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Hull City 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin has scored six goals for QPR this season

Hull City and QPR played out a fairly flat draw at the KC Stadium.

Charlie Austin gave the visitors the lead when he headed home a Massimo Luongo corner for his sixth of the season.

Michael Dawson levelled for the hosts before the break with a header from Tom Huddlestone's free-kick.

The two teams cancelled one another out in the second half, with Rangers forward Tjaronn Chery missing the best chance for a winner when he fired over.

Sone Aluko forced a save from Rangers keeper Rob Green inside the first minute and then just failed to connect with a low Andy Robertson cross as the Tigers started on the front foot.

QPR grew into the game and took the lead when Austin, who failed a medical with Hull in 2013, headed home from Luongo's corner.

The hosts responded well to going behind and were level before the break after Huddlestone's free-kick was met by the head of Dawson.

After a quiet start to the second half the R's should have retaken the lead when Chery somehow managed to put his shot over from close range after being found by Matty Phillips' cross.

Both sides made substitutions in a bid to inject some energy into the game but a point apiece was a fair result for two teams relegated from the Premier League last season.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Bruce on Hull City v QPR

"It was a bit of a struggle. I thought for the first 20 minutes we did ok. Their goal seemed to set us back a bit and it was difficult and we found it hard going.

"We couldn't really play with the intensity that we needed to play with against a decent QPR team.

"We've got no divine right to turn over QPR and to be fair to them they've come here and played very, very well and made life difficult for us."

QPR boss Chris Ramsey:

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Ramsey on Hull v QPR

"We played well today but we know we've got more up our sleeve.

"In your heart you would take a point at Hull, it's a big club, good players, good manager.

"We would have wanted at least four points out of the last two games but a point here is a good point."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 21Dawson
  • 4BruceSubstituted forAkpomat 65'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 2Odubajo
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11Clucas
  • 26Robertson
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 76'minutes
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forMaloneyat 69'minutes
  • 9Hernández

Substitutes

  • 5Taylor
  • 7Meyler
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 20Hayden
  • 27El Mohamady

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 15Konchesky
  • 18Faurlin
  • 20Henry
  • 7Phillips
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forDoughtyat 87'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forMackieat 76'minutes
  • 9Austin

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 11Gladwin
  • 12Mackie
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 16Doughty
  • 25Smithies
  • 28Tözsér
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
16,651

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Michael Doughty (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Doughty replaces Massimo Luongo.

Attempt missed. Andrew Robertson (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

Attempt blocked. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

Attempt missed. Andrew Robertson (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Karl Henry.

Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Shaun Maloney replaces Sone Aluko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sone Aluko (Hull City) because of an injury.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Sone Aluko.

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuba Akpom (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Alex Bruce.

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

Abel Hernández (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hull City 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hull City 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Karl Henry.

Attempt saved. Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

Attempt missed. Alex Bruce (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton8620115620
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Hull8422116514
4Burnley7421118314
5Ipswich84221313014
6Reading8332126612
7Birmingham7331128412
8Cardiff8332119212
9QPR83321413112
10Leeds825198111
11Nottm Forest832388011
12Derby724176110
13Huddersfield8233910-19
14Sheff Wed82331012-29
15Charlton8233810-29
16Fulham7223111108
17Brentford72231113-28
18Wolves7223810-28
19Blackburn81439907
20MK Dons8215710-37
21Bolton8143410-67
22Preston813459-46
23Bristol City8125917-85
24Rotherham8125917-85
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