Barton and Hoilett earn QPR draw at Orient

Joey Barton and Junior Hoilett were on target as QPR played out an entertaining 2-2 friendly draw at Leyton Orient.

The Premier League new boys were without new signing Rio Ferdinand at Brisbane Road, and they fell behind after just 10 minutes.

Romain Vincelot glanced a superb header from Dean Cox's cross past QPR goalkeeper Rob Green to put League One club Orient ahead.

That goal was just reward for a strong start from the hosts, but a moment of top-flight quality from Hoilett - making his first appearance of pre-season - brought Harry Redknapp's side level after 19 minutes.

The former Blackburn Rovers man found some space around 25 yards from goal and gave Gary Woods no chance with a shot that arrowed into the bottom corner.

QPR began to control proceedings thereafter, but Green was forced into a fine double save to keep them level at half-time.

And Orient were undone shortly after the restart, as Barton fired home a free-kick to put the visitors into the lead.

However, Cox snatched a draw for Orient late on, as he wriggled free in the box before slotting home.


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