Made a few good stops but was powerless to stop Cisse's close-range goal.
Pretty easy afternoon at left-back for the Welshman. QPR offered no threat whatsoever down his flank as Shaun Wright-Phillips insisted on playing behind the strikers and Onuoha stayed back. Didn’t support Petrov enough in attack though.
Definitely lost the battle against Cisse and Zamora. Was beaten on the ground by Cisse and generally beaten by Zamora in the area, but swept up well. Made a great late block from Mackie’s effort in the penalty area.
Not a very good outing. Although not attacked regularly, Cisse had the beating of him when forced out wide, and for a full-back, his crossing was dreadful, continuously hitting the first man.
Continues to look a decent replacement for Gary Cahill. Got several very well-timed tackles in on Zamora and made a number of interceptions to break up the play. Almost made a catastrophic error when caught in possession by Barton, but Wheater was there to bail him out.
Looked dangerous when in possession, but offered little cover when not. Traore struggled to cope with the Japanese youngster’s pace, but his end product was rarely what his teammates were looking for, until late on when he slipped through an excellent pass for Klasnic.
Committed and energetic as he usually is, refusing to allow the QPR midfielders any time on the ball. Decent off the ball when defending, but continues to look out of ideas when in possession.
Grabbed Bolton’s opener in the first-half with a well-placed header after evading Armand Traore in the area, but didn’t do an awful lot more. Kept his passing conservative, but looked to get forward as often as he could, adding an extra player to the Bolton attack.
The ball often found its way out to Petrov on the left-wing, but he created precious few chances despite his good positions. Tried to beat Onuoha, but the right-back dealt very well with him. Eventually replaced by Chris Eagles with 20 minutes to go.
Owen Coyle recently stated that he believes Mark Davies deserves an England call-up, and while that looks a little far-fetched, he won’t have done his chances any harm today. Very good performance, driving the hosts forward time and time again.
Not given much to do directly, but looked a little uncomfortable up against the pace and movement of Ngog, however he did win the physical duel.
The former Arsenal man had his hands full with the pace of Miyaichi. Although Traore did manage to at least get a slight nick on some of the crosses, he allowed the 19-year-old too much time and space.
Put the ball over the goal-line in the first-half with a great header from Barton’s corner, but somehow the referee and linesman failed to spot it was over the line. Found the pace of Ngog a bit of a problem, but put in some good blocks and tackles in and around his penalty area.
Dealt well enough with Petrov. The Bulgarian didn’t get much out of the former England Under-21 international, who blocked the majority of his crosses, but it was from his area that Bolton’s opener came from.
Put himself about, as usual, but he rarely offered a creative presence and didn’t do well against the Bolton midfield trio.
Offered very little in the midfield. Sat fairly deep throughout and didn’t contribute, to the attack or defence, an awful lot.
Didn’t look all that interested, particularly in the second-half. Lacked urgency and he lingered on the ball, often slowing the play down when QPR were looking to spring a counter-attack. Should have looked to attack the full-backs a lot more than he did.
It was just his second appearance since moving to QPR and could have received his second red card in consecutive matches as he callously caught Steinsson with his studs in the first-half, a free-kick from which Bolton scored.
Caused Bolton a few problems in the first-half as he linked up with Zamora, often trying to play intricate one-twos, but got his goal early on in the second half, prodding an effort past Bogdan, despite actually being offside. The Frenchman will be essential to Mark Hughes’ team if they are to avoid the drop.
The two-time England international came inches from opening the scoring in the first-half with a well-hit strike from a narrow angle. Did well to hold the ball up on occasion and often shielded the ball from his marker, but Ream handled him well for much of the game.
- 22 J. Jääskeläinen
- 12 Z. Knight
Came on very late on and looked a little too enthusiastic, almost giving away a penalty, then conceding a free-kick in a dangerous position.
On for the final 20 minutes, and although he looked a little less clueless than Petrov, he wasn't given quite enough time to make a proper impact.
Late substitute for the final 10 minutes or so, and the Croatian's introduction proved to be inspirational as he burst through the QPR defence and slid home the winner with three minutes to go.
- 29 M. Sordell
- 14 K. Davies
- 24 R. Černý
Came on for Traore with about 15 minutes to go, but didn't contribute much.
- 18 L. Young
- 6 D. Gabbidon
Almost put a shot goalwards after he came on late in the match, but his effort was blocked. Didn't do much else.
- 10 J. Bothroyd
Similarly to Buzsaky, the Scot went close late on, but Wheater made a brilliant block to deny him.