Coventry City 3-2 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Coventry City 3-4-3



QPR 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 Ricoh Arena ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR’s defensive frailties once again reared their ugly head as they suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Coventry City at St Andrew’s.

A low-key first-half sparked into life when Bright Osayi-Samuel was fouled in the box with Lyndon Dykes converting the resultant 41st minute penalty.

However, just three minutes later Coventry were level – Ryan Giles driving to the by line before swinging in a cross which was met by the head of Matt Godden to beat the despairing Joe Lumley.

And it went from bad to worse for QPR five minutes after the interval with Fankaty Dabo fooling three defenders before playing the ball to Callum O’Hare to volley home for 2-1.

QPR found an equaliser in the 75th minute from the unlikely Yoann Barbet who did well to control the ball from a corner and smash home a left footed volley.

But it ultimately proved to be in vain as Kyle McFadzean’s 84th minute header secured all three points for Coventry.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Yoann Barbet’s smart finish to level it up in the 75th minute energised a deflated QPR, but his team’s defensive frailties made it a worthless goal.

Moan of the Match

Hard to believe it was the same backline which kept a clean sheet on Saturday against Nottingham Forest – three cheap goals from a passive QPR defence.

Talking Point

QPR’s main issue last season was inconsistency – is this the start of another frustrating Hoops season?

Man of the Match

Fankaty Dabo – a strong defensive and attacking display, highlighted by the tricky dribbling and pass that set up his sides second.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Steve Martin (Staffordshire) – a relatively quiet night from the man in the middle.


A five-goal thriller was disappointingly played out in front of an empty stadium – an unfortunate sign of the times we are living in.


Mark Warburton will need to resolve QPR’s perpetual defensive issues if his side want to finish higher than last season’s 13th place.

Line Ups

Coventry City 3-4-3

Marosi; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Dabo, Hamer, Shipley (Sheaf, 90), Giles; Allen, Godden, O’Hare

Subs not used:

Billson, Mason, Rose, Pask, Walker, Bakayoko



QPR 4-2-3-1

Lumley; Kakay, Dickie, Barbet, Wallace; Carroll (Smyth, 71), Cameron; Osayi-Samuel, Amos (Ball, 82), Chair (Thomas, 82); Dykes

Subs not used:

Kelly, Kane, Masterson, Oteh


Wallace, Chair

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