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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.

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.

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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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 Espinosa
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Queens Park Rangers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Clint Hill.

  10. Substitution

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Woolford.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

  20. Post update

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