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Bristol City 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Former Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has drawn his three games in charge of QPR

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is still looking for his first victory as Queens Park Rangers boss after his side drew at struggling Bristol City.

The Robins missed a number of chances as they dominated the first half.

Junior Hoilett opened the scoring for QPR against the run of play as his powerful low shot beat Frank Fielding 11 minutes into the second half.

But Aaron Wilbraham earned a point for the home side as he converted Joe Bryan's cross at the far post late on.

The result lifted them one place to 20th in the Championship, two points above the relegation zone, while QPR moved up to 11th.

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Hasselbaink on Bristol City v QPR

Rangers were without highly rated top-scorer Charlie Austin, who tweaked a hamstring in training after scoring twice in the midweek draw with Brighton.

Despite early pressure from City, the first clear chance did not arrive until almost 30 minutes in as the impressive Jonathan Kodjia had an effort well-saved by Robert Green after good build-up work from Wilbraham.

Luke Freeman saw an effort saved by Green, while Kodjia was unable to capitalise on a couple of half-chances before the break.

Rangers started the better after the interval, Matt Phillips' shot saved by Fielding after the keeper's poor clearance fell to his feet.

The deadlock was broken soon after as Canada international Hoilett played a one-two with Sebastian Polter and fired past Fielding's left hand.

Phillips almost doubled the lead for Rangers, while Kodjia forced former England goalkeeper Green into two more fine saves before Steve Cotterill's side finally levelled as Wilbraham poked home at the back post.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill:

"I thought my players were magnificent. They really showed what we are about today.

"It was a great team goal to equalise after Rangers had taken the lead against the run of play and I am absolutely convinced we deserved to win.

"Their keeper Rob Green was man-of-the-match because he affected it more than another player. How he stopped Jonathan Kodjia scoring a couple of goals only he will know.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"Junior is getting back to where he used to be. He is a confidence player who needs someone to believe in him.

"We definitely do. He is a player who can create as well as score and he did that brilliantly for us today.

"Charlie Austin had a little tweak in a hamstring during training so we didn't want to risk him in this game.

"There were a lot of positives for us to take from the second half. I thought we were the better team after the interval and their keeper has made some good saves."

Junior Hoilett celebrates with Sebastian Polter after give QPR the lead
Junior Hoilett celebrates with Sebastian Polter after give QPR the lead
Aaron Wilbraham scores
Aaron Wilbraham stretched to equalise for the Robins...
Steve Cotterill
... to the joy of his manager Steve Cotterill

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 13BennettSubstituted forLittleat 87'minutes
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 17Baker
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forBryanat 78'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 21Pack
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 9Cox
  • 14Reid
  • 16Moore
  • 20Burns
  • 23Bryan
  • 24O'Leary

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7Phillips
  • 10Fer
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forCheryat 90'minutes
  • 33PolterSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 8Chery
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 28Tözsér
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
15,754

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).

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

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Junior Hoilett.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Elliott Bennett.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Sebastian Polter.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Robert Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Derrick Williams.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Attempt missed. Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Aaron Wilbraham.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

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

Offside, Bristol City. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

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

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby22128233132044
3Brighton22111013123843
4Hull22125531161541
5Burnley22108430201038
6Ipswich229763129234
7Birmingham229672723433
8Cardiff228952723433
9Brentford229583432232
10Sheff Wed217952826230
11QPR227872728-129
12Blackburn2161052218428
13Nottm Forest227782221128
14Reading217682725227
15Leeds216872124-326
16Preston2151061717025
17Wolves216782728-125
18Fulham225983639-324
19Huddersfield2256112434-1021
20Bristol City2248102138-1720
21MK Dons2254131830-1219
22Rotherham2253142438-1418
23Charlton2246121938-1918
24Bolton22111101833-1514
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