QPR 2-0 Oxford United, Carabao Cup Second Round: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-2-1



Oxford United 4-3-3

Half Time: 2 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Oxford United with former U’s Rob Dickie and Ilias Chair getting on the scoresheet.

Mark Warburton’s side started brightly with Chair and Chris Willock running proceedings and forcing some good saves from Simon Eastwood in the Oxford goal. 

And the deadlock was broken 25 minutes in by centre-back Rob Dickie, who marauded forward from the half-way line before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the top corner. 

The visitors then nearly got themselves back into it when Sam Winnall’s acrobatic effort looped over Jordan Archer and onto the crossbar. 

But it wasn’t long before QPR’s lead was doubled – Chair’s effort taking a wicked deflection off of Leon Chambers-Parillon to wrongfoot Eastwood. 

Karl Robinson’s side showed more promise in the second-half, with Winnall testing Archer from a tight-angle and applying more pressure to the Hoops’ backline

In the end QPR could’ve won the game by more, after Charlie Kelman teased a pass along the face of goal, Willock shot wide and George Thomas trickled a shot past the post.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

With all eyes on him pre-match, Rob Dickie certainly stepped up when needed;  the centre-back rifling a ferocious effort from 25-yards out past a helpless Eastwood.

Moan of the Match

QPR’s only complaint will be that it wasn’t a more comfortable win. The Hoops created a number of good goal scoring opportunities but just lacked that finishing touch.

Talking Point

QPR are unbeaten in this 2021/22 campaign, can they keep this run going, and if so, how long for?

Man of the Match

Rob Dickie – playing with ease, Dickie was commanding and confident at the back and managed to notch his fourth goal of the season. 

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tom Nield (West Yorkshire) – a fairly standard performance from the official, with little controversy in the game.


A classic cup affair, with the travelling Oxford fans in great voice throughout.


With a much changed squad from the weekend, QPR boss Mark Warburton will be delighted to know he can rely on some of the younger blood in his squad.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-2-1

Archer; Kakay, Dickie (Gubbins, 88), Dunne; Odubajo, Thomas, Dozzell, McCallum (Duke-McKenna, 64); Willock, Chair (Alfa, 75); Kelman

Subs not used:




Oxford United 4-3-3

Eastwood; Chambers-Parillon, McNally, Moore, Seddon; Sykes, Gorrin, McGuane (Brannagan, 46); Agyei, Winnall (Johnson, 69), Holland (Whyte, 46)

Subs not used:

Stevens, Taylor, Mousinho, Cooper


Sykes, Johnson

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