QPR held 0-0 by Newcastle in Premier League

Joey Barton captained Queens Park Rangers on his debut Monday
but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against his former club Newcastle
despite a promising display by the Premier League newcomers.

Barton, who was released by Newcastle after making critical
comments about the club on Twitter, was among five new signings in
the QPR team and the hosts had the better chances throughout.

In the first half, Jay Bothroyd volleyed over from six yards and
had a header cleared off the line by Newcastle defender Danny
Simpson, while Steven Taylor managed to scramble Shaun
Wright-Phillips’ lob away from goal.

Shaun Derry headed wide from an Adel Taarabt corner in the
second half, but Newcastle held on to maintain its unbeaten start
to the season and move up to fourth after four games. QPR has four
points.