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December 8, 2012 11:00 PM MYT
The DW Stadium — Wigan
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 17163‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Wigan 2-2 QPR

Two James McCarthy goals sandwiched Ryan Nelsen and Djibril Cisse's strikes in an engaging relegation battle which the Rs, and Harry Redknapp, really needed to win

By Jack Gaughan at the DW Stadium

  • Ali Al Habsi
    0
    1
    2.50

    Ali Al Habsi

    The goalkeeper's confidence looks completely shot after a number of errors recently. He had little to do but showed vulnerability when he could only parry Djibril Cisse's tame effort.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    0
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Didn't really have anyone to mark for the majority, which can be a problem for a central defender. Shaun Wright-Phillips rarely got the better of Boyce when running from deep.

  • Ronnie Stam
    1
    0
    4.00

    Ronnie Stam

    How has Stam been overlooked for so long? Has been given a run of games because of injuries and has grasped the chance with both hands. Excellent going forward and solid at the back.

  • Adrain Lopez
    0
    1
    2.00

    Adrain Lopez

    Lost Ryan Nelsen at the corner for QPR's opening goal and gifted possession away for the second - an afternoon to forget for the defender.

  • James McCarthy
    2
    0
    4.00

    James McCarthy Top of the Match

    As ever, McCarthy was a real driving force in midfield for the hosts. Full-blooded with an eye for a pass and a goal - both of which he took brilliantly.

  • David Jones
    0
    1
    3.00

    David Jones

    A makeshift central defender, such are the injury problems at the club, Jones had a thankless task, but did it well before being brought off as Wigan searched for a winner.

  • Jordi Gómez
    1
    0
    2.00

    Jordi Gómez

    His hat-trick a few weeks ago seems a distant memory. The midfielder was too slow in possession and hindered rather than helped.

  • James McArthur
    1
    1
    3.00

    James McArthur

    Has been in and out of the side of late and it showed. Found it difficult to stamp his authority on the game to begin with but grew into it.

  • Jean Beausejour
    2
    0
    3.00

    Jean Beausejour

    Delivery from corners is, for the most part, solid and Wigan are a better team with the Chilean in it. With Bosingway looking shaky, he might have demanded the ball more.

  • Arouna Kone
    1
    0
    2.50

    Arouna Kone

    One of Kone's quieter performances since a summer move.

  • Franco Di Santo
    1
    0
    2.50

    Franco Di Santo

    Trying too hard at the moment. Missed a glorious chance at 1-1. Di Santo's loitering is something that always needs to be watched and allows other players to come to the fore.

Substitutions

  • Robert Green
    4
    0
    3.00

    Robert Green

    Might have done better for David Jones' dipping volley in the lead up to the opening goal. Made a great stop from James McCarthy early in the second half.

  • Armand Traoré
    4
    1
    3.00

    Armand Traoré

    Was once a full-back who would bomb forward. He's now being asked to be more disciplined and there are signs of defensive improvement.

  • Clint Hill
    1
    1
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    Redknapp's faith in Hill is admirable and he is always committed to the cause.

  • José Bosingwa
    1
    2
    2.50

    José Bosingwa

    Wasn't tested too severely by Jean Beausejour, who tends to cross balls from deep rather than go round his man. Bosingwa could have countered that with more urgency.

  • Ryan Nelsen
    2
    1
    3.00

    Ryan Nelsen

    Great run on Adrian Lopez for his goal, but is susceptible to pace and wasn't willing to take the ball on from the back when afforded time.

  • Samba Diakité
    1
    1
    2.50

    Samba Diakité

    Innocuous throughout being hauled off with 15 minutes to play.

  • Shaun Derry
    1
    1
    3.00

    Shaun Derry

    Brought in to protect the back four with an eye on the floating Wigan attackers. Derry's inclusion prevented QPR from becoming stretched.

  • Adel Taarabt
    2
    1
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    Failed to get in the game whatsoever and was substituted just before the hour mark.

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
    1
    1
    2.50

    Shaun Wright-Phillips

    A confidence player, and Wright-Phillips isn't acting on instinct. Doesn't want to beat a man and often ran down blind alleys.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    1
    1
    2.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Wasn't effective from a wide berth in the first half. Moved centrally after the break, failing to get involved as much as he might have liked.

  • Jamie Mackie
    2
    1
    3.00

    Jamie Mackie

    Lead the line alone until Djibril Cisse was brought on and ran the channels, harrying defenders as you would expect without any real help.

Substitutions

  • Fabio Da Silva
    5
    2

    Fabio Da Silva

    Late substitute.

  • Esteban Granero
    3
    1

    Esteban Granero

    Second-half substitute.

  • Djibril Cissé
    4
    0
    3.00

    Djibril Cissé

    QPR had very little goal threat before Cisse's introduction and he took his chance well, but showed why he doesn't start games with a lack of workrate.

Results
 
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