Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Sam Gallagher's header earned Blackburn just their second Championship point of the season as they salvaged a draw against Queens Park Rangers.
Tjaronn Chery's sublime 25-yard free-kick had given the hosts the lead just past the hour mark at Loftus Road.
But Gallagher met Corry Evans' cross and sent the ball over goalkeeper Alex Smithies reach to bring Rovers level.
QPR striker Idrissa Sylla was denied late on by Jason Steele as the visitors held on for a share of the points.
An injury to new signing Charlie Mulgrew forced the Blackburn striker off after only 34 minutes in an uneventful opening half.
The match sparked into life when Ben Marshall's foul allowed Chery the opportunity to curl the ball into the top right-hand corner.
Rovers looked to be heading to their fifth league defeat, but Mulgrew's replacement Evans scooped the ball into the box and Gallagher rose highest to net his second league goal of the season.
Despite their hard-earned draw, Rovers remain bottom of the Championship and are the only club yet to win a league match.
QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:
"I thought the performance was really good. We deserved more, but you have got to put the ball in the net.
"We created chances with good play, had three one-on-ones and their keeper made some good saves.
"Did we deserve more from this game? Yes, big time. But you have to go and earn it. If you think you can stroll through this division, you are wrong.
"But we knocked on the door and on a better day would have won 2-1 or 3-1. That is why I am happy with the performance and happy with the players."
Blackburn manager Owen Coyle:
"Our first two games of the season were very poor but from there we have progressively got better with each game.
"We've brought a number of players in and the more you work together, the more you see what type of team you're going to be.
"Regardless of how the game went, if we continue to perform consistently like that we will win games and will move up the table.
"It's not about a knee-jerk reaction after four or five games. It's about 46 games and there's work to be done."
- 24PerchBooked at 61mins
- 27ShodipoBooked at 50mins
- 19El KhayatiSubstituted forSyllaat 80'minutes
- 17PolterSubstituted forWashingtonat 45'minutes
- 6LoweBooked at 74mins
- 5WilliamsBooked at 42mins
- 21AkpanBooked at 47mins
- 14MulgrewSubstituted forEvansat 34'minutes
- 12GrahamSubstituted forSamuelsenat 83'minutes
- 19GallagherSubstituted forEmnesat 77'minutes
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.
James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt saved. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Washington with a headed pass.
Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).
Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).
Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).
Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers).
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Martin Samuelsen replaces Danny Graham.
Foul by Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers).
Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.