Untroubled in the first half, but looked considerably less composed when Villa rallied after the interval.
Dominant in the air against Agbonlahor but not terribly progressive with the ball at his feet, opting to send far too many high balls towards the likes of Wright-Phillips.
Willing to get forward down the right flank, but not terribly useful to his team once he got there. Also allowed N’Zogbia to flight in several dangerous crosses.
Provided good attacking thrust down the left but in general his delivery from wide positions was poor. Harshly penalized for Villa’s penalty, but deserved his late sending off for a needless challenge on Albrighton.
A calming influence when in possession, and his battling qualities out of it helped his side dominate the midfield battle in the first half. Faded in the second half though.
His clever movement and searing pace between the lines appeared to genuinely worry the Villa defense early on, but the majority of what he tried failed to come off.
- 7 A. Taarabt
Industrious as ever, but failed to influence proceedings beyond finding himself on the receiving end of an ugly looking challenge from Stephen Warnock.
- 11 A. Faurlin
Showed a willingness to work for the benefit of the team, but never threatened a goal, and was withdrawn as his team chased the game with over 20 minutes to go.
Poor finishing from the hosts limited the number of saves he had to make, but stooped superbly to keep out Wright-Phillips, and commanded his area solidly. Could do nothing about QPR's equalizer.
Perhaps should have been dismissed for an ugly challenge on Barton in the first half, but his dangerous cross led to Villa’s penalty and he didn’t do too much wrong defensively.
Marshaled his defense well in the face of persistent QPR pressure, reading the game well in the air and on the ground. Didn't deserve his late own goal.
Reliable enough alongside Dunne, even after sustaining a bloody nose in the first half. Worked hard to ensure Bothroyd did most of his best work far away from goal.
Provided none of his usual attacking threat from right-back and was regularly troubled by the pace of Wright-Phillips. On another afternoon he might have conceded several penalties for handball. Not his best game.
Decent in possession but outshone by midfield partner Delph in terms of work rate. Generally disciplined in front of his back four though.
Grew in influence as the game wore on after a dismal start, but still to reach the lofty heights of his Manchester City days.
Starved of service in the first half but much more dangerous after the break, his pace and skill providing a constant counter-attacking threat.
Anonymous in the first half, he provided the guile his side needed in the second from the right flank, and took his penalty very well prior to his withdrawal with 20 minutes left.
Struggled to gain a foothold in the first half, but made a decisive difference after the interval by pressing high up the pitch and dictating the tempo with intelligent passing.
Worked extremely hard up front on his own and became more threatening when his service improved after the interval, his pace a constant headache for the QPR backline.