Luke Freeman’s winner ended QPR’s losing run in style. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 1-0 victory over Leeds.
Joe Lumley: 7
A very good night for the keeper. Claimed plenty of high balls with solid catches and punches and decision-making was spot on. Excellent double save to keep out Stuart Dallas and Patrick Bamford late on.
Darnell Furlong: 6
A couple of nervous early touches in his own penalty area seemed to cause a little dip in confidence, but whipped in a good cross that almost led to a goal. Grew into the contest.
Toni Leistner: 7
Helped lay the foundations for a crucial win. Made one great interception to deny Bamford and some vital muscular blocks to keep an often-marauding Leeds at bay during a frantic first half.
Grant Hall: 7
Important work alongside Leistner during a first-half bombardment which threatened an entirely different turn of events. Stood firm.
Jake Bidwell: 7
Booked for a sliding tackle foul on Tyler Roberts – but it typified a resolute team performance. Good hanging cross gave Pawel Wszolek a heading chance from close range.
Pawel Wszolek: 7
Energetic shift from the winger. Almost scored after getting on the end of a Bidwell cross and was always looking to drive the R’s forward.
Massimo Luongo: 7
Superb assist for Rangers’ goal with a dart to the byline. Booked for a silly halfway-line challenge, but otherwise so impressive. Fired over from outside the area in the first half and went even closer with a cracking second-half volley.
Luke Freeman: 8
Outstanding. Always looked the man most likely to unlock a firm Leeds defence. Good skills, as ever, and prepared to take players on to create space. Sublime back heel on 49 minutes gave R’s the foothold they needed. Almost set up a goal for Wells and fizzed a low shot inches wide.
Jordan Cousins: 6
Often looked on the cusp of being dispossessed when on the ball, but stuck to the task and, like Rangers, grew more assured as the night wore on.
Nakhi Wells: 6
Given predictable stick by Leeds fans for his past with Yorkshire rivals Bradford and Huddersfield. Might have made it 2-0 after a Freeman run gave him a shot on the turn, which he fired at keeper Kiko Casilla. Often frustrated and picked up a yellow card. Made way for Tomer Hemed at the death.
Ebere Eze: 6
Sparked a few dangerous-looking moments with some fleet-footed dribbles and worked a decent shift. Replaced by Bright Osayi-Samuel for the last 15 minutes – who forced the Leeds keeper into a late save.