Junior Hoilett salvaged a point for Queens Park Rangers against strugglers Blackpool to leave them nine points away from automatic promotion.

Hoilett's impressive strike 12 minutes from time cancelled out a David Goodwillie header in the first half.

Goodwillie, on loan from Blackburn, took advantage of some sloppy defending to bundle home at the far post.

But substitute Hoilett evaded two challenges as his 25-yard strike denied Blackpool a second win in three games.

Harry Redknapp's side produced a lacklustre display apart from the lively Ravel Morrison, who often looked QPR's best hope of forcing three points.

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Chris Basham and Goodwillie both shot over as Blackpool threatened to increase their lead before the break.

Redknapp made an attacking change at the interval - sending on Hoilett in place of Nedum Onuoha.

Hoilett made an immediate impact, shooting wide after a fine run towards the penalty area, while Morrison had an effort saved by Matt Gilks as the R's continued to press.

And it was Hoilett who came up with the equaliser, denying Blackpool a first win at Loftus Road since 1972.

The Tangerines, beaten in 11 of their previous 12 away matches, defended resolutely in the final stages and Gilks did well to keep out a stunning strike from Morrison.

But as Rangers pushed forward they left gaps at the back and had an escape when substitute Thomas Barkhuizen got away from Richard Dunne only to shoot wide.

Queens Park Rangers assistant manager Kevin Bond: "I think it's going to be very difficult to go up automatically. It was always going to be, but we've made it more difficult.

"Burnley got beaten today and it was just an opportunity for us. The pace of the game was too slow. We weren't dynamic enough and couldn't get a tempo going. We had enough opportunities to win the game, but it wasn't our day."

Blackpool caretaker manager Barry Ferguson: "I'm happy to come away with a point. It's a good point, because our away form has not been great.

"I knew when I took over that things were not going to be easy, but the boys have responded in the last couple of weeks with two wins and a draw, so we're slowly getting there.

"I had to work hard on the way we defend and we've started to defend really well."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 18 Hughes (Simpson - 39' )
  • 06 Hill
  • 10 Carroll
  • 15 Onuoha (Hoilett - 45' )
  • 05 Dunne
  • 12 Keane
  • 20 Henry
  • 25 Zamora (Maiga - 65' )
  • 04 Morrison
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto

Substitutes

  • 02 Simpson
  • 13 Yun Suk-young
  • 23 Hoilett
  • 26 Murphy
  • 36 O'Neil
  • 40 Maiga
  • 42 Petrasso

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 McMahon
  • 03 Robinson
  • 04 Perkins
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 40 Foley
  • 17 Basham Booked (Bishop - 55' )
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 41 Vellios (Barkhuizen - 67' )
  • 14 Halliday (Martínez - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Bishop
  • 15 Haroun
  • 27 Barkhuizen
  • 31 Martínez
  • 35 McGahey
  • 39 Grandin
  • 50 Earnshaw
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 16,638

Match Stats

Shots

23 6

On target

7 1

Corners

7 1

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +3:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +1:44

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Danny Simpson tries a through ball, but Ravel Morrison is caught offside.

90:00 +1:09

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

89:25

Attempt saved. Modibo Maiga (Queens Park Rangers) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

89:07

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:07

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

88:32

Attempt missed. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88:05

Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right following a fast break.

87:39

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

82:54

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

82:54

Ángel (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Ángel replaces Andrew Halliday.

79:18

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

79:09

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

78:57

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Modibo Maiga.

77:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Blackpool 1. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

75:02

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

75:02

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:32

Attempt saved. Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

74:02

Offside, Blackpool. Craig Cathcart tries a through ball, but Tom Barkhuizen is caught offside.

73:35

Hand ball by Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool).

72:16

Offside, Blackpool. Kevin Foley tries a through ball, but Tom Barkhuizen is caught offside.

71:27

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

71:11

Attempt blocked. Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

70:11

Attempt missed. Modibo Maiga (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

67:53

Attempt blocked. Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Keane.

67:00

Attempt missed. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

66:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Apostolos Vellios.

65:34

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

65:34

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Modibo Maiga replaces Bobby Zamora.

64:08

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

59:01

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

57:14

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

57:14

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:14

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

56:14

Apostolos Vellios (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:35

Attempt missed. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a cross.

54:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Neal Bishop replaces Chris Basham.

54:13

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

53:26

Attempt blocked. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

53:13

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

52:28

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

48:44

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

48:25

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:25

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

48:16

Foul by William Keane (Queens Park Rangers).

48:16

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:09

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by William Keane.

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackpool 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Nedum Onuoha.

45:00 +5:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackpool 1.

45:00 +4:21

Attempt missed. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

45:00 +1:25

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:29

Hand ball by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

44:57

Attempt saved. Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

44:25

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:25

Foul by Apostolos Vellios (Blackpool).

43:26

Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Simpson.

38:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Danny Simpson replaces Aaron Hughes because of an injury.

36:23

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Basham following a fast break.

34:37 Booking

Booking Chris Basham (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:20

William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:20

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

31:04

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

31:04

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25:32

Delay in match David Goodwillie (Blackpool) because of an injury.

24:07

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Richard Dunne tries a through ball, but William Keane is caught offside.

23:29

Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross following a corner.

23:06

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

23:04

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Keane.

22:10

Attempt missed. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kevin Foley.

21:23

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

21:23

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18:33

Delay in match Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

18:12

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:12

Foul by Apostolos Vellios (Blackpool).

17:28

Foul by William Keane (Queens Park Rangers).

17:28

Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:58

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:58

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

12:49

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Perkins.

12:41

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Keane.

10:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Blackpool 1. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

9:54

Attempt blocked. Chris Basham (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Halliday with a cross.

9:26

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Clint Hill.

8:39

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

8:39

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:15

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Karl Henry.

7:17

Offside, Blackpool. Craig Cathcart tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

6:51

Foul by Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers).

6:51

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:00

Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:00

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

5:45

Attempt missed. William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

4:58

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

4:58

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:51

Foul by Andrew Halliday (Blackpool).

0:51

Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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