QPR v Ipswich player ratings

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QPR marked the 100th anniversary of the club’s first match at Loftus Road by beating Ipswich. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 2-1 win.

Alex Smithies: 6

Had little to do all game and then could do nothing about the Ipswich goal.

Alex Baptiste: 7

A third central defender when the R’s were without the ball, a right full-back when they had it; the summer signing showed his versatility with aplomb. Baptiste’s passing range should also not go unrecognised – he started several Rangers attacks with nicely lofted balls forward.

Nedum Onuoha: 7

Playing his 200th game for the club, Onuoha gave nothing away all afternoon in a calm and assured performance.

Jack Robinson: 6

Solid and dependable in an unusual position for the full-back, who operated in a more central role.
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Pawel Wszolek: 7

A workmanlike performance from the Pole, whose persistence was rewarded with a smart assist for Jamie Macke’s opener.

Josh Scowen: 7

A solid shield for the R’s backline, but Scowen was also not afraid to get forward. Another really impressive display.

Massimo Luongo: 8

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A very strong performance from the Australian, combining pressing, tackling and neat footwork in a solid all-round display. He was unlucky not to score with a fine long-range strike that was well saved by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Luke Freeman: 8

Constantly busy and full of tricks, twists and turns. Freeman stung the palms of Bialkowski on a couple of occasions, before finding the back of the net with from 18 yards – a goal he made out of nothing – early in the second half.

Jake Bidwell: 6

A typically tidy performance from the left wing-back, who was rarely fully threatened.

Jamie Mackie: 8

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Never one to shy away from a battle, Mackie enjoyed a fierce tussle with Callum Connolly as he stuck close to the R’s left-hand side. His tenacity was rewarded with the first goal – a smart finish into the bottom corner from Wszolek’s low cross.

Conor Washington: 7

Washington failed to find the back of the net again, but not for the want of trying. QPR’s number nine forced a trio of saves out of Bialkowski with good strikes and he was a menace to the Ipswich central defensive pairing throughout.

David Wheeler: 6

Brought on for the final 15 minutes and nearly scored on his debut, but he dragged his shot wide.

Matt Smith: 6

Almost scored with his first touch after a calamitous mix-up in the Ipswich defence, having just arrived on the pitch with Kazenga LuaLua for the final 10 minutes.