Live: Aston Villa 3 QPR 2

That is it as the referee brings the game to an end and it is a vital three points for Villa after a thrilling encounter.

What a chance as Hill drives over from the edge of the box.

Villa are defending well as QPR are throwing the ball into the final third.

QPR win a corner, but Mbia's header goes out of play much to the relief of the home fans.

There will be five minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

Great block by Lowton to keep out Taarabt's shot after a fine run from the QPR man.

Hoilett is booked for a late tackle on Benteke. A forward's challenge that one.

QPR make another change as Mackie replaces Park.

Benteke gets ahead of Samba to get his head on N'Zogbia's free-kick, but his header flies wide of the target.

Villa make another change as Bowery comes on for Weimann.

QPR go close to equalising straight away as Hoilett gets in down the left and crosses for Remy who heads wide of the target when he really should have hit the target.

GOAL: Villa retake the lead as Benteke fires home from close-range after Weimann gets in down the right and cuts the ball back to Benteke on the penalty spot.

Hoilett has a shot from the edge of the box which is high and not very handsome.

Guzan comes out well and gathers Taarabt's corner to set Villa on the attack.

Remy wins a corner for QPR after his shot was blocked by Vlaar.

Good defending from Hill to block Lowton's cross inside the box.

Townsend finds some space on the edge of the box and he tries his luck, but he hits his curling shot wide of the target.

GOAL: QPR draw level as Townsend's deflected strike finds the bottom corner after Park teed him on the edge of the box.

Westwood's corner is too deep and runs out of play.

Villa win another corner and the home side are firmly on top. Great turnaround from the first half performance.

Westwood flights over a corner and Clark gets his head on it, but it is a comfortable save for Cesar.

Good tracking back from Weimann as he wins a goalkick for Villa.

QPR make a change as Adel Taarabt comes on for Fabio in a more attacking formation from QPR.

Great chance for Villa as Lowton plays a one-two with Benteke to go clear on goal, but he hits his effort just wide of the target.

Benteke finds a bit of space and fires in a shot from the edge of the box which is easily saved by Cesar.

Good defending from Bennett to rob Townsend inside the box.

GOAL: Villa go in front as Weimann fires home left-footed from the edge of the box as QPR fail to clear properly from a corner. Cesar could have done a bit better as he got his hand on it and is beaten at his near post.

Villa make a change as N'Zogbia comes on for Sylla.

Benteke goes on a strong run down the left and the ball falls to Bennett who picks out Weimann at the far post and his header is tipped over by Cesar.

Bit of head tennis inside the box from the free-kick before the ball drops to Benteke who chests the ball and volleys over the top.

Good play from Agbonlahor as he wins a free-kick after Hoilett's challenge. Chance to get a good ball into the box.

Westwood floats in a corner as Cesar is stranded as he appears to be blocked by Agbonlahor. From the second corner Cesar rises unchallenged to collect the cross.

No chances in the second half so far with Villa trying to get forward more.

Poor header from Hill towards Fabio as it goes straight out of play.

Villa have claims for a penalty away as Benteke is barged off the ball inside the box, but the referee is not impressed.

Remy clashes heads with Clark and he needs some treatment, but he looks okay to continue.

RESTART: Villa get the second half underway.

QPR have made a change with Junior Hoilett coming on for Zamora.

Aidan Garey is disappointed to see QPR concede so late in the first half, but still expects them to win 2-1.

HALF-TIME: The two sides go into the break all level as Agbonlahor's goal right on the stroke of half-time has cancelled out Jenas' opener.

GOAL: Villa draw level as Agbonlahor heads home from inside the six-yard box form Lowton's deep cross. Cesar should have come out and claimed the ball, but Agbonlahor heads down into the ground and into the net.

QPR go so close to going 2-0 up as Bosingwa curls his free-kick over the wall and is unlucky to see it come back off the post with Guzan well beaten.

Weimann is booked for dissent.

Samba wins the ball again before Jenas' effort is blocked. Benteke then fouls Samba to give away another free-kick.

Another free-kick for QPR and the chance for Samba to go forward.

Samba gets on the end of the free-kick from Bosingwa, but the ball goes straight through to Guzan.

Bannan is booked for tugging back Mbia.

QPR should have a corner as Park's shot is blocked behind, but referee Kevin Friend awards a goalkick to the home side somehow.

Another Villa attack breaks down as they are struggling to make any inroads.

Good effort from Remy as he curls his shot from the edge of the box and Guzan is forced to tip it over the crossbar.

Fabio gets past Lowton down the left, but his cross is cleared by Vlaar.

Villa seem to be lacking belief in the final third and Cesar has yet to be tested.

Zamora takes the free-kick and it flies just wide of the target.

Sylla is booked for the foul on Townsend.

Great round from Townsend and he is caught on the edge of the box as QPR win a dangerous free-kick.

Poor from Bannan again as he gives the ball away under no pressure at all. QPR in control here.

Villa have plenty of the ball, but they are lacking width so far.

Villa fans getting a bit edgy now as they give the ball away again.

GOAL: QPR break the deadlock as Jermaine Jenas scores against his old club. Zamora sees his effort kept out by the feet of Guzan and Jenas is on hand to slide home the rebound.

Good defending from Fabio to stop Agbonlahor getting in on goal.

Good cross from Townsend towards Zamora at the far post, but Westwood is on hand to clear the danger.

Joe Bennett replaces the injured Baker in the Villa defence.

Baker is coming off and he gets a good ovation from the Villa fans.

Baker is still struggling with that head knock and it looks like Villa will have to make a change.

Baker is back on his feet, but he still looks groggy. However he is set to return to the action.

Injury worry for Villa as Baker is down needing treatment after a clash of heads with Samba.

Bannan's corner is cleared to safety by Samba.

Good move from Villa as Benteke wins a corner off Bosingwa.

Poor free-kick from Bannan as it goes straight out of play.

Mbia is booked for bringing down Weimann after a mistake by Bosingwa.

Good cross from Agbonlahor into the six-yard box, but there is no one on the end of it in a Villa shirt.

Another great save from Guzan to deny Samba again after the ball drops to the big defender on the edge of the box. Another corner for QPR.

Great save from Guzan as he leaps to palm out Samba's goalbound header. Brilliant save from the Villa keeper.

Sylla now getting a ticking off after a foul on Park which is his second foul of the game.

Villa claims for backpass from Bosingwa back to Cesar, but the referee does not spot it and QPR get away with it.

Sylla catches Fabio late, but he escapes without an talking to.

Villa win the first corner of the game, chance to get a ball in to Benteke. The ball skims off the head of Baker and out of play.

Villa had most of the ball so far but most of it in midfield rather than the final third.

Both sides feeling each other out in the early stages with no side creating anything as yet.

KICK-OFF: QPR get the game underway at Villa Park.

The two teams are out on the pitch as we get close to kick-off.

QPR's trip to Aston Villa perfectly defines the 'six-pointer' cliché, with the hosts looking to pull clear of the relegation-zone while their visitors attempt to climb out of it. Twelve of Villa's 28 goals have come courtesy of Cristian Benteke, who is the 9/2 favourite to open the scoring, while Loic Remy (6/1 to net first) has bagged three times in four appearances for the Hoops and could be a good bet to be their first scorer, with all of his goals coming in the first half-hour of matches.

QPR fan Aidan Garvey predicts a 2-1 win for his side and expects QPR to stay up and Villa to go down.

Villa supporter David from Leeds is going for a 3-0 win for the hosts with Benteke, Weimann and Agbonlahor on the scoresheet. What are your predictions? Feel free to air your opinions throughout the game. You can contact me direct at Peter.O' or tweet me at skysportspeteo

Villa fan for over 65 years Brian Cook is nervous ahead of the game and he believes the first goal in the game will be vital to the outcome of the game.

Stuart Murray in Ireland believes Villa need to play direct today if they are to get a result. What do you QPR fans think?

Villa fan Jon Warner is hoping for a 3-1 win for his side, but admits he would take a draw.

Aston Villa fan Malcolm Watts expects his side to win today and he believes both sides will stay up this season. What do you think? Who will end up going down?

I look forward to hearing from you and I will endeavour to post as many of your thoughts, opinions and reaction as I can.

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QPR starting XI: Cesar, Samba, Hill, Park, Jenas, Remy, Bosingwa, Fabio, Zamora, Townsend, Mbia

Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Westwood, Bannan, Sylla, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke.

The teams are in...

Aston Villa 11/8, Draw 23/20, QPR 2/1.

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Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Aston Villa's Premier League game against QPR from Villa Park.

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