QPR 1-3 Peterborough United, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-2-1



Peterborough United 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 1 - 1 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 13,753 (787) )
1 min

QPR’s promotion hopes were dealt a major blow as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Championship strugglers Peterborough United at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The Hoops started the game brightly, opening the scoring in the ninth minute when Luke Amos won the ball on the half-way line, drove forward and rifled home from 25 yards out.

QPR continued to dominate with Andre Gray heading onto the post before Peterborough found a 39th minute equaliser against the run of play as Jonson Clarke-Harris smashed in the rebound from Jack Marriott’s initial effort.

The second-half then saw the game completely turn on its head when Jimmy Dunne fouled Joe Ward in the box and Clarke-Harris stepped up to give the visitors a 53rd minute lead.

And less than a minute later they doubled their advantage as Marriott cut in from the left and hit a fantastic strike into the top right corner giving QPR keeper Keiran Westwood no chance.

QPR went in search of a way back but to no avail, leaving them two points and two places outside of the Play-Offs and having won only twice in the last ten Championship games.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jack Marriott’s goal to make it 3-1 so quickly after Jonson Clarke-Harris’ strike left QPR completely flattened and shell-shocked.

Moan of the Match

Hoops fans will be frustrated they let Peterborough back into the game during a dominant first-half when they had chances to put the game to bed.

Talking Point

Are QPR too inconsistent to mount a proper promotion push?

Man of the Match

Jonson Clarke-Harris – QPR’s players disappointed with the visitors’ number nine having the biggest impact on the game.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Webb (Lancashire) – as Peterborough started time wasting from the 55th minute onwards, the official was fairly strict despite boos from the home crowd.


The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium was full of frustration, especially when QPR boss Mark Warburton took goalscorer Luke Amos off in the 57th minute.


QPR didn’t look like potential promotion candidates at all, allowing a struggling Peterborough side to claim a first league win since early December.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-2-1

Westwood; Sanderson, Dickie, Dunne; Adomah, Field, Dozzell (Hendrick, 57), McCallum; Amos (Austin, 57), Chair; Gray (Thomas, 58)

Subs not used:

Mahoney, Barbet, Ball, Odubajo



Peterborough United 3-4-1-2

Cornell; Edwards, Knight, Kent; Ward, Taylor (Fuchs, 71), Norburn, Mumba (Burrows, 46); Szmodics; Marriott (Poku, 76), Clarke-Harris (Taylor, 90+2)

Subs not used:

Blackmore, Beevers, Grant


Mumba, Marriott, Norburn

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