QPRQueens Park Rangers2BlackburnBlackburn Rovers2
Nedum Ohuoha and Jordan Rhodes
Nedum Ohuoha and Jordan Rhodes both scored for their sides

QPR twice came from behind to snatch a draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.

The away side took the lead through Shane Duffy, who poked home after outmuscling goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Rangers equalised when defender Adam Henley could not keep out Charlie Austin's effort, before Jordan Rhodes restored the away side's advantage.

Rovers looked to be heading for their first win of the season before Nedum Onuoha headed in with 11 minutes left.

Blackburn defender Tommy Spurr had a scare when he was knocked out by a knee to the cheek. However he was later sat up in the dressing room after receiving treatment.

The result means Gary Bowyer's side are still winless this season from their opening seven games, leaving them second bottom of the division.

Meanwhile, Chris Ramsey's side moved up to eighth place, one point off a play-off spot as they look to return to the Premier League at the first attempt.

The home team went behind when Smithies attempted to collect Craig Conway's free-kick, but Duffy headed the ball downwards before poking it over the line.

They soon levelled when striker Austin's initial shot was saved by Jason Steele, but he lashed home the rebound from a tight angle with Henley unable to keep the ball out on the line.

Rhodes latched on to Bengali-Fode Koita's flick-on and netted Blackburn's second, before Onuoha rescued a point with a thumping header when he arrived at the far post to meet Daniel Tozser's corner.

QPR boss Chris Ramsey: "We probably shaded it but they were very resilient.

"They will probably be happy with a point, especially after the way we started the second half.

"I think our keeper made a mistake for their first goal, and for the second you can't legislate for a piece of skill like that from Rhodes.

"We are letting in goals but it;s not as though we are not being torn apart tactically. It's individual mistakes and we have to eliminate them."

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer: "We were outstanding in the first half and should have been three or four up.

"The football we played against a team who have just come down from the Premier League was terrific.

"So it's very frustrating. That first win had better come soon or it is going to be a long season."



  • 25SmithiesBooked at 14mins
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 28Tözsér
  • 7Phillips
  • 21Luongo
  • 8CherySubstituted forMackieat 68'minutes
  • 9AustinBooked at 28mins


  • 4Hall
  • 6Hill
  • 11Gladwin
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin


  • 30Steele
  • 2HenleyBooked at 41mins
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Hanley
  • 3SpurrSubstituted forOlssonat 8'minutes
  • 10MarshallSubstituted forLawrenceat 89'minutes
  • 23GuthrieBooked at 52mins
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 11Rhodes
  • 8KoitaSubstituted forDelfounesoat 82'minutes


  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 14Olsson
  • 16Lawrence
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by James Perch.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Tom Lawrence replaces Ben Marshall.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Corry Evans.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Massimo Luongo is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

    Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

  16. Post update

    Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bangaly-Fodé Koita.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jason Steele.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

  20. Post update

    Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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