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QPR
QPR
0 vs 0
Played
January 12, 2013 8:45 PM MYT
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 18018‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 0-0 Tottenham

Spurs struggled to create many chances against the Rs despite enjoying a large share of possession, as Harry Redknapp picked up a potentially crucial point against his old club

By Ewan Roberts at Loftus Road

  • Julio César
    28
    2
    3.50

    Julio César

    Did not always radiate calm, spilling several tame efforts. Did brilliantly to push Defoe's shot onto the post before getting to his feet and blocking Adebayor's follow-up effort - the first of many telling saves.

  • Clint Hill
    10
    2
    3.50

    Clint Hill

    A solid performance, he pressured Adebayor well, affording him no time or space. Robust on the deck and commanding in the air. Led his team well, marshalling the back four. Came to his side's rescue with several brave blocks too.

  • Nedum Onuoha
    8
    3
    3.00

    Nedum Onuoha

    Kept the pace of Bale and Lennon under wraps, and was rarely, if ever, beaten down his flank. Contributed nothing offensively, but was a solid, composed cornerstone at the back.

  • Fabio Da Silva
    14
    2
    3.00

    Fabio Da Silva

    Largely contained Lennon well, never being bettered down the outside, but was more vulnerable when Spurs' wingers drove infield. Provided an occasionally overlapping threat, and almost found Mackie with a pull-back after surging into the box.

  • Ryan Nelsen
    7
    6
    2.00

    Ryan Nelsen

    The new head coach of Toronto should perhaps consider hanging up his boots sooner rather than later. Struggled with the pace and movement of Defoe, and looked every bit of his 35 years. Allowed Defoe far too much space to fire a shot against the post via the palms of Cesar.

  • Shaun Derry
    8
    2
    3.00

    Shaun Derry

    Sat behind Mbia and Park, sweeping up danger in front of the back four. Conservative, but effective. Clogged the midfield and made life very difficult for Spurs' midfielders.

  • Ji-Sung Park
    13
    5
    2.50

    Ji-Sung Park

    Was quite reserved, but performed a diligent, disciplined role in front of his defence. Much of the game passed him by though, and despite working hard he never imposed himself on the match.

  • Adel Taarabt
    8
    6
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    The ex-Spur looked to be in a vengeful mood against his old club, darting into space, exploiting gaps and threading through-balls in his free role as a false number nine. But he was often a little too selfish, ignoring better placed team-mates in his pursuit of glory, and received little service.

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
    11
    2
    3.00

    Shaun Wright-Phillips

    Could have given QPR the lead when he jinked inside the box before firing a shot wide of Lloris' post via the shin of Dawson. An active threat, he also scuffed a shot wide, but could not quite release a shot when played through by Taarabt.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    17
    3
    4.00

    Stéphane M'Bia Top of the Match

    Hounded, pressed and harried Spurs' midfield. Gobbled up loose passes and pounced on heavy touches. Surged forward with aggression and speed too. An all-action, irrepressible, ultra-physical performance from the Cameroonian.

  • Jamie Mackie
    9
    5
    3.50

    Jamie Mackie

    Physical, direct and dogged. Gave Naughton a torrid time down the right flank, competing for every ball. Aided Onuoha, defending extremely well. A tireless, lung-busting shift.

Substitutions

  • Hugo Lloris
    5
    5
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    A spectator for much of the game, it was not until the 77th minute that he was forced into a telling contribution, rushing from his line to clear a through-ball aimed at Wright-Phillips.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    10
    4
    3.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    As classy as ever, cleaning up with consummate simplicity. Progressive and controlled on the ball. Used his pace and awareness to cover for his team-mates. Used the offside trap well.

  • Kyle Naughton
    3
    5
    2.00

    Kyle Naughton

    Struggled to deal with the tenacity of Mackie and was incredibly sloppy in possession. Caught day-dreaming a number of times.

  • Michael Dawson
    4
    4
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    Did not look comfortable with QPR's striker-less formation, generally preferring mano-a-mano duels with burly, fixed centre-forwards. Looked very slow, but made a good block to deny Wright-Phillips. Gave away possession far too cheaply.

  • Kyle Walker
    6
    3
    3.00

    Kyle Walker

    Largely solid defensively, though did not show enough attacking intent. Went close with a 20-yard free-kick, which whizzed past the angle of the goal. Occasionally worried by Wright-Phillips.

  • Aaron Lennon
    5
    5
    2.50

    Aaron Lennon

    Never looked to have the beating of Fabio and was not as much of a danger as he has been in recent weeks. More of a threat when cutting infield, but nevertheless largely ineffective. Replaced by Sigurdsson with 10 minutes remaining.

  • Gareth Bale
    10
    3
    2.50

    Gareth Bale

    Received little service and rarely rampaged forward with the pace and directness that has characterised him. A peripheral figure, he made little impact on the match.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    3
    7
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    Really struggled against an aggressive, in-your-face performance from Mbia. Failed to glide past the Cameroonian with his usual ease. Unable to dribble forward, his passing was brought to the fore - and it was found lacking.

  • Sandro
    2
    5
    3.00

    Sandro

    Showed his usual tenacity and vigour in midfield before limping off the pitch after 25 minutes. Had been well chaperoned by Park, who had limited his surges forward. Was replaced by Parker.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    2
    16
    1.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor Flop of the Match

    It was the Togolese striker's last game before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations, and Spurs fans might have wished he had left a bit earlier. His first touch was frequently heavy, and he missed a number of good chances. Subbed with 20 minutes remaining after an ineffective display.

  • Jermain Defoe
    1
    6
    3.00

    Jermain Defoe

    Much more active and involved than Adebayor, running the channels and linking play. Always a danger from range. Spanked a furious shot against the post via the palms of Cesar in the opening minutes.

Substitutions

  • Scott Parker
    6
    3
    3.00

    Scott Parker

    Came on for the injured Sandro after 25 minutes. Tidy and controlled in possession and swept up well in front of the defence. Less frenetic than the man he replaced.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    3
    3

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Replaced Lennon with about 10 minutes remaining.

  • Clint Dempsey
    4
    4
    3.00

    Clint Dempsey

    Came on for Adebayor with a little over 20 minutes remaining. More selfless and hard-working than Adebayor, linking well with Defoe.

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