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QPR 1-1 Derby County: QPR hit back to draw with Derby

Derby boss Frank Lampard (left) and QPR counterpart Steve McClaren
QPR boss Steve McClaren has had two spells in charge of Derby, tasting Championship play-off final defeat against the Hoops during his first stint

Geoff Cameron's first goal for QPR earned the hosts a point and stopped Derby County moving into the Championship play-off places.

Cameron scored from 10 yards from a Nahki Wells cross after Rams keeper Scott Carson had saved Luke Freeman's free-kick.

The Rams led slightly against the run of play at the interval, Jack Marriott marking his first Championship start by firing the ball home after a defensive mix-up following Bradley Johnson's long ball.

But Rangers responded impressively to rescue a draw, Wells hitting the bar before Cameron's leveller - just QPR's ninth goal in 12 league matches this season.

Rangers were unfortunate to trail at the interval, having created the better chances.

Massimo Luongo and Jake Bidwell were both off target with decent opportunities before Marriott's opener for the visitors.

A powerful Tom Lawrence free-kick then tested Rs keeper Joe Lumley, but the hosts continued to look the sharper.

The lively Wells had a header easily saved and then smashed a fine shot against the bar from the left side of the penalty area.

After Cameron's neat leveller early in the second half, both sides could have earned the win late on.

But Toni Leistner, the matchwinner for QPR against Reading in midweek, blasted a shot over, while Rams substitute Harry Wilson forced Lumley into a smart save.

Derby, who have now lost just two of their past 15 away games at Loftus Road, are seventh while QPR slip to 18th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.

QPR boss Steve McClaren:

"I think we're both cheesed off with the ref and quite a few decisions. We didn't hold back, they didn't hold back. It was a tough game to referee.

"He could have made some other decisions but I thought it was difficult to handle a Championship game with that tempo and with that intensity from two committed teams.

"There were two teams who went for it - really went for it. Either team could have ended up winning it. A draw was probably a fair result.

"I'm proud of the players in terms of contributing to what was a pulsating, high-tempo game of football."

Derby manager Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:

"We deserved to win the game through our play and through everything that we did.

"I'm proud of the players, but unfortunately - and this is a fact - we haven't won because of a refereeing decision.

"It absolutely wasn't a foul by Fikayo Tomori. The referee gives a foul and they score from the free-kick."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22RangelBooked at 9mins
  • 37LeistnerBooked at 86mins
  • 33Lynch
  • 3BidwellSubstituted forWszolekat 30'minutes
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forHemedat 69'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 37mins
  • 5Cameron
  • 7Freeman
  • 10EzeSubstituted forSmithat 90+3'minutes
  • 32Wells

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 11Scowen
  • 15Baptiste
  • 16Hemed
  • 17Smith
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Wszolek

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4BrysonBooked at 83mins
  • 15JohnsonSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 75'minutes
  • 11JozefzoonSubstituted forH Wilsonat 54'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 9minsSubstituted forWaghornat 78'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 7H Wilson
  • 9Waghorn
  • 21Roos
  • 28Nugent
  • 33Davies
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 46Malone
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
14,727

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Eberechi Eze.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Fikayo Tomori.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a cross.

Booking

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Craig Bryson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Derby County).

Foul by Jayden Bogle (Derby County).

Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Martyn Waghorn replaces Tom Lawrence.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Tom Huddlestone replaces Bradley Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Wilson.

Attempt saved. Harry Wilson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Wilson (Derby County) because of an injury.

Harry Wilson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd128132113825
2West Brom1273231171424
3Leeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottm Forest124711713419
6Brentford124622014618
7Derby125341513218
8Norwich125341515018
9Blackburn124621415-118
10Swansea12453129317
11Wigan125251416-217
12Bristol City114431512316
13Sheff Wed114431717016
14Stoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton124351015-515
17Birmingham122821312114
18QPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston122371824-69
23Ipswich121651118-79
24Hull122281019-98
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