Jermaine Jenas helped his team QPR to draw the match by scoring a goal 1-1 against Leeds in the championship fight on Saturday at Loftus Road. The midfielder Jenas silted in the equalizer just before half time thus evading fourth straight defeat of Queens’ Park Rangers.
Rangers’ manager Harry Red Knapp under pressure came out arguing this week refusing proposal that his place is under risk while declaring their recent form was not anything more than a jinx. Conversely that blip was in threat of turning into a full-brown disaster when McCormack just after missing a penalty fired Leeds forward with a deflected free kick.
Queen Park Rangers were gifted with the probability to get a 10th minute escort when Richard ungainly confronts sent McCormack dipping in the penalty area. But McCormack’s kick was a feeble attempt which the QPR keeper Rob Green saved the ball from left low side.
Four minutes later the in-form front man with a twisting free kick from about 10 yards further out sheared the Rangers’ wall on its way past green. For the majority of the first half Rangers, it appeared mournfully and the total effort was given by Jenas just before break by a header which looped straight into the arms of goalkeeper Jack Butland.
It was Jenas who collected Kevin Doyle’s layoff from ravel’s Morrison pass and send off it past Brutland from the rim of the area. Rangers felt relaxed with the goal when they arrived out for the 2nd half session. Leeds got the chance of doubling their goal when Wickham’s shot flew across green and barely wide of the far post. Wickham had a free header into the greens penalty area only to set it straight at Rangers just a minute before end.
But there was a tragedy in the walk out time when Rangers’ defender Clint Hill was thought to have snatched a doubtful winner only to be flagged offside.