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Queens Park Rangers vs Portsmouth at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Wells celebrates his opener with provider Luke Freeman

  • 2 Queens Park Rangers

    • 70'‘ Nahki Wells
    • 77'‘ Matt Smith
  • 0 Portsmouth

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Key Moments

  • Matt Smith heads home from Freeman free-kick to make it 2-0
  • Nahki Wells bundles over the line from close range to hand QPR the lead
  • QPR make three changes to starting line-up as Hall, Bright and Smith start
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4-4-1-1
4-2-3-1
  • 13 GK Lumley
  • 2 D Furlong
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 4 D Hall
  • 33 D Lynch
  • 20 M Bright Samuel
  • 11 M Scowen
  • 17 FWD Matt Smith
  • 32 FWD Wells
  • 7 M Luke Freeman
  • 15 GK MacGillivray
  • 2 Walkes
  • 3 D Brown
  • 30 M May
  • 6 D Burgess
  • 5 D Clarke
  • 10 FWD Lowe
  • 7 D Naylor
  • 9 FWD Hawkins
  • 33 M Close
  • 18 Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1 GK Ingram
  • 14 M Manning
  • 24 D Kakay
  • 10 M Eze
  • 37 D Leistner
  • 23 M Wszolek
  • 16 FWD Hemed
  • 35 GK Bass
  • 26 M Evans
  • 38 D Haunstrup
  • 24 M Morris
  • 8 FWD Pitman
  • 20 D Thompson

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QPR 2, Portsmouth 0

QPR have booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 22-years. Goals from Nahki Wells and Matt Smith secured the R's passage in the replay at Loftus Road. Get in! 

93'

Clarke goes close

Pompey with a late chance as Lumley parries and Clarke's effort is deflected over. The follow-up from the corner goes behind.

90'

Added time

Four additional minutes at the end of the game. 

90'

QPR substitution

Final QPR change as Matt Smith makes way for Tomer Hemed.

81'

QPR substitution

Final change for QPR as Nahki Wells is replaced by Ryan Manning. 

77'

Smith powers home

QPR double their lead as Matt Smith powers in his header from 8-yards after a lovely Luke Freeman free-kick. Rangers in control. 

77'

GOAL


76'

Booking

Christian Burgess is shown a yellow card for a foul on Massimo Luongo. 

75'

Portsmouth substitution

The visitors make their final change as Brett Pitman comes on for Ben Close.

71'

QPR substitution

Bright Osayi-Samuel makes way for Ebere Eze.

70'

QPR take the lead

Rangers are in front as a corner from Freeman is headed towards goal by Smith it hits Lynch who swivels and shoots at goal but Wells appears to get the final touch on the line. Whoever it was QPR lead 1-0!

70'

GOAL


69'

QPR corner

Burgess heads Furlong's cross over the bar under pressure from Matt Smith and it's a QPR corner. 

68'

Pompey's first chance

Sub Gareth Evans with Portsmouth first attempt on goal but his volley under pressure goes wide.

68'

Smith heads clear

Matt Smith with a good defensive header to clear for the R's.

67'

Corner for Portsmouth

Portsmouth forces a corner after a better spell following their subs. 

60'

Portsmouth substitution

Louis Dennis is replaced by Gareth Evans. 

59'

Freeman lets fly

Luke Freeman takes aim from distance as he lashes over the bar. QPR looking for that opener. 

59'

Portsmouth substitution

Adam May is replaced by Bryn Morris for the visitors.

58'

Wells denied

Brilliant for QPR as Wells slips his man in on goal but Clarke does brilliant for the visitors to make a block. 

55'

Luongo glances wide

Massimo Luongo arrives late in the Pompey box but his glancing header just goes wide of the far post from Freeman's free-kick. 

52'

Booking

Josh Scowen booked for a foul on Ben Close. 

47'

QPR corner

Rangers try to work a training ground corner through Wells but it breaks down before Luongo picks up the challenge on the edge of the area. His shot on the turn whistles past the post. 

KO

Second Half

We're back underway in W12 as Luke Freeman gets the match underway for QPR. Come on you R's!

HT

QPR 0, Portsmouth 0

It's goalless at the break with Darnell Furlong hitting the bar QPR have come closest to finding an opener.

35'

Furlong hits the bar

Darnell Furlong gets in front of everyone from Freeman's corner and his header crashes against the bar. So close to an opener. 

34'

QPR corner

An unconvincing shot from Freeman takes a deflection and wins a QPR corner. 

28'

Hall penalised

Luke Freeman fizzed in a free-kick, the keeper comes but Hall is adjudged to have failed the keeper. Looked a harsh decision. 

21'

Pompey corner

The visitors win their first corner of the night.
17'

Freeman fires over

Matt Smith with another nice knockdown to Freeman 22-yards from goal and the R's talisman smashes a nice volley high and wide of the target. Well worth a crack.

14'

Luongo volleys over

Freeman's corner bounces around in the box as Pompey fail to clear as Luongo arrives just in the box to smash a volley over the bar after bringing it down on his knee. 

13'

QPR corner

Nahki Wells pressure on Matt Clarke helps QPR win a corner.

06'

Smith nods wide

Good chance for QPR as Darnell Furlong hangs in a cross for Matt Smith but the target man can't quite direct his header on target. 

05'

Lively start

Plenty of early pressure from QPR with Smith doing his role well to provide chances for Wells.

KO

Off and underway

Portsmouth get the game started. Come on you R's! 

19:40

Here come the teams

Captain tonight Luke Freeman leads the R's out at Loftus Road. Kick-off approaching. 

18:45

Breaking QPR team news

QPR boss Steve McClaren has made three changes to face Portsmouth this evening. In comes, Grant Hall, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Matt Smith as Toni Leistner, Pawel Wszolek and Ebere Eze drop to the bench.

There's a place on the bench also for fit-again forward Tomer Hemed.

17:51

Hemed arrives

Tomer Hemed arrives at Loftus Road. Steve McClaren confirmed earlier that he expects the striker to feature on the bench tonight following his return from injury. 

17:42

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It's FA Cup action tonight as QPR welcome Portsmouth to Loftus Road in the fourth round replay. The winner books a place in the 5th round - the first time QPR would have done so in 22-years - and a home tie against Premier League Watford. Stick with us throughout the day for behind the scenes updates and more. Come on you R's! 

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