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QPR 1-1 Wolves

James Henry
James Henry's goal was his sixth of the season

James Henry's deflected effort gave Wolves a deserved point against QPR at Loftus Road in the Championship.

German striker Sebastian Polter put Rangers ahead after two minutes by heading in Matt Phillips' free-kick.

Henry then levelled just after the break with a strike that deflected off two home defenders before squeezing past home goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Tjaronn Chery should have scored a late home winner, but smashed against the post from Conor Washington's cross.

The result suits neither side, leaving Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR with only one win in their last nine league matches and Wolves eight points adrift of the play-off positions.

Wolves, already without injured attacking duo Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham, were dealt a further late blow when Dave Edwards limped off, before leaving the stadium on crutches.

Relive QPR v Wolves as it happened

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Hasselbaink on QPR v Wolves

QPR had looked dominant in the first half, with Polter causing Wolves centre-backs Danny Batth and Ethan-Ebanks Landell all sorts of problems.

But Wolves brought themselves level after good work from the impressive Rajiv van La Parra set up Henry, whose shot hit both Grant Hall and Nedum Onuoha on its way into the net.

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Jackett on QPR v Wolves

Then midway through the second period, Smithies pulled off a succession of great saves to deny left-back Matt Doherty's fierce strike and further efforts by Conor Coady and Edwards from the resulting corner.

QPR could have won it late on, but after great work down the left from substitute Washington with his first touches since his move from Peterborough, Chery should have hit the target from eight yards out but it bounced off the post.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"In the first half we needed to score again and make it 2-0. They were on top in the second half, but in the first half we caused them a lot of trouble.

"We also had a really good chance in the last minute to score and make it 2-1. I would have backed Chery every day of the week to score. Nine times out of 10 he would score that, but this time he didn't.

"The important thing for us is that we keep working hard and keep doing things right. I'm very happy with the performance of my players and the way we slotted together, especially in the first half."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"We need a hell of a run to get there, but it is still open. The top sides don't look like dropping points at the moment, but that can change.

"We don't need much in terms of players. We don't need to reconstruct a spirited squad. With the right additions we feel we can climb the table. We don't feel we're too far away. There is a gap, but we're trying to close it.

"Dave Edwards has a problem with the top of his foot/ankle. It does not look good at the moment but it's hard to make an assessment."

Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter headed home his fourth goal in five matches
Conor Washington
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink brought on new signing Conor Washington as a late sub, but he could not help his side find a winner

Line-ups

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenrySubstituted forCheryat 73'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 7Phillips
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forWashingtonat 83'minutes
  • 10Fer
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 8Chery
  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 18Faurlin
  • 26Angella

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonald
  • 17van La Parra
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSavilleat 82'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 29Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 8Saville
  • 13McCarey
  • 15Rowe
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 48Enobakhare
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
15,266

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Junior Hoilett.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Dave Edwards because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Karl Henry.

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald following a set piece situation.

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Brighton28131143428650
4Derby271310438211749
5Burnley27139542241848
6Sheff Wed281210642311146
7Birmingham2813783728946
8Ipswich2812973735245
9Cardiff28101173531441
10Brentford28116114140139
11Nottm Forest2891183025538
12Wolves28108103738-138
13Reading2898113231135
14QPR2881193535035
15Preston2881192527-235
16Leeds2881192832-435
17Huddersfield2888123739-232
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2874173449-1525
22Bristol City2859142447-2324
23Charlton2849152254-3221
24Bolton28311142446-2220
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