QPR 1-3 Barnsley, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-1-2



Barnsley 3-4-3

Half Time: 1 - 2 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR are now three games without a win after a frustrating 3-1 defeat to Barnsley at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The Hoops started brightly with Charlie Austin’s effort skimming the top of the bar and Lyndon Dykes poking wide at the back-post from a Todd Kane cross.

However, it was Barnsley who made the breakthrough when Alex Mowatt’s corner was met by Daryl Dike, who’s flicked header was enough to give Barnsley a 23rd minute lead. 

QPR were level four minutes later though as Yoann Barbet’s volleyed effort was parried by Barnsley keeper Brad Collins into the path of Charlie Austin for 1-1. 

Barnsley reinstated their lead just two minutes later when Mowatt stepped up again to make it 2-1, this time curling a beautiful free-kick over the wall and beyond Seny Dieng.  

After a frenetic first-half, Barnsley extended their lead in the 57th minute as a great ball over the top from Mowatt saw substitute Carlton Morris run free to cooly slot home.  

QPR struggled to find a response for the rest of the half against a resolute Barnsley backline with their best chance seeing Austin’s volley blocked late on.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Charlie Austin’s fierce effort in the third minute skimmed the top of the crossbar. Had it been a few inches lower it could have set QPR up for a completely different outcome.

Moan of the Match

It was a sloppy free-kick for QPR to give away for Barnsley’s second – Stefan Johansen’s tackle looked unnecessary and ultimately proved costly.

Talking Point

The Hoops looked much more threatening after the second-half introduction of Chris Willock for Lyndon Dykes – is it time for boss Mark Warburton to rethink his game plan?

Man of the Match

Alex Mowatt – an impressive performance from the Barnsley captain, not only scoring the free-kick but also setting up his side’s other two goals as well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire) – after a questionable first-half, the referee slowly began to improve in the second period.


Charlie Austin was an apt replacement for the fans tonight – barking at his teammates, the opposition and the officials throughout.


QPR boss Mark Warburton will be frustrated by the means in which his side slipped behind. For all their solid defensive work, they were undone by two set-pieces in the opening period.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-1-2

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane (Adomah, 66), Ball (Field, 67), Johansen, Wallace; Chair (Kelman, 87); Austin (Bonne, 87), Dykes (Willock, 66)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Thomas, Kakay, Hamalainen



Barnsley 3-4-3

Collins; Sibbick, Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Palmer (Halme, 70), Mowatt, Styles (Williams, 90); Chaplin (Frieser, 56), Dike (Adeboyejo, 56), Woodrow (Morris, 56)

Subs not used:

Walton, Kane, Oduor, Sollbauer

Hire Us

Like what we do? Get in touch and see what we can do for you!

Support Us on Patreon

Find out more about us here and if you like our articles please check out our Patreon page.