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Leeds United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Tjaronn Chery
Tjaronn Chery has scored 10 goals in 36 appearances for QPR so far this season

Tjaronn Chery's late penalty helped Queen Park Rangers rescue a point against Leeds at Elland Road.

Leeds, who are now without a win in four games, took a deserved lead with 20 minutes left as Chris Wood netted his first goal since 29 December.

However, Giuseppe Bellusci failed to catch Sebastian Polter as he burst into the box and bundled over the German.

Chery, who has scored six goals in his last nine outings, made no mistake from the spot.

The hosts did much of the early running and the recalled Stuart Dallas, Wood and Mustapha Carayol all missed half chances.

But the first half offered few clear-cut opportunities and Junior Hoilett was forced to wait until just before the break to register QPR's first effort, as his curling strike went over the bar.

Steve Evans' side made a marked improvement after the break and when Luke Murphy floated the ball into the box, the visitors' keeper Alex Smithies' hesitation proved costly as Wood nipped in.

After a calamitous ending to the weekend's match against Rotherham, Leeds looked to be heading for three points but Bellusci was once again at the centre of poor decision making that allowed QPR to level with three minutes to play.

Both sides remain mid-table with the threat of relegation and hope of promotion having disappeared with six games remaining.

Leeds boss Steve Evans: "Giuseppe Bellusci is a very good player and has had a couple of games where he's done things you would expect better of him.

"I tell you what he is, he's a man. He walked into the dressing room and was very humble to everyone. He did the same at Rotherham. He's an honest man who doesn't take things lightly.

"We have a tight-knit dressing room where we support all our players.

"I would (pick him with confidence) on Saturday. There are other good centre-halves who have cost me more."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink: "The game was not how I expected it to be. We had two strikers on the pitch, they changed their side.

"We thought they would play with two strikers but they made it difficult for us to be fluent and have passes and be dominant. Fair play to them.

"Nobody had any chances in the first half, nobody dominated the play, my goalkeeper and their goalkeeper did not have much to do. I always felt we were going to finish stronger than them in the last 15 minutes."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 45Peacock-Farrell
  • 28Berardi
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 8MurphySubstituted forDiagouragaat 83'minutes
  • 15DallasSubstituted forCoyleat 86'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 18CarayolSubstituted forMowattat 90'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 7Antenucci
  • 10Mowatt
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 31Coyle
  • 41Grimes

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 26Angella
  • 24Perch
  • 21Luongo
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7Phillips
  • 12MackieSubstituted forPolterat 24'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forCheryat 74'minutes
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 11Gladwin
  • 19El Khayati
  • 20Henry
  • 29Ingram
  • 33Polter
  • 40Robinson
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
17,388

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

    Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Mustapha Carayol.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. James Perch tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle replaces Stuart Dallas.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Toumani Diagouraga tries a through ball, but Stuart Dallas is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Luke Murphy.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

  20. Post update

    Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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