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QPR
QPR
1 vs 2
Played
May 12, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 17278‎
 
11′ (PG) Loïc Remy
Hatem Ben Arfa 18′ (PG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 1-2 Newcastle

An early penalty from Loic Remy gave the home side the lead but Hatem Ben Arfa also scored from the spot to equalise before the Frenchman capitalised on Rob Green's fatal error

By Tim Poole at Loftus Road

  • Robert Green
    0
    3
    2.00

    Robert Green

    Had no chance with Ben Arfa’s early spot-kick and completely made a mess of his clearance for Newcastle’s second goal.

  • Armand Traoré
    2
    1
    3.00

    Armand Traoré

    Made a great run early on and was solid at the back in keeping Ben Arfa in check for the most part. Raided down the left at will during the first half but gave away an indirect free kick in the second with a poorly disguised back-pass.

  • Clint Hill
    2
    1
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    QPR fans' player of the year was at his hard-working best and was applauded by supporters throughout for his efforts.

  • Nedum Onuoha
    2
    1
    2.50

    Nedum Onuoha

    Coped well when under pressure from the Newcastle forwards.

  • José Bosingwa
    1
    13
    0.50

    José Bosingwa Flop of the Match

    An unforgettable performance - but for all the wrong reasons. Was booed by the home fans every time he touched the ball and was hauled off at half-time by Harry Redknapp. By then he had conceded a penalty and provided a shocking back-pass to Green for Newcastle’s second goal. This was a truly awful performance from the Portuguese full-back.

  • Jermaine Jenas
    3
    0
    2.50

    Jermaine Jenas

    A disciplined performance from the midfielder, though he failed to make a notable impact and remained largely anonymous throughout.

  • Andros Townsend
    4
    0
    3.00

    Andros Townsend

    Was instrumental from the off, twisting and turning his way past Newcastle defenders at will.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    2
    0
    2.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Was overly aggressive at times – sometimes when the ball not even anywhere near him. Did make several incisive passes but was taken off at half-time.

  • Loïc Remy
    3
    1
    3.00

    Loïc Remy

    Showed no hesitation whatsoever in calmly converting QPR’s first-half spot kick but was given little in the way of service thereafter.

  • Junior Hoilett
    5
    0
    3.00

    Junior Hoilett

    Won the early penalty but there was a hint of simulation to it. Made more good runs throughout the 90 minutes and almost grabbed an equaliser for QPR on the hour mark.

  • B. Zamora
    0
    2
    2.50

    B. Zamora

    Was eager to get involved early on but still looks as though he is finding his feet this season.

Substitutions

  • Fabio Da Silva
    2
    2
    2.50

    Fabio Da Silva

    Came on for the beleaguered Bosingwa at half-time but did not make a real impact - though anything was an improvement on the Portuguese' first-half display.

  • Shaun Derry
    2
    1
    3.00

    Shaun Derry

    Like HIll, was an absolute work horse at the back after replacing M'Bia at the break.

  • Adel Taarabt
    2
    1

    Adel Taarabt

    Came on with seven minutes left but did not have enough time to make an impact.

  • Rob Elliot
    1
    3
    2.50

    Rob Elliot

    Was helpless to stop Remy’s clinical early penalty but made a superb save on the half-hour mark. Also impressed with his punching during corners but was sent off after picking up the ball with his hands outside of the penalty area.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    6
    0
    3.50

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Was a rock in defence, fighting for every ball and impressing with his aerial duels and robust tackling.

  • Mike Williamson
    4
    1
    3.00

    Mike Williamson

    Coped well in what was a vital game in his side’s battle against relegation.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    3
    1
    3.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Made an important early clearance and did not put a foot wrong in the first half.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    2
    4
    2.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Committed an early foul only to then give away a penalty shortly after in what seemed like an attempt to impersonate Bosingwa at the other end.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    4
    0
    2.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Almost equalised early on but found himself on the floor after a soft challenge far too often. Took the odd shot from range but could not trouble Green.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    5
    0
    3.00

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Smashed his first-half penalty right into the top corner to give Green absolutely no chance. Showed good feet from thereon in but there is definitely more to come from the Frenchman as he gets used to life after a truly excruciating injury. Made way for Harper late on.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    3
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Gave the ball away early on and had to come off for treatment after a clash with Jenas. Put a good shift in thereafter, however, going forward and showing a fearlessness with his strikes from distance.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    1
    3
    2.50

    Cheikh Tiote

    Was relatively uninvolved apart from the odd clash of heads and made way for James Perch early in the second half.

  • Papiss Cissé
    5
    0
    2.50

    Papiss Cissé

    Rose well to put the ball in the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes but was unlucky to have it disallowed.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    8
    0
    3.50

    Yoan Gouffran Top of the Match

    Fought the impressive Traore for every ball down the right and came out of that particular battle with a superb cross on several occasions. Kept his cool to slot into an empty net on 35 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Stephen Harper
    4
    0
    2.00

    Stephen Harper

    Came on in the dying embers after Elliot's sending off.

  • James Perch
    3
    2
    2.00

    James Perch

    Replaced Tiote after the break but did not do much except get himself booked late on.

  • Gabriel Obertan
    3
    0
    2.00

    Gabriel Obertan

    Came on in the second half but with little time to make an impact.

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