QPR 0-1 Huddersfield Town, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-2-1



Huddersfield Town 3-5-2

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

QPR suffered a frustrating afternoon with a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The visitors started brightly with Lewis O’Brien’s strike outside of the box drawing a good save from Seny Dieng before Isaac Mbenza’s own long distance effort flashed inches wide moments later.

A 28th minute corner saw the Terriers come close once again as defender Richard Keogh’s header went agonisingly wide of the target.

At the other end QPR’s best opportunity came as Ilias Chair worked some space for himself before finding Todd Kane, whose strike was incredibly kept out by Huddersfield keeper Ryan Schofield.

The second-half saw Huddersfield take the lead in the 56th minute when the ball rolled invitingly into the path of Juninho Bacuna on the edge of the box to lash home a stunning strike that Dieng could only watch and admire.

Duane Holmes came close to doubling his side’s lead in the 70th minute only to be denied Dieny with the Terriers then setting up to defend their lead successfully.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Juninho Bacuna’s strike early in the second-half made the difference and allowed the visitors to set-up to defend their lead for the remainder of the game.

Moan of the Match

QPR’s bizarre refusal to shoot from outside the box was frustrating to watch as it often felt the best way to beat Huddersfield’s deep line.

Talking Point

The Hoops’ created opportunities around the box but lacked any cutting edge – perhaps a return to a front two could be an option for Mark Warbuton?

Man of the Match

Sam Field – battled hard in the middle whilst also showing good technical ability in both his passing and dribbling.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Michael Salisbury (Lancashire) – on the receiving end of some very strong words from both sets of players but a solid performance nonetheless.


Certainly the sort of tough game where the audible support of the fans could’ve worked to QPR’s favour, but it wasn’t to be.


A frustrating defeat for Mark Warburton’s men who have enjoyed a good run in recent weeks prior to this fixture.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-2-1

Dieng; Kakay, Dickie, Barbet; Kane (Adomah, 76), Field (Thomas, 88), Johansen, Wallace; Willock, Chair (Dykes, 76); Austin (Bonne, 88)

Subs not used:

Lumley, Cameron, De Wijs, Hamalainen, Ball



Huddersfield Town 3-5-2

Schofield; Edmonds-Green, Keogh, Sarr; Pipa, O’Brien, Hogg, Bacuna (Stearman, 90+3), Rowe (Duhaney, 52); Campbell (Sanogo, 67), Mbenza (Holmes, 52)

Subs not used:

Pereira, Brown, Vallejo, High, Ward

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