Last Updated: 15/10/11 4:53pm
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And that is it! QPR and Blackburn share the spoils despite a frantic end to an entertaining game. First-half goals from Heidar Helguson and Christopher Samba see the game end 1-1. QPR may have felt they should've had a penalty when late sub Ade Taarabt went down under a Michel Salgado challenge but nothing was given. 1-1
Despite many a Blackburn fan wanting Kean out - think this will be a good point for the Rovers boss and his side.
Great save by Kenny against the run of play. Olsson drives into the box after Hoilett's superb vision to pick him out, the Swede cracks a left-footer towards Kenny's right-hand post which is parried by the R's number one for a corner.
Answer to that... no! Hall seems to have been taken by surprise that Barton's set-piece reached him because the ball almost hits his head rather than gets any direction as he finds himself unmarked. Great chance.
Hall wins a corner after Salgado gets the last touch from the centre-back's flick-on. Could this be the moment for Warnock's men??
QPR have had 75 per cent of the possession in the latter stages of this game, but they need to be more clinical in the final third if they are to survive in this league.
These final stages are hotting up now - it's all to play for and QPR at the moment seem the likely suitors of nicking a win.
Huge shout for a penalty there as Taarabt goes down under Salgado's challenge. Think the defender gets the benefit of the doubt there. Nothing doing.
Couple of tweets here: @irishmc123 says kean needs to get Mauro Formica and Rochina. @pargahoUK says I would happily accept defeat if it meant sacking Steve mean after the game! @36_Chambers1 adds I just need QPR to win for £970 in my accumulator!!
Olsson flies in from the far-post to connect with a Goodwillie pull back in the box, great sliding challenge from Traore to block enough of the Swede's first-time effort to take the pace off the ball and Kenny gets down well to collect.
Goodwillie chases a loose pass down the left, Paddy Kenny is quick off his mark though and collects well in his area.
Blackburn have some decent options on the bench - surely Yakubu has to make an appearance if Kean wants to press for a much-needed three points?
Fitz Hall spurns a good chance, he leaps above Dann at the far-post but sends his header wide of Robinson's left-hand post.
Warnock doesn't seem happy with Lowe's earlier challenge - he's still having a pop at the fourth official. Wanting a red maybe Neil?!
Another bit of feeback from 'p.strickland' says: "Game sounds very interesting, and any minute now Taarabt will fire home for a 2 - 1 QPR, come on u R's."
Lowe smashes into Faurlin in the centre of the park, poor challenge from him there it's late, it's scissor-esque. It's a booking.
And it is Hoilett... and it is pretty poor, easy block by the wall to deny his curling effort which was lacking pace and conviction.
Traore gets pulled up for a handball and gives away a silly free-kick. Hoilett might fancy this one, a good 30 yards from goal.
Hoilett nutmegs Barton and then gets crunched by Derry. Free-kick Blackburn - around 25 yards out on the left. Samba has to be a target here from Lowe's boot.
On the replay, the midfielder could've taken a couple more touches there before the strike - think he was just a little giddy after being sidelined for so long.
Adel Taarabt has an excellent chance to get his season off to a great start, he latches on to a long ball, brings it down and a lack of composure sees him lash at the ball rather than test Robinson. The effort goes well wide.
Derry gets another strong tackle in on Givet - the Frenchman's had a tough encounter today, best get the Savlon out.
And indeed the Serbian midfielder is alright, he's back on to the pitch and straight into the attack releasing Givet down the left.
Play continues now as Petrovic leaves the pitch, he looks okay though - just a bit groggy on his feet.
Play has stopped for the time-being following treatment to Petrovic after a robust Joey Barton tackle. The former Partizan man has felt that 'welcome to the Premiership' alright.
Kat is predicting a 3-1 win to Blackburn despite QPR enjoying more of the possession this half. Maybe Goodwillie's introduction will facilitate her prediction?
There's a sense of excitement now that Taarabt has entered the fray, huge expectation on the 22-year-old's shoulders.
Armand Traore goes into the book for fouling Hoilett - think that's for a number of fouls from the defender.
Dangerous ball in towards Derry from the right, Salgado let that cross run there and got away with it.
And there's a punishment - Shaun Wright-Phillips flies into Givet, easy booking to give by Clattenburg.
There's still not much play happening down these flanks - SWP keeps screaming for the ball but is getting very little service.
Givet gets a telling off for a late challenge giving QPR a free-kick down the right which Barton will curl into the box.
Well over-hit cross from Salgado, a missed opportunity there from Blackburn because Roberts found himself unmarked again at the backpost.
Blackburn are looking a little shaky in defence at the moment, it's a mixture of throwing everything at the ball and panic football!
Olsson drives into the box, he goes for a drilled effort on goal but it's superbly blocked by Hall and QPR gather the loose ball to counter.
Faurlin's resulting free-kick goes aimlessly wide. There's too much pace on his curling left-footed effort, shame after being in such a good position.
Barton gets caught late by N'Zonzi - he clatters into the QPR midfielder who goes flying through the air. Booking for N'Zonzi.
SWP is looking a bit hungrier this half, he's charging down every ball. This time he blocks a Givet throughball.
Robinson has to clear quickly from the advancing Helguson after a rather lazy back-pass from Young. Good goalkeeping.
Olsson goes in with a brave header up against Kenny in the box - needless to say the Irish international won that battle leaving the Swede nursing a knock.
Dann and Helguson far from enjoy a clash of heads in the Blackburn half. They're both back on their feet thankfully.
QPR are enjoying spreading the ball from right to left. They could do with using SWP more down the right flank, he's a confidence player and needs to be on the ball more.
We're all set for the second-half. Blackburn to kick-off this next 45 in their yellow and black away strips.
Here's another bit of feedback - not a fan of Kean's though... "Gordon in Philadelphia here Hayley. Hoping for a Rovers win, but looking forward more to Kean getting the boot. More brains in a dufflecoat button." Ouch!
And there is the half-time whistle. Heidar Helguson's cheeky chip into the far stick, which was QPR's first home goal, was cancelled out by a trademark Christopher Samba header following an inch-perfect Jason Lowe delivery.
Helguson dramatically wins a free-kick from an aerial challenge - he's given Samba a few things to think about despite the obvious height advantage.
It's been an interesting confrontation so far, not a great deal of width in the game which needs to be exploited more because when it is, that seems to be causing both teams a few panicky moments.
Luke Young goes for goal from about 30 yards out, it's deflected but Robinson gathers the looping effort towards his left-hand post.
Hoilett is causing so many problems on the left, he's drifting over to that channel and is becoming a huge threat to QPR.
Mackie tries to jink past Salgado but he and Dann combine well to see off a potential attack from the Rangers man. Good defending on the edge of the box.
Cleared off the line by Ferdinand! GREAT play by Hoilett - the tricky forward cuts in from the left, he skins his marker and then makes a mug of Derry before curling a shot past Kenny. But Les Ferdinand's relative was on the line ready to clear.
Think Hoilett could've made more of that chance - seemed to misjudge the flight of the ball, a better connection would've really tested Kenny.
Great play from Blackburn, superb interchanges down the left sees Olsson released down the left - the Swede cuts back a decent cross towards the bonce of Hoilett but the Rovers man can get little more on the effort than a glancing touch. Great chance.
Petrovic does his defensive duties well and cracks a ball off Faurlin for a Blackburn throw-in to settle things down for the away side.
It's all a bit of a scramble in the QPR box, N'Zonzi tries his best to get the ball down to get a shot away but fouls Derry in the process and gives away a free-kick.
SWP goes for goal, GREEDY! Ahem... the winger is in a perfect position to deliver into the box from the right but ridiculously opts for glory and smashes it into the Loftus Road car park.
Dann flies into a challenge to nick the ball past Hall who goes for an ambitious diving header after Helguson's knock-down. Brave man Hall, but equally brave was Dann who cleared well under pressure.
Great strike from SWP, the tricky winger gets a powerful shot away across Robinson's goal which just goes past the former England keeper's right-hand post.
Phil in Perth, Oz, (JEALOUS!) says: "Can't understand why Kean has started without Yakubu, Goodwillie, Rochina and Formica in his 11. What is the matter with this guy! Ineptitude at it's best!!"
Roberts gives a bit of a death stare to the ref after being pulled up offside, Rovers need to use the lone striker more because his strength causes all kinds of problems... when he's onside of course.
Tell this fact to your friends, it's a party pleaser I promise - Blackburn have let in 17 goals so far this season - only Bolton have let in more.
Everything to play for now - those goals seem to have opened this game up dramatically. End-to-end stuff so far.
Samba screams at the ref after he felt his shirt was being tugged by Fitz Hall in the box. The Blackburn defender still manages to get his header away from Lowe's searching ball to the far-post. Nothing given.
Wonderful looping header from Samba - that goal will ease Kean's woes, great finish from the big man against the run of play really too.
GOAL BLACKBURN!!! Christopher Samba nets his first goal of the season. The defender leaps highest, towering above Hall in the process, to head home a Lowe corner. Tidy finish from the Rovers skipper.
Up steps Olsson - he smashes it at the wall, right at stalwart Hall who throws whatever he can at the ball to block.
Fitz Hall fouls just outside the D for a free-kick. It's pretty central so Blackburn are queuing up to take. Petrovic, Olsson, Hoilett all fancy it...
Barton tries to find Mackie but the striker is deemed offside - good build-up play there, shame about Mackie's positioning.
Superb last-ditch tackled from Fitz Hall to deny a Hoilett throughball after the Rovers man danced his way through the QPR defence.
Faurlin whips in a superb cross, it comes to Barton who cuts in from the left and drills the ball across goal, just wide and also inches away from Helguson's out-stretched boot.
Givet opts for the no nonsense approach and launches a clearance forward to stop another Rangers counter.
QPR are on the attack now, Kean must be feeling a wee bit uncomfortable in his seat at the moment...
Looking at that goal again, Salgado's positioning is horrendous - he comes off the back-post far too early. If he'd have stayed were he was, he would have cleared Helguson's chip. Poor clearance by Lowe too in the build-up.
GOAL QPR!!! Heidar Helguson's chipped effort sails over the head of Robinson, it looks like a cross to me but sure the Icelandic striker won't care! Good header from Faurlin which was cleared beforehand to set-up Helguson at the far stick. 1-0 QPR!
Lowe finds Samba again from the corner but his weak header is no problem for Kenny who collects comfortably.
Samba finds himself unmarked at the back-post - that's criminal marking from the hosts - he heads towards Petrovic but his lay-off is blocked and goes for a corner.
Ferdinand's lucky there! The centre-back goes to punt away an Olsson inswinging cross from the right and lashes the clearance on to his own bar.
Don't let the grey hair fool you, Derry's as whippery-snappery (techincal term) as the rest of them as he flies in for another crunching tackle. Great professional.
Olsson can't quite get his cross away after great hold-up play from Roberts to release the Swede down the left. Givet collects and wins a corner for the visitors.
Roberts is crowed out in the QPR half and Fitz Hall lofts the ball forward to see the home side off on another attack.
Mackie pressures N'Zonzi well, the Blackburn man's fortunate to get away with that - he didn't half hesitate on the ball and the QPR striker was on to him quickly in his own box. Goal-kick.
Blackburn have let in ten goals in their last three games - should make for an interesting encounter today.
Faurlin looks tidy on the ball - he tries a speculative effort on goal - no trouble for Robinson as the shot sails high and wide.
Traore does expertly well down the left channel and whips in a glorious ball into his strikers, Helguson can only get a glancing header on to it and sees it wide - superb delivery from the former Arsenal man, had Hoilett on the ropes.
Derry nails into Petrovic down the right flank to give the Serb something to think about. Throw-in Blackburn deep in their own half.
Blackburn have some trojans in their team today, giants at the back! QPR will be looking to exploit the ball on the floor with the aerial presence Kean's men have I should think.
QPR have started brightly, SWP has had his first couple of touches on the ball... they were both handled mind you, but there you go.
Traore wins the first free-kick of the game in a matter of seconds. He'll be looking to make an impact following his return from suspension.
Chris says: "I will predict a turn around in Blackburn's fortunes today and I will say a 2-0 or a 3-1 for them."
Here we go - Blackburn needing the three points, for Kean's sake more than anything - however they've got a pretty shocking record on their travels to the capital. Can Warnock's men add more misery to Kean and his outfit and record their first home win of the campaign?
Keep the faith Chris... His email all the way from Airdrie says: "As a Blackburn fan it pains me to see SK's team selections, yet again he's picked a side lacking in pace and creativity, can't see anything positive from the line-up. QPR to bounce back and win by a good two or three goals."
Blackburn manager Steve Kean makes three changes to the side that last 4-0 to Manchester City, drafting in Jason Roberts, Michel Salgado and Martin Olsson.
Jamie Mackie has been named in the QPR starting line-up against Blackburn today for the first time since suffering a double leg break against the same opponents. The 26-year-old was injured in a collision with Gael Givet in an FA Cup tie in January and this afternoon makes his first start since the incident. Mackie is one of three changes made by manager Neil Warnock, with Heidar Helguson and Armand Traore also included in the side.
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Dann, Givet, Lowe, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Olsson, Hoilett, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Formica, Rochina, Yakubu, Goodwillie, Vukcevic, Hanley.
QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Hall, Traore, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Barton, Mackie, Helguson. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Taarabt, Bothroyd, Buzsaky, Smith, Puncheon.