QPR v Leeds United: Last five meetings at Loftus Road

MARCH 2014: Ross McCormack celebrates scoring at Loftus Road. PIC: PA
MARCH 2014: Ross McCormack celebrates scoring at Loftus Road. PIC: PA
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Leeds travel to something of a happy hunting ground as they face QPR, having not lost at Loftus Road since 1994. Their last five trips to White City have yielded three draws and two wins.

Here we look back at these games ahead of Saturday’s clash.

QPR 1 Leeds United 1 (March 1 2014, npower Championship)

Leeds produced a strong performance to harm QPR’s automatic promotion charge. An early Ross McCormack goal ensured the home side’s run of ten matches without a clean sheet continued, but this was cancelled out by Jermaine Jenas strike just before half-time. McCormack had earlier had a penalty saved by Rob Green in the ninth minute after a Richard Dunne foul. The draw left United twelfth, eight points adrift of the play off places.

QPR 1 Leeds United 2 (May 7 2011, npower Championship)

Second half goals from Max Gradel and Ross McCormack were enough to overturn Heider Helguson’s first minute strike as Leeds spoiled QPR’s title party. Neil Warnock’s Rangers had wrapped up the title a week earlier with a 2-0 win at Watford, whilst Simon Grayson’s Leeds fell agonisingly short of the play off spots, just three points short of Nottingham Forest.

QPR 2 Leeds United 2 (August 8 2006, Coca-Cola Championship)

Anyone leaving Loftus Road early missed a thrilling climax to this encounter as three goals in the last 10 minutes brought the match to life. An Eddie Lewis goal just after the hour gave Leeds the lead, which looked likely to be a winner before Martin Rowlands equalised in the 81st minute. Geoff Horsfield put Leeds back in front a minute later, but young Shabazz Baidoo scored in injury time to earn the home side an opening day point.

QPR 0 Leeds United 1 (September 17 2005, Coca-Cola Championship)

Leeds took three points away from Loftus Road despite David Healy’s 65th minute red card. Rob Hulse, who had overcome a virus in the week to start alongside Healy, claimed the winner with a simple 41st minute finish having been left alone in the six yard box.

QPR 1 Leeds United 1 (April 16 2005, Coca-Cola Championship)

A late Kevin Gallen equaliser broke Leeds hearts as both sides finished the game with ten men. Seth Johnson had fired the whites into the lead in the 24th minute of a match in which a young Aaron Lennon sparkled. But Shaun Derry’s red card after 71 minutes turned the tide in QPR’s favour, and Gallen earned the home side a point with five minutes remaining. Adam Miller followed Derry into an early bath in injury time.