Search

Sky Bet Championship: Rotherham 2 QPR 2

PUBLISHED: 22:32 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 22:32 27 November 2018

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Luke Freeman celebrated his new contract with an injury-time header to earn Queens Park Rangers a Championship point on Tuesday.

Luke Freeman of Queens Park Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Luke Freeman of Queens Park Rangers (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The midfielder stooped to beat Marek Rodak, having signed a new deal to stay at the Loftus Road until the summer of 2021, and leave Rs three points off a play-off place.

And the 26-year-old denied the hosts a valuable win as Rotherham were left three points above the relegation zone at the other end of the table.

A frantic start to the game saw three goals scored in the opening 15 minutes, with Rotherham taking a sixth-minute lead following a swift and clinical move.

Jon Taylor controlled a difficult ball out on the left flank and passed it on to Richie Towell, who teed up captain Will Vaulks to smash into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

But the visitors were level on 12 minutes after Ryan Williams failed to clear a cross and Nahki Wells showed his predatory instincts to poke beyond Rodak.

Rotherham hit straight back and were in front again in the 15th minute as Vaulks’s chipped free-kick was met strongly by Clark Robertson, who nodded over Joe Lumley for his first Millers goal.

Taylor had Rotherham’s best chance to extend their lead after he turned and shot just over the bar from Towell’s pass.

The first opportunity of the second half fell to QPR’s Pawel Wszolek but he fired off target while off balance.

At the other end, Semi Ajayi latched onto a hopeful ball from Zak Vyner but shot straight at Lumley when unmarked.

QPR dangermen Freeman and Ebere Eze came more into the game in the second half, with the latter going on a menacing run which was eventually blocked by the Millers defence.

Freeman then laid on a huge chance for the visitors to level as he found space against Joe Mattock and whipped in a tremendous ball which Wszolek somehow failed to get a decent connection on.

A good opening then fell to substitute Tomer Hemed but he toe-poked his shot straight at Rotherham goalkeeper Rodak.

Rotherham’s own substitute Richard Wood had the next chance but headed over from Joe Newell’s corner.

And Ajayi, who had moved into midfield following Wood’s introduction, almost put Rotherham further in front but his curling effort from the edge of the box whistled just over the bar.

Another unlikely source threatened to seal the points for Rotherham when Mattock marauded forward from left-back before dragging a shot with his weaker right foot harmlessly at Lumley.

Rodak was called into action for Rotherham when he palmed Freeman’s curling strike behind for a corner. From the resulting set-piece, Eze hit a stunning volley which again had to be clawed out acrobatically by Rodak.

Rotherham invited late pressure onto themselves and were made to pay in the first minute of added time as Freeman’s diving header beat Rodak.

QPR: Lumley, Rangel, Leistner, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek (Hemed 69), Luongo (Scowen 76), Cameron, Freeman, Eze, Wells (Smith 76). Unused subs: Ingram, Hall, Cousins, Osayi-Samuel.

Attendance: 8,018.

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

10:00

The latest news from the London Netball Academy club

28 minutes ago

Hundreds of supporters packed a Stonebridge leisure centre to let the council know their community centre won’t be sold and destroyed without a fight.

Yesterday, 16:00

Herts/Middlesex One: St Albans 17 Hendon 12

Yesterday, 14:20

A pervert who sexually abused a Colindale teenager a year after abusing another child has been jailed for seven years.

Yesterday, 11:56

A prize-winning songwriting graduate from Kensal Rise is releasing his latest music video with all proceeds going to a cancer charity.

Yesterday, 10:00

Football manager beat actor Emily Atack to win this year’s series

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hendon fell to a fourth away defeat in their last five matches on the road after another disappointing display saw them beaten by two Basingstoke Town goals in the space of three first-half minutes.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Harrow saw three players sent off in the first half of their match with the leaders and conceded five times after the restart on a day to forget in Somerset.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now