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Queens Park Rangers vs Rotherham United at Loftus Road Stadium

Heads-up! Lynch and Leistner in the thick of it

  • 1 Queens Park Rangers

    • 85‘ Bright Samuel
  • 2 Rotherham United

    • 71‘ Semi Ajayi
    • 95‘ Semi Ajayi

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Key Moments

  • Ajayi heads home at the death to snatch victory
  • Bright Osayi-Samuel finds an equaliser from close-range
  • Semi Ajayi strikes from outside the box to break the deadlock
  • QPR make four changes for visit of Rotherham
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  • 13 GK Lumley
  • 2 D Furlong
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 27 M Shodipo (72‘)
  • 37 D Leistner
  • 33 D Lynch
  • 20 M Osayi-Samuel
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 32 FWD Wells (72‘)
  • 23 M Wszolek (80‘)
  • 7 M Freeman
  • 1 GK Rodák
  • 2 D Vyner
  • 3 D Mattock
  • 5 D Ajayi
  • 20 D Ihiekwe
  • 6 D Wood
  • 11 M Taylor
  • 17 M Crooks (64‘)
  • 24 FWD Smith
  • 28 D Jones (92‘)
  • 7 M Forde (83‘)

Substitutes

  • 8 M Jordan Cousins (72‘)
  • 16 FWD Tomer Hemed (72‘)
  • 10 FWD Eberechi Eze (80‘)
  • 14 M Ryan Manning
  • 11 M Josh Scowen
  • 1 GK Matt Ingram
  • 5 D Geoff Cameron
  • 13 M Richard Towell (64‘)
  • 22 M Joe Newell (83‘)
  • 25 Ben Wiles (92‘)
  • 8 M Matthew Palmer
  • 23 M Ryan Williams
  • 21 M Jerry Yates
  • 12 GK Lewis Price

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QPR 1, Rotherham 2

A disappointing night for the R's. Rotherham took the lead in the 71st minute when Semi Ajayi's powerful drive found the bottom corner but Rangers levelled things in the 85th minute through Bright Osayi-Samuel, only for Ajayi to head home his second of the match at the death to snatch victory. It's a quick turnaround for the R's now as they turn their attention to Saturday's trip to Hull.

90+3

Goal

Rotherham with what surely is the winner as Ajayi heads a free-kick past Lumley.

90+1

Change for Rotherham

Billy Jones comes on as Ben Wiles is withdrawn.

90

Added time

There will be three additional minutes to be played at the end of this one.

85

Osayi-Samuel brings Rangers level

Bidwell and Wszolek combine to find Osayi-Samuel in the box and the youngster makes no mistake from close range!

85

GOAL!

83

Change for Rotherham

Joe Newell is replaced by Anthony Forde. 

80

Change for Rangers

Last roll of the dice for the R's as Pawel Wszolek enters the fray, replacing Ebere Eze.

76

Had to be!

A mishap in the Rotherham backline allows Nahki Wells in one-on-one with Rodak but the Bermudan's finish trickles the wrong side of the post.

72

Double change for the R's

Two changes for the R's as Tomer Hemed and Jordan Cousins make way for Nahki Wells and Olamide Shodipo. 

71

Goal

1-0 to Rotherham as Semi Ajayi lashes home from 25 yards.

68

Great chance for Rotherham

Michael Smith with the perfect opportunity to break the deadlock but he glances his header just wide of Lumley's post.

64

Change for Rotherham

The away side make the the first sub of the night as Richard Towell makes way for Matt Crooks.

61

Chance for the R's

Osayi-Samuel breaks into the box on the right-hand side put sends his shot over the bar.

53

Eze flashes wide

Ebere Eze meets a bouncing ball on the edge of the box but he skews his half volley wide.

48

Chaos in the box

A nervy moment for the R's as the ball bounces around in Lumley's box but the danger is eventually cleared.

KO

Back underway

Rotherham get things started in this second period. 

HT

QPR 0, Rotherham 0

All square at the break after what's been a rather uneventful half with few chances at either end.

45

Added time

There will be one minute of added time at the end of the half.

43

Bidwell goes in the book

Jake Bidwell grabs a handful of Michael Smith's shirt and the referee brandishes the yellow card.

40

Five to go

The first-half draws to a close with Tomer Hemed's effort in the 10th minute the closest either side has come to breaking the deadlock.

24

Hemed with a pop

A neat passing move from Rangers sees Hemed let loose from the edge of the box but his shot is comfortable enough for Rodak.
21

Looking Bright

It's been a strong start to the game from Bright Osayi-Samuel, the youngster's pace giving the Rotherham backline plenty to think about.

18

Hemed threatens

Tomer Hemed meets Luke Freeman's whipped free-kick but the striker can't guide his header on target. 

17

Mattock in the book

Joe Mattock receives the first booking of the night after bringing down Bright Osay-Samuel. 

16

Rangers on top

QPR enjoying the lion's share of the ball in the opening stages but Rotherham are holding firm in defence.

10

Close for the R's!

Luongo clips a ball into the box and Hemed gets a foot on the end of it but Rodak does well to turn it away for a corner. 

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Here we go

Luke Freeman gets things underway. COYR's!

19:42

Here come the teams

Toni Leistner leads the R's out onto the Loftus Road pitch. Kick-off around the corner!
18:45

Breaking Rotherham team news

18:45

Breaking QPR team news

QPR make four changes to face Rotherham tonight as Furlong, Lynch, Osayi-Samuel and Eze return to the starting XI in place of Hall, Scowen, Wszolek and Wells.

18:07

In the building

The QPR players are starting to arrive at Loftus Road ahead of tonight's match. 

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2 Leeds United 37 +25 73
3 Sheffield United 37 +29 71
4 West Bromwich Albion 37 +23 64
5 Middlesbrough 36 +12 58
6 Derby County 37 +2 56
7 Bristol City 36 +7 55
8 Aston Villa 37 +11 54
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10 Nottingham Forest 37 +8 53
11 Sheffield Wednesday 37 -5 52
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14 Brentford 36 +11 49
15 Swansea City 36 -1 47
16 Blackburn Rovers 37 -6 47
17 Stoke City 37 -5 46
19 Millwall 37 -14 37
20 Reading 37 -16 36
21 Wigan Athletic 37 -19 36
22 Rotherham United 37 -20 36
23 Bolton Wanderers 37 -34 29
24 Ipswich Town 37 -32 23
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