QPR fought back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw against London rivals Millwall.

After a disappointing first half, the Hoops gave a spirited second half display, and had the game been five minutes longer they may well have gone on to get a winner.

We go through the five main talking points to arise from an eventful night at Loftus Road.

Red card

Undoubtedly, the sending off of Millwall striker Lee Gregory changed the course of the game. The Lions had been firmly in control until that point, and it seemed that the burden of playing with 10 men for over half the match had taken it's toll by the end of the game when QPR were firmly in control.

Neil Harris felt aggrieved by the sending off, saying that it looked like a 50/50 ball between him and Josh Scowen, and it's worth noting that the game could have ended differently had the visitors ended with 11 men on the field.

Character

Regardless of facing 10 men, the Hoops deserve credit for the way they kept battling until the end.

Ian Holloway mentioned after the match that an old QPR would have folded at 2-0 down, but the fact that the team still had the belief to battle back for a point shows the level of confidence within the squad.

Some may see it as two points dropped, but based on the course of the game it was certainly one point gained.

"The best midfielder in the Championship?"

Massimo Luongo appears to be going from strength to strength this season, and added another element to his game last night as he scored his first goal of the season.

Ian Holloway was quoted as saying that Luongo was up with the best midfielder's in the league at present, something which is hard to argue on current form.

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The Hoops will be hoping they can keep him fresh moving forward to ensure they are getting the best out of the Australian international.

Matt Smith

The target man can count himself unfortunate not to have been given a chance from the start last night.

In my opinion, it always seems like a game for a player like Smith, and although he didn't start, he certainly made a huge impact when he came on.

It remains to be seen whether Holloway will look to use him from the start moving forward, but if he keeps making a huge impact off the bench, and scoring vital goals at vital times, then it's only a matter of time before he gets a chance.

Effective substitutes

Matt Smith was just one of three effective changes made by Holloway on the night; something which hasn't always been an option for the QPR manager.

The fact that Ollie now has numerous plausible options on his bench is real sign of progress for the club, and something which will come up trumps for the Hoops on several more occasions over the summer.