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Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Burnley

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink left Burton to take charge of Championship club QPR

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's first match as QPR manager ended in a goalless draw against Burnley at Loftus Road.

Former Leeds, Chelsea and Netherlands striker Hasselbaink was appointed as Chris Ramsey's successor on 4 December.

QPR, who were looking for a third successive victory, went close through Matt Phillips, James Perch and Leroy Fer in a promising first-half display.

Defender Grant Hall's effort was cleared off the line by Burnley's Scott Arfield in stoppage time.

Burnley, who have now gone five games without a win, improved after half time but could not break the deadlock.

Sam Vokes sent two second-half headers off target as their disappointing run of results continued.

That sequence has seen Sean Dyche's side slip down to fifth in the table and they are five points from an automatic promotion spot following their stalemate in west London.

Hasselbaink, 43, left League One leaders Burton to take charge of QPR and watched an encouraging performance from his new side against a Burnley team that, like Rangers, were relegated from the Premier League last season.

But the Championship's leading goalscorers at home in 2015-16 could not find a way past visiting goalkeeper Tom Heaton, despite the introduction of ex-Burnley forward Charlie Austin from the bench with an hour played.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"I learned that we have a team that is willing to work for each other. There are a lot of positives and it's nice to see that the guys want to work and play football.

"Players are going to make mistakes, but it's about expressing yourself and reacting when you do make mistakes. The players showed they want to do things right.

"I am happy with how the game went. In the first half we played ever so well and were the better team."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"A new manager usually gets a reaction and they've only lost once at home this season, so there were a lot of things in their favour.

"For us to get on with our own game and play the way we did, I'm very pleased.

"We thought they would look to press us, which they did. We thought they'd find it hard to keep that up for 95 minutes, which they did. We thought we'd get stronger as the game went on, which we did.

"So I'm pleased with how it ended up going, apart from the fact that we didn't get the winner."

Joey Barton of Burnley
Joey Barton, who left QPR in the summer, started for Burnley at Loftus Road and went close with an early free-kick
Charlie Austin of QPR
Charlie Austin played the final 30 minutes for QPR against his former club Burnley

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 4Hall
  • 5Onuoha
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenrySubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 74'minutes
  • 18Faurlin
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 10Fer
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forAustinat 60'minutes
  • 7Phillips

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 9Austin
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
16,576

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Burnley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Burnley 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Keane.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Mee with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

  9. Post update

    Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. George Boyd tries a through ball, but Tendayi Darikwa is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Mee.

  15. Post update

    James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joey Barton.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Karl Henry.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.