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HullHull City1QPRQueens Park Rangers1

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:

"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:

"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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Mohamed Diamé.

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Karl Henry.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Shaun Maloney replaces Sone Aluko.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.