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Peterborough United vs QPR at Weston Homes Stadium

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  • 2 Peterborough United

    • 25'‘ Joe Ward
    • 71'‘ Ricky-Jade Jones
  • 0 QPR

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Key Moments

  • Jones makes it 2-0
  • Hosts open scoring through Ward
Hide Line-ups
3-4-1-2
3-4-1-2
  • 25 GK Benda
  • 23 M Ward (0‘)
  • 24 D Mumba (0‘)
  • 5 D Beevers
  • 2 D Edwards
  • 6 D Kent
  • 42 D Fuchs
  • 18 M Norburn
  • 15 M Poku (0‘)
  • 9 FWD Clarke-Harris (0‘)
  • 14 FWD Marriott (0‘)
  • 25 GK Marshall
  • 22 D Odubajo
  • 3 D Wallace (0‘)
  • 20 D Dunne
  • 4 D Dickie
  • 28 D Sanderson
  • 8 M Amos (0‘)
  • 7 M Johansen (0‘)
  • 10 M Chair (0‘)
  • 11 FWD Austin
  • 9 FWD Dykes

Substitutes

  • 4 D Nathan Thompson (0‘)
  • 13 GK Cornell
  • 11 M Grant
  • 10 M Brown (0‘)
  • 7 M Szmodics (0‘)
  • 43 D Coulson (0‘)
  • 12 D Knight
  • 26 M Randall
  • 17 FWD Jones (0‘)
  • 37 M Adomah (0‘)
  • 27 M Hendrick (0‘)
  • 12 Ball
  • 14 M Thomas (0‘)
  • 2 D Kakay
  • 6 D Barbet
  • 17 M Dozzell (0‘)
  • 32 GK Walsh
Attendance:
10119
Referee:
David Webb

RANGERS are out of this year’s Emirates FA Cup following a 2-0 defeat at Peterborough United in round four of the competition.

In a game where QPR enjoyed the majority of possession and limited their hosts to very little action in front of goal, Darren Ferguson’s men were clinical and took their chances either side of half-time.

Joe Ward gave Peterborough a 25th-minute lead, before Posh booked their place in the fifth round through Ricky-Jade Jones in the 72nd minute.

QPR boss Mark Warburton named a strong team for the trip to the Weston Homes Stadium, welcoming Ilias Chair back into the starting XI following his recent involvement with Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Warburton did use his squad, though, in order to rest Chris Willock and Sam Field altogether. Yoann Barbet dropped down to the bench.

In front of goalkeeper David Marshall and in a 3-5-2 formation, Dion Sanderson made his first Rangers start following the recent loan move from Wolves – operating in a back three alongside Rob Dickie and Jimmy Dunne.

Moses Odubajo and Lee Wallace occupied the wing-back spots, with skipper Stefan Johansen and Luke Amos sitting in central midfield and Chair operating just behind Charlie Austin and Lyndon Dykes in attack.

Late January arrival Jeff Hendrick was named among the subs.

The R’s headed into this one unbeaten in 2022 and also incidentally without defeat on the road since our 2-1 reverse at the same venue back in October.

So 
Rangers had a settle to score in front of almost 4,000 QPR fans once again.

There was little to separate the teams early on.

The visitors were first to threaten, in the 15th minute, as Chair’s stinging distance attempt forced Steven Benda into a flying save at his right-hand post.

The R’s then went close once more on 24 minutes. Chair was again involved, this time picking out Austin unmarked from a corner that the latter crashed over on the volley.

But Warburton’s team found themselves behind only a minute later.

Rangers struggled to clear their lines from Peterborough’s first attack of note and when the ball eventually darted into the path of Ward, he slotted his first-time attempt into the bottom right-hand corner.

That was hugely frustrating for the R’s – especially as it proved to be the home team’s only notable attack of the first half.

Rangers searched for a response for the remainder of the opening period and, even though it didn’t arrive, threatened on more than one occasion.

In the 27th minute, Odubajo – from Wallace’s cross from the opposite flank – took a touch on his right foot before his fierce left-footed shot was turned over by Benda.

From the resultant corner, a goalmouth scramble ensued and Rangers’ appeals for handball were waved away.

Then, after Amos couldn’t get enough purchase on his header when Chair and Austin combined once more, Dykes’ stabbed 37th-minute attempt – from Sanderson’s knockdown – trickled agonisingly wide of the right-hand post.

Warburton opted to make a double change at the break. Wallace and Amos both departed, with Hendrick making his R’s debut and Albert Adomah brought on, too.

The latter’s impact was instant. Now operating down the left, Odubajo’s teasing centre flashed across goal before finding Adomah at the back post, whose firm effort was repelled by Benda.

Rangers enjoyed a sustained spell of pressure after that. On the hour mark, Chair’s 25-yard free-kick struck the crossbar before Posh eventually cleared the danger.

Two minutes later, with five substitutes currently permitted in the FA Cup, Warburton made another double change. Johansen and Chair made way for Andre Dozzell and George Thomas.

While QPR were largely camped in the home half, Peterborough almost won the tie on the counter attack in the 67th minute. Sammie Szmodics’ cross-shot was deflected only inches wide of the post.

The hosts would put the game to bed in the 72nd minute, though.

Another break saw Posh eventually work the ball to Jones on 20 yards, whose quick-fire shot fizzed past Marshall and into the bottom left-hand corner.

Rangers subsequently searched for a response, but it proved in vain and the R’s would depart the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage.