Season | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Friday, 26 October 2018
Football League | Championship | Away | Queens Park Rangers | Loftus Road | 16,036 |
Manager | Dean Smith |
KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Darren England |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLWLL |
League Position | 16th | - |
Line Up |
GK Ørjan Nyland |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady | SUB OFF | 62' |
RB Alan Hutton |
CB James Chester |
CB Axel Tuanzebe |
M John McGinn |
M Birkir Bjarnasson | SUB OFF | 41' |
M Jack Grealish |
CF Tammy Abraham |
CF Jonathan Kodija |
M Glenn Whelan for M Birkir Bjarnasson | 41’ |
W Yannick Bolasie for RB Ahmed El Mohamady | 62’ |
Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bunn
M Henri Lansbury
F Scott Hogan
M Conor Hourihane
M Mile Jedinak
Team Stats |
Starting XI Average Age | 27.40 |
Oldest Player | M Mile Jedinak | 33.93 |
Youngest Player | RB Alan Hutton | 20.96 |
CF Keinan Davis |
W Albert Adomah |
Loaned Out |
M Gary Gardner | Birmingham City | 9 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |
GK Jed Steer | Charlton Athletic | 10 August 2018 - 31 December 2018 |
RB Mitchell Clark | Port Vale | 16 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |
CB Easah Suliman | FC Emmen | 17 August 2018 - 28 December 2018 |
M Aaron Tshibola | Kilmarnock | 29 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |
W André Green | Portsmouth | 29 August 2018 - 17 January 2019 |
CB Tommy Elphick | Hull City | 31 August 2018 - 29 December 2018 |
RB Richie De Laet | Melbourne City | 14 September 2018 - 31 May 2019 |
CF Ross McCormack | Central Coast Mariners | 19 September 2018 - 5 January 2019 |
Match Stats |
Possession F | 68
Possession A | 32
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 23
Friday, 26 October 2018
*Queens Park Rangers continued their fine form in the Championship by beating Aston Villa at Loftus Road to record their fourth win in a five-match unbeaten run.*
After Jack Grealish had hit the post with a long-range free-kick for the visitors, Pawel Wszolek put the R’s ahead seven minutes before the break with an emphatic finish off the underside of the bar.
Tammy Abraham deflected a free-kick wide after the break and Rangers keeper Joe Lumley denied Yannick Bolasie with a low stop as Villa sought an equaliser.
But the hosts survived pressure in the second half to move up to seventh in the table, one point off the play-offs, while Villa have won just one of their past seven games.
After tasting victory in his first game in charge against Swansea, Dean Smith has now seen his Villa side fall to back-to-back defeats and slip to 16th, six points off the top six before the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
Both sides had chances in a lively opening quarter of an hour, with John McGinn and Grealish firing wide and Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze testing Villa keeper Orjan Nyland.
The hosts took the lead when the Villa defence momentarily switched off, with Wszolek running between James Chester and Neil Taylor to latch on to Geoff Cameron’s lofted through ball and power in from 14 yards out.
Toni Leistner and Angel Rangel put in crucial blocks to help secure a third successive clean sheet for Steve McClaren’s side, who have recovered remarkably after losing their first four games of the season.
*Aston Villa boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:*
“We were good tonight and created some big chances. We were the aggressors throughout the game.
“It is frustrating because we gave a poor goal away and did not make the most of our opportunities.
“We gave it everything and on another day we win that game 3-0. Sometimes it is small margins which separate you.
“The spirit was there for all to see and I won’t get too downhearted about it because the players are showing me what good players they are.”