Jermaine Jenas saw his opening goal cancelled out by Simon Hawkins, as Derby County hold QPR to a 1-1 draw at half time at Loftus Road.
Queens Park Rangers have been held to a 1-1 half-time draw with Derby County at Loftus Road, with Simon Dawkins cancelling out Jermaine Jenas's opener.
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The hosts enjoyed the majority of the possession within the opening 10 minutes, and it would not be long before they were rewarded for their territorial dominance.
Matty Phillips's teasing cross found marksman Charlie Austin, whose effort was well saved by goalkeeper Lee Grant, only for Jermaine Jenas to find himself unmarked to tap home the rebound.
Moments later the R's should have doubled their advantage, as Austin blazed over from close range following a neat pass from Phillips once again.
It would prove a costly miss, as the Rams drew level through Tottenham Hotspur loanee Simon Dawkins.
Jake Buxton rose highest to nod Jamie Ward's free kick into the feet of the 25-year-old, who spun his marker before firing home the equaliser and bag his first goal for the club.
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