Dunne heartache as QPR snatch point
Richard Dunne's last-gasp own goal helped 10-man QPR grab a deserved 1-1 draw from Sunday`s Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The Hoops dominated play in the first period but were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal after referee Michael Oliver awarded Villa a penalty the 58th minute. Armand Traore was adjudged to have fouled Gabriel Agbonlahor in the box, allowing Barry Bannan to strike home from the spot.
QPR's hopes of grabbing a leveller looked to have been thwarted when Traore was sent off late on, but they managed to eke out their first home goal of the campaign courtesy of Dunne, who could not help but score his ninth own goal in Premier League history.
Despite Prime Minister David Cameron cheering on the visitors, QPR started brightly and Adel Taarabt curled a 30-yard effort onto a post.
QPR continued to attack with intent and both Shaun Wright-Phillips and Taarabt had close-range shots blocked before Bothroyd glanced a header wide.
Moments before half-time, however, goalkeeper Paddy Kenny saved Bannan's 20-yard free-kick with a superb one-handed stop.
Villa looked rejuvenated after the break and took the lead when Traore was adjudged to have fouled Agbonlahor, Bannan converting the resulting spot-kick.
QPR had strong shouts for a penalty turned down after Shaun Derry's header seemed to strike Alan Hutton's arm on the line, leading to choruses of '1-0 to the referee' around Loftus Road.
The Hoops launched a barrage of attacks as the clock wound down and had calls for another penalty turned down when substitute Tommy Smith's cross struck Hutton's hand.
With the hosts chasing the game they were reduced to 10 men when Traore was handed a second yellow, but they managed to grab an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time courtesy of Dunne's misfortune.