Coventry City 1-2 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Coventry City 3-4-2-1



QPR 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 Ricoh Arena ( Attendance: 20,942 )
1 min

QPR boosted their automatic Championship promotion hopes as Albert Adomah’s late winner gave them a hard-fought 2-1 away win at Coventry City.

In a frenetic opening, the Hoops took the lead in the sixth minute when Andre Gray slotted the ball past Coventry keeper Simon Moore.

Coventry pressed in search of an equaliser with Jamie Allen, Victor Gyokeres and Callum O’Hare all threatening without finding the crucial breakthrough.

However, they didn’t have long to wait after the break as Jordan Shipley smashed home a long range effort from a clever corner in the 50th minute.

A medical incident in the crowd paused the game for 12 minutes before QPR keeper David Marshall produced heroics to deny Gustavo Hamer’s 20-yard drive on the restart.

And despite it looking more likely Coventry would find a winner, Adomah met a pin-point 88th minute cross from Chris Willock to steal all three points for QPR.

With AFC Bournemouth losing and Blackburn not playing until Monday, the result means QPR are currently just two points off second-place with a game in hand on their rivals.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Late winners are quickly becoming the norm for QPR with Albert Adomah’s strike the latest to give Mark Warburton’s side a massive three points.

Moan of the Match

After taking an early lead, QPR seemed happy to let Coventry dictate the pace of the game – a risky strategy that almost proved costly.

Talking Point

Coventry’s pace dropped towards the end of the first-half. Should QPR have tried to capitalise more and not give themselves what turned out to be an uphill task in the second-half.

Man of the Match

Albert Adomah – a winning goal, and more often that not QPR’s main source of attack.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire) –  the home crowd was on his back for not awarding a number of claims, but was correct to wave them away each time.


A good noise generated by both sets of fans in a high-paced opening 15 minutes. Coventry fans turned up the volume in the second period but it was QPR fans who had the last laugh.


A real smash and grab by QPR considering the second-half onslaught and pressure they faced from a determined Coventry side.

Line Ups

Coventry City 3-4-2-1

Moore; Hyam, McFadzean, Clarke-Salter; Kane (Jones 90+7), Hamer, Sheaf, Shipley (Bidwell, 75); Allen (Waghorn, 89), O’Hare; Gyokeres

Subs not used:

Wilson, Rose, Kelly, Eccles


O’Hare, McFadzean

QPR 3-4-1-2

Marshall; Dickie, Dunne, Barbet; Adomah, Dozzell (Amos, 67), Field, Wallace; Willock; Dykes (Austin, 80), Gray (Thomas, 76)

Subs not used:

Walsh, de Wijs, Ball, Odubajo



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