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Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Leeds United

Ross McCormack

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.

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.

Harry Redknapp

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Post-match: QPR manager Redknapp

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."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 18Hughes
  • 6Hill
  • 16JenasBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCarrollat 81'minutes
  • 15Onuoha
  • 5Dunne
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forKeaneat 62'minutes
  • 20HenryBooked at 88mins
  • 14Doyle
  • 4MorrisonSubstituted forBenayounat 85'minutes
  • 3Traore

Substitutes

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

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 2Peltier
  • 15WarnockBooked at 33mins
  • 6MurphySubstituted forBrownat 80'minutes
  • 4Lees
  • 5Pearce
  • 38KebeBooked at 46minsSubstituted forByramat 90+6'minutes
  • 8Austin
  • 44McCormack
  • 9Wickham
  • 28StewartSubstituted forMowattat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Jimmy Kébé.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Michael Brown replaces Luke Murphy.

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Cameron Stewart.

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.

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

Foul by Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United).

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

Booking

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

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3323553074
2Burnley33181232666
3Derby3318781861
4QPR3216971257
5Nottm Forest33141361555
6Wigan32157101152
7Reading33149101351
8Brighton3213109749
9Ipswich3312129748
10Blackburn32121010-146
11Watford33111210945
12Leeds3212812444
13Huddersfield3312714143
14Middlesbrough3391311440
15Sheff Wed3291211139
16Bournemouth3210913-939
17Birmingham339915-336
18Bolton3381213-836
19Blackpool3381114-1935
20Doncaster337917-2530
21Millwall3361017-3028
22Charlton306915-1727
23Yeovil326818-2026
24Barnsley3251116-2626
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