QPR stayed second in the Championship after debut goals from strikers Kevin Doyle and Modibo Maiga helped them draw with third-placed Burnley.

Doyle, signed from Wolves on deadline day, headed the hosts in front before Danny Ings volleyed Burnley level.

Richard Dunne's unstoppable volley put QPR back ahead before half-time, but Sam Vokes's volley levelled again.

Vokes then tapped Burnley into the lead before Maiga grabbed a point.

QPR's deadline-day arrivals

  • Kevin Doyle from Wolves
  • Modibo Maiga from West Ham
  • Will Keane from Manchester United
  • Guilherme Dellatorre from Desportivo Brazil
  • Aaron Hughes from Fulham

The West Ham loanee, one of five deadline-day signings made by QPR, came off the substitutes' bench to tap home Junior Hoilett's cross after poor defending from Ben Mee.

Doyle was the only one of QPR's new recruits to start as Harry Redknapp's side looked to close the gap on leaders Leicester.

The Londoners went into the game with the joint-best home record in the Championship, having won 11 and drawn two of their 14 games at Loftus Road, and got off to a quick start.

Doyle, signed to help compensate for the long-term absence of former Burnley striker Charlie Austin with a shoulder injury, headed the hosts ahead from close range as the Clarets failed to clear a corner.

But Sean Dyche's men have been the Championship's surprise side this season and, defending a run of just one defeat in 10 league games, they quickly hit back through top scorer Ings's 22nd goal of the season.

The former Bournemouth man volleyed Kieran Trippier's cross home from 10 yards, but parity was not restored for long as Dunne's powerful volley, from more poor Burnley defending following a corner, put QPR back in front.

Michael Duff headed wide for the visitors from close range soon after the restart, but Vokes's toe-poked volley from Michael Kightly's cross brought them level again.

Burnley were buoyed and eight minutes later they were ahead after some terrible defending from Benoit Assou-Ekotto was capitalised on by Ings, and his pull-back from the byeline was tapped home by Vokes.

Ings then shot just wide after being sent clear on goal, and his miss proved costly as Maiga earned the hosts a crucial point.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"Harry Redknapp is shrewd when it comes to dealing in the transfer market and he has an amazing instinct for these things.

"He can almost sniff out a player and I hope he's proved right again.

"Maiga for whatever reason wasn't doing himself justice at West Ham, but both Harry and I had seen him play and Harry felt he had a little more to offer than he has shown.

"What you know you will get from Kevin Doyle is a stint, he will chase lost causes and we need that energy. Hopefully that goal will do him the world of good."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"We've now taken four points off the pre-season promotion favourites and that's a good marker for us - we are up there for a reason.

"We've found a good mixture this year, good energy, good tempo and real quality.

"Ings and Vokes are a very good partnership and very good individually. They have quality and the desire to work hard for the team."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 05 Dunne Booked
  • 06 Hill
  • 07 Phillips (Hoilett - 6' )
  • 17 Barton
  • 14 Doyle Booked
  • 08 Johnson (Maiga - 68' )
  • 03 Traore (Henry - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Carroll
  • 18 Hughes
  • 20 Henry
  • 23 Hoilett
  • 25 Zamora
  • 26 Murphy
  • 40 Maiga

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 19 Kightly Booked (Stanislas - 85' )
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes
Ref: Roger East
Att: 16,393

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

5 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +4:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +3:47

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

90:00 +0:50

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:02

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:02

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

85:59

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

85:59

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:33

Attempt saved. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Michael Kightly.

83:13

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross following a corner.

82:45

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Mee.

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry replaces Armand Traore.

81:32

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Clint Hill tries a through ball, but Kevin Doyle is caught offside.

80:59

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

78:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Burnley 3. Modibo Maiga (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Hoilett with a cross.

75:42

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

73:49

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:49

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

73:10

Attempt missed. Modibo Maiga (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joey Barton.

72:19

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

72:07

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

68:30

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Junior Hoilett.

67:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Modibo Maiga replaces Andrew Johnson.

67:35

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

67:35

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:47

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

61:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Burnley 3. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

61:09

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

60:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:43

Delay in match David Jones (Burnley) because of an injury.

59:18

Foul by Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers).

59:18

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:37

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

57:06

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:06

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

53:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Burnley 2. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

51:26

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

51:07

Foul by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).

51:07

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:19

Attempt missed. Michael Duff (Burnley) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

46:35 Booking

Booking Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:32

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

46:32

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 2, Burnley 1.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Burnley 1.

45:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andrew Johnson.

43:38

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

42:35

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

41:31

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

41:31

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

40:49 Booking

Booking Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:41

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers).

40:41

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:56

Delay in match (Queens Park Rangers).

35:39

Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:29

Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Armand Traore with a cross.

33:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Burnley 1. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

33:15

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Duff.

32:42

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

32:42

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

29:15

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

29:15

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:38

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

27:38

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:42

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

26:42

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

24:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Burnley 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

22:47

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

22:47

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:33

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20:50

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

20:08

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

20:08

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:37

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

19:37

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:26

Hand ball by Dean Marney (Burnley).

17:46

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

14:38 Booking

Booking Michael Kightly (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14:17

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

14:17

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

13:50

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Clint Hill.

13:48

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11:01

Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:58

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

8:36

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

7:15

Foul by Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers).

7:15

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Burnley 0. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar with a cross following a corner.

5:47

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

5:45

Attempt saved. Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar with a cross.

5:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Matthew Phillips because of an injury.

5:13

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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