N'Zogbia earns Villa a point
Charles N'Zogbia scored his first goal for Aston Villa and spoilt the debut of QPR striker Djibril Cisse as Alex McLeish's side rallied from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Villa Park.
Cisse scored a stunning debut goal and then Villa defender Stephen Warnock's own goal doubled their lead.
But Darren Bent gave the home side a lifeline before half-time with his 100th Premier League goal before N'Zogbia equalised.
Cisse needed only 12 minutes to make an impact for his new club and there was an element of luck about the build-up with Shaun Wright-Phillips scuffing his shot into the path of Cisse but the finish was clinical as he drilled a low shot across Shay Given.
Villa tried to retaliate and Ciaran Clark shot just wide after a neat chip from Robbie Keane while QPR keeper Paddy Kenny clung onto a low Bent drive.
But after 29 minutes an own goal from left-back Warnock doubled QPR's lead. There appeared little danger when Taye Taiwo delivered a deep cross but Warnock inexplicably headed the ball back across Given into the far corner of the net.
Keane was unfortunate when his shot deflected off Stiliyan Petrov and struck the woodwork with Kenny well beaten.
Bent got up well to direct a header past the post from an Alan Hutton centre before reducing the arrears with his 100th Premier League goal in injury time.
Keane played in Hutton and in typically predatory fashion Bent was in position to convert his low cross from close range and Villa had strong claims for a penalty rejected as Shaun Derry had his arm raised when blocking an effort from Clark.
After 79 minutes N'Zogbia brought Villa level with his first goal since his £9million summer move from Wigan. Petrov supplied the left wing cross and N'Zogbia volleyed his left-footed drive past Kenny.