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Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Bristol City

Aden Flint heading into his own net.
Aden Flint headed into his own net to give QPR the lead - but Bobby Reid levelled from the spot.

Bobby Reid's late penalty earned EFL Cup semi-finalists Bristol City a point against Queens Park Rangers.

QPR led when Robins centre-back Aden Flint got the final touch to a free-kick from his former team-mate Luke Freeman to put the ball in his own net.

Josh Brownhill hit the post and Josh Scowen cleared off the line from Matty Taylor as City pressed for a leveller.

They equalised on 80 minutes when Reid netted after Flint, by now playing as a striker, was felled in the box.

The result meant City slipped a place to fourth in the Championship table and are three points off-second-placed Cardiff City at the halfway stage of the season.

QPR remain in 18th place and are seven points above the drop zone.

City were back in Championship action less than 72 hours after beating Manchester United in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Wednesday.

Freeman, who left City to join Rangers in January, created the opener as his left-footed free-kick skimmed off the top of Flint's head and into his own net.

The centre-back almost atoned early in the second half as he headed narrowly over from Joe Bryan's corner, before Brownhill and Taylor both went close.

But when a long throw came into the box, and Flint was adjudged to have been fouled, Reid kept his nerve from the spot.

QPR boss Ian Holloway:

"I will see 20 corners or long throws that will not be interpreted the same way. The thing that's annoying is that I believe there are easy ways to solve this.

"Rather than someone sitting in the stands assessing the referee, if someone was sitting watching it on a five-second delay they might call it a very different way.

"Retire the referees who can't run as fast anymore, sit them with a monitor and let them talk to the referee. We need it implemented yesterday, not next year or the year after. Everything is ready for us to do it now.

"Emperor's new clothes. No one ever fights for the right thing. We're all in Brexit now and none of us knew we had to pay however many billions to get out of it, did we? They didn't give us that information and we're out of it now.

"These referees should have that information - that top man who can't run anymore, talking to the referee, saying, 'That's not a penalty'."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "I'm in love with my boys at the moment. To go from Wednesday and that energy expenditure, to produce that - particularly in the last 25 to 30 minutes - was outstanding.

"We played with such energy that he could have scored three or four in that last half-hour. We had them at home with their backs against the wall. It's amazing what my players are doing at the moment.

"It was obvious we needed a platform. We worked with Flinty up front in training because our two big guys are both out, so it was an option we needed and I thought it was really effective.

"It's a viable option for us. We've worked on it because we've had to. He scores on a regular basis, whether it be set-pieces or in training.

"It's not only the scoring - he's such a handful that people around him will then become free."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 20Baptiste
  • 5Onuoha
  • 18Robinson
  • 22Wszolek
  • 21Luongo
  • 11Scowen
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forHallat 79'minutes
  • 3BidwellBooked at 80mins
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 34Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forWashingtonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 9Washington
  • 17Smith
  • 26Lumley
  • 36Wheeler
  • 38Oteh

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4FlintBooked at 76mins
  • 6Baker
  • 25KellySubstituted forMagnussonat 64'minutes
  • 45LekoBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPackat 63'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 8Brownhill
  • 3BryanBooked at 36mins
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forWoodrowat 72'minutes
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 21Pack
  • 23Magnusson
  • 26Vyner
  • 35Andrews
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
13,683

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Bristol City 1.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aden Flint with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

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

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Bristol City 1. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bristol City. Nathan Baker draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall replaces Luke Freeman.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Aden Flint (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Baptiste (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Cauley Woodrow replaces Matty Taylor.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Idrissa Sylla.

goal

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