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After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, Charlie Austin was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day, but tells Sam Wallace he preferred another shot at promotion with QPR

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Leicester owners Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha will fund the kind gesture to reward fans for their support this season

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Eight things to look out for this weekend: Newcastle and Hull in relegation battle, Arsenal and Manchester United in race for third

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Premier League free agents 2015: James Milner, Didier Drogba, Danny Ings, and Mathieu Flamini among players available for nothing

81 players are available for nothing from Premier League clubs this summer

QPR manager Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey appointed by QPR: Coach given three-year deal despite relegation from Premier League

Ramsey was unable to stop QPR from returning to the Championship

Seven things we learnt in the Premier League this weekend

Seven things we learnt this weekend: Arsenal can't rely on Olivier Giroud, Liverpool lost before Steven Gerrard walked out at Anfield

Sunderland must capitalise against Gunners, Pearson takes the plaudits, where do Newcastle draw the line, Sherwood has problems at the back and Livermore lets down Hull

QPR vs Newcastle match report: Leroy Fer condemns John Carver's men to nervy last day

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Steven Gerrard at Anfield

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace live: Latest score and updates as Steven Gerrard's final Anfield appearance blighted by Jason Puncheon goal

Follow the latest Premier League action including Burnley v Stoke, QPR v Newcastle, Sunderland v Leicester, Tottenham v Hull and West Ham v Everton

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes looks on from the stands

Paul Scholes: Tony Fernandes needs to show his ruthless side to revive QPR

As part of his exclusive column for The Independent, Scholes looks at the recently relegated QPR

Joey Barton in Marseille

Joey Barton to Marseille: QPR captain's wage demands making return to France 'difficult', says club president

EXCLUSIVE: 'We love Joey here,' said club president Vincent Labrune

With no Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard - how would the Premier League table look?

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey

QPR open legal proceedings against Football League over legality of FFP rules as they could face up to a £58m fine following relegation

QPR were relegated on Sunday after suffering an embarrassing 6-0 defeat to Manchester City

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