Premier League
QPR1Swansea1

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Swansea City

Wilfried Bony scores for Swansea
This was Bony's last game before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations
  • Wilfried Bony's ninth Premier League goal this term
  • Swansea have still won away just twice this season
  • Rangers beaten only twice in league at Loftus Road
  • QPR's last home defeat came on 19 October

Substitute Wilfried Bony's injury-time goal rescued a point for 10-man Swansea to deny Queens Park Rangers.

QPR goalkeeper Rob Green escaped a red card early on when he handled outside the area to deny Wayne Routledge.

Leroy Fer then put the Rs ahead with a fine long-range strike after Federico Fernandez had only half cleared.

Routledge was red carded for reacting to a Karl Henry tackle before Ivorian Bony had the final say in his last game before the Africa Nations Cup.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Redknapp frustrated with Swansea draw

While QPR have now claimed 15 points from their last seven home matches - a record which lies in stark contrast to their away form which has seen them fail to pick up a single point on the road this season - the outcome will be viewed as an opportunity missed by manager Harry Redknapp.

The gap between them and the relegation zone stands at two points.

Having lost at Liverpool on Monday, this was a welcome point for Garry Monk's Swansea in their bid to qualify for Europe.

They had lacked a cutting edge in attack until the introduction of Bony from the bench in the second half.

But they could easily have played the majority of the contest against 10 men after the onrushing Green escaped punishment from referee Anthony Taylor in the sixth minute despite clearly denying Routledge outside the area with an outstretched arm as the winger attempted to round him following Gylfi Sigurdsson's measured pass.

It had looked set to be a pivotal moment when Netherlands midfielder Fer scored with a powerful shot inside the left post from the edge of the area after Fernandez had failed to deal with Clint Hill's deep cross.

Rangers had opportunities to double their advantage with Bobby Zamora heading over the bar from close range, while Charlie Austin nodded against the foot of the left-hand post early in the second half from Mauricio Isla's cross.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Monk baffled by referee decisions

The momentum appeared to swing further in the home side's favour when Routledge was dismissed rather harshly after reacting angrily to a feisty Henry tackle.

But Swansea kept fighting and Bony once again demonstrated his predatory instincts when, after receiving Ki Sung-yueng's pass, he turned sharply before finishing into the top-left corner.

Austin could have won it in the final seconds when the ball fell to him inside the six-yard box, however he blazed over the crossbar.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "It is a frustrating to concede with a minute-and-a-half to go. We should have seen the game out from there.

"Leroy Fer is a great striker of the ball, we need him to keep shooting. He has all the tools, he can be bit casual when he needs to be a bit sharper but the sky is the limit for him.

"We need to start winning games away and I think we need another six wins further down the line (to survive)."

Swansea manager Garry Monk: "Rob Green clearly handballed outside the area. There was no obstruction. It baffles me. It was a game-changing moment for us. We didn't get that decision and we have to move on with the game.

"I don't know what more I can say in terms of these situations happening with us. We seem to be on the wrong end of nearly all of them. Wayne could have had his leg broken. The linesman said Wayne Routledge kicked out but replays show he doesn't.

"I hope people see sense. I hope the authorities do the right thing and we get the red card rescinded. In the end we got out just rewards with Wilfried Bony's goal."

Leroy Fer
Fer's goal was his third in eight matches
Wayne Routledge
Routledge is the fifth Swansea player to be red carded this season
Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony was the Premier League's top scorer in 2014 with 20 goals but he started on the bench
Rob Green
Green had kept clean sheets in two of his previous three matches before New Year's Day
Wilfried Bony
This was Bony's last game before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 14IslaBooked at 58mins
  • 22DunneBooked at 62mins
  • 4Caulker
  • 6Hill
  • 24Vargas
  • 20HenryBooked at 86mins
  • 8BartonBooked at 74mins
  • 10Fer
  • 25ZamoraSubstituted forHoilettat 83'minutes
  • 9Austin

Substitutes

  • 3Traore
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 7Phillips
  • 12McCarthy
  • 15Onuoha
  • 17Mutch
  • 23Hoilett

Swansea

  • 1Fabianski
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Fernández
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Britton
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 12DyerSubstituted forEmnesat 60'minutes
  • 23G SigurdssonSubstituted forBonyat 71'minutes
  • 15RoutledgeBooked at 86mins
  • 18Gomis

Substitutes

  • 10Bony
  • 11Emnes
  • 14Carroll
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 29Richards
  • 58Barrow
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
17,729

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home24
Away25
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home22
Away5

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

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

Offside, Swansea City. Angel Rangel tries a through ball, but Bafétimbi Gomis is caught offside.

Hand ball by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Swansea City 1. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ki Sung-Yueng.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Attempt missed. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ki Sung-Yueng with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Joey Barton.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Joey Barton.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

Dismissal

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) is shown the red card for fighting.

Booking

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

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Bobby Zamora.

Attempt missed. Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Leroy Fer with a through ball following a fast break.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Emnes (Swansea City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wilfried Bony.

Attempt missed. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Routledge with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Ashley Williams (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Taylor.

Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea20144244192546
2Man City20144244192546
3Man Utd20107334201437
4Southampton20113634151936
5Tottenham2010462927234
6Arsenal209653425933
7West Ham209563124732
8Liverpool208572827129
9Swansea208572524129
10Newcastle207672531-627
11Stoke207582224-226
12Aston Villa205781122-1122
13Everton205692933-421
14Sunderland2031161830-1220
15Hull204792026-619
16QPR2054112235-1319
17West Brom2046101929-1018
18Crystal Palace203892030-1017
19Burnley203891732-1517
20Leicester2035121933-1414
View full Premier League table

Top Stories