QPR 3-2 Millwall, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 0 - 2 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
It was a tale of two halves at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium as QPR came from behind to earn all three points with a 3-2 win over Millwall.
The Lions raced into the lead after just six minutes thanks to Jed Wallace, who made no mistake as he fired past QPR keeper Seny Dieng.
QPR centre-back Rob Dickie twice came close to finding an equaliser, bundling the ball home from an offside position before watching his flicked header be palmed away by Bartosz Bialkowski minutes later.
However, Millwall doubled their lead in the 38th minute when Mason Bennett was picked out at the back-post and drilled a sensational scissor-kick past a helpless Dieng.
The start of the second-half saw the Hoops quickly halve the deficit, Geoff Cameron’s 51st minute cross finding the head of Charlie Austin
And they drew level 16 minutes later through Stefan Johansen, who rounded off a fine move with a simple tap-in.
Mark Warburton’s side then completed the comeback win four minutes from time when Jordy De Wijs rose highest at a corner to loop his header into the back of the net.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
Charlie Austin’s header at the start of the second-half kickstarted his side’s comeback with doubt immediately creeping into Millwall’s play.
Moan of the Match
After such a strong first-half performance, the Lions will be left wondering how they came away from the match with nothing.
Was this a case of QPR starting slowly or a lapse of concentration on Millwall’s behalf?
Man of the Match
Stefan Johansen – the midfielder scored the all important equaliser, and never gave up as his side battled back into the match.
Tweet of the Match
Jarred Gillett (Australia) – a professional performance from the official, who regularly tried to let the game flow.
The game had the typical intensity of a London derby, with challenges flying in and both dugouts constantly demanding more.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett will be devastated not to have won the game, let alone lose it while QPR counterpart Mark Warburton will be delighted with his side’s second-half response which means the sides are now level on points.
Dieng; Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet; Kane (Adomah, 78), Johansen, Cameron (Field, 70), Wallace; Dykes (Ball, 90+1), Willock (Chair, 69); Austin (Bonne, 78)
Subs not used:
Lumley, Thomas, Hamalainen, Kakay
de Wijs, Johansen
Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce (Burey, 90), Cooper, Malone; Woods (Mitchell, 77), Evans (Bradshaw, 90), Thompson (Williams, 77); J. Wallace, Bennett (Bodvarsson, 77)
Subs not used:
Fielding, M. Wallace, Ferguson, McNamara