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April 7, 2013 8:40 PM IST
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 16658‎
 
85′ Loïc Remy
Shaun Maloney 90+4′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 1-1 Wigan

Harry Redknapp's side were left to rue several missed opportunities as Shaun Maloney's last-minute equaliser cancelled out Loic Remy's opener in a tense encounter at Loftus Road

By James McManus

  • Julio César
    5
    1
    3.50

    Julio César

    Did well to get down low to a few Wigan strikes from outside the box but didn't dominate his box from set pieces like he usually does, seemingly rooted to his line. Did brilliantly to get a strong palm to keep out a McArthur header, though, and could do nothing about Maloney's marvellous free kick.

  • Armand Traoré
    1
    3
    2.00

    Armand Traoré

    Looked flustered on the ball and gave McManaman far too much room to operate, letting him cut inside him with ease before picking a pass. Hauled off at the interval following a deeply disappointing showing bereft of quality.

  • Christopher Samba
    6
    1
    3.00

    Christopher Samba

    Dealt with Kone well early on by simply dropping deeper and leaving less room in behind for the striker to expose with his pace. Posed a threat at the other end of the pitch, too, making a nuisance of himself with his size and strength.

  • Clint Hill
    7
    0
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    Marshalled the back four well, constantly talking to his team-mates and telling them where and when to drop and keep shape.

  • José Bosingwa
    2
    4
    2.00

    José Bosingwa

    Reluctant to bomb forward and looked hesitant on the ball despite the time afforded to him. Looked even more ropey when he was switched to left-back, though, trying to dribble past Maloney before losing the ball and seeing his side nearly punished by the resulting spell of possession from the visitors.

  • Jermaine Jenas
    3
    1
    2.50

    Jermaine Jenas

    Showed good composure early on by getting his foot on the ball in the middle of the park and spraying it out wide to the flank to start one flowing move. However, as the game wore on, his touch appeared to desert him and he committed a number of clumsy tackles, inviting pressure onto his side.

  • Andros Townsend
    9
    0
    3.50

    Andros Townsend

    Very lively opening from the winger, as he skipped past Figueroa on a couple of occasions, whipping in a number of dangerous low crosses into the box that caused confusion among the Wigan defence. A constant threat.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    5
    11
    3.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Was full of running, closing down the space on McCarthy to good effect and driving forward through the middle with the ball. His fantastic run through the middle set up Remy's great goal. Nevertheless, his needless foul gave Maloney the chance to step up and curl home the equaliser. A real mixed bag of a performance.

  • Loïc Remy
    16
    2
    4.00

    Loïc Remy Top of the Match

    Should have done better in the first half to get something on a great low cross from Townsend but linked up nicely with Zamora at times. Struck the bar with a vicious effort from distance. Went very close with a header at the back post which he should perhaps have done better with but showed great composure to hand his side the lead with a fabulous strike.

  • Junior Hoilett
    3
    2
    3.00

    Junior Hoilett

    Chested down a long punt forward brilliantly before laying it off to Remy, which led to the striker hitting the bar from the edge of the box. Beat Boyce on the outside with his pace a few times, but his final ball left a lot to be desired. Subbed off for Taarabt at the start of the second half.

  • B. Zamora
    3
    11
    1.50

    B. Zamora Flop of the Match

    Posed a physical threat and provided a focal point to the team's attacking moves, but his game ended with a rash and late challenge high on Gomez with just twenty minutes of the game gone that earned a well-deserved straight red card.

Substitutions

  • Nedum Onuoha
    8
    0
    3.00

    Nedum Onuoha

    Introduced in the second half to add more defensive steel to a somewhat lightweight defence and coped with Maloney and McManaman extremely well.

  • Adel Taarabt
    5
    3
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    The mercurial Moroccan was brought on to add some spark to the hosts' attacking play early in the second half. In a typically frustrating performance, he was wasteful, direct and threatened without ever making a telling contribution.

  • Jamie Mackie
    3
    2
    2.00

    Jamie Mackie

    With the home faithful begging for time to run out, the forward was sent on to run the channels and hold the ball up, but he had little chance to do either with Wigan piling the pressure on at the other end in search of an equaliser.

  • Joel
    1
    3
    2.50

    Joel

    Was rooted to the spot when Remy struck the bar early on. Distributed the ball to a high standard, always looking for feet rather than lumping it long. His positioning looked suspect for Remy's goal.

  • Antolín Alcaraz
    2
    0
    3.00

    Antolín Alcaraz

    Moved the ball across the back well, but was hampered by his lack of movement when trying to pick up both Zamora and Remy in the initial stages.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    2
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Always offered support for McManaman and wasn't afraid to go beyond the winger to try and make something happen. Made a crucial last-ditch challenge to stop Remy in the box just before the break.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    3
    0
    2.50

    Maynor Figueroa

    Beaten all ends up on a number of occasions down the left by the jinking runs of Townsend and seemed content to perform a defensive role rather than offering anything going forward. Was in no-man's land for the winning goal after being caught way too high up the pitch.

  • James McCarthy
    3
    0
    3.50

    James McCarthy

    Performed a man-marking job on M'bia, looking to drop into that space just in front of the back four. Shifted the ball around the pitch intelligently and worked the goalkeeper on two occasions.

  • Jordi Gómez
    2
    2
    2.50

    Jordi Gómez

    Not in possession of the best work rate among the Wigan midfield and it allowed the opposition to play through the lines in and around him with ease. Was involved in the sending off of Zamora when he was caught late by a high boot to the head.

  • Jean Beausejour
    2
    1
    3.00

    Jean Beausejour

    One tricky run drifting in off the left flank created an opportunity for McManaman in the opening period and he worked incredibly hard whenever a counterattacking opportunity presented itself to get beyond his man and find space.

  • Paul Scharner
    2
    1
    2.50

    Paul Scharner

    Played to the right of a three-man defence, just behind Boyce, and was tasked with picking up Remy, which got easier after Zamora's sending off. Caught out on the break for the winner.

  • Arouna Kone
    2
    1
    3.00

    Arouna Kone

    Looked isolated up front in the first half against Samba and HIll until the sending off when he received more support and runners from midfield. Got through a tremendous amount of running.

  • Shaun Maloney
    6
    3
    3.50

    Shaun Maloney

    Looked to cut back onto his favoured right foot every time he was up against Bosingwa in a one-on-one situation, but still managed to swing in a couple of exceptional crosses into the box.

  • Callum McManaman
    2
    1
    3.00

    Callum McManaman

    Guilty of showing too much of the ball when running at the QPR defence and narrowed the play by drifting inside in search of possession. Went close with a couple of decent strikes in the first half.

Substitutions

  • James McArthur
    0
    0
    3.00

    James McArthur

    With the game becoming increasingly stretched and QPR starting to play with more purpose and energy, he was brought on to help shore up the midfield and keep things ticking over, a role which he performed reasonably well. Should have scored with a header late on but directed it straight at Cesar.

  • R. Espinoza
    0
    0
    2.00

    R. Espinoza

    Looked unsure as to what his role was when he was brought on with the clock running down, popping up all over the pitch without any real effect.

  • Franco Di Santo
    1
    0
    2.00

    Franco Di Santo

    Added to the fray in an attacking move from manager Roberto Martinez in an attempt to snatch a late winner, but was practically anonymous.

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