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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."

Line-ups

Hull

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

Substitutes

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

QPR

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 11Scowen
  • 14Manning
  • 16Hemed
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,227

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

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

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.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

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

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Hull City).

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

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.

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.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kevin Stewart.

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

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

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

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

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chris Martin replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Scowen.

Foul by Robbie McKenzie (Hull City).

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Marc Pugh (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich38239677482978
2Sheff Utd38228864343074
3Leeds38227963392473
4West Brom381910972482467
5Middlesbrough37151394031958
6Aston Villa381415968541457
7Preston381512115850857
8Derby371511114644256
9Bristol City361510114538755
10Sheff Wed381413114851-355
11Nottm Forest381315105244854
12Hull38149155456-251
13Birmingham381214125349450
14Brentford3713101460501049
15Swansea36138154546-147
16Stoke381017113742-547
17Blackburn381211155260-847
18QPR38128184559-1444
19Wigan38109194157-1639
20Millwall37910184155-1437
21Reading38813174056-1637
22Rotherham38715164061-2136
23Bolton3878232663-3729
24Ipswich38315203062-3224
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