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QPR
QPR
3 vs 1
Played
March 9, 2013 10:00 AM EST
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 18169‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 3-1 Sunderland

Goals from Loic Remy and the two Tottenham loanees Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas crowned a wonderful comeback for Harry Redknapp's side after Fletcher's opener

By Jay Jaffa

  • Robert Green
    3
    4
    3.00

    Robert Green

    Replaced Julio Cesar in goal and looked confident from the start. Was beaten by a close-range tap-in that he could do little about. Virtually untroubled for the remainder of the game.

  • Christopher Samba
    5
    2
    3.00

    Christopher Samba

    Giant center back had his moments when in possession. Was not entirely sure what to do with the ball and can look clumsy. Did his best to ruffle a few feathers from set pieces but could not find a telling touch.

  • Clint Hill
    2
    3
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    More steady, though given a tougher time against the dangerous Fletcher. Did not always win his aerial battles but played safe and ensured he was not open to conceding chances.

  • José Bosingwa
    2
    2
    3.00

    José Bosingwa

    Stuck to his task against Johnson and looked more comfortable than you would sometimes expect from the Portuguese.Showed a deft touch and fired a thumping free kick inches wide of the near post. A new man?

  • Fabio Da Silva
    8
    2
    3.00

    Fabio Da Silva

    Full of energy from left back but lost the header on the halfway line that led to the opening goal. Tried to get forward and support Hoilett but could not contribute meaningfully in the first half. Passing was not at its best but he did a sound job defensively.

  • Ji-Sung Park
    21
    1
    3.00

    Ji-Sung Park

    Slotted alongside Mbia in his 150th Premier League appearance, looking far more comfortable than out wide. Moved the ball cautiously but worked hard to keep the midfield battle even.

  • Andros Townsend
    14
    1
    4.00

    Andros Townsend Top of the Match

    Was positive in everything he did and never once shirked an opportunity to run at Colback. His deflected shot fell to Remy for the opening goal and his movement caused problems throughout. Did not let up in the second half and scored a superb volley to give QPR the lead, chesting the ball up and striking with the outside of his boot beyond Mignolet.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    2
    1
    3.00

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Looked far more composed than usual and happily spread play without overcomplicating matters. Won his tackles and kept QPR moving in the right direction. Useful to have for set-pieces too.

  • Loïc Remy
    11
    1
    3.50

    Loïc Remy

    Looked bright in the early stages and reacted sharply to Townsend's deflected shot to guide the ball past Mignolet for his third of the season. Had one glancing header saved and blazed a great chance over the bar on the volley. Lost his way a little in the second half and was subbed for Jenas.

  • Junior Hoilett
    2
    3
    3.00

    Junior Hoilett

    Encapsulated the hosts' bright start with a positive run and shot within the opening few minutes that drifted marginally wide. Gave Gardner a difficult game but he did fade.

  • B. Zamora
    2
    1
    3.00

    B. Zamora

    Worked hard with his back to goal and even when the ball was not sticking, still proved useful as a target. Laid a chance to Remy with a classic knockdown header that was wasted. Put in a good shift given he was a doubt for the game and was taken off for Mackie.

Substitutions

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
    0
    2
    3.00

    Shaun Wright-Phillips

    On for Hoilett to provide fresh legs with 12 minutes to play

  • Jermaine Jenas
    4
    1
    3.00

    Jermaine Jenas

    Replaced Remy in the final 10 minutes to add an extra body in midfield but wound up doing much more, scoring a powerful volley from 25 yards for his first QPR goal.

  • Jamie Mackie
    1
    3
    2.50

    Jamie Mackie

    Came on for the tired Zamora with 20 minutes to play but did not hold the ball as well as the striker.

  • Simon Mignolet
    1
    1
    2.50

    Simon Mignolet

    Commanded his box well and never afraid to wander into trouble and help out his defense. Made a couple of routine save, but was beaten by a fine finish from Remy. Could do nothing about Townsend's excellent volley, nor Jenas' strike.

  • John O'Shea
    2
    2
    2.50

    John O'Shea

    Unfortunate to see his block on Townsend's shot fall to Remy for the equalizer but otherwise had a decent command of the backline.

  • Titus Bramble
    1
    2
    2.50

    Titus Bramble

    Not at his catastrophic worst but could certainly have cleared the ball with more accuracy. Competed well against Zamora until the forward went off and was aggressive in the challenge.

  • Alfred N'diaye
    0
    2
    2.00

    Alfred N'diaye

    Took a couple of whacks across the face but soldiered on. Does not look the finest technician but is a competitor. Later subbed for Vaughan as O'Neill called for more energy in the middle.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    0
    3
    2.00

    Sebastian Larsson

    Plenty of hard work in midfield but little by way of end product when he did collect the ball in the final third. Not a lot of quality from the Swede.

  • Jack Colback
    0
    3
    2.00

    Jack Colback Flop of the Match

    Had a difficult first half up against the direct Townsend but was later moved into the middle of midfield where he looked more comfortable. Replaced towards the end by Bardsley.

  • Adam Johnson
    0
    2
    3.00

    Adam Johnson

    Assisted the first goal with a dangerous cross-cum-shot into the six yard box and looked lively if a little reluctant to run at his opposite number. Fired a thumping right foot shot from 25-yards that flew just wide but the overall feeling was that he just did not offer enough.

  • Stéphane Sessegnon
    1
    2
    3.00

    Stéphane Sessegnon

    Displayed his usual array of trickery and did very well to pick out Johnson in the build up to the opening goal. The one player of real quality and looked to be getting a firmer grip of the game when a tactical switch had him slot in behind Fletcher. Could not rouse a comeback and appeared to injure his groin in the closing stages.

  • Craig Gardner
    1
    2
    2.00

    Craig Gardner

    Played right back and initially had a tough team staying close to the lively Hoilett. Did grow into the game though and eventually got the better of the Canadian. Later moved to midfield.

  • Danny Graham
    0
    1
    2.00

    Danny Graham

    Retained the ball fairly well up front with Fletcher but never looked a goal threat and was subbed off for Rose early into the second half.

  • Steven Fletcher
    1
    2
    3.00

    Steven Fletcher

    A clever backheel helped sustain a swift counterattack, before he careered into the six-yard box to tap home Johnson's cross. Gave Hill a tough time with his clever, sharp movement but could not fashion another chance in the game. His defensive header fell to Townsend on the edge of the box for QPR's second goal.

Substitutions

  • Phil Bardsley
    0
    1

    Phil Bardsley

    Late sub for Colback.

  • Danny Rose
    0
    1
    2.50

    Danny Rose

    Came on for Graham in the 57th minute as Sunderland switched to a 4-4-1-1 and tried his best to get forward but often not found or tackled as he got going. Looked rusty.

  • David Vaughan
    0
    1
    2.50

    David Vaughan

    Late sub for N'Diaye and added energy but little else to a midfeld off kilter.

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