QPR rescued a late point in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland thanks to an equaliser from goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
Sunderland had romped ahead into a 2-0 lead on Saturday afternoon at the Stadium of Light, but caved under the pressure and conceded two late goals to walk away with a draw after a strong start.
The visitors left it incredibly late with two goals in the final five minutes of play, the equaliser of which was headed in in spectacular fashion by goalkeeper Dieng.
Ross Stewart had fired Sunderland ahead after 31 minutes before Ellis Simms made it 2-0 five minutes from the end of the first half, sending the Black Cats into the interval 2-0 up.
QPR had a mountainous task on their hands to rescue anything from the game after a disaster of a first half and looked destined to leave Sunderland empty handed, before hope of a dramatic comeback was sparked by Ilias Chair’s strike after 87 minutes.
Michael Beale’s side rallied in incredible fashion after the first goal and continued to pile on the pressure in the closing stages, resulting in a corner as the game trickled into injury time.
It was then that Dieng struck, having sneakily made his way up for the corner with nothing to lose.
Amazingly, the ball found its way towards the goalkeeper, who sent fans into frenzy with a fantastic header that bundled into the back of the net for 2-2.
Take a look for yourself below.
WATCH: QPR goalkeeper Dieng scores late equaliser
SENY DIENG JUST SCORED A LATE EQUALISER AGAINST SUNDERLAND😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/6eYIfF1pfF— OJ (@ojclayt) August 13, 2022
Sunderland karşısında son dakikalara 2-1 geride giren QPR’da kaleci Seny Dieng, duran top sonrası gelişen atakta attığı bu kafa golüyle takımının maçtan 2-2’lik beraberlik ile ayrılmasını sağladı. pic.twitter.com/5hPXlUkck1— Ali Can Kutlu (@alicankutlu_) August 13, 2022
Absolutely incredible scenes. We’re only three games into the Championship season and goalkeepers are scoring equalisers.
The goal was vital in rescuing a point from a game where QPR looked dead and buried, while also giving Dieng, and the fans, a moment to cherish forever.
A share of the points mean Sunderland maintain their unbeaten return to the Championship with a second draw in as many games, but will no doubt feel like a loss to Alex Neil and his side, who were in cruise control with a 2-0 lead until the 87th minute.
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QPR, meanwhile, will be boosted by the fight of such a late comeback and the incredible and rare feeling that comes with a goalkeeper getting on the scoresheet.
Going 2-0 down to a side who have just been promoted from League One should of course be a concern for Beale’s side, but those concerns will no doubt be overruled by the jubilation that comes with such a snatch and grab point, and the frantic scenes of Dieng being the man to come up with the goods in front of goal.