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Heidar Helguson Helguson (left) celebrates his sixth league goal of the season with Wright-Phillips

Shane Long's fifth league goal of the season rescued a point for West Brom as QPR were denied only their second home win of the season.

Heidar Helguson gave the hosts the lead by heading in Joey Barton's cross.

Shaun Wright-Phillips thought he had doubled the lead but his effort was disallowed for offside.

Albion felt they should have had a penalty when Danny Gabbidon challenged James Morrison, before Long converted substitute Peter Odemwingie's cross.

It was not the birthday present QPR boss Neil Warnock wanted.

Warnock 'hurt' by refereeing decision

Warnock, who celebrated his 63rd birthday on Thursday, had seen his side lose three of their previous four games.

Yet Barton was inspirational on his return from suspension with the QPR captain turning provider for the first goal midway through the first half during a busy midfield performance.

Barton pounced on a loose ball after Jamie Mackie had lost possession attempting to thread his way through the Albion defence, and the former Manchester City player delivered an inch-perfect cross for Helguson to head home from six yards.

It was the fourth successive home game that the Icelandic striker had scored and it left West Brom, who had managed only 12 goals in their previous 13 league games, with an uphill task to force their way back.

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Wright-Phillips thought he had doubled the lead four minutes later with a terrific finish into the top corner from an angle.

But the former Chelsea winger's effort was ruled out for offside although television replays showed the goal should have stood.

West Brom were living dangerously and were missing the creativity of Zoltan Gera, out for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Hodgson relieved with away point

Jerome Thomas and James Morrison were both guilty of wasting good opportunities, but the visitors failed to seriously test QPR's third-choice goalkeeper Radek Cerny in the first half.

At the other end, Ben Foster was fortunate to escape unpunished after a header by Wright-Phillips drifted narrowly wide of the target, with the West Brom keeper well off his line.

The visitors felt aggrieved when referee turned down their appeals for a penalty when Morrison tumbled in the area under a challenge from former Albion defender Gabbidon.

Yet with time running out and QPR seemingly in control, West Brom equalised with a breakaway goal after Long scored from inside the six-yard area following a fine cross by substitute Odemwingie.

QPR manager Neil Warnock said: "I'm disappointed with the linesman. You expect them to get it right when they're in line.

"You wonder how they feel when they see mistakes like that later on television. Whether he got conned by the Tony Adams syndrome, when you run out and appeal, I'm not sure.

"But we had loads of chances and have to learn to put them away. It's all right me blaming the linesman, but it wasn't him who missed all the chances."

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson said: "We worked hard for the result but we made life difficult for ourselves. It was just a case of plugging away and making sure we carried on believing in ourselves.

"It was nice to see Odemwingie back. He got better and better the longer he was out there."

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
QPR 1-1 West Brom FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Helguson 20
  • Long 81

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West Brom

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Ref: AtkinsonAtt: 17,290
QPR
WEST BROM

Possession

  • QPR 56%
  • West Brom 44%

Attempts on target

  • QPR 4
  • West Brom 10

Attempts off target

  • QPR 10
  • West Brom 5

Corners

  • QPR 3
  • West Brom 5

Fouls

  • QPR 7
  • West Brom 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:15 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+2:24 Chris Brunt crosses the ball, save by Radek Cerny.
  • 90:00+1:13 Armand Traore challenges Somen Tchoyi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.
  • 90:00+0:42 Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
  • 89:28 Effort from the edge of the area by Akos Buzsaky goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 87:34 Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt.
  • 87:23 The ball is delivered by Peter Odemwingie, blocked by Luke Young.
  • 86:44 Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon. Indirect free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
  • 86:14 Heidar Helguson crosses the ball.
  • 84:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Heidar Helguson on Paul Scharner. Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:30 Heidar Helguson is caught offside. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.
  • 82:09 Substitution Youssouf Mulumbu leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Scharner.
  • 81:43 The official flags Shaun Wright-Phillips offside. Steven Reid takes the free kick.
  • 80:19 Peter Odemwingie provided the assist for the goal.
  • 80:19 GOAL - Shane LongQPR 1 - 1 West Brom Shane Long finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 1-1 West Brom.
  • 79:58 Alejandro Faurlin delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
  • 77:52 Substitution Somen Tchoyi replaces Graham Dorrans.
  • 76:38 Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Akos Buzsaky. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Shane Long.
  • 74:31 Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.
  • 73:40 Substitution Jay Bothroyd leaves the field to be replaced by Akos Buzsaky.
  • 73:20 The ball is sent over by Armand Traore, Heidar Helguson takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 72:43 Corner from the right by-line taken by Joey Barton, Steven Reid makes a clearance.
  • 72:23 Armand Traore sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
  • 70:08 Chris Brunt has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 68:52 Shaun Wright-Phillips has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
  • 66:15 Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Dorrans. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt.
  • 65:29 Short corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.
  • 65:15 The ball is crossed by Peter Odemwingie, clearance by Alejandro Faurlin.
  • 64:22 Substitution Jerome Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Odemwingie.
  • 64:08 James Morrison has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
  • 62:42 Shaun Wright-Phillips crosses the ball, Close range effort by Jamie Mackie goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 61:40 Heidar Helguson takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.
  • 60:57 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.
  • Correction - 59:42 Graham Dorrans fouled by Anton Ferdinand, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Dorrans produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Joey Barton.
  • 59:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Anton Ferdinand. Graham Dorrans produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Luke Young gets a block in.
  • 57:54 Nicky Shorey handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
  • 55:11 Handball decision goes against Luke Young. Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, Gareth McAuley has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 54:51 The ball is delivered by Graham Dorrans, Luke Young makes a clearance.
  • 53:55 Indirect free kick taken by Armand Traore.
  • 53:55 Booking Steven Reid goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 53:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Reid on Armand Traore.
  • 52:27 Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 50:56 Centre by Chris Brunt, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.
  • 49:29 Shot from just outside the box by Jerome Thomas misses to the right of the goal.
  • 48:39 Joey Barton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 45:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Jay Bothroyd. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
  • 45:37 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:34 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:19 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.
  • 45:00+1:49 Graham Dorrans takes a short corner.
  • 45:00+1:11 The ball is delivered by Heidar Helguson, Shaun Wright-Phillips has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 44:26 Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges James Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Brunt.
  • 43:44 Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
  • 43:44 Booking Booking for Jerome Thomas for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Jerome Thomas.
  • 39:31 Shane Long is ruled offside. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.
  • 38:13 The ball is crossed by Armand Traore, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.
  • 37:17 Corner taken by Joey Barton.
  • 35:26 Heidar Helguson takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
  • 35:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Youssouf Mulumbu. Luke Young takes the free kick.
  • 34:05 James Morrison takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
  • 32:38 Armand Traore crosses the ball, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
  • 31:04 Booking Shane Long receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 30:53 Joey Barton fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 29:59 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, clearance by Heidar Helguson.
  • 29:40 Chris Brunt takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
  • 27:26 Corner taken by Joey Barton, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
  • 26:42 Unfair challenge on Heidar Helguson by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. Joey Barton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Shane Long.
  • 26:03 Jamie Mackie takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 25:44 The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 23:09 Shaun Wright-Phillips is caught offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
  • 23:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:35 The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.
  • Correction - 19:13 Joey Barton provided the assist for the goal.
  • 19:13 Assist by Joey Barton.
  • 19:13 GOAL - Heidar HelgusonQPR 1 - 0 West Brom Heidar Helguson grabs a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-0 West Brom.
  • 19:00 A cross is delivered by Jamie Mackie, James Morrison manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:37 Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
  • 16:04 A cross is delivered by James Morrison, Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.
  • 15:18 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny.
  • 12:51 The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
  • Correction - 11:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Armand Traore. Strike comes in from Chris Brunt from the free kick, blocked by Joey Barton.
  • 11:26 Armand Traore challenges Chris Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Brunt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Armand Traore.
  • 10:03 Joey Barton takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
  • 9:10 A cross is delivered by Jamie Mackie, Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 8:02 James Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
  • Correction - 6:25 Shane Long is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • 6:25 Shane Long is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
  • Correction - 5:44 Joey Barton crosses the ball.
  • 5:44 The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans.
  • 4:22 Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Jay Bothroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.
  • 1:17 Armand Traore crosses the ball, clearance by Nicky Shorey.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man City 14 35 38
2 Man Utd 14 18 33
3 Tottenham 13 13 31
4 Chelsea 14 14 28
5 Arsenal 14 7 26
6 Newcastle 14 4 26
7 Liverpool 13 5 23
8 Everton 12 -1 16
9 Aston Villa 14 -2 16
10 Norwich 14 -6 16
11 QPR 14 -10 16
12 West Brom 14 -8 15
13 Stoke 13 -10 15
14 Swansea 14 -6 14
15 Fulham 13 -1 12
16 Sunderland 13 0 11
17 Wolves 13 -10 11
18 Blackburn 14 -11 10
19 Bolton 14 -15 9
20 Wigan 14 -16 9

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