QPR 1-1 Huddersfield Town, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-2-3-1



Huddersfield Town 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 14,377 (1,787) )
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On a day when off-field actions took precedence over those on it, QPR and Huddersfield Town played out a 1-1 draw at the newly named Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The first-half saw few clear cut chances in an even encounter, with Hudderfield’s Karlan Grant going closest with an effort well saved by QPR keeper Joe Lumley.

However, it didn’t take long for the opening goal after the restart – Town’s second-half substitute Elias Kachunga fouled in the box by Yoann Barbet as he raced through on goal.

Although Karlan Grant made no mistake from the resultant penalty, QPR remained undeterred with Ilias Chair’s introduction turning the game in the host’s favour.

QPR eventually got a deserved equaliser in the 83rd minute as Grant Hall rose tallest to head home Ryan Manning’s free-kick past Huddersfield keeper Kamil Grabara to claim a draw.

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Key Points

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

Key Moment

Juninho Bacuna should have seen red for a first-half challenge on Ryan Manning which undoubtedly would have swung the game in QPR’s favour.

Moan of the Match

The Hoops dominated their recently relegated Premier League opposition but lacked a cutting edge in the final third.

Talking Point

It was the head of a defender that finally gave QPR a share of the spoils – but in the long-term where will the goals come from?

Man of the Match

Geoff Cameron – solid in the holding midfield role, winning everything in the air and used his experience throughout to nullify the Huddersfield threat.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire) – made the right call for Huddersfield’s penalty but should have sent Bacuna off for his early challenge on Manning.


The away fans travelled in their numbers to add to a lively atmosphere at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.


QPR could lack the decisive edge required to make a real challenge this season but the performance and quality is there to ensure they survive comfortably.

Line Ups

QPR 4-2-3-1

Lumley; Rangel (Kane, 71), Hall, Barbet, Manning; Amos (Wells, 82), Cameron; Osayi-Samuel, Scowen (Chair, 55), Eze; Hugill

Subs not used:

Kelly, Pugh, Ball, Leistner


Barbet, Osayi-Samuel

Huddersfield Town 4-3-3

Grabara; Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo; Bacuna (Kachunga, 46), Hogg, O’Brien; Diakhaby (Quaner, 76), Grant, Pritchard (Stankovic, 90+5)

Subs not used:

Schofield, Bockhorn, Koroma, Brown


Diakhaby, Bacuna, O’Brien, Quaner, Grant

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