Championship promotion hopefuls QPR came from behind to claim a point against Leeds, but their winless run was extended to five matches.

Ross McCormack, who had earlier seen a penalty saved by Rob Green, gave Leeds the lead with a deflected free-kick.

The hosts levelled just before the break when Jermaine Jenas slotted past Jack Butland from the edge of the area.

Armand Traore fired straight at Butland and Leeds debutant Connor Wickham twice went close, but it ended all-square.

The draw does little for either side's promotion hopes, with QPR nine points behind second-placed Burnley, while Leeds are eight points adrift of the play-off places.

Generous Rangers

QPR have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their past 10 matches. The last time they stopped the opposition from scoring was in the 0-0 draw with Watford on 29 December

The hosts had lost their past three matches and went into the game looking for a first home win over Leeds since November 1994.

But after an even opening few minutes, the visitors were presented with a great opportunity to open the scoring when Richard Dunne was adjudged to have felled McCormack in the area. The Scot took the kick himself but his tame effort was easily saved by Green down to his left.

The Leeds skipper did not have long to wait to make amends, though, netting his 23rd league goal of the season on 14 minutes.

After Traore fouled Rodolph Austin on the edge of the area, McCormack put Leeds in front from the resultant free-kick, via a slight deflection off Rangers striker Kevin Doyle.

The visitors were looking good value for their lead; new signing Wickham linking up well with McCormack on two occasions, though neither could force Green into more action.

Harry Redknapp's side were in danger of being overrun and the QPR boss switched to a 4-4-2 formation to give lone frontman Doyle more support.

The move paid dividends as Jenas played a neat one-two with the Republic of Ireland international before sliding a measured finish beyond Butland just before half-time.

Straight after the restart the R's created a fine chance to go ahead with Ravel Morrison threading a pass through to Traore, but he fired straight at Butland from eight yards out.

With the game getting scrappier, Leeds rallied and Wickham flashed a low shot just past the post from the edge of the area before forcing Green into a fine late save with a header from Alex Mowatt's free-kick.

QPR defender Clint Hill thought he had snatched victory with a fiercely-struck volley in added time, but his effort was rightly ruled out for offside.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott: "You'd take a point before the game here, but as the game panned out it was disappointing not to take all three.

"We should maybe have killed the game off in the first half. But it is what it is, another point on the board and I just want positivity around Leeds United. We haven't had much lately.

"We are still waiting for the takeover to be completed but it is a much calmer place now."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 18 Hughes
  • 06 Hill
  • 16 Jenas Booked (Carroll - 81' )
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 05 Dunne
  • 23 Hoilett (Keane - 62' )
  • 20 Henry Booked
  • 14 Doyle
  • 04 Morrison (Benayoun - 85' )
  • 03 Traore

Substitutes

  • 10 Carroll
  • 12 Keane
  • 13 Yun Suk-young
  • 26 Murphy
  • 35 Benayoun
  • 37 Sendles-White
  • 40 Maiga

Leeds United

  • 30 Butland
  • 02 Peltier
  • 15 Warnock Booked
  • 06 Murphy (Brown - 80' )
  • 04 Lees
  • 05 Pearce
  • 38 Kebe Booked (Byram - 96' )
  • 08 Austin
  • 44 McCormack
  • 09 Wickham
  • 28 Stewart (Mowatt - 70' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 10 Hunt
  • 17 Brown
  • 20 Smith
  • 22 Wootton
  • 25 Byram
  • 33 Cairns
  • 36 Mowatt
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 16,448

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

4 4

Corners

3 3

Fouls

9 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +6:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +5:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Jimmy Kébé.

90:00 +3:00

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Richard Dunne tries a through ball, but Clint Hill is caught offside.

90:00 +2:28 Booking

Booking Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:20

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:20

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

90:00 +0:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:15

Delay in match Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

88:25

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

88:23

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.

87:40 Booking

Booking Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:27

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

87:27

Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:34

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. William Keane tries a through ball, but Yossi Benayoun is caught offside.

84:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Yossi Benayoun replaces Ravel Morrison.

80:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tom Carroll replaces Jermaine Jenas because of an injury.

80:00

Delay in match Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Michael Brown replaces Luke Murphy.

78:12

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers).

78:12

Jack Butland (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:31

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:31

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

72:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70:42

Delay in match Ross McCormack (Leeds United) because of an injury.

69:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Cameron Stewart.

67:49

Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

66:04

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:04

Foul by Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United).

64:47

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

64:47

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:43

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

61:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. William Keane replaces Junior Hoilett.

59:49

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:49

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

59:14 Booking

Booking Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:10

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

59:10

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:07

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:07

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

55:15

Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:15

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

51:03

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:30

Delay in match Lee Peltier (Leeds United) because of an injury.

47:01

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:01

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

45:46 Booking

Booking Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:38

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:38

Foul by Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United).

45:18

Attempt saved. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ravel Morrison with a through ball.

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 1.

45:00 +1:50 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 1.

45:00 +0:54

Attempt missed. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +0:24

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

43:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 1. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Doyle.

43:36

Aaron Hughes (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:36

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

43:04

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:04

Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

40:57

Attempt saved. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Doyle with a headed pass.

39:59

Offside, Leeds United. Connor Wickham tries a through ball, but Cameron Stewart is caught offside.

39:13

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Clint Hill tries a through ball, but Kevin Doyle is caught offside.

39:00

Attempt blocked. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas.

38:35

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:35

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

37:57

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

36:57

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:57

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

35:12

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:12

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

34:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:13 Booking

Booking Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:00

Delay in match Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

31:41

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:41

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

31:07

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:07

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

30:25

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Karl Henry.

30:22

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

28:40

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:40

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

27:24

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Clint Hill.

26:45

Attempt saved. Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

25:48

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

25:48

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:47

Attempt blocked. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.

24:06

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Clint Hill.

23:23

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

23:23

Connor Wickham (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:02

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Jermaine Jenas tries a through ball, but Junior Hoilett is caught offside.

17:40

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:40

Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

16:31

Attempt missed. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.

13:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

12:35

Foul by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).

12:35

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:06

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

10:04

Penalty saved! Ross McCormack (Leeds United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

9:20

Penalty conceded by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

9:20

Penalty Leeds United. Ross McCormack draws a foul in the penalty area.

8:11

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

6:13

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

6:13

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:16

Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:16

Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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