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Millwall 2-2 Queens Park Rangers

The ball is thrown in QPR manager Harry Redknapp's face

Jermaine Easter's stoppage-time goal earned Millwall a draw in an absorbing London derby after QPR had led twice.

Niko Kranjcar put the visitors ahead when he fired in immediately after the home side were denied a penalty.

A neat finish from Scott McDonald levelled matters before Charlie Austin dinked the ball over Lions keeper David Forde to restore QPR's lead.

However, in the third minute of added time, Easter worked his way into the area and lashed in a shot.

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Post-match: QPR boss Harry Redknapp

The visitors had only conceded two goals in their previous 10 league games, but their late lapse left them two points behind Championship leaders Burnley, who have played a game more.

R's boss Harry Redknapp's mood was not helped when the ball was thrown at his face during the match, as pictured above.

Kranjcar was a key player for Rangers and he went close early on when his shot hit the post.

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Post-match: Millwall boss Lomas

Millwall felt they should have had a penalty for an Austin foul on Liam Trotter, but QPR went up the other end and scored through Kranjcar.

The Lions twice went close before equalising shortly after the break when Trotter dispossessed Richard Dunne and cut the ball back for McDonald to slot in.

But Kranjcar set up Austin to score his sixth goal in as many games to put the visitors back in front before Easter's late intervention denied them victory.

Millwall manager Steve Lomas:

"I thought it was no more than the lads deserved, considering the quality that QPR have.

"We hung in there and got a fine result. To come from behind twice is credit to the lads."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"I thought we should have won the game. From a possession point of view we controlled the game.

"They always carried a threat and looked like they might get on the end of something."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 15Connolly
  • 28Malone
  • 10Bailey
  • 5Robinson
  • 3Shittu
  • 29Waghorn
  • 26Abdou
  • 27McDonaldSubstituted forKeoghat 65'minutes
  • 6TrotterSubstituted forMorisonat 72'minutes
  • 11WoolfordSubstituted forEasterat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 8Easter
  • 9Morison
  • 12Lowry
  • 20Keogh
  • 21Smith
  • 43Bywater

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 2Simpson
  • 39Assou-Ekotto
  • 17Barton
  • 5Dunne
  • 6Hill
  • 36O'NeilSubstituted forJenasat 88'minutes
  • 20Henry
  • 9Austin
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forPhillipsat 84'minutes
  • 19KranjcarSubstituted forFaurlinat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Traore
  • 7Phillips
  • 16Jenas
  • 18Chevantón
  • 26Murphy
  • 28Ehmer
  • 32Faurlin
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
13,727

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

Hand ball by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2, Queens Park Rangers 2. Jermaine Easter (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Benoit Assou-Ekotto tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jermaine Jenas replaces Gary O'Neil.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Keogh (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips replaces Junior Hoilett.

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Woolford.

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Alejandro Faurlin replaces Niko Kranjcar.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Liam Trotter.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar.

Attempt blocked. Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Trotter (Millwall) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Andrew Keogh replaces Scott McDonald.

Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joey Barton.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Scott McDonald (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Millwall. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Burnley129212271529
2QPR118301441027
3Leicester128221912726
4Nottm Forest126512012823
5Blackpool12651149523
6Reading126421911822
7Watford1263324141021
8Derby125342420418
9Bournemouth125251925-617
10Blackburn124351714315
11Ipswich124351816215
12Wigan104241411314
13Huddersfield123541412214
14Brighton123541112-114
15Leeds114251013-314
16Middlesbrough122641921-212
17Doncaster113351116-512
18Millwall123361425-1112
19Birmingham113171315-210
20Charlton11245914-510
21Bolton121651019-99
22Barnsley122281429-158
23Sheff Wed110741117-67
24Yeovil12138618-126
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