Date: 24th February 2016 at 7:58am
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DANIEL Tozser’s first goal for the club, helped QPR to a battling point at high-flying Sheffield Wednesday.

A much-changed line-up saw a defensive reshuffle in the absence of Paul Konchesky and the addition of Nasser El-Khayati for his first start in a Rangers shirt.

The opening period was dominated by the hosts and in particular the livelier players in Ross Wallace and the in-form Gary Hooper.

Everton loanee Aiden McGeady also provided threat with width but the R’s rearguard held firm in a particularly hard-fought first half.

Rangers should have been behind early in the second period when Nedum Onuoha lost his head and reduced Hooper to rubble in the area.

Inexplicably Adthe Nuhiu took on penalty taking duties and royally fluffed his lines – producing one of the easier saves Alex Smithies will have to make this season.

Rangers continued to scrap and keep organised in bitter conditions, and on the left-wing they had a man who could be frustrate and delight in equal measure.

Matt Phillips – whose scuffed effort secured a last gasp draw against Bolton – produced a moment totally out of keeping with his performance overall – sending a fine left-footed cross in for Washington.

Washington didn’t seem to expect the ball and when Susso could only half clear Daniel Tozser rifled home his first QPR goal with aplomb from the edge of the area.

There was a lapse in concentration that allowed the equaliser a deep ball from the left gave Nuhiu the chance he desired to absolve himself of the earlier penalty miss – a towering header that beat Smithies all ends up.

For Rangers it was another step towards mid-table security while this was a small blow to Wednesday’s playoff prospects.