QPR player ratings: Captain a colossus and defensive unit excel in Reading win
PUBLISHED: 21:55 03 December 2015 | UPDATED: 22:58 03 December 2015
QPR captain Nedum Onouha grabbed a late winner to earn Rangers their second successive 1-0 victory as Neil Warnock signed off in memorable fashion. But who stood out?
Rob Green 7
Did not have a single save of note to make. However he was rooted to the spot when Nick Blackman’s free-kick crashed off his crossbar. Also would not have got close to Hal Robson-Kanu’s late drive that flew across goal and inches wide.
James Perch 7
A solid display from the full back who rarely allowed Reading’s widemen past him.
Nedum Onuoha 9
A heading machine. The solid centre-back won so many balls in his own box and his vital stab away from Michael Hector at the near post proved vital. And he proved his worth at the other end as he headed in an 89th-minute winner.
Grant Hall 8
The defensive set-up under Neil Warnock means his centre-backs are busier than the opponents’ but Hall was also up to the challenge. Booked for a handball and will have been a relieved man when Green dashed off his line to grab his only misplaced header of the night.
Paul Konchesky 7
Didn’t venture forward too much but his slide challenge as Blackman prepared to pounce with 15 left was key.
The Brazilian is crucial to the way this system although he was given more licence to get forward than their previous away game at Middlesbrough. Won his side plenty of corner but couldn’t make a decent contact on his two sights of goal.
Alejandro Faurlin 7
He raised his arms in frustration after a brilliant first-half corner that no-one gambled on and the midfielder, who also swung in plenty of dangerous free-kicks, battled on after being bandaged up.
Michael Petrasso 6
Struggled to really make an impact and it was no surprise to see him replaced by QPR’s top scorer just after the hour mark.
Matt Phillips 6
A frustrating night for the winger who did everything right to jink past his man on two occasions, only to fire his cross straight to a Reading defender.
Junior Hoilett 6
Worked hard and made his share of blocks even if his attacking play didn’t sparkle.
Leroy Fer 6
Held up the ball well when needed and tried to link play.
Charlie Austin 6
His name was sung from the break onwards and Warnock sent on his top scorer with 63 mintues gone, much to the delight of the 1376 travelling fans. Little to work with but after back-to-back 1-0 wins he won’t be complaining.
Tjaronn Chery 6
Another attacking change from Warnock as he looked to bow out on a high.