QPR 2-1 AFC Bournemouth, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-1-2



AFC Bournemouth 3-4-2-1

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

QPR made it four Championship games unbeaten with an impressive 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

The visitors had the better of the first-half and could have opened the scoring after 18 minutes as QPR keeper Seny Dieng excellently denied Shane Long one-on-one.

In contrast, QPR struggled to get their attacks going and failed to register a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes.

The second-half saw a much improved QPR as Ilias Chair’s free-kick in the early exchanges found Yoann Barbet whose header came back off the woodwork.

They weren’t to be denied for too long though as Stefan Johansen dispossessed Bournemouth’s Chris Mepham to coolly slot home on the 58th minute mark.

However, Cherries responded just over 10 minutes later, Sam Surridge’s cross finding Shane Long to tap home from close range to make it 1-1.

But QPR sealed the win with seven minutes left to play as Albert Adomah’s cross was smashed home by Todd Kane to move them up to 13th in the table and 10 points off the Play-Offs.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Todd Kane’s goal proved decisive, giving QPR another credible win over much-fancied opposition.

Moan of the Match

QPR’s poor display in the opening period was not a sight Hoops fans will have been used to in recent weeks but they more than made up for it in the second-half.

Talking Point

Mark Warburton’s tactical masterclass to bring on Albert Adomah paid dividends. Having only started six games this season, does the forward’s excellent 20 minute cameo warrant more minutes?

Man of the Match

Seny Dieng – the Swiss keeper kept his side in the game with two crucial saves to deny Bournemouth from taking the lead in the first-half.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren Bond (Lancashire) – the official delivered his fair share of cards today – a total of four yellow cards were used in a cagey affair.


The QPR faithful would’ve been pleased with their side’s second-half display after a below-par opening 45 minutes.


QPR’s excellent form continues having now won six of their last seven over a number of promotion chasers – long may it continue.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-1-2

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Johansen (Willock, 59), Ball, Wallace (Hamalainen, 59); Chair (Adomah, 72); Austin (Field, 59), Dykes (Bonne, 72)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Kakay, Bettache, Kelman


Barbet, Chair, Kane

AFC Bournemouth 3-4-2-1

Begovic; Mepham, Carter-Vickers, Kelly; A.Smith, L Cook (Groeneveld, 86), Lerma, Stanislas; Billing, Wilshere (Surridge, 67); Long

Subs not used:

Riquelme, Rico, Pearson, Travers, Kilkenny, Anthony, Zemura



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