QPR 5-1 Swansea City, FA Cup Third Round: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-2-3-1



Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 3 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 6,712 (870) )
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Queens Park Rangers continued their ruthless goal-scoring form as they hammered Swansea City 5-1 to reach the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Jordan Hugill bagged a first-half brace as the hosts went on to take control of the tie and score five to earn Mark Warburton a first cup win as Hoops manager. 

Although Swansea dominated the early exchanges, it was Hugill who opened the scoring, controlling Todd Kane’s cross before firing a superb volley into the corner after 21 minutes. 

The Hoops doubled their lead moments later after Bright Osayi-Samuel robbed possession from former QPR man Jake Bidwell to coolly slot past Swans stopper Kristoffer Nordfeldt. 

Hugill then caused further damage moments before the break, stretching to prod home his second of the game and QPR’s third. 

George Byers’ strike just before the hour mark gave Swansea hope but any lingering doubts to the outcome of the tie was put to bed when Lee Wallace hammered in from the edge of the box. 

And Josh Scowen rounded off the scoring with the goal of the day, turning on the spot to volley a sensational shot into the far corner to cap off an impressive cup win.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

A day to forget for former Hoops player Jake Bidwell – conceding possession in his own penalty area for QPR’s crucial second goal.

Moan of the Match

The number of empty seats was the only frustration in a great cup performance for the Hoops.

Talking Point

Ten changes for the away side, empty seats galore, how has the FA Cup reached such a low level of attraction in English football?

Man of the Match

Jordan Hugill – The big number nine proved a constant nuisance and scored two well-taken first-half goals.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – refrained from making huge calls in the second- half, missing what looked like a clear foul on Bright Osayi-Samuel in the penalty area.


The half full stadium resembled the cold, harsh reality of present day cup football, but the chants of ‘we want six’ paid for the match ticket itself.


Ruthless QPR have now scored 11 goals in two games and are in the hat for the next round, the perfect way to go into Saturday’s West London clash with Brentford.

Line Ups

QPR 4-2-3-1

Kelly; Kane, Cameron (Gubbins, 90), Masterson, Wallace; Scowen, Ball; Osayi-Samuel (Shodipo, 69), Pugh, Chair (Dalling, 80); Hugill

Subs not used:

Barnes, Hall, Smith, Wells

Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Nordfeldt; Roberts, Cooper, Bidwell, John; Carroll, Fulton; Dyer (Baston, 58), McKay (Celina, 57); Petersen (Byers, 57); Kalulu

Subs not used:

Mulder, Dhanda, Naughton, Cabango



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