QPR 1-0 Leeds United, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-4-1-1



Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 14,763 (3,105) )
1 min

Queens Park Rangers produced a Loftus Road shock as they beat Leeds United 1-0 to claim a first league victory since Boxing Day.

After seven consecutive defeats, the R’s produced a resilient and disciplined performance which stifled their Yorkshire rivals in the opening period.

And QPR’s work ethic was rewarded minutes into the second-half when Massimo Luongo’s pull-back found Luke Freeman who cleverly tucked home to give them the lead.

Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla then prevented Nahki Wells from doubling the lead as QPR looked to catch Leeds on the counter.

The visitors continued to search for an equaliser with QPR stopper Joe Lumley producing an outstanding triple-save to deny them while Bright Osayi-Samuel missed a late chance to double the advantage.

In the end QPR held on for a truly unexpected victory which moves them above Stoke City into 17th position while Leeds United remain third.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Lumley’s incredible save to keep out first Stuart Dallas and then Patrick Bamford twice – simply sensational.

Moan of the Match

Nahki Wells missing a chance to give QPR a two-goal cushion – it would have made for a much more comfortable final few minutes.

Talking Point

The superb tactical organisation and commitment of the team to achieve an unlikely result.

Man of the Match

Jordan Cousins – tirelessly hustled in the centre of the park, pressing hard to limit one of the best teams in the league.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andy Davies (Hampshire) – temperamental; denying a clear handball in the first-half and let many rough and tumble challenges go unpunished.


The away end made all the noise at the start before slowly quietening down as the match progressed before a huge home celebration on the final whistle.


A tremendous sigh of relief all round – the R’s can breathe again after a credible victory against one of the Championship’s best.

Line Ups

QPR 4-4-1-1

Lumley; Furlong, Leistner, Hall, Bidwell; Wszolek, Cousins, Luongo, Freeman (Scowen, 85); Eze (Osayi-Samuel, 76); Wells (Hemed, 81)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Manning, Smith, Lynch


Luongo, Bidwell, Wells, Scowen

Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Casilla; Ayling (Dallas, 73), Jansson, Cooper, Alioski (Brown, 80); Phillips (Douglas, 65); Hernandez, Roberts, Klich, Harrison; Bamford

Subs not used:

Peacock-Farrell, Berardi, Shackleton, Gotts



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