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Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Millwall

Matt Smith
Matt Smith scored his third Championship goal of the season for QPR

Substitute Matt Smith scored an 85th-minute equaliser as QPR came from 2-0 down to draw with 10-man Millwall.

Conor McLaughlin gave Millwall an early lead with a half-volley which found the top corner from a narrow angle.

Lee Gregory was dismissed for a two-footed challenge on Josh Scowen on 41 minutes before Jed Wallace blasted a shot through Alex Smithies for 2-0.

But Massimo Luongo smashed in from a corner and Smith reacted fastest when he swivelled and fired in for a point.

QPR came into the game unbeaten in their past seven home games against Millwall in all competitions and they turned the game around in the second half to extend their run over the Lions.

Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer was in excellent form and looked to be earning Neil Harris' side the points when he made good saves from Luke Freeman, Luongo, Scowen and Smith.

However, QPR, who had 14 shots on target, eventually made their numerical advantage count, with Luongo hammering in from a corner and Smith finding the bottom corner after a cross was not cleared.

It could have been all three points for the hosts, but Smith had earlier missed two great chances, while Conor Washington struck the bar from a rebound and Freeman's last-gasp free-kick clipped the woodwork and went over.

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"Normally QPR would fold, but I'm really pleased we stayed solid and understood where the spare man was. We didn't just launch it.

"My bench is so strong these days that I can cause anybody problems, so if it's not working then keep going and keep believing and I'll make some changes.

"There's some belief that we've got attacking options and if I use them we might get back in almost every game. The boys are actually disappointed that we didn't take more of the opportunities we had. We felt we should have won."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"It's a great point. Of course it's tinged with disappointed as we were 2-0 up, but the performance was outstanding.

"We were hanging on, there's no two ways about it. It was wave after wave and we just couldn't see it out."

On Lee Gregory's red card:

"I thought it was really harsh. We'll certainly be appealing.

"In a London derby there were tackles flying in. It was a 50-50 ball and both players were diving in - I didn't even know which way the referee was going to give a foul. Both feet were on the ground."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 20Baptiste
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 11minsSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 18Robinson
  • 22Wszolek
  • 21Luongo
  • 11Scowen
  • 7FreemanBooked at 39mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forSyllaat 52'minutes
  • 12MackieSubstituted forLua Luaat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 26Lumley
  • 35Lua Lua
  • 36Wheeler
  • 40Sylla

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1ArcherBooked at 70mins
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 83mins
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Meredith
  • 14J WallaceSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 58'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 26mins
  • 23Saville
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forCooperat 58'minutes
  • 20MorisonBooked at 51mins
  • 9GregoryBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 21Twardek
  • 35Cooper
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
12,600

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home31
Away14
Shots on Target
Home14
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Millwall 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Millwall 2.

  3. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by George Saville.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek.

  10. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Scowen.

  13. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matt Smith.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers).

  19. Post update

    Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Scowen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Norwich7223712-58
14Fulham61415417
15Hull6213121207
16Barnsley62138807
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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