QPRQueens Park Rangers1WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers1

QPR 1-1 Wolves

By Phil ShepkaBBC Sport
James Henry
James Henry's goal was his sixth of the season

James Henry's deflected effort gave Wolves a deserved point against QPR at Loftus Road in the Championship.

German striker Sebastian Polter put Rangers ahead after two minutes by heading in Matt Phillips' free-kick.

Henry then levelled just after the break with a strike that deflected off two home defenders before squeezing past home goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Tjaronn Chery should have scored a late home winner, but smashed against the post from Conor Washington's cross.

The result suits neither side, leaving Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR with only one win in their last nine league matches and Wolves eight points adrift of the play-off positions.

Wolves, already without injured attacking duo Michal Zyro and Jordan Graham, were dealt a further late blow when Dave Edwards limped off, before leaving the stadium on crutches.

Relive QPR v Wolves as it happened

QPR had looked dominant in the first half, with Polter causing Wolves centre-backs Danny Batth and Ethan-Ebanks Landell all sorts of problems.

But Wolves brought themselves level after good work from the impressive Rajiv van La Parra set up Henry, whose shot hit both Grant Hall and Nedum Onuoha on its way into the net.

Then midway through the second period, Smithies pulled off a succession of great saves to deny left-back Matt Doherty's fierce strike and further efforts by Conor Coady and Edwards from the resulting corner.

QPR could have won it late on, but after great work down the left from substitute Washington with his first touches since his move from Peterborough, Chery should have hit the target from eight yards out but it bounced off the post.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"In the first half we needed to score again and make it 2-0. They were on top in the second half, but in the first half we caused them a lot of trouble.

"We also had a really good chance in the last minute to score and make it 2-1. I would have backed Chery every day of the week to score. Nine times out of 10 he would score that, but this time he didn't.

"The important thing for us is that we keep working hard and keep doing things right. I'm very happy with the performance of my players and the way we slotted together, especially in the first half."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"We need a hell of a run to get there, but it is still open. The top sides don't look like dropping points at the moment, but that can change.

"We don't need much in terms of players. We don't need to reconstruct a spirited squad. With the right additions we feel we can climb the table. We don't feel we're too far away. There is a gap, but we're trying to close it.

"Dave Edwards has a problem with the top of his foot/ankle. It does not look good at the moment but it's hard to make an assessment."

Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter headed home his fourth goal in five matches
Conor Washington
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink brought on new signing Conor Washington as a late sub, but he could not help his side find a winner



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenrySubstituted forCheryat 73'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 7Phillips
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forWashingtonat 83'minutes
  • 10Fer
  • 33Polter


  • 6Hill
  • 8Chery
  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 18Faurlin
  • 26Angella


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonald
  • 17van La Parra
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSavilleat 82'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 29Le Fondre


  • 3Golbourne
  • 8Saville
  • 13McCarey
  • 15Rowe
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 48Enobakhare
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamWolves
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

  12. Post update

    Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Junior Hoilett.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Dave Edwards because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

As It Stood

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20MK Dons2875162341-1826
22Bristol City2859142447-2324
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