Wigan holds QPR to 2-2 draw in Premier League

Midfielder James McCarthy scored twice as Wigan held QPR to a

2-2 draw on Saturday at the DW Stadium, extending the London club’s

winless run to open the season to a Premier League record 16

games.

The home side opened the scoring in the 19th minute after a poor

clearance from a corner reached McCarthy, whose well-struck volley

took a deflection before beating goalkeeper Rob Green.

Defender Ryan Nelsen equalized for the visitors in the 26th when

he headed in Adel Taarabt’s corner, and QPR took the lead when

Djibril Cisse turned in a cross by Shaun Wright-Phillips in the

71st.

But the lead lasted just three minutes with McCarthy equalizing

from inside the penalty area.

QPR remains bottom of the table with seven points, eight behind

Wigan in 17th.