Oxford United pegged back Queens Park Rangers twice to pick up a hard-earned draw at the Kassam Stadium.
Rangers took the lead on eight minutes when Patrick Agyemang`s neat knock-down fell for Gavin Mahon, whose excellently executed volley gave stopper Ryan Clarke no chance.
Adel Taarabt took to the field for the second period, and took a striker`s role alongside Rowan Vine, but it would be action at the other end that hit the spotlight.
Kaspars Gork?s was adjudged to have handled in the area and recent signing Matt Green sent Radek Cerny the wrong way from the penalty spot.
It wasn`t long before Taarabt made an impact, and his perfectly weighted through ball found Wayne Routledge, and the former Aston Villa man rounded the keeper and slotted home.
A defensive disaster cost the R`s another equalising goal when Matthew Connolly`s attempted chest back to goalkeeper Radek Cerny was pounced upon by Jack Midson.
The former Histon striker gleefully took advantage of the error and nicked in to poke past Cerny with consummate ease.
The game was watched by 3,246 with 893 supporters making the short trip from West London.
Queens Park Rangers: Cerny, Ramage (Borrowdale, 46), Connolly, Mahon, Hall (Stewart, 66), Gorkss, Routledge, Vine (Ainsworth, 73), Balanta (Pellicori, 66), Rowlands (Alberti, 46), Agyemang (Taarabt, 46).
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