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Hull City 2-2 Queens Park Rangers: Jarrod Bowen breaks Hull record

Jarrod Bowen in action for Hull
Jarrod Bowen has scored 21 goals for Hull City this season

Jarrod Bowen broke a 60-year-old club scoring record with both Hull City goals - but their play-off hopes were blunted by a late QPR comeback.

The winger's first-half double took him past 20 for the season and means he has now scored in eight consecutive home games, breaking a record set by Bill Bradbury in the 1958-59 season.

Leading 2-0 at half-time, Hull looked well set for three points, but Josh Scowen pulled a goal back when his cross drifted in at the far post.

And Rangers substitute Tomer Hemed secured a valuable point for the struggling visitors, scrambling in the equaliser from Scowen's cross seven minutes from time.

A back problem had threatened to keep Bowen out of the game - but the forward looked in top form as he forced a fine low stop from Joe Lumley in the opening five minutes.

But the QPR goalkeeper was helpless when Hull attacked again and Kamil Grosicki played Bowen through to steer the ball across him into the far corner.

Rangers responded well, with Nahki Wells denied by Stephen Kingsley's last-gasp challenge - yet they fell 2-0 behind just before the break when Grosicki's chipped pass picked out Bowen, who chested down and volleyed beyond Lumley.

However, Scowen gave the Londoners fresh hope on 62 minutes when his cross deceived David Marshall and sailed inside the post.

Rangers finished the game strongly and Wells went close again before Scowen set up their equaliser, chasing Massimo Luongo's pass and cutting it back for Hemed to make it 2-2.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins:

"The first (QPR) goal it should have been a free-kick in the build-up. He sidefoots it in from 35 yards and we have got to stop that.

"The second goal, the ball has gone out but the linesman can't see it because he is not up with play. Our centre-half is appealing for it and their player scores.

"I am so frustrated that we put ourselves in a position to win the game and we have only got a point."

QPR manager Steve McClaren:

"That was huge. We beat Leeds two weeks ago and I thought that result was a turning point.

"We have been disappointing in the last three games. After being beaten with the last header of the game on Wednesday, on Thursday it was very difficult to lift the players. Friday they were very good, a good response with lots of energy."

"We said at half-time we need to win the second half. Once we equalised we could have gone on and won the game.

"The key was our character. It's a result that we have to take advantage of in the next eight games."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 27McKenzie
  • 5Burke
  • 36RidgewellBooked at 28mins
  • 23Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 6StewartBooked at 90mins
  • 16Irvine
  • 14Grosicki
  • 8Pugh
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forMartinat 77'minutes


  • 2Lichaj
  • 7Evandro
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 12Long
  • 17Kane
  • 29Martin


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Lumley
  • 2Furlong
  • 37Leistner
  • 33LynchBooked at 26mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 23WszolekBooked at 72mins
  • 5CameronBooked at 52minsSubstituted forScowenat 56'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 45'minutes
  • 10Eze
  • 32WellsSubstituted forHemedat 79'minutes


  • 1Ingram
  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 11Scowen
  • 14Manning
  • 16Hemed
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Toni Leistner with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  4. Booking

    Kevin Stewart (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

  9. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Hull City).

  11. Post update

    Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 2. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Scowen.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kevin Stewart.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

  18. Post update

    Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tomer Hemed replaces Nahki Wells.

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