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PrestonPreston North End1QPRQueens Park Rangers1

Preston 1-1 QPR

Eoin Doyle celebrates scoring
Preston's equaliser was Doyle's third goal of the season

Eoin Doyle scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Preston North End salvaged a draw against Queens Park Rangers.

The on-loan Cardiff striker headed in Greg Cunningham's cross in the second minute of added time at Deepdale.

QPR had taken a fifth-minute lead as Sebastian Polter headed in Alejandro Faurlin's cross from close range for his seventh goal of the season.

Preston are 10th in the Championship, nine points from the play-off places with QPR two points behind them.

The hosts dominated after going behind to Polter's early goal, with Jordan Hugill and Daniel Johnson both going close for Simon Grayson's side before Adam Reach squandered one of their best opportunities when he scuffed a volley well wide.

Rangers' top scorer Tjaronn Chery had two opportunities to double the lead in the 83rd minute, curling a 30-yard free kick just wide before going clean through on goal only to be denied by keeper Anders Lindegaard.

Preston continued to be profligate in front of goal before Doyle's late equaliser, and the Irish striker had an opportunity to win it for North End a minute later but his header was straight at Alex Smithies.

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "We've got good character and good spirit about us and I thought it was the least we deserved.

"We played well, passed it well, but just lacked that little bit of quality in the right areas. We kept on asking questions and got a justifiable equaliser.

"We've got some really good results so that breeds confidence. It's another positive result for us. The players have given everything they've got and showed the spirit required to get something out of games."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "We should have got the three points. In the first half they put pressure on us but we soaked it up.

"We passed the ball well and I didn't see them scoring. You have to take chances to make it 2-0 but it wasn't meant to be.

"We take a lot from this performance today. We have to take the result on the chin, decisions went against us, we didn't take some chances but the performance was good."

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 15Woods
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Cunningham
  • 12Gallagher
  • 4PearsonSubstituted forDoyleat 61'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 32ReachSubstituted forBeckfordat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Hugill
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forWelshat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 10Beckford
  • 13Doyle
  • 19Welsh
  • 30Smith
  • 43Kirkland

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26AngellaBooked at 90mins
  • 6Hill
  • 24Perch
  • 20Henry
  • 18FaurlinBooked at 90mins
  • 12MackieSubstituted forLuongoat 78'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forHallat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23HoilettBooked at 72minsSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 90+3'minutes
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 9Washington
  • 19El Khayati
  • 21Luongo
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
11,322

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  3. Booking

    Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Anders Lindegaard (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

  6. Booking

    Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

  10. Post update

    Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Junior Hoilett.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Preston North End 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Eoin Doyle (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall replaces Tjaronn Chery.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

  20. Post update

    Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley382112561313075
2Brighton381914552351771
3Middlesbrough37217948232570
4Hull37199950232766
5Derby381713851351664
6Sheff Wed381614856362062
7Cardiff38151494941859
8Ipswich381610124644258
9Birmingham371511114135656
10Preston381314113635153
11QPR381215114743451
12Wolves381212144651-548
13Leeds371114123745-847
14Blackburn381113143736146
15Nottm Forest381113143436-246
16Huddersfield38129175253-145
17Reading371112144243-145
18Brentford37127184859-1143
19Bristol City381110174058-1843
20Rotherham38116214462-1839
21Fulham38814165764-738
22MK Dons38910193251-1937
23Charlton38711203469-3532
24Bolton38414203668-3226
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