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Played
January 5, 2013 11:00 PM SGT
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 8984‎
 
90+2′ Kieron Dyer
Shane Long 78′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 1-1 West Brom

The Baggies looked to have secured their progression to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup thanks to Shane Long's deflected strike, until Kieron Dyer grabbed a late equaliser

By Ewan Roberts at Loftus Road

  • Julio César
    15
    0
    3.50

    Julio César

    Produced a number of solid saves to deny the Baggies, and didn't exude the eccentricity that has blighted his performances in the past and made his defence nervous. Powerless to stop Long's deflected shot, but had kept his side in the game to that point.

  • Clint Hill
    2
    0
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    A hearty, gesticulation-filled performance. Hill defended well, matching the brutish power of Lukaku. Led his team, bellowing instructions and organising the defence.

  • Tal Ben Haim
    1
    1
    3.00

    Tal Ben Haim

    Was handed his QPR debut after signing for the R's on Friday, and started at left-back. Rarely got forward, playing very conservatively, and didn't track Morrison's infield runs well at all.

  • Ryan Nelsen
    5
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Nelsen

    Defended well when the play was in front of him, but looked very worried by the pace of Long and Lukaku in behind. More measured on the ball than defensive partner Hill. Withdrawn with 20 minutes as the pace of the Baggies' front pair became more of a handful.

  • Adel Taarabt
    1
    16
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    A threat in bursts, but not a consistent creative outlet for the Rs. Elected to try a flamboyant outside of the boot shot when Campbell was in space. Wasteful performance.

  • Esteban Granero
    7
    2
    2.50

    Esteban Granero

    Conducted QPR's tempo from deep, though occasionally looked a slight luxury player. Often denied options by the players ahead of him. Replaced at half-time and QPR improved.

  • Ji-Sung Park
    51
    1
    3.50

    Ji-Sung Park Top of the Match

    The Hoops' captain made his long-waited return from injury and gave a typically industrious performance. Busy, combative, tenacious. Whipped in a good cross for Campbell that should have been converted. Excelled in a deeper role after Granero was withdrawn, threading passes forward.

  • Kieron Dyer
    4
    0
    3.50

    Kieron Dyer

    Started the match, unusually, at right-back but coped well. Offered QPR's only semblance of width. Occasionally worried by the overlaps of Ridgewell. Popped up with a goal in injury-time.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    2
    0
    3.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Played very deep, linking with Hill and Nelsen, and picked up Lukaku on goal-kicks. The robust, defensive anchor that allowed QPR's flair players to get forward.

  • DJ Campbell
    1
    3
    2.00

    DJ Campbell Flop of the Match

    Having returned from a loan spell at Ipswich where he bagged 10 goals in 17 games, Campbell was picked to lead the line but didn't show the same ruthlessness in a hooped shirt. Headed over an easy chance, unmarked, from close range.

  • Jamie Mackie
    0
    11
    2.00

    Jamie Mackie

    Worked hard, hustling up and down the flank, but came infield too often, congesting the middle of the pitch and depriving QPR of much needed width.

Substitutions

  • Nedum Onuoha
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nedum Onuoha

    Came on for Nelsen and played quite well, but positioned himself poorly for the Baggies goal, with Long's shot deflected off him and into the back of the net.

  • Jay Bothroyd
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jay Bothroyd

    Came on in place of Granero at half-time, playing slightly deeper than Campbell. Showed signs of forming a decent bond with Campbell, knocking the ball on for his pacey partner to chase.

  • B. Myhill
    1
    0
    3.00

    B. Myhill

    Started ahead of the rested Ben Foster and was as untroubled as usually is when sitting on the bench twidling his thumbs. For all QPR's possession, Myhill was a virtual spectator.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    1
    3.50

    Billy Jones

    Was untroubled for much of the match, with nominal left winger Taarabt rarely looking to attack down the flank and Ben Haim playing conservatively at left-back. Got forward with occasional verve, and didn't fall for any of Taarabt's tricks.

  • Gareth McAuley
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gareth McAuley

    Commanding in the air, McAuley swatted away several set-pieces. Authorative in the air, but also competant on the deck.

  • Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş

    Largely defended well, looking composed on the ball and venturing forward to good effect, blazing a shot just over the bar. Totally lost Campbell, granting the striker a free header which he missed.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    1
    3.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Solid, reliable performance. Defended well and overlapped to good effect. Didn't give Mackie a sniff down the flank, and brought aerial strength at both ends of the pitch.

  • Chris Brunt
    1
    0
    3.50

    Chris Brunt

    Competed well in the middle of the pitch and provided much of West Brom's central creativity, trying to release the forwards ahead of him as early as possible. Fought hard to win possession for his team. Very controlled and mature performance.

  • George Thorne
    1
    0
    3.00

    George Thorne

    The 19-year-old was deputising for the African Cup of Nations-bound Youssouff Mulumbu and produced a decent display. Tackled hard, pressed well and competed for every ball. Scooped the ball into the path of Long for the Baggies' goal.

  • James Morrison
    1
    0
    3.50

    James Morrison

    Grew into the game and became a huge threat in front of goal, with two goal-bound shots blocked and a close-range effort prodded just wide. Also set up Lukaku for a good chance. Offered a lot of West Brom's overal approach play.

  • Zoltán Gera
    0
    0
    2.50

    Zoltán Gera

    Was floored by a challenge with Park after 20 minutes, ending his game prematurely. He'd had little impact on the match to that point, though had worked hard defensively to close down QPR. Replaced by Fortune.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    3
    0
    3.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    As physical and powerful as ever, and found worthy adversaries in the rugged form of Hill and Nelsen. Thumped a number of headers towards goal and worried Nelsen with his pace. Subbed off in the final minutes of the match.

  • Shane Long
    1
    0
    3.00

    Shane Long

    Returned to the side and, as usually, worked incredibly hard off the ball, running down the channels and cometing for every ball. But received very little service until Thorne prodded the ball towards him and his deflected effort crept past Cesar.

Substitutions

  • Craig Dawson
    0
    0

    Craig Dawson

    Came on with just a few minutes remaining in place of Lukaku as Clarke looked to secure the win.

  • Jerome Thomas
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jerome Thomas

    Came on just before the end of the first in place of the injured Fortune but was peripheral and ineffective. Offered practically nothing to his side, hiding from the ball.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Came off the bench after 20 minutes in place of the injured Gera, but didn't last much longer than the Hungarian. Just before the break, Fortune was floored by a robust challenge and forced off the field to be replaced by Thomas.

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