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Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Brentford

Luke Freeman of QPR scores a goal past Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley
QPR's Luke Freeman scored the equaliser in the fourth minute of added time

Matt Smith and Luke Freeman scored injury-time goals to rescue a dramatic point as QPR drew 2-2 with west London rivals Brentford.

Two goals from Lasse Vibe, a fine turn and finish for the opener and a coolly slotted second, looked enough to condemn QPR to a fourth straight loss.

Smith gave the hosts late hope, nodding home in the 93rd minute after Daniel Bentley failed to collect a corner.

A minute later Freeman levelled it, turning home from Smith's knockdown.

Both goals came after a number of R's fans left Loftus Road early as Ian Holloway's men looked set for more London derby disappointment at home this season, having lost to Fulham and drawn with Millwall in the Championship, with the Bees also knocking them out of the Carabao Cup.

Despite failing to leave with all three points, Brentford moved up to 14th in the table, two places and two points above QPR.

Bees graphic

In an even first half, Brentford winger Sergi Canos went closest to opening the scoring, forcing QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies into a diving save to his left.

Immediately after the break, Idrissa Sylla saw his flicked effort come off the crossbar after he had met a Josh Scowen header from a corner.

Soon after, Vibe put the Bees ahead and the Dane added a second in the 81st minute.

In an enthralling finish, Smithies kept out a deflected Ollie Watkins shot with what proved a decisive intervention as Smith and Freeman pounced with late goals.

Brentford have now lost 18 points from winning positions in the Championship this season, although Dean Smith's side have only lost one of their last 12 league games.

Reaction

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"I've seen a fair few things, even in my time in nearly 2,000 games as a player and a manager.

"For me it feels like a win, for them it probably feels like a defeat.

"I will fight for this club until I die and so will my team and they did tonight. It feels great."

On the supporters who left early: "I was disappointed with our fans and with their fans.

"I'd like to say to ours, 'You should have stayed'. Everybody who did stay, well done, you deserved that. Don't go home early.

"If you missed it you ain't half missed something.

"You might not have missed your last bus, but you missed a treat."

Brentford manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio London:

"Officials didn't do their jobs and we didn't do our jobs in the penalty box.

"There was a clear foul on Ollie Watkins in the middle of the pitch and it doesn't get given. We switched off from the short corner and Daniel Bentley should do better.

"Then they win the ball from the kick-off and Romaine Sawyers pulls out of a challenge and gets a foul given against him. I feel frustrated and aggrieved.

"We've dropped two points because of the officials."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forWszolekat 74'minutes
  • 20Baptiste
  • 18Robinson
  • 3Bidwell
  • 7FreemanBooked at 15mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 11Scowen
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forSmithat 58'minutes
  • 9Washington
  • 12MackieBooked at 27minsSubstituted forLua Luaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Smith
  • 19Goss
  • 22Wszolek
  • 26Lumley
  • 33Chair
  • 35Lua Lua
  • 36Wheeler

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 20Clarke
  • 14Egan
  • 5Bjelland
  • 29Barbet
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 15Woods
  • 8Yennaris
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forWatkinsat 29'minutes
  • 21VibeBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMaupayat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 47CanosSubstituted forSawyersat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 11Watkins
  • 19Sawyers
  • 28Daniels
  • 33Mepham
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
13,410

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away21
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Brentford 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

Neal Maupay (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brentford).

Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Brentford 2. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).

Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 2. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andreas Bjelland.

Attempt saved. Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Smithies.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Josh Scowen tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Foul by Josh Clarke (Brentford).

Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Lasse Vibe.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Brentford 2. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Foul by Josh Clarke (Brentford).

Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Dangerous play by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek replaces Jordan Cousins.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers replaces Sergi Canos.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 27th November 2017

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6Derby189542920932
7Middlesbrough198562418629
8Leeds199282924529
9Nottm Forest1990102629-327
10Ipswich188283028226
11Sheff Wed196852321226
12Fulham196852524126
13Preston196852221126
14Brentford195952826224
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16QPR195772228-622
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