Dunne's late own goal helps QPR salvage draw

An own goal from Aston Villa's Richard 1 draw against QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Villa took the lead with a second-half penalty kick from Barry Bannan, only to be undone by an unfortunate own goal from Dunne shortly before the final whistle.

QPR was on the front foot throughout most of the first half and the hosts nearly took the lead in the fifth minute when a curling shot from Adel Taarabt struck the post.

Villa almost took the lead against the run of play as Bannan's 25-yard free kick required a nice diving save from goalkeeper Patrick Kenny to keep the match scoreless.

The visitors began to create some chances early in the second half and Gabriel Agbonlahor drew a penalty kick when his jersey was pulled inside the box by QPR's Armand Traore.

Bannan dispatched the spot kick inside the right post and Traore received a second yellow card just before stoppage time, reducing the hosts to 10 men.

But despite the numerical disadvantage, QPR still had one final chance in stoppage time when Heidar Helguson sent a low cross to the front of goal that took a deflection off Dunne and found the back of the net.