QPR 0-1 Derby County, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-5-2



Derby County 3-4-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR’s recent winning run came to an abrupt end with a 1-0 defeat against Derby County in a low-key encounter at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The hosts started sluggishly and were fortunate not to fall behind as early as the ninth minute as the unmarked Colin Kazim-Richards missed a glorious opportunity from six yards out. 

QPR slowly began to grow into the game with Austin seeing a header go wide before being denied by Derby keeper Kelle Roos following an excellent Todd Kane cut back. 

Although QPR started the second-half on the front foot, it was Derby who took the lead in the 56th minute through a Kazim-Richards tap-in.

Graeme Shinnie broke over the halfway line before feeding Kamil Jozwiack whose close-range strike was parried by Seny Dieng straight into the path of the forward to give Derby the lead. 

The Hoops then had a penalty claim waved away for handball before Ilias Chair blazed over from 20 yards when Austin was better placed for a one-on-one opportunity with Roos. 

And Roos’ late save from Yoann Barbet’s acrobatic bicycle attempt confirmed it wasn’t going to be QPR’s day who slipped below Derby in the table.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Yoann Barbet’s corner bounced up onto Colin Kazim-Richards’ arm for what looked to be a clear penalty which would have given QPR a great chance to get a goal back.

Moan of the Match

The Hoops’ poor quality crosses into the box meant Lyndon Dykes and Charlie Austin could barely fashion a chance between them all game.

Talking Point

No Bright Osayi-Samuel in the matchday squad once again – is this another signal he is moving to Fenerbahce earlier than expected?

Man of the Match

Ilias Chair – QPR lacked quality in the final third but he was the one player that constantly tried to make things happen.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) –  the official might be disappointed with his performance when he sees the replay of QPR’s penalty shout.


Charlie Austin’s barking of orders certainly added a bit of noise to an otherwise soulless Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.


QPR just failed to get going all afternoon and with a number of poor crosses were unable to create any clear-cut chances throughout.

Line Ups

QPR 3-5-2

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Ball, Chair, Willock (Bettache, 65), Hamalainen (Adomah, 82); Dykes (Bonne, 73), Austin (Kelman, 82)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Thomas, Kakay, Duke-McKenna


Cameron, Kane

Derby County 3-4-3

Roos; Evans (Bird, 46), Wisdom, Clarke; Byrne, Bielik, Shinnie, Buchanan; Jozwiak (MacDonald, 86), Kazim-Richards (Waghorn, 79), Knight

Subs not used:

Forsyth, Sibley, Whittaker, Watson, Mitchell-Lawson, Foster



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