An injury time goal from old nemesis Charlie Austin denied Barnsley a first away win of 2021-2022 however they are unbeaten in their first two away games at this level for the first time since 2011-2012 when they did not lose away until their sixth match.
They have drawn their first two away league games of a season for the first time since 2004-2005 in League One and their first three in all comps for the first time since 1959-1960.
Barnsley were 2-0 up at half time but failed to win, the first time this has occurred since October 2019 at West Brom (also drew 2-2)
It is however the second time in 2021 they have led 2-0 in a game and drawn 2-2 (also doing so in January at home to Cardiff)
Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 42 games (all comps) in which they have opened the scoring with this only the sixth time they have not won in that run (W36 D6)
Since winning promotion from League One in 2019 Barnsley have lost only one of their nine Championship games in London (W6 D2 L1)
As mentioned before Charlie Austin scored QPR’s equaliser, his EIGHTH career goal against Barnsley – against no other team has he scored as many.
It is the first time they have conceded in injury time since Coventry away in April and the first time where it has cost them points since December 2019 at Cardiff.
QPR had made three substitutions by the start of the second half, the earliest three changes have been made in a Barnsley match since November 2017 when Barnsley made three half time substitutions at Reading.
This was the first draw between this two sides at QPR in 14 meetings, last having a stalemate here in November 1999 (also 2-2)
Barnsley are now unbeaten in three visits to this stadium, the first time ever they have gone three games unbeaten at QPR.
Prior to this current run the Reds had lost 11 visits in a row and 17 of the last 18.
40. Brad Collins
20. Toby Sibbick
30. Michal Helik
5. Liam Kitching
7. Callum Brittain
21. Romal Palmer
10. Josh Benson
4. Callum Styles
28. Dominik Frieser
9. Cauley Woodrow
22. Clarke Oduor
15. Jasper Moon (for Palmer 60)
44. Devante Cole (for Oduor 69)
24. Aapo Halme (for Benson 81)
1. Jack Walton, 3. Ben Williams, 29. Victor Adeboyejo, 46. Cameron Thompson
1. Seny Dieng
4. Rob Dickie
5. Jordy de Wijs
6. Yoann Barbet
14. George Thomas
7. Stefan Johansen
17. Andre Dozzell
2. Osman Kakay
21. Chris Willock
10. Ilias Chair
11. Charlie Austin
12. Dominic Ball (for Thomas 36)
37. Albert Adomah (for Dozzell 36)
20. Jimmy Dunne (for de Wijs 45)
13. Jordan Archer, 18. Charlie Kelman, 34. Stephen Duke-McKenna.
QPR manager Mark Warburton said:
"We were two down and just felt we had to change it quickly. It's no reflection on Andre or George - they've been excellent since the first day of pre-season.
"But we had to change it and they were the two who suffered. It could have been a number of people.
"Around the pitch in the second half we were much better. We were good and created chances.
"We were on the front foot, took care of the ball and in the end could maybe have won the game."
Sky Bet Championship results
FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2021
Bristol City (15th) 0-1 Swansea City (16th)
SATURDAY 21ST AUGUST 2021
Queens Park Rangers (5th) 2-2 BARNSLEY (13th)
Blackburn Rovers (9th) 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (2nd)
Brereton Diaz 51
AFC Bournemouth (7th) 2-2 Blackpool (22nd)
Yates pen 60
Cardiff City (6th) 3-1 Millwall (21st)
Coventry City (4th) 2-1 Reading (18th)
Swift pen 40
Derby County (14th) 0-0 Middlesbrough (12th)
Fulham (1st) 2-0 Hull City (19th)
Luton Town (11th) 0-5 Birmingham City (8th)
Preston North End (20th) 1-0 Peterborough United (17th)
Sheffield United (23rd) 1-2 Huddersfield Town (10th)
Samuels Colwill 90+4
Stoke City (3rd) 1-0 Nottingham Forest (24th)
Barnsley lie in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 5 points from 4 games. We are 3 points off the Play-Offs, 5 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 5 points off First Place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 22/8/21
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Five: Barnsley v Birmingham City, Saturday 28th August 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Six: AFC Bournemouth v Barnsley, Saturday 11th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm