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Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Reading

Danny Williams
Reading midfielder Danny Williams has made 22 appearances for the United States national team

QPR's winless home run continued as Danny Williams' equaliser earned Reading a deserved point.

Polish winger Pawel Wszolek netted his first goal for the Hoops from close range after Olamide Shodipo's run.

The lead was short-lived as Williams steered home Garath McCleary's cross.

Rangers, who backed manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on Friday following a Daily Telegraph corruption investigation, have failed to win at Loftus Road since the opening day of the season.

Ariel Borysiuk shot wide and Sebastian Polter's header was just off target as Rangers threatened either side of half-time.

But the Royals, who have lost just once in nine Championship matches, carried the greater threat in the second half.

Home keeper Alex Smithies denied Roy Beerens and McCleary, while Yann Kermorgant headed McCleary's cross wide.

QPR, who have won just once in eight matches, moved up a place to 13th, while Reading are a point outside the play-off places in seventh.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"It's better to win three and lose one than win one and draw three. We really tried to get the three points.

"My boys gave everything and we were very positive in our substitutions, and on another day it might have worked.

"It's just unfortunate because we started ever so well and for the first 20 minutes we looked the better side and got a deserved goal.

"But we stopped doing what made us the better side and that is a pity. In the second half we tried to pick it up again and we did in stages. But it was always going to be a game of not many chances."

Reading boss Jaap Stam:

"I think we should have won it. If you look at the game and how we played, we should have scored a second goal.

"They tried to make it difficult for us by pressing us high up the pitch, but there was still a lot of space for us.

"We kept searching for the second goal in the second half but there was always a threat from QPR, who are a strong side and have physical players.

"In the second half, though, with the chances we created, and sometimes should have created, we should have scored and that's the thing we didn't do well."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4HallSubstituted forCaulkerat 35'minutes
  • 6LynchBooked at 49mins
  • 7Borysiuk
  • 20Henry
  • 15WszolekSubstituted forSyllaat 73'minutes
  • 10Chery
  • 27ShodipoSubstituted forWashingtonat 54'minutes
  • 17Polter

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 11Gladwin
  • 13Ingram
  • 21Luongo
  • 22Caulker
  • 38Hamalainen
  • 40Sylla

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 16Moore
  • 4van den BergBooked at 46mins
  • 24BlackettSubstituted forObitaat 66'minutes
  • 6Evans
  • 23Williams
  • 12McClearySubstituted forHarriottat 84'minutes
  • 8Swift
  • 7Beerens
  • 18Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 11Obita
  • 14Samuel
  • 15Harriott
  • 28Gravenberch
  • 30Watson
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 38Kelly
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
15,048

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamReading
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Reading 1.

Offside, Reading. John Swift tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

John Swift (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. George Evans (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John Swift.

Callum Harriott (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match John Swift (Reading) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Callum Harriott replaces Garath McCleary.

Offside, Reading. Danny Williams tries a through ball, but Garath McCleary is caught offside.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Garath McCleary.

Attempt missed. Roy Beerens (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John Swift.

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

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. John Swift (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roy Beerens.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Moore (Reading) because of an injury.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joey van den Berg.

Offside, Reading. John Swift tries a through ball, but Garath McCleary is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jordan Obita replaces Tyler Blackett.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roy Beerens with a cross.

Attempt saved. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Swift.

Attempt saved. Roy Beerens (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

Hand ball by Danny Williams (Reading).

Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Attempt missed. John Swift (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

Offside, Reading. George Evans tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Yann Kermorgant.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tyler Blackett.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Olamide Shodipo.

Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Newcastle1281325111425
3Huddersfield11812148625
4Brighton12642169722
5Bristol City126242014620
6Birmingham125521512320
7Reading125431316-319
8Brentford125341912718
9Fulham124531415-117
10Sheff Wed115241314-117
11Barnsley125162320316
12Wolves124441615116
13Leeds125161214-216
14QPR124441518-316
15Nottm Forest124352223-115
16Burton123541616014
17Ipswich1235489-114
18Preston124261416-214
19Derby12345710-313
20Aston Villa121831113-211
21Cardiff123271020-1011
22Wigan122461214-210
23Blackburn122371220-89
24Rotherham121381228-166
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