sport news Aston Villa 2-2 QPR: Tammy Abraham hits brace as hosts are held

Aston Villa 2-2 QPR: Tammy Abraham hits brace as Dean Smith says he would be 'amazed' if on-loan striker is on his way out this month Tammy Abraham rescued a point for Aston Villa at home to QPR He struck his 15th and 16th goals of the season since joining on loan Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze had put Steve McClaren's in charge Dean Smith played down claims Abraham is heading for the exit this month 

By Steve Madeley For Mailonline

Published: 20:18 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 21:14 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Tammy Abraham made clear his value to Aston Villa with two more goals - and boss Dean Smith played down claims the on-loan forward is on his way out of Villa Park.

Abraham's 15th and 16th goals of the season took him jointly to the top of the Championship scoring charts amid suggestions that the 21-year-old wants to return to Chelsea before joining a Premier League club on loan.

But Smith claimed he would be 'amazed' if he lost the striker, who opened the scoring against QPR before grabbing an equaliser after Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze had netted to put Steve McClaren's men in charge.

Tammy Abraham was at the double for Aston Villa as they drew with QPR at Villa Park

Tammy Abraham was at the double for Aston Villa as they drew with QPR at Villa Park

Abraham took his tally for the season to 16 as he rescued a point for Aston Villa

Abraham took his tally for the season to 16 as he rescued a point for Aston Villa

MATCH FACTS 

Aston Villa: Steer, Bree, Chester, Elphick, Hutton, Bjarnason, Adomah (Bolasie 61), McGinn, Hourihane (Whelan 90+1), Kodjia (El Ghazi 61), Abraham 

Subs not used: Hogan, Davis, Elmohamady, Bunn

Goalscorers: Abraham 21, 75

Booked: Hourihane, Kodija 

QPR: Lumley, Furlong, Leistner, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek (Samuel 77), Cousins, Scowen, Freeman, Eze (Hall 90+7), Wells (Smith 71)

Subs not used: Ingram, Oteh, Chair, Manning

Goalscorers: Freeman 41, Eze 57

Booked: Lumley, Leistner, Bidwell, Wszolek, Samuel 

Referee: James Linington

The Villa boss will be desperate not to suffer a further blow to his promotion hopes after revealing that Jack Grealish's shin

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