Full time: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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Full time: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane once again the difference for Tottenham as QPR's relegation problems deepen. Kane found the empty net with goals in either half and though Sandro scored late on and two genuine penalty appeals were waved away, Spurs were worth the points.

Well that is all we have time for on this live blog. We are back with full coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers but until then goodbye.


Should QPR have had a penalty? Ramsey's side have all the momentum and when Onuoha's downward header is thrashed goalwards by Austin, Nabil Bentaleb clearly handles albeit from close range. Craig Pawson again waves away the appeals. Just over 10 minutes left.


Goal: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Sandro)

Life in QPR yet as former Spurs midfielder Sandro gets one back. Austin tees the ball up for the Brazilian who slots through a host of bodies and beyond Lloris at his near post.


Goal: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Harry Kane)

Spurs sink QPR as Harry Kane grabs a second with a little over a quarter of the game remaining. Ryan Mason plays through Kane, who is played onside by Rio Ferdinand and he rounds Green and calmly passes the ball into an empty net. Game over.


Spurs look dangerous everytime they go forward and they again their lead should have been doubled. Kyle Walkers get behind and when Green smothers the shot, the loose ball breaks to Eriksen whose goalbound shot is cleared off the line by Charlie Austin of all people.


Tottenham within inches of doubling their lead within two minutes of the restart. Christian Eriksen given time and space to shoot and his curling shot rattles the post but the rebound batters the ball over the bar. Big let off for QPR.


Second half under way at Loftus Road. No changes at the break but something has to change for QPR.


Half time: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

A moment of quality finishes has these two London rivals level at the break. Andros Townsend's free-kick finds Harry Kane's head and as Rob Green came out to meet the ball, the ball bounced into the net. Charlie Austin has hit the bar and Isla should have had a penalty so it has been far from all Spurs but that will be little consolation to the relegation contenders.


QPR right back at Tottenham and should they have had a penalty? A chipped through ball as Spurs at sixes and sevens and Isla gets there first, goes to round Lloris, who trips him and the Chilean goes sprawling of the floor. Making more of the contact than perhaps there was but Craig Pawson would have been forgiven for pointing to the spot.


Goal: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Harry Kane)

Chances for both sides but having the most clinical finisher in the league comes in handy once in a while and Tottenham are in debt to Harry Kane once again. Andros Townsend's free-kick is a deep one but when Rob Green can't move fast enough to cut out the danger, Kane nods in with a deft header which finds the empty net.


QPR much the better side and they should really be ahead. Tottenham are a mess at the back and Austin receives an inch-perfect pass but his effort thunders off the crossbar and Spurs survive.


A lull in the game illuminated by the closest we have come to a goal as Kyle Walker's awful header back towards his own goal finds Charlie Austin but Lloris palms the ball away from the QPR forward's path. Now Phillips shoots wide. QPR the better team for me.


Now Tottenham's turn to go close as Kyle Walker's near post cross finds Kane but his header is turned over by Rob Green, who produces a fine reaction.


Thirty seconds in and we almost have the opening goal. Zamora directs a header towards the top corner and Lloris produces a fine save to turn the ball over the bar. A corner is inexplicably not awarded by referee Craig Pawson however.


England manager Roy Hodgson in the stands to watch this game. Charlie Austin and Harry Kane likely to be among the players he is watching. Under way at Loftus Road.


Changes for both sides ahead of this stand-alone Premier League fixture. QPR welcome back Mauricio Isla and Rio Ferdinand while for Spurs their only change sees Ben Davies replace Danny Rose. Teams on their way at a sun-decked Loftus Road and we're almost ready to go.


Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur

Queens Park Rangers: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Ferdinand, Sun-Young, Isla, Sandro, Hendry, Phillips, Austin, Zamora

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Kane.


Attention might firmly be on FA Cup quarter-final weekend but in among those cup clashes we have one Premier League game to feast on. Queens Park Rangers are rapidly running out of time to give their survival hopes a shot of the arm and they welcome League Cup runners-up Tottenham, who will be keen to maintain their Champions League charge after all their top four rivals won in mid-week. Add that to the subtext of several ex-Spurs players and Chris Ramsey taking on their former club and we have a tasty London derby to fill the void with top flight football. Updates on the way.