Charlie Austin

Position: Striker
Team: Queens Park Rangers
Born: July 5, 1985 (age 29)
Hometown: Hungerford, England
Height: 6'2''
Nationality: English
Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers at St James' Park on November 22, 2014
Match Analysis: Newcastle United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Newcastle United's slender 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at St James' Park.
Nov 22, 17:37
Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers at St James' Park on November 22, 2014
Result: Newcastle United make it five wins in a row
Newcastle United make it five Premier League wins in a row after beating Queens Park Rangers 1-0.
Nov 22, 16:53
Queens Park Rangers' Brazilian midfielder Sandro vies with Newcastle United's French defender Massadio Haidara during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, nort
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers
Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers are level going into the break despite some good chances for both in their Premier League clash.
Nov 22, 15:48
Ryan Taylor of Newcastle in action during the pre-season match between Cardiff City and Newcastle United at Cardiff City Stadium on August 11, 2012
Team News: Ryan Taylor makes first start for 32 months
Ryan Taylor makes his first start in 994 days after being named in Alan Pardew's side to face Queens Park Rangers.
Nov 22, 14:33
Harry Redknapp, manager of QPR looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
Harry Redknapp sets Charlie Austin 20 Premier League goal target
Harry Redknapp wants Charlie Austin to target 20 goals for Queens Park Rangers this season.
Nov 22, 08:37
Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Newcastle United's French midfielder Remy Cabella (R) during the English Premier League football match against Liverpool on November 1, 2014
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and QPR at St James' Park, as the Magpies go in search of a sixth straight victory.
Nov 20, 20:30
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Queens Park Rangers fined £20,000 by Football Association
QPR are fined £20,000 after admitting an FA misconduct charge relating to events in their 2-2 draw with Manchester City earlier this month.
Nov 17, 16:37
Danny Higginbotham in action for Nottingham Forest on February 25, 2012.
Danny Higginbotham backs Charlie Austin over Rickie Lambert for England
Danny Higginbotham backs calls for Charlie Austin to take over from Rickie Lambert for England.
Nov 15, 08:28
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Queens Park Rangers hit with FA charge
Queens Park Rangers is charged by the FA for failing to control their players in last weekend's fixture against Manchester City.
Nov 13, 18:06
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014
Queens Park Rangers keen to extend Charlie Austin's contract?
Queens Park Rangers are reportedly ready to reward Charlie Austin for his recent positive form by offering him an improved contract.
Nov 11, 14:33
Swansea players celebrate after Swansea City's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (3L) scored an equalising goal during the English Premier League football match against Arsenal on November 9, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 11
Sports Mole looks back over the 11th round of Premier League fixtures with a selection of facts and figures.
Nov 10, 11:59
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City beats goalkeeper Robert Green of QPR to score their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the most impressive performers from the 11th round of Premier League matches.
Nov 10, 10:45
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on September 27, 2014
Joey Barton: 'Charlie Austin deserved England call ahead of Rickie Lambert'
Joey Barton claims that in-form QPR striker Charlie Austin is more deserving of an England call-up than Rickie Lambert.
Nov 10, 01:03
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Charlie Austin hails Queens Park Rangers teammates for purple patch
In-form QPR striker Charlie Austin says that his purple patch in front of goal can be attributed to the constant service provided by his teammates.
Nov 8, 23:51
Harry Redknapp, manager of QPR looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
Harry Redknapp: 'Mixed feelings following Manchester City draw'
Harry Redknapp admits to having mixed feelings following Queens Park Rangers's 2-2 draw against Manchester City at Loftus Road earlier today.
Nov 8, 22:25
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Player Ratings: Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Manchester City
Sports Mole takes a look at which players impressed during the entertaining 2-2 draw between QPR and Man City at Loftus Road this evening.
Nov 8, 21:00
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City beats goalkeeper Robert Green of QPR to score their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Match Analysis: Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Manchester City
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the thrilling 2-2 draw between struggling QPR and champions Man City at Loftus Road.
Nov 8, 20:17
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City beats goalkeeper Robert Green of QPR to score their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Result: Sergio Aguero on target twice to rescue point for Manchester City at QPR
Sergio Aguero saves Manchester City by twice pegging back Queens Park Rangers to earn the visitors a point at Loftus Road.
Nov 8, 19:22
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sergio Aguero levels for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero cancels out Charlie Austin's goal to leave Manchester City level at 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
Nov 8, 18:18
Samir Nasri of Manchester City celebrates scoring during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on February 15, 2014
Team News: Four changes for Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini makes four changes to the Manchester City side that lost in the Champions League earlier this week for the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers.
Nov 8, 17:24
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Live Commentary: Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Manchester City - as it happened
Relive the thrilling 2-2 draw between QPR and Manchester City as Sergio Aguero scores twice to rescue a point for the champions.
Nov 8, 16:30
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp backs Charlie Austin for England call
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says that Charlie Austin is bound to win an England cap sooner or later if he maintain his goalscoring form.
Nov 6, 18:11
Yaya Toure of Manchester City is shown a red card by Referee Tasos Sidriopoulos during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow on November 5, 2014
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between QPR and Man City at Loftus Road as Manuel Pellegrini's side attempt to bounce back from more European misery.
Nov 6, 17:20
Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (R) saves at the feet of Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (L) during the English Premier League football match on November 2, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 10
Sports Mole looks back over the 10th round of Premier League matches with a selections of statistics from each match.
Nov 4, 10:39
Queens Park Rangers' Malaysian chairman Tony Fernandes taken on December 15, 2012
Tony Fernandes "super proud" of Queens Park Rangers effort in Chelsea loss
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes praises the effort of the club's players following their narrow 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 1, 19:13
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea deserved to win'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims that his side deserved their 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, but admits that the performance was below the standard that he expects.
Nov 1, 17:40
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Player Ratings: Chelsea 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole rates the performances of the players involved during Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge.
Nov 1, 17:35
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Match Analysis: Chelsea 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole casts an analytical eye over Chelsea's 2-1 victory at home to Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.
Nov 1, 17:10
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Result: Eden Hazard penalty gives Chelsea the win
Chelsea see off a spirited Queens Park Rangers thanks to Eden Hazard's late penalty.
Nov 1, 16:56
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-1 Queens Park Rangers - as it happened
Find out how Chelsea overcame London rivals Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute text updates.
Nov 1, 14:00
QPR's Yun Suk-Young in action against Exeter during a friendly match against July 11, 2013
Charlie Austin: 'Yun Suk-young is top class'
Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin says that teammate Yun Suk-young is a "top-class player" following his performance in the team's win over Aston Villa.
Oct 31, 22:12
Rio Ferdinand of QPR and Nikica Jelevic of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews the London derby between Premier League leaders Chelsea and 19th-placed QPR, who are pointless on the road this season, at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 30, 16:05
Robert Green of QPR watches on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor on October 26, 2013
Robert Green relieved by Queens Park Rangers triumph over Aston Villa
QPR goalkeeper Robert Green believes that Monday's win over Aston Villa could not have come at a better time for the team.
Oct 28, 13:22
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fires home the equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Following the conclusion of the ninth round of Premier League matches, Sports Mole selects five of the biggest talking points.
Oct 28, 13:00
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their second goal with Eduardo Vargas of QPR during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 9
Sports Mole looks back over the ninth round of Premier League fixtures with a selection of facts and figures.
Oct 28, 12:02
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal for Queens Park Rangers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Charlie Austin confident of Queens Park Rangers resurgence
Charlie Austin is confident that QPR will only get better following Monday's victory over Aston Villa.
Oct 28, 11:47
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014
Harry Redknapp praises Charlie Austin ability
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp praises striker Charlie Austin as he nets a match-winning brace for his side in their Premier League clash against Aston Villa.
Oct 28, 03:36
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Harry Redknapp: 'Don't write Queens Park Rangers off'
Harry Redknapp insists that there is plenty of life left in his QPR side following the 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Oct 28, 00:21
Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on January 18, 2014
Paul Lambert: 'Aston Villa weren't ruthless enough'
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says that the Villans were nowhere near ruthless enough to make the most of their chances in Monday's 2-0 defeat to QPR.
Oct 27, 23:43
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014
Charlie Austin targets Chelsea, Manchester City scalps
QPR hitman Charlie Austin hopes that his brace in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa can inspire Rangers to giant killings against Chelsea and Manchester City.
Oct 27, 23:28
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