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Queens Park Rangers vs Ipswich Town at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium


  • 2 Queens Park Rangers

    • 43'‘ Jamie Mackie
    • 49'‘ Luke Freeman
  • 1 Ipswich Town

    • 89'‘ Bersant Celina


  • Sky Bet Championship logo

Key Moments

  • Ipswich sub Bersant Celina scores late on
  • Freeman makes it two to QPR 4 minutes into second half
  • Mackie puts QPR ahead just before half-time
Hide Line-ups
  • 1 GK Smithies
  • 22 M Wszolek
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 18 D Robinson
  • 5 D Onuoha
  • 20 D Baptiste
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 7 M Luke Freeman
  • 12 FWD Mackie
  • 9 FWD Washington
  • 11 M Scowen
  • 33 GK Bialkowski
  • 16 D Connolly
  • 3 D Knudsen
  • 8 M Skuse
  • 12 D Spence
  • 2 D Iorfa
  • 18 M Ward
  • 21 M Downes
  • 14 FWD Garner
  • 10 FWD McGoldrick
  • 9 FWD Waghorn


  • 2 D Furlong
  • 17 FWD Matt Smith
  • 36 FWD Wheeler
  • 35 LuaLua
  • 34 M Bright Samuel
  • 14 M Manning
  • 26 GK Lumley
  • 39 Woolfenden
  • 30 D Kenlock
  • 20 FWD Sears
  • 11 M Celina
  • 17 M Rowe
  • 15 M Adeyemi
  • 1 GK Gerken

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QPR 2, Ipswich Town 1

A nervy final few minutes but QPR get it over the line as goals from Jamie Mackie and Luke Freeman are enough to secure victory despite a late goal from Ipswich sub Bersant Celina setting up a nervy ending. 


Added time

Five minutes of added time at the end of the match. 



Luke Freeman is shown a yellow card for a foul.



Ipswich Town pull a goal back 90 seconds before the 90th minute as sub Bersant Celina beats Smithies from the edge of the box.


Luongo bursts forward

Massimo Luongo shows a nice turn of pace to surge forward before the Australian international shoots inches wide of the upright from the edge of the box. 



So nearly three for QPR as Matt Smith takes advantage with his first touch after the keeper fails to keep hold of a cross and the R's striker rattles the woodwork. 


Double QPR sub

Another change for QPR as Jamie Mackie makes way for Kazenga LuaLua and Conor Washington for Matt Smith for the final 10 or so minutes. 


Inches wide

So close to a debut goal for Wheeler as Freeman's corner isn't cleared and the former Exeter winger, with his first touch, fires wide of the far post from 14-yards. 

Celebrate good times

Come on! Goal scorers Jamie Mackie and Luke Freeman are all smiles.


QPR sub

Off goes Pawel Wszolek to a standing ovation as David Wheeler comes on to make his QPR debut. 


Ipswich final change

Grant Ward off, Bersant Celina on. 



No idea what happened by QPR are prevented from turning in Freeman's corner following a goal mouth scramble. 


Washington lively

Another chance for QPR as Washington pulls Baptiste's ball out of the sky before fashioning a volley on the edge of the area but the keeper saves. 



Mass Luongo lets rip from 30-yards and it forces a superb save to deny QPR a third goal. 

Freesy does it

Luke Freeman puts QPR 2-0 in front. 


Freeman riffles QPR 2-0 up

What a start to the second half from QPR as Luke Freeman toe pokes (that's doing it a disservice) it past the Ipswich keeper from the edge of the area. 2-0 to QPR. 




Second Half

We're back underway in W12 as Ipswich Town get the match started again. Come on you R's! 

Team back out

Both sides are back out for the second half here at Loftus Road. Second 45 minutes coming up. 


QPR 1, Ipswich Town 0

Rangers lead at the break after Jamie Mackie's 43rd minute goal and it is just about what QPR deserve after enjoying the majority of the pressure. 


Time added on

There will be one minute of time added on. 


Mackie puts the R's ahead

QPR are in front just before the break as Pawel Wszolek pulls the ball across the 18-yard box and Mackie is on hand to guide it into the bottom corner with a lovely finish from 12-yards.





Jamie Mackie drags the ball wide of the post from distance after good defending from Alex Baptiste at the other end to recover. 



Josh Scowen with a cross come shot and the keeper pushes over for a corner. 



Flynn Downes is booked for Ipswich after a foul on Jamie Mackie.



Freeman takes aim from just inside the Ipswich penalty area and a strong save is required from Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski to push it away. 



Ipswich with a chance as the ball is hung up for McGoldrick but his header is weak and Smithies gathers. 

200 up

Nedum Onuoha on his 200th appearance for the R's. 



After the lively first 10 minutes it's been a bit quieter since for both sides. Still goalless in W12. 


Conor Washington wins an early aerial battle for QPR. 


So close

What a chance, what a chance! Wszolek whips the ball into the box but Baptiste can't quite get on the end of it from close range before Freeman forces a save from the left. Good start from QPR. 


Lively for Rangers

Great play down the right-hand side from QPR as Mass backheels to Wszolek and the winger picks out Washington with his head but the R's forward nods wide. 


First blood

QPR are the first to test the goal as Conor Washington shoots on his weaker left foot from the edge of the area but it's easy for the Ipswich keeper. 


We're underway

Here we go as Luke Freeman gets us started in W12. 

Warm-up completed

The final preparations are over and it's just under 10 minutes until kick-off in W12.

Breaking QPR Team News

QPR boss Ian Holloway has made three changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Cardiff City before the international break.

In come Alex Baptiste, Jack Robinson and Jame Mackie for Darnell Furlong, Steven Caulker and Matt Smith.

Meanwhile, new signings David Wheeler and Brighton Osayi-Samuel are named on the bench. 

Pre-match with the QPR+ team

J-Mac in the house

QPR's Jamie Mackie all smiles ahead of today's match against Ipswich Town. Will the attacker start today? 

Holloway not surprised by Ipswich start

“Why would anyone be surprised that Mick (McCarthy) - who has won this Championship twice - has got his team near the top of the table at the start of the season? They haven’t got the money everyone else has had and that can get fans murmuring. But it’s nothing to do with the job Mick has done. You won’t get anything against Ipswich unless you match the honesty and hard work that Mick gets out of his team.”

100-years at Loftus Road

Ollie on Tractor Boys


Today is more than a match of football against Ipswich Town.

Today we celebrate the greatest venue in the beautiful game as QPR mark the 100th anniversary of our time at Loftus Road.

Of course, there's no better way to do that than with three points and we will be on hand to guide you through the day here on the Matchday Centre.

Other games that day

  • Reading0
    Bristol City1
  • Fulham1
    Cardiff City1
  • Aston Villa0
  • Preston North End1
  • Sunderland1
    Sheffield United2
  • Leeds United5
    Burton Albion0
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers1
  • Norwich City1
    Birmingham City0
  • Bolton Wanderers0
  • Sheffield Wednesday3
    Nottingham Forest1

Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Cardiff City 6 +8 16
2 Leeds United 6 +10 14
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 +4 13
4 Ipswich Town 6 +2 12
5 Sheffield United 6 +2 12
6 Middlesbrough 6 +4 10
7 Derby County 6 +3 10
9 Bristol City 6 +2 9
10 Preston North End 6 +1 9
11 Nottingham Forest 5 0 9
12 Fulham 6 +1 7
13 Hull City 6 0 7
14 Barnsley 6 0 7
15 Reading 6 -1 7
16 Norwich City 6 -5 7
17 Sheffield Wednesday 5 0 6
18 Aston Villa 6 -2 6
19 Millwall 6 +1 5
20 Sunderland 6 -4 5
21 Birmingham City 6 -4 4
22 Burton Albion 6 -10 4
23 Brentford 6 -4 3
24 Bolton Wanderers 6 -9 2
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