QPR missed the chance to go top of the Championship as they were held to a goalless draw against Blackburn.

Harry Redknapp's side dropped points at home for only the second time this season and are now behind new leaders Burnley on goal difference.

Rangers' best chance fell to Charlie Austin, who was denied by the woodwork in the second half.

The closest Rovers came to a winner was a Jason Lowe half-volley that was cleared off the line by Clint Hill.

Rangers have developed a knack of grinding out 1-0 victories from similarly uninspiring matches this season, but this time their goal touch deserted them.

The home side barely tested Blackburn goalkeeper Simon Eastwood in the first half, while the visitors created a string of chances.

The clearest fell to Lowe, who met Ben Marshall's cross at the far post but was thwarted by Hill. Blackburn's Chris Taylor also sent a header over before Jordan Rhodes nodded wide.

QPR were brighter after the interval and came close to breaking the deadlock from a swift counter-attack after 55 minutes.

Matt Phillips then placed a shot too close to Eastwood, before Austin's big chance arrived in the 70th minute after a fine run down the left by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

His low cross was met by the 10-goal striker six yards out, but his effort came off the inside of the post, hit the bemused Eastwood and bounced back out.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"In the end it was frustrating.

"It was a game of few opportunities but we had two really good ones and obviously it's a different game if we take them.

"We are a very attacking team but we found it difficult to break them down."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"We came with a game plan. We were very good in the first half and we should have gone in leading with the chances we had.

"In the second half we had to show some character and we displayed some battling qualities against a top team."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto (Traore - 87' )
  • 17 Barton
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill
  • 07 Phillips (O'Neil - 59' )
  • 10 Carroll
  • 08 Johnson
  • 09 Austin
  • 23 Hoilett (Kranjcar - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Traore
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 16 Jenas
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 20 Henry
  • 26 Murphy
  • 36 O'Neil

Blackburn Rovers

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 27 Henley Booked
  • 03 Spurr Booked
  • 17 Williamson
  • 16 Dann Booked
  • 05 Hanley
  • 12 Marshall
  • 06 Lowe
  • 11 Rhodes (Campbell - 76' )
  • 19 Taylor Booked
  • 45 Cairney (King - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Kilgallon
  • 07 King (Dunn - 85' )
  • 08 Dunn
  • 10 Campbell
  • 23 Rochina
  • 25 Judge
  • 34 Kean
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 15,987

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

3 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:25

Attempt saved. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

90:00 +3:00

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

89:51

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

89:51

David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:23

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Dunn.

86:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Armand Traore replaces Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

84:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. David Dunn replaces Joshua King because of an injury.

84:09

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:09

Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

83:54

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

83:54

Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:54

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

81:54

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:29

Attempt saved. Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by DJ Campbell.

79:20

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

78:27

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

77:09

Attempt blocked. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Johnson.

76:35

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:35

Foul by DJ Campbell (Blackburn Rovers).

75:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. DJ Campbell replaces Jordan Rhodes.

74:55

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

74:55

Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:28

Attempt blocked. Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:19

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

69:22 Booking

Booking Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:14

Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:14

Foul by Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers).

66:34

Attempt blocked. Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:28

Attempt blocked. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

65:47

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

65:47

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:40 Booking

Booking Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:37

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:37

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

64:12

Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Williamson.

63:20

Attempt missed. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto following a corner.

62:49

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

62:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joshua King replaces Tom Cairney.

59:33

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:33

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

58:49

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

58:49

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Gary O'Neil replaces Matthew Phillips.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar replaces Junior Hoilett.

57:16

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Johnson with a cross.

56:44

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:44

Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

55:58

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

53:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:54

Delay in match Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

52:19

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

52:19

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:04

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Carroll.

49:34

Attempt saved. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:52 Booking

Booking Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:42

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:42

Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:42

Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Spurr.

44:47

Foul by Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers).

44:47

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:54

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Dann.

43:48

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

42:44

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:44

Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

41:06

Attempt missed. Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Thomas Spurr with a cross.

33:42 Booking

Booking Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:34

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:34

Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

27:15

Attempt missed. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is too high.

26:42

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:42

Foul by Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers).

24:53

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

24:53

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:25

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Robert Green.

18:31

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

18:31

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:51

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Charlie Austin.

17:17

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Clint Hill.

17:11

Attempt blocked. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Ben Marshall with a cross.

9:37

Foul by Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers).

9:37

Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:21

Attempt missed. Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5:08

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Thomas Carroll tries a through ball, but Andrew Johnson is caught offside.

3:38

Delay in match Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

3:22

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

3:22

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:43

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

2:42

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

1:56

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

1:15

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:15

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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