Preston North End 0-0 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Preston North End 4-2-3-1



QPR 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Deepdale ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR failed to keep their winning run going but remain unbeaten after a 0-0 draw with Preston North End at Deepdale. 

The Hoops started brightly and should’ve taken the lead when Charlie Austin neatly flicked the ball through to Lydon Dykes, whose effort was saved by Preston keeper Daniel Iversen. 

Dykes then had another opportunity to break the deadlock after Geoff Cameron’s long ball, but the forward’s attempted chip rolled wide of the goal. 

At the other end, Anthony Gordon came closest for PNE when his header narrowly went over the bar on the stroke of half-time. 

QPR could have opened the scoring just after the restart, when the ball fell to Austin at the back post but he was only able to slice his effort wide of the goal. 

The result leaves QPR 13th in the table nine points away from the top six but unbeaten in their last five.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Lyndon Dykes should’ve had his first goal since November, but his first-half chipped effort was weak and lacked conviction.

Moan of the Match

Todd Kane took up some good positions on the right-hand side, but failed to pick out Charlie Austin or Dykes with his twelve attempted crosses.

Talking Point

QPR are just nine points off the Play-Off spots with two games in hand on sixth placed Cardiff – can they build enough momentum for a genuine promotion push?

Man of the Match

Seny Dieng – the QPR keeper made a few vital saves and looked confident commanding his box all night.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren England (South Yorkshire) – consistent throughout with very few decisions causing any uncertainty.


A tired looking QPR side fought on as Warburton shouted on from the touchline.


Mark Warburton will be pleased with the professionalism of his side as they held out for a draw to keep their unbeaten run going.

Line Ups

Preston North End 4-2-3-1

Iversen; van den Berg, Storey, Hughes, Cunningham; Browne Whiteman; Sinclair, Potts (Johnson, 87), Gordon (Barkhuizen, 80); Evans (Riis Jakobsen, 87)

Subs not used:

Ripley, Rafferty, Huntington, Bayliss, Molumby, Rodwell-Grant

QPR 3-4-1-2

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Ball, Johansen (Field, 78), Wallace; Chair; Austin (Bonne, 78), Dykes (Willock, 67)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Hamalainen, Kakay, Adomah, Kelman


Dickie, Johansen

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