Charlie Austin scored and was sent off against his former club as QPR secured a vital win over fellow strugglers Burnley to move out of the drop zone.
QPR’s top scorer side-footed his eighth of the term after 74 minutes to double a lead established when Leroy Fer’s shot deflected in just after the break.
However, with 14 minutes remaining, Austin received a second yellow card for a challenge on Michael Keane.
But QPR held on to secure their fourth home win this season.
The victory also ended Burnley’s four-match unbeaten run and left Sean Dyche’ side stuck in the bottom three.
QPR (Fer 51′ , Austin 74′)