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Burton Albion 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Burton v QPR
All of QPR's 11 Championship goals this season had come from set-pieces before Sebastian Polter's strike

Sebastian Polter scored QPR's first goal from open play in the Championship this season to earn a draw at Burton.

In a tame first half, Jon McLaughlin thwarted Rangers pair Pawel Wszolek and Tjaronn Chery, while Jamie Ward's free-kick was tipped wide for the hosts.

Ward put the Brewers ahead, stooping to head his first goal for the club after Lloyd Dyer's deflected shot.

But just after coming on, Polter poked home Massimo Luongo's cross on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's return to Burton.

Both sides remain in the bottom half of the table and are on five-game winless runs in the league.

In the first ever league meeting between the sides, Dyer had the best chance to claim all three points, blasting over from 20 yards after a Lucas Akins cutback.

Polter, who had been an injury doubt, headed just wide for QPR late on as Hasselbaink's side chased victory in his first match at the Pirelli Stadium since leaving Burton in December 2015.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Mousinho
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6TurnerBooked at 38mins
  • 7WilliamsonSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 45'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Palmer
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Dyer
  • 10Akins
  • 12WardBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 9Beavon
  • 13Bywater
  • 18Miller
  • 19Choudhury
  • 21Fox
  • 22Myers-Harness
  • 25Barker

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 22Caulker
  • 4Hall
  • 3BidwellBooked at 51minsSubstituted forLynchat 81'minutes
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 7BorysiukSubstituted forPolterat 64'minutes
  • 10Chery
  • 15Wszolek
  • 9WashingtonBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lynch
  • 13Ingram
  • 17Polter
  • 19El Khayati
  • 27Shodipo
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 34Kakay
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,725

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.

Hand ball by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Attempt blocked. Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Joel Lynch replaces Jake Bidwell because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo with a cross.

Jamie Ward (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Ariel Borysiuk.

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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