QPR 2-1 Leeds United, FA Cup Third Round: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-4-1-1



Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 11,637 (3,148) )
1 min

A second-half Jake Bidwell header gave QPR a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Championship league leaders Leeds United.

Despite Tyler Roberts hitting both posts in the opening 28 seconds, the R’s threatened on the counter with Aramide Oteh forcing Leeds stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into a fine save in the early exchanges.

The hosts then took a deserved lead in the 22nd minute as Bidwell was brought down by Leif Davis in the box and Oteh slammed the resultant penalty coolly down the middle.

However, it didn’t take long for Leeds to peg the home side back as Aapo Halme poked home when Matt Ingram spilled Lewis Baker’s 30-yard free kick just two minutes later.

The second period saw Peacock-Farrell produce a stunning stretch and an equally good reflex save to keep the scores level before Bidwell’s 75th minute header sealed the win.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Jake Bidwell’s winner enabled QPR to soak up the pressure and break at will, killing any chance of Leeds salvaging a replay.

Moan of the Match

Matt Ingram, replacing Joe Lumley, showed a lack of match fitness as he spilled Baker’s free kick to give Leeds a first-half equaliser.

Talking Point

Bidwell’s contract – today’s match only highlighted the issue and it will surely be on boss Steve McClaren’s mind.

Man of the Match

Jake Bidwell – Won the penalty and scored a brilliant winner in a consistent and reliable performance.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Geoff Eltringham (Durham) – A good performance overall with two important penalty decisions well-judged.


Leeds United overpowered the home crowd for the majority of the match but after Bidwell’s winner the R’s fans raised the decibel level.


An entertaining cup tie with a strong performance from the talented Rangers youth, highlighting their quality once again.

Line Ups

QPR 4-4-1-1

Ingram; Kakay, Furlong, Hall, Bidwell; Osayi-Samuel (Wszolek, 86), Cousins, Scowen, Freeman; Eze (Smith, 90); Oteh (Chair, 83).

Subs not used:

Lumley, Manning, Baptiste, Smyth


Furlong, Kakay

Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Peacock-Farrell; Shackleton, Ayling, Halme (Pearce, 46 (Temenushkov, 78)), Davis (Odour, 86); Forshaw; Clarke, Baker, Roberts, Alioski; Harrison.

Subs not used:

Huffer, Diaz, Stevens, Gotts


Halme, Alioski, Baker

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