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Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Preston North End

Charlie Austin
QPR striker Charlie Austin has scored seven goals this season

Managerless QPR failed to win for the third successive match as Preston North End secured a point in the Championship at Loftus Road.

Neil Warnock took temporary charge of QPR after Chris Ramsey's dismissal but his side struggled in front of goal.

In a tepid first half, Sandro came closest to opening the scoring for the hosts when he fired over from range.

The visitors almost stole all three points late on when Robert Green saved Bailey Wright's headed effort.

The result stretched North End's unbeaten run to six games as they secured a club record-equalling sixth consecutive clean sheet.

In a quiet first half, the visitors could have taken an early lead when Paul Gallagher sent a corner into the box which Joe Garner latched onto, but Grant Hall cleared.

Sandro almost gave QPR the lead when his long-range shot went just over the bar, before Junior Hoilett teed up Charlie Austin, but his effort went wide.

Preston could have gone in at the break ahead when Gallagher again set up Garner, but his volley flew over.

After the break, QPR applied early pressure and were almost rewarded when Austin laid the ball onto Hoilett, but his scuffed shot was scooped up by Jordan Pickford.

North End broke back and, after Hall's headed clearance, the ball fell to Adam Reach who fired wide before Wright almost sealed it with a header from Gallagher's looping ball.

QPR interim head coach Neil Warnock:

"I'm going to enjoy it for however long I've got it - it's better than being sat at home or fishing. Just being around the fans and the club again is fantastic. When I was asked to do it I had no hesitation.

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Warnock on QPR v Preston

"I don't know whether it's going to be one game, two games or whatever, but I'm going to enjoy it and if I can I'm going to try to help them pick.

"I hope they ask me. They surely will ask my opinion. I think you need someone who knows the Championship. It's the toughest league in Europe.

"Goalscoring is a bit of a problem at the minute, but we've got two weeks during the international break to try to sort that out."

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson:

"It was great to come to a place like here and get a point and also because of the significance of the game to them, with it being Neil Warnock's first game.

"We know we can utilise the ball a bit better but sometimes you have to do what you need to do in order to get a result.

"As the game went on we frustrated them and it looked like we were the team that might go on and get a winner. In many ways we can count ourselves a bit unlucky.

"We're happy with what we achieved today and will go into the international break with some confidence. But it's how you come back after the break that really counts. We want to pick it up again when we come back."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 20Henry
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 70mins
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 30Guimaraes CordeiroSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 64'minutes
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7Phillips
  • 10Fer
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forCheryat 74'minutes
  • 9AustinBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 33Polter

Preston

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Vermijl
  • 15Woods
  • 6Wright
  • 23Huntington
  • 32Reach
  • 16Browne
  • 12Gallagher
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forKilkennyat 90+4'minutes
  • 13DoyleSubstituted forKeaneat 75'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forHugillat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Keane
  • 20Davies
  • 22Brownhill
  • 24May
  • 25Hugill
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
15,190

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Preston North End 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Preston North End 0.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Daniel Johnson because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Delay in match Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

  8. Post update

    Offside, Preston North End. Adam Reach tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    Will Keane (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Joe Garner.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End) because of an injury.

  19. Booking

    Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

As It Stood

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1Hull1610422681834
2Brighton169702112934
3Burnley169522314932
4Middlesbrough1693424121230
5Derby1686222111130
6Birmingham168442417728
7Cardiff166731712525
8Reading166642317624
9Sheff Wed166642019124
10Ipswich166642323024
11Brentford166372123-221
12Fulham165562928120
13QPR165562224-220
14Wolves165472021-119
15Leeds164751619-319
16Blackburn163851515017
17Preston163851113-217
18Nottm Forest164571216-417
19Huddersfield163671623-715
20Bristol City163671726-915
21MK Dons1642101423-914
22Charlton163491426-1213
23Bolton161871022-1211
24Rotherham1623111733-169
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