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Summary

  1. QPR move eight points clear of drop-zone
  2. Royals spurn chase to close gap on top two
  3. Kermorgant heads against QPR bar
  4. Moore clears Sylla shot off line
  5. Mackie lashes in against former side

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    Nedum Onuoha

    That's Thursday night's EFL live action done and dusted for this evening.

    Don't forget, we're back tomorrow evening with Leeds against Derby from Elland Road.

    We'll have the build-up and every kick from 19:30 GMT.

    Until then, thanks for being with us.

  2. Read all about it

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    QPR fans

    So, all over tonight in Berkshire and QPR will head back east to the capital along the M4 a happy camp after a third win in a row.

    Read how they did it in James Law's match report.

  3. FULL-TIME REACTION

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Mick Gooding

    Ex-Reading player/manager on BBC Radio Berkshire

    "It all depends what you do with the possession.

    "Reading had loads of possession tonight, but there was just one shot on target. 

    "Yann Kermorgant had the best chances, but there was so little else to mention throughout the evening and that has to be a concern.

    "Teams will have watched that tonight and will think, they've had all that possession, but created nothing."

  4. FULL-TIME REACTION

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Jamie Mackie

    QPR match-winner Jamie Mackie on Sky Sports: 

    "It happens quite quickly when the ball falls to you at the back post in space as it did. 

    "But, I'm delighted with the goal but also with the boys and how they've adapted.

    "There's so many different styles and formations to get used to, but we had a game-plan tonight and the boys tuck to it and we're absolutely delighted with the result."

  5. FULL-TIME

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    All over at the Madejski Stadium and QPR have the victory.

    It's a third in a row for Ian Holloway's men who climb to 15th in the table. For Reading they miss the chance to close in on the top two with their second home defeat this season.

  6. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Jaap Stam

    Jaap Stam barks orders, but still his Reading side trail into the final minute....

  7. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Searching ball into the QPR area once more from Reading but punched clear by Alex Smithies in emphatic fashion.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Off goes goal-scorer Jamie Mackie for QPR and on comes Brendan Comley for the closing stages.

  9. INJURY TIME

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Three minutes to be added on at the end of the 90....

  10. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    QPR go forward once again, but Kazenga LuaLua can't get the ball under his feet and a half-chance for a break goes begging.

  11. YELLOW CARD

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Joey van den Berg the next man to see yellow for Reading and I'm not exactly sure why.

    He tried to take a quick free-kick, but far too quick for the referee's liking.

  12. YELLOW CARD

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Liam Moore in the book for a late challenge and while he's added to the ref's notebook, Yann Kermorgant is back on with a new shirt which doesn't have a number on it.

    A clash of heads from that last chance for him lead to a cut and some bleeding.

  13. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Reading v QPR

    Another man who has had a good night for QPR is goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

    He might not have been the busiest, but when called upon has been on hand to keep his side ahead.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Second change for QPR sees Ryan Manning make way for Michael Doughty in midfield.

    Decent night for Manning whose clever little touch with the outside of his left boot played Jamie Mackie in for the game's only goal so far.

  15. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Yann Kermorgant, who scored those two late goals at Bristol City, goes close again in this one.

    Cross comes in, Kermorgant heads towards goal, but just wide.

  16. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    And we are in the last 10 minutes of this one.

    Reading left it late to come back and win 3-2 at Bristol City on the 2 January, they need a similar Lazarus-like effort now to close the gap on the Championship's top two.

  17. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Protests from Garath McCleary for an ambitious penalty are rightly waved away by the referee after he loses possession.

    Still little doing for Reading as we approach the last 10 minutes. 

  18. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Kazenga LuaLua's first touch in a QPR start is a low shot on target as the ball breaks to him on the edge of the box.

    A bit of a warm-up effort though and a easy take for Ali Al Habsi.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Reading v QPR

    One change for either side as Idrissa Sylla is replaced Kazenga LuaLua for his QPR debut.

    Meanwhile, Yakou Meite replaces John Swift for Reading.

  20. Post update

    Reading 0-1 QPR

    Ridiculously open game this now as we move into the final stages.

    Both sides giving possession back to each other and just failing to find the killer ball.