QPR 1-0 Blackburn Rovers, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-1-2



Blackburn Rovers 4-3-3

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

QPR ended their Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium goal drought with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers. 

The Hoops nearly took the lead within the first six minutes as Ilias Chair’s effort dropped into Todd Kane’s path but the full-back could only shoot wide.

Chances were limited for both sides but QPR could have been a goal down when Adam Armstrong’s 23rd minute free-kick was excellently tipped over by Seny Dieng.

And Armstrong then turned provider, finding Harvey Elliot with an inch perfect pass which the forward somehow skied.

The second-half saw QPR the better side as Chair’s cross found Charlie Austin whose shot was well blocked by Rovers defender Ryan Nyambe. 

However, seconds later QPR broke the deadlock as a scramble in the box from a Chair free-kick saw Yoann Barbet smartly finish for QPR’s first home goal in four games.

Blackburn should then have equalised through Armstrong but his strike from Lewis Holtby’s rebounded shot was excellently diverted away by the Hoops defence.

And QPR continued to weather the Blackburn storm late on to record back-to-back league wins for the first time since November.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Yoann Barbet’s 54th minute strike was much-needed in a game of few chances, providing QPR with the confidence to go on and see the match out.

Moan of the Match

A feisty occasion between the two sides saw the game have more challenges than chances.

Talking Point

Ilias Chair provided the much-needed spark QPR needed – can he now kick-on and provide this for the rest of the season?

Man of the Match

Yoann Barbet  – the French centre-back put in a great defensive display to claim a well deserved clean sheet alongside his match winning goal.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tony Harrington (Cleveland) – brought his cards to the occasion today, booking five players in a real physical battle between the two sides.


The QPR faithful would’ve appreciated their team’s display with a win and clean sheet over a Rovers side who had only conceded once out of their last four league games before today’s encounter.


Another impressive win for Mark Warburton’s side following a huge one over Watford – can QPR finally get themselves on a winning run?

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-1-2

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Ball, Johansen (Bettache, 74), Wallace; Chair; Austin (Bonne, 74), Dykes (Adomah, 83)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Kakay, Hamalainen, Willock, Thomas, Kelman


Austin, Ball, Adomah

Blackburn Rovers 4-3-3

Kaminski; Nyambe (Harwood-Bellis, 62), Lenihan, Branthwaite, Bell; Rothwell (Dack, 62), Travis, Davenport ((Holtby, 62) (Brereton, 78)); Gallagher (Dolan, 74), Elliott, Armstrong

Subs not used:

Pears, Bennett, Downing, Buckley


Davenport, Gallagher

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