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Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Grant Hall denies Terriers victory

Grant Hall scores
Grant Hall's header was beyond the reach of Huddersfield keeper Kamil Grabara

Grant Hall's late header denied Huddersfield a first victory of the season at QPR's newly-named Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The Terriers led when Karlan Grant converted from the spot after substitute Elias Kachunga was brought down in the box by home defender Yoann Barbet.

Rangers peppered the visiting goal in reply, Ilias Chair forcing Kamil Grabara into a save from outside the box, with Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel a constant threat.

Their persistence eventually paid off as R's skipper Grant Hall glanced Ryan Manning's free-kick in with seven minutes remaining for his first goal since April 2016.

Mark Warburton's side came closest to snatching all three points, but on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Grabara kept out Eze's 20-yard effort.

The Championship game was the first staged by QPR since they gave the naming rights to their Loftus Road stadium to a charity set up after Kiyan Prince, a player in the club's academy who was stabbed to death in May 2006 when he was 15 years old.

A lively first half saw both keepers called into action, Grabara twice tipping over Osayi-Samuel strikes and QPR stopper Joe Lumley denying Grant when one-on-one.

Kachunga won Huddersfield's penalty just four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute, while Grant is still yet to finish on the winning side when he has scored for the club - the penalty his sixth goal since joining from Charlton in January.

While the draw continues Warburton's unbeaten start, their Yorkshire opponents are still awaiting a first win since their relegation from the Premier League, following their opening-weekend defeat by Derby.

QPR manager Mark Warburton told BBC London:

"We lost our shape for one moment in the second half and we paid the price, that's level these boys are playing at. We're playing against a team that were in the Premier League last year.

"These are not easy games, they're not going to sit there and let you walk past them. But it was a really great response and we were dominant on the ball, winning tackles, picking up second balls and creating chances.

"We're not happy with four points from six, which speaks volumes for the players, and now we'll focus on Bristol City.

"Ilias (Chair) came on and looked bright and it's about the squad, it's not about one to 11. It has to be about every man in the squad and we'll be using that squad over the course of the season."

Huddersfield head coach Jan Siewert told BBC Leeds:

"It was a commercial for the Championship, I would say, because it was a big big fight and it was a well-deserved point for our side.

"They had a threat with crosses, which we knew, and we defended all their set-plays quite well - but not one at the end. This is quite disappointing but we are point collectors, we take this away point and learn from it.

"When you're away, it's about trying not to give them chances. After we scored the goal, we dropped a bit too deep, but still we defended everything until with a few minutes to go.

"I take the positives, as I always do, and now we face Fulham at home."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 22RangelSubstituted forKaneat 71'minutes
  • 4Hall
  • 29BarbetBooked at 48mins
  • 14Manning
  • 8AmosSubstituted forWellsat 82'minutes
  • 5Cameron
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 90mins
  • 11ScowenSubstituted forChairat 55'minutes
  • 10Eze
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 2Kane
  • 7Pugh
  • 12Ball
  • 19Chair
  • 21Wells
  • 32Kelly
  • 37Leistner

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 4Elphick
  • 26Schindler
  • 5Kongolo
  • 7BacunaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKachungaat 45'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 69mins
  • 11DiakhabyBooked at 2minsSubstituted forQuanerat 76'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 16GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forStankovicat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Kachunga
  • 14Bockhorn
  • 19Koroma
  • 20Brown
  • 23Quaner
  • 27Stankovic
  • 31Schofield
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
14,377

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

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

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jon Gorenc Stankovic replaces Alex Pritchard.

Booking

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Booking

Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town).

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Nahki Wells replaces Luke Amos.

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Booking

Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Collin Quaner replaces Adama Diakhaby.

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town).

Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).

Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Todd Kane replaces Angel Rangel.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Kamil Grabara (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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6Derby21102114
7Swansea21102114
8Birmingham21102114
9Millwall21102114
10Preston21013123
11Fulham21012113
12Cardiff21014403
13Hull21013303
14Brentford21011103
15Barnsley210112-13
16Wigan210135-23
17Luton201145-11
18Middlesbrough201134-11
19Huddersfield201123-11
20Nottm Forest201123-11
21Bristol City201124-21
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23Stoke200225-30
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