QPR player ratings: Chery and poacher Austin the positives as Rangers throw it away
PUBLISHED: 19:17 15 August 2015 | UPDATED: 20:20 15 August 2015
A stunning late leveller from Cardiff earned a 2-2 draw which leaves QPR still waiting for their first Championship win of the season. But who shone for Rangers?
Scott Malone’s rocket saw Cardiff come from two goals down to earn a point at Loftus Road after Chris Ramsey took off two of his better performers. So there is plenty to talk about in Saturday’s player ratings:
Rob Green 5
Adrian’s West Ham red card will spark yet more rumours about a Hammers return for Green but the way he ambled off his line for Anthony Pilkington’s first-half chance and then possibly handballed outside his box in the second was not the greatest of auditions.
James Perch 6
A solid display from the right-back but should he have closed Malone down quicker for his thunderous leveller?
Nedum Onuoha 8
This was a commanding display from Onuoha. A crucial run opened up space for Hill’s opener and he pulled off a top draw, goal saving, tackle on Scott Malone.
Clint Hill 7
Left completely unmarked to nod his beloved Rangers infront at the back post and managed to keep the imposing Kenwyne Jones quiet after his introduction.
Paul Konchesky 6
Was lucky not to pick up an early booking for a foul on Lee Peltier in the corner and was comfortably sped past by substitute Craig Noone but linked up well going forward at times.
Ben Gladwin 5
The summer signing from Swindon didn’t really stake a claim for a regular start having been given the nod in place of Jamie Mackie. He was easily robbed in possession in the first half of a quiet display. Taken off with 15 to go.
Tjaronn Chery 8
Withdrawn to a warm ovation after 55 minutes this was a classy home debut from the £2.2m Dutchman. His crossing ability teed up a number of chances inside the box in what was a promising start to Loftus Road life. Should Ramsey have kept him on?
Karl Henry 6
A familiar figure in amongst a number of new faces in midfield, it was another dependable 90 minutes from Henry.
Massimo Luongo 6
Another summer addition who played his part in the QPR midfield but little to write home about.
Matt Phillips 7
After a quiet first 25 minutes only two impressive stops from Simon Moore stopped the winger opening his account. His stinging effort won the corner for Austin’s second and he was then denied one-on-one with the keeper.
Charlie Austin 7
Speculation about his future rumbles on but the rusty Austin looked more like a £1.5m man than £15m in the first half. However, after his typical poacher’s goal he came so close to another before being withdrawn.
Michael Doughty 6
Given 35 minutes to impress and it was good to see a youth product given the nod rather than the washed up former Premier League stars of years gone by.
Sebastian Polter 6
Fired one long range effort wide and held the ball up well to earn a late free-kick. Will instantly become a more crucial player if the £15m man departs to the Premier League.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 6
Inches away from putting QPR 3-1 up with a minute to go the former Bristol City man did everything right but add the finish. But that miss proved costly.
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