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QPR 2-2 Blackburn Rovers

Nedum Ohuoha and Jordan Rhodes
Nedum Ohuoha and Jordan Rhodes both scored for their sides

QPR twice came from behind to snatch a draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.

The away side took the lead through Shane Duffy, who poked home after outmuscling goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Rangers equalised when defender Adam Henley could not keep out Charlie Austin's effort, before Jordan Rhodes restored the away side's advantage.

Rovers looked to be heading for their first win of the season before Nedum Onuoha headed in with 11 minutes left.

Blackburn defender Tommy Spurr had a scare when he was knocked out by a knee to the cheek. However he was later sat up in the dressing room after receiving treatment.

The result means Gary Bowyer's side are still winless this season from their opening seven games, leaving them second bottom of the division.

Meanwhile, Chris Ramsey's side moved up to eighth place, one point off a play-off spot as they look to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The home team went behind when Smithies attempted to collect Craig Conway's free-kick, but Duffy headed the ball downwards before poking it over the line.

They soon levelled when striker Austin's initial shot was saved by Jason Steele, but he lashed home the rebound from a tight angle with Henley unable to keep the ball out on the line.

Rhodes latched on to Bengali-Fode Koita's flick-on and netted Blackburn's second, before Onuoha rescued a point with a thumping header when he arrived at the far post to meet Daniel Tozser's corner.

QPR boss Chris Ramsey: "We probably shaded it but they were very resilient.

"They will probably be happy with a point, especially after the way we started the second half.

"I think our keeper made a mistake for their first goal, and for the second you can't legislate for a piece of skill like that from Rhodes.

"We are letting in goals but it;s not as though we are not being torn apart tactically. It's individual mistakes and we have to eliminate them."

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer: "We were outstanding in the first half and should have been three or four up.

"The football we played against a team who have just come down from the Premier League was terrific.

"So it's very frustrating. That first win had better come soon or it is going to be a long season."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 25SmithiesBooked at 14mins
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 28Tözsér
  • 7Phillips
  • 21Luongo
  • 8CherySubstituted forMackieat 68'minutes
  • 9AustinBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 6Hill
  • 11Gladwin
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 2HenleyBooked at 41mins
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Hanley
  • 3SpurrSubstituted forOlssonat 8'minutes
  • 10MarshallSubstituted forLawrenceat 89'minutes
  • 23GuthrieBooked at 52mins
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 11Rhodes
  • 8KoitaSubstituted forDelfounesoat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 14Olsson
  • 16Lawrence
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
14,007

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by James Perch.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Tom Lawrence replaces Ben Marshall.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Massimo Luongo is caught offside.

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bangaly-Fodé Koita.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jason Steele.

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Blackburn Rovers 2. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Tözsér with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Markus Olsson.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

Attempt blocked. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Henley.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips tries a through ball, but Massimo Luongo is caught offside.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 16th September 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton7610115619
2Middlesbrough7421124814
3Burnley7421118314
4Hull7412105513
5Ipswich74121212013
6Cardiff7331107312
7Birmingham6321117411
8QPR73221312111
9Nottm Forest732276111
10Derby724176110
11Reading723210649
12Charlton72328719
13Fulham62229818
14Leeds71517708
15Wolves6213810-27
16MK Dons721468-27
17Bolton714236-37
18Sheff Wed7133710-36
19Preston713347-36
20Huddersfield713359-46
21Brentford6123912-35
22Bristol City7124915-65
23Blackburn704369-34
24Rotherham7025716-92
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