Smith revels in late Loftus Road drama

MATT Smith's smile said it all at the full-time whistle.

Having just played his part in a remarkable comeback, which saw Rangers come from 2-0 down with just two minutes left to salvage a point, Smith - who scored the R's first goal in the 93rd minute - was understandably lost for words.

"It's difficult to put into words really," he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"It was a remarkable ending to the game, but that's the spirit we've got here.

"We've got a knack of scoring goals late in the game, as we've shown time and again this season, especially at Loftus Road."

Lasse Vibe's double on 52 and 61 minutes put the Bees in control, before Smith gave the R's late hope, nodding home in the 93rd minute after Daniel Bentley failed to collect a corner.

A minute later, Luke Freeman levelled terms, turning home from Smith's knockdown, to complete a remarkable turnaround.

"I think we were all surprised at the nature of both goals - they were a bit scrappy - but it just goes to show you're never out of the game at 2-0 down," said Smith.

"I think the boys deserve great credit for coming back and getting a point.

"Yes, we wanted all three before the game, but at 2-0 down with two minutes to play, I don't think you'll find anyone who wouldn't have taken a point!"

The draw in W12 ended a three-match losing run for the Hoops, to the relief of the R's striker.

"It was important for us to stop that run of defeats," he said.

"We had a decent October and then lost three on the bounce.

"We needed to bounce back and hopefully the comeback can spur us on at Preston on Saturday."

I think the boys deserve great credit for coming back and getting a point.

Matt Smith
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