Live: Reading 0 QPR 0

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It's all over, along with both sides' stay in the Premier League. It comes as no surprise with both teams rooted at the bottom of the league, but a bore draw is a dissapointing way to confirm their relegation.

90+3
Each side spurn their last chances, with Remy slipping as he enters the Reading box, and Guthrie playing his pass a bit too strong for Le Fondre to reach at other end. Full Time.

90+2
Yellow card for Fabio for a high foot.

90+1
Three minutes to be added on.

90
A late chance for Bothroyd as his shot from the edge of the box looks destined for the bottom right corner, but McCarthy gets down to make a good save and then grasp before Mackie can pounce on the rebound.

89
Nothing comes of it for the hosts. QPR make their final change, with Mackie replacing Mbia.

88
Reading may perhaps get another chance as they take their fourth corner in a short space of time.

87
Green makes a very good save to tip Morrison's header over the bar.

85
Le Fondre's attempt of a cross on the right fails to cause any problems for the QPR defence, as it travels out of play.

83
Good defending from McAnuff to intercept Fabio's pass towards the box, but he fails to find Robson-Kanu with a long range pass as Reading try to counter.

81
Reading create their first chance for a while and go close with Le Fondre, who heads Guthrie's cross just off target.

80
QPR are without doubt the strongest team at the moment, enjoying an impressive 75% possession in the last ten minutes.

79
The ball is worked to Bothroyd, who floats a nice looking cross into the box from the right, but the Reading defence head clear.

78
Fabio does well against Harte to win a corner for the visitors.

78
Another chance for Jenas, but this time he shoots narrowly wide after recieving Bothroyd's pullback.

77
Harte on for Kelly.

77
Pogrebnyak heads the corner out as far as Jenas, who tries a volley from distance but clears the bar.

76
Bothroyd is found in an advanced position on the right and Kelly is forced to slide in to concede a corner.

75
Le Fondre looks to recieve the ball on the left wing but he is flagged for offside.

74
Fabio replaces Bosingwa in a QPR switch.

73
Granero recieves the game's first yellow card as he goes in late on McAnuff.

72
Dogged defending from Reading prevents both Remy and Traore making anything of their good positions inside the box.

71
Hill reacts well to clear the ball ahead of Pogrebnyak.

69
Just over 20 minutes to go, can either side grab a winner to keep their slim hopes of survival alive?

68
QPR's first change now - Hoilett comes on for Taarabt.

67
Reading break well but the move ends with Pogrebnyak's awkward header missing the target as he met Le Fondre's cross.

66
Bosingwa's cross from the right is cleared and Reading look to counter.

65
Another change for Reading now as Le Fondre replaces McCleary.

64
Gunter delivers a good, early cross into the box from the right, but it is scrapped clear for a corner before Pogrebnyak can reach it.

63
Guthrie decides to go for goal from outside the box after QPR fail to close him down. He strikes the ball but it is straight at Green, who holds.

61
QPR look to break but Remy passes straight to an opponent. Reading come back with McAnuff, who passes to Pogrebnyak. The Russian creates space for himself well inside the box, but his curling effort ends up on the wrong side of the far post. Very close.

60
Throw in for Reading on the left wing.

58
Pogrebnyak collects the ball in the edge of the box, but his attempt to play in Robson-Kanu goes wrong and the ball runs out of play for a goal kick.

57
The game's first substitution sees Robson-Kanu replace Blackman.

56
Taarabt may need to change his boots as he once again misses a great chance to give QPR the lead. He opts to sidefoot the ball but it goes wide of the left post.

55
Taarabt switches play to Traore to open up some space for the visitors.

52
Remy does really well to hold Mariappa off the ball and then return it to Taarabt, but the Morrocan scuffs his shot straight to McCarthy. A good chance wasted.

51
Bosingwa threatens on the right and crosses at the far post, but Jenas' header is weak and McCarthy can hold with ease. Offside flag was raised anyway.

50
Bothroyd sets up Mbia, but the midfielder's effort is pretty awful and goes well over.

49
Taarabt and Bothroyd combine well on the left, but Morrison clears the latter's low cross into the box out for a throw.

48
Granero delivers and Remy gets his head to the ball, but can only direct it over the bar.

47
Good work from Bosingwa to win a corner on the left for the visitors.

46
QPR get the second half underway.

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QPR have had more chances on goal, but have also had to nervously clear the ball off their own goal line. If they are to find the breakthrough, they need Remy to become more involved after a quiet first half. For the hosts, players need to get closer to Pogrebnyak, who is doing a great job of winning his headers in the QPR half but is lacking support.

1419
Reading are 15/8 to win the match from here, with QPR the 2/1 outsiders. A draw certainly looks the most likely outcome however, and that is reflected by its 11/8 price. Adel Taarabt has seen plenty of the ball so far and is tempting to back as the next goalscorer, with it being enhanced to 10/1 in the pick of the half-time priceboosts.

1417
Chris Green writes: "In my opinion, QPR have been the better team..They should be winning but so far, no luck..If they are to win this match, they must start taking their chances or Reading may punish them."

45+1
Half-time and no goals yet at the Madejski.

45+1
McAnuff goes close right at the end of the half with a well-struck effort from the outside of the box, but Green flaps away.

45+1
Strong play from Pogrebnyak to beat Onuoha in the air, but Hill covers to clear the loose ball.

45
Onuoha hits the ball out of play under pressure from Pogrebnyak.

43
There is a good tempo to the end of this first half after a slow start. If the second half continues in this way then I'm sure we won't be finishing goalless.

42
Another penalty claim for the hosts as Kelly gets behind Bosingwa to chest down a long ball and falls is if he were tripped, but Kevin Friend signals for play to continue.

41
Reading appeals for a penalty are dismissed by Kevin Friend after Blackman had run into the challenge of Traore.

39
Reading catch out the QPR defence with a quick free-kick on the left and work the ball into the six yard box, but it is scrapped off the line by Bosingwa after Pogrebnyak was unable to force it in.

38
Mbia is hurt after colliding with McAnuff, but it is a Reading free-kick that is given.

36
Reading counter from the corner and find themselves in a great position, but Gunter can't set up a team mate with his squared pass across goal.

35
Traore charges into the box before striking at goal but his effort charged down and deflected out well for a corner.

34
Reading enjoy a short period of pressure inside the QPR half but are unable to create an opening.

32
Great chance for Taarabt as the ball falls nicely for him following a long ball forward, but the Morrocan shoots wide.

30
A Reading free-kick is swung in towards the far post, but Hill does enough to put off Morrison, who heads over.

29
QPR attack well on the left side of the box, but can't create a shooting chance.

27
McAnuff crosses poorly from the right, but Mbia fails to clear the ball properly. Reading are unable to make the most of the mistake though, with the ball given away to Granero.

26
McCleary attacks down the left, but his run is stopped strongly by Mbia.

25
Mbia tries to find Bosingwa on the right wing, but he overhits his pass and it runs out for a goal kick.

23
Guthrie hits the free-kick straight into the wall. The ball is pumped back forward by the Reading defence, but no support is available for Pogrebnyak, who had won his header to knock the ball on.

22
Granero fouls McAnuff right on the left edge of the box, handing the hosts a good opportunity to break the deadlock.

20
Mbia plays a nice lofted pass for Bothroyd, who anticipates McCarthy's run off his line. He chips it over the 'keeper but it ends up just wide.

19
Still no shot on target yet, but QPR have looked the most likely to find an opener.

17
Granero recieves the ball in midfield but is pressed back into his own half by McAnuff before he can give a pass.

16
Taarabt now looks to drift the ball into the box for Remy, but McCarthy is first to it and catches.

15
Taarabt cuts inside and drives towards the left edge of the box but balloons a poor effort well wide of the target.

14
Blackman and Traore grab hold of each other's shirts, but it is the Reading forward who is penalised.

13
Granero strikes it well, curling the ball towards the top left corner, but it doesn't quite dip enough and clips to top of the crossbar.

12
Taarabt's quick feet cause Karacan to slide in and concede a free-kick in a very good shooting position.

11
QPR pass the ball about in Reading's half with no real purpose, and eventually lose possession.

9
Taarabt jinks past Karacan before apparantly losing the ball. It falls for Jenas though to have a strike, btu he blasts over.

8
Pogrebnyak catches the face of Onuoha with his boot, but it was accidental and the QPR man looks okay.

7
Granero looks to loft the ball into the box for Remy, but he overcooks it and it is an easy gather for McCarthy.

6
McAnuff knocks the ball past Hill, but accidently trips the defender as he goes to retrieve it, prompting the assistant to signal for a free-kick.

5
Guthrie delivers a great looking ball, but nobody gets on the end of it and it runs out for a goal kick.

5
Taarabt fouls Guthrie to give Reading a free-kick in a good crossing position from the right.

4
Lacklustre defending from Bosingwa allows Reading to have a shot at goal, but it is hit well over from distance.

3
Pogrebnyak threatens on the left edge of the box, but he is tracked well by Onuoha.

2
Free-kick for QPR inside Reading's half.

1
Reading get us underway at the Madejski.

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Chris Green writes: "I think QPR will win this one 2-1..Remy to bag a brace."

1311
Our referee this afternoon is Kevin Friend.

1253
Gabriel writes: "I reckon a bore draw is on the cards here to be honest. There has been a bit of an inevitability about both teams' relegations, so I just don't think the passion will be there. I think it'll be goalless."

1252
@KaTyCaNaVaN tweets: "Had a bet today Half time/ Full time Reading to be in lead first half, then QPR second and a QPR win!"

1249
So Reading go unchanged, while QPR make five alterations from their last game.

1244
Reading subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, Carrico, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Le Fondre

1244
QPR subs: Cesar, Derry, Park, Mackie, Fabio, Ben Haim, Hoilett.

1242
Here are how the teams start...

1242
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Kelly, Mariappa, Morrison, Karacan, Guthrie, McCleary, McAnuff, Blackman, Pogrebnyak

1242
QPR: Green, Bosingwa, Onuoha, Hill, Traore, Granero, Jenas, Mbia, Taarabt, Remy, Bothroyd.

1239
One of the Rangers' key players since the arrival of Harry Redknapp has been Andros Townsend, but he is likely to be missing today due to a hamstring injury. Adel Taarabt may feature, although there are doubts about his fitness while Bobby Zamora serves the final game of the suspension he incurred against WIgan. For the hosts, Hal Robson-Kanu could return, although they are still without the likes of Federici, Akpan and Kebe.

1220
Reading are the marginal favourites to avoid having their relegation confirmed with defeat, with QPR 9/5 to collect the points. Betting was, however, suspended on the Royals facing the drop weeks ago, while QPR are 250/1 to stay up. Loic Remy is the favourite in the goalscorer markets and is price boosted to 11/2 to break the deadlock.

1219
A win for either side will relegate the other, although it is almost certain both will be playing Championship football next season. A win for Aston Villa against Sunderland tomorrow would make that official.

1213
Hello and welcome to the Madejski Stadium for coverage of the clash between the Premier League's two bottom sides, Reading and QPR. Team news will be with us shortly, so in the meantime send your thoughts and predictions on the game ahead to ollybell_2@msn.com or tweet @obell1990 and I will publish the best ones.

Kick-off is at 1600 GMT.

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Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
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Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
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Tottenham v Liverpool  
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Chelsea v Swansea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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