Norwich City 4-0 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Norwich City 4-2-3-1



QPR 4-4-1-1

Half Time: 3 - 0 Carrow Road ( Attendance: 26,796 )
1 min

Queens Park Rangers were comfortably pushed aside 4-0 by a ruthless Norwich City at Carrow Road.

After a superb first-half that put the home side three goals to the good, Norwich refused to let Emiliano Buendia’s dismissal interrupt an efficient and dominant performance.

The opening 45 minutes epitomised the stark contrast in quality between the two sides.

First Maximillian Aarons snuck beyond the full-back to pick out an unmarked Buendia who calmly swept home (6), before Marco Stiepermann drove into space and fired past Joe Lumley (12).

And things went from bad to worse as Luke Freeman gifted possession shortly before the break, resulting in Teemu Pukki passing the ball past Lumley to put the game out of sight before the interval.

Desperate and searching for a route back in, the Hoops came close when Darnell Furlong’s header was expertly parried away by Tim Krul shortly before the hour mark.

Buendia was rightfully dismissed after an unnecessary challenge with 20 minutes to go, but Pukki raced in behind to cap off a perfect day for the hosts and make it four in the 85th minute.

The result leaves QPR 17th in the table with just one win in 16 league games, with Norwich extending their lead at the top.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

The Canaries were ahead within six minutes due to QPR’s lack of tactical nouse, boosting an already boisterous home side and giving them early momentum.

Moan of the Match

The Hoops’ lack of solidity in the early stages of the encounter proved detrimental to their chances of getting a result in an already extremely tough away clash.

Talking Point

How can QPR rescue the inability to gain points and the lack of confidence throughout the squad?

Man of the Match

Teemu Pukki – Scorer of two goals, one with composure, another with firepower; an invaluable asset for the Championship leaders this campaign.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Scott Duncan (Newcastle Upon Tyne) – A solid and respectable performance throughout and was spot on with the red card decision.


A lively Carrow Road crowd reflected the scintillating display of attacking football on offer throughout the 90 minutes.


The match was put to bed in quick and ruthless fashion by an impressive Norwich side, although QPR will have to fight harder in their remaining fixtures this term.

Line Ups

Norwich City 4-2-3-1

Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis; Trybull (Rhodes, 89), McLean; Buendia, Stiepermann (Cantwell, 80), Hernandez; Pukki (Leitner, 87)

Subs not used:

Vrancic, Klose, Hanley, McGovern

Sent Off


QPR 4-4-1-1

Lumley; Rangel, Furlong, Lynch, Bidwell (Leistner, 34); Wszolek (Osayi-Samuel, 75), Cousins, Cameron (Scowen, 59), Freeman; Eze; Wells

Subs not used:

Ingram, Manning, Hemed, Smith


Lynch, Furlong

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