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BurtonBurton Albion1QPRQueens Park Rangers1

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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Turner.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
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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