Ten-man Millwall are still in search of their first away win of the season after surrendering a two-goal lead against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Conor McLaughlin and Jed Wallace struck either side of Lee Gregory’s 41st minute red card, but late goals from Massimo Luongo and Matt Smith ensured a share of the spoils.

Millwall started the brighter and perhaps should have opened the scoring in the first minute. Steve Morison flicked on for Lee Gregory but his powerful volley was pushed away from danger by Alex Smithies.

The visitors continued to dominate the opening exchanges and were rewarded for their fast start. McLaughlin reacted quickest to a loose ball and unleashed an unstoppable volley into the top corner, his first goal for the club. It was also the Lions first Championship goal away from the Den this term.

Millwall continued to dominate and should have added to their early lead. Morison and Saville the guilty parties, heading straight at Smithies when given the freedom of Loftus Road.

Neil Harris’ side were minutes from going into the break having executed their game-plan perfectly, but Lee Gregory needlessly lunged in on Josh Scowen and was shown a straight red card.

Five minutes were added at the end of the first-half and Millwall had to weather a storm from the hosts. Archer did well to palm away Massimo Luongo’s close-range shot, before Conor Washington smashed the post with the rebound. Luongo tried his luck from distance just seconds later, but Archer was once again equal to it to ensure his side led at the break.

The red card didn’t seem to affect Millwall as they doubled their lead just five minutes into the second-half. Jed Wallace played a one-two with Shaun Williams before drilling home through Smithies legs, much to the delight of the travelling Lions.

Just when QPR looked to be running out of ideas, they reduced the deficit. Archer made a sharp stop to deny Smith’s header, but from the resulting corner Luongo smashed home from 15 yards out to bring his side back into it.

Archer had to deny Rangers several times late on, most notably pushing Scowen’s spectacular volley to safety.

Just when it looked like Millwall would get their first win on the road this season, Smith struck, slamming home from 12 yards out to earn QPR a point.