See you then.

Romaine Sawyers celebrates Brentford goal
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Recap: QPR 0-2 Brentford

Romaine Sawyers scored his first goal for Brentford as they beat Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road for the first time in 52 years.

Josh Clarke opened the scoring, moving past Nedum Onuoha before squeezing a shot under QPR keeper Alex Smithies.

Sawyers met a Maxime Colin pass with a fine first-time effort into the top left-hand corner to add a second.

Idrissa Sylla went closest to a QPR response, only for John Egan to nod the goal-bound header over the bar.

You can read the full match report on tonight's came here.

FT: QPR 0-2 Brentford

This one is the biggest game for the fans, so to get my first goal was great. There is loads of belief in the side and we know what we are capable of.

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FT: QPR 0-2 Brentford

That win - Brentford's first at Loftus Road since 1964, moves the Bees to one point off the Championship play-off places.

The one blot on the evening for Dean Smith's side was the knee injury suffered by midfielder Lewis Macleod.

Dean Smith and Brentford's management staff celebrate
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FULL-TIME

QPR 0-2 Brentford

The final whistle goes at Loftus Road to boos from the remaining home fans.

Brentford seal a deserved victory to end a four-match winless run in the Championship.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

Bees keeper Daniel Bentley claims a cross. The evening is almost over. The Bees are going to take three points back to Griffin Park.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

QPR are still coming forward, but Brentford are dealing with it.

Bees centre-back John Egan cuts the ball out again from what was a threatening cross.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

Konstantin Kerschbaumer has two chances to put the game beyond Rangers.

First the Austrian midfielder blasts over following a counter-attack, then he has a shot deflected behind off R's centre-back Nedum Onuoha.

Loftus Road is emptying.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

Brentford centre-back John Egan makes a crucial interception to stop Tjaronn Chery from getting a shot away.

Moments later Sebastian Polter heads goalwards, but straight at Daniel Bentley.

A few more minutes for the Bees defence to endure.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-2 Brentford

The Bees make their final change to eat up a few seconds.

Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces goalscorer Josh Clarke.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

There will be eight added mintues at Loftus Road - mainly for the injury to Lewis Macleod.

Hope for QPR?

QPR 0-2 Brentford

Another ball is floated in by QPR, looking for Idrissa Sylla.

This one drifts over the head of the African striker, who moved to Loftus Road this summer.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

QPR put the ball into the Brentford box and it's headed away to Pawel Wszolek.

The Polish winger decides to take it first time on the volley, but it goes well wide of goal.

Time is running out for Rangers.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-2 Brentford

That injury is the end of Mcleod's evening, as he is stretchered off the Loftus Road pitch following a few minutes of treatment.

He is repalced by winger Sullay Kaikai, who is on loan from Crystal Palace.

Macleod lasted 16 minutes after coming on for Josh McEachran. Hopefully the injury to his left knee won't be too serious.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

The game is stopped as Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod goes down clutching his knee while challenging for the ball.

He's had an injury-hit spell at Griffin Park since joining from Rangers and looks in a bit of pain.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-2 Brentford

Final change for the hosts. Ben Gladwin replaces fellow midfielder Ariel Borysiuk.

QPR are starting to up the pressure on the Brentford defence, aiming balls in towards Sebastian Polter.

QPR 0-2 Brentford

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has one substitution left up his sleeve.

Is there anything he can do to help his side get back in this game?

Brentford are closing in on their first win at Loftus Road in 52 years.

QPR Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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CLOSE!

QPR 0-2 Brentford

QPR almost get one back straight away!

John Egan is in the right place to nod Idrissa Sylla's goal-bound header over the bar.

That was great positional play by the Irishman, saving a certain goal.

By the way, QPR's Tjaronn Chery has picked up a yellow card for protests after Brentford's second goal.

The ball did hit Josh Clarke's hand before falling to Colin to set up Sawyers - perhaps it was something Chery said about that which has got him booked.

GOAL QPR 0-2 Brentford

Romaine Sawyers

Romaine Sawyers
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Just as I say it's been scrappy, Brentford score a corking second goal.

Josh Clarke puts James Perch under pressure from a throw-in and the ball breaks to Maxime Colin.

The Frenchman puts a low ball into the box and finds the unmarked Romaine Sawyers.

Sawyers lets the ball roll across his body, opens up his left boot and side-foots into the top left-hand corner of the goal.

Alex Smithies was nowhere near it and the Bees have a two-goal lead.

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The last few minutes have been fairly scrappy.

Neither side has managed to get a decent spell of possession.

Tjaronn Chery of QPR is upended after a collision with Ryan Woods of Brentford
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SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-1 Brentford

The Bees make their first substitution, with former Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran going off.

Lewis Macleod replaces him.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR make their second change, as Sebastian Polter replaces Northern Ireland international Conor Washington up front.

Polter is a big man. Brentford can expect an aerial bombardment before the evening is out.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

Brentford mount another counter-attack and Scott Hogan tests R's keeper Alex Smithies again.

Hogan had forced teammate Josh Clarke a bit wide and his shot from the winger's pull-back lacked power.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

Conor Washington puts in another teasing cross from the QPR left, which Bees defender Andreas Bjelland heads clear.

New man Wszolek is out on the right for the hosts.

SUBSTITUTION

QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink makes the first change of the evening.

Left-back Jack Robinson comes off, with winger Pawel Wszolek coming on.

That means a reshuffle in the R's defence, with Jordan Cousins at right-back and James Perch at left-back.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR keeper Alex Smithies has to be alert to deny Scott Hogan an opening.

Nico Yennaris flicks the ball round the corner for Hogan to chase, but Smithies gets there first to clear the ball away.

Hogan was in acres of space. I'm not sure where the QPR centre-backs were.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

Brentford have their best passage of play since the break, as Nico Yennaris bursts into the box.

He loses control of the ball just before he was about to pull the trigger and QPR manage to clear the danger.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR midfielder Tjaronn Chery has another go at the Brentford goal from a free-kick some 30 yards out,

It was centrally located but the left-footed Dutchman can't get enough bend on the ball and it goes well wide of the left-hand upright.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

The attendance tonight at Loftus Road is 16,488.

They've seen a pretty tense west London derby so far.

QPR keeper Alex Smitheis has just fielded a threatening cross from the Brentford right.

Jordan Cousins of QPR and Harlee Dean of Brentford
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QPR 0-1 Brentford

Another cross in search of Idrissa Sylla, this time from QPR left-back Jack Robinson.

This one is just over-hit and Sylla reaches for it acrobatically but can't get near the ball.

Rangers are on top so far in this second half.

Idrissa Sylla of QPR attempts a shot on the goal of Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley of Brentford as John Egan defend
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QPR 0-1 Brentford

The game is paused briefly as Sylla gets some treatment after colliding with Bees stopper Daniel Bentley.

He should be okay to continue.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

Penalty claims from the QPR fans as Conor Washington pumps a ball into the box for Idrissa Sylla.

The Guinean goes down under scant pressure from the covering centre-back.

It was an optimistic shout at best. Referee James Adcock is not swayed.

Rangers are looking brighter since the restart.

QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR have another chance to test the Brentford defence from a free-kick wide on the right.

This time Tjaronn Chery's inswinger is claimed by Daniel Bentley easily.

Bentley almost starts a counter-attack with a long throw out but Josh Clarke is foiled by the R's defence.

Moments later Chery bursts into the box but slices his effort wide.

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QPR 0-1 Brentford

A win tonight would take either side to within a point of the play-off places.

Are they good enough to keep up a promotion challenge though?

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QPR 0-1 Brentford

Massimo Luongo has the first effort of the second half for QPR - but it's straight at Bees stopper Daniel Bentley.

KICK-OFF

QPR 0-1 Brentford

We are back under way at Loftus Road. There are no changes at the break.

Can QPR get back into the match?

Perhaps Guinean forward Idrissa Sylla will be the man to inspire them, having scored two goals in his last four games.

Idrissa Sylla of QPR takes on Ryan Woods and Maxime Colin of Brentford
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HT: QPR 0-1 Brentford

QPR have only won two of their seven home Championship games this season.

Will manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink have some pearls of wisdom during the half-time break?

Jimmy Cloyd Hasselbaink
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Pearson to Molineux?

Nigel Pearson
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Elsewhere in the Championship, Nigel Pearson, Paul Lambert and former England boss Sam Allardyce are among the candidates being considered by Wolves for the vacant manager's job.

The Molineux side are looking to appoint an experienced, British replacement for Italian Walter Zenga, who was sacked after just 87 days.

BBC Sport understands Pearson, 53, has already been interviewed, having parted company with Derby on 8 October.

Allardyce left his post as England manager on 27 September while Lambert has been out of a job since departing Blackburn at the end of last season.

QPR 'must be patient'

HT: QPR 0-1 Brentford

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Queens Park Rangers must be patient as they seek a return to the Premier League, according to director of football Les Ferdinand.

The R's, relegated from the top flight in 2015, finished 12th in the Championship last season - having sacked Chris Ramsey in November and replaced him with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Rangers' previous spell in the Premier League, from 2011 to 2013, was characterised by big spending on transfer fees and player wages.

"We know what we are trying to achieve and where we are trying to go," Ferdinand, 49, told BBC Radio London.

"We are in a society where everybody wants everything overnight. Sometimes that doesn't happen."

You can read more from Les Ferdinand here.

HT: QPR 0-1 Brentford

Here are the half-time stats from Loftus Road.

Brentford have had more possession and one more effort on goal than the hosts.

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