Jake Bidwell’s winner secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup for QPR. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 2-1 win against Leeds.
Matt Ingram: 5
Produced a couple of important second-half saves but was guilty of an appalling error when he fumbled Lewis Baker’s free-kick, enabling Aapo Halme to equalise. It was the worst of a few shaky first-half moments.
Osman Kakay: 7
Was caught out a few times and is far from the finished article. But he has great desire and energy, which he showed at both ends of the pitch. Might have done better with a first-half shot he blasted straight at keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Grant Hall: 6
A welcome sight for Rangers on his return to the side. He was a steady influence at the back.
Darnell Furlong: 7
Moved inside from right-back and again showed his versatility with a sound display at the heart of Rangers’ defence. Remains an underrated threat in the air from set-pieces too.
Jake Bidwell: 9
Speaking of underrated threats from set-pieces, Bidwell surprising Leeds was the key to QPR’s win. He had two headers from Luke Freeman corners saved before nodding in the winner. He also won Rangers a first-half penalty and was faultless defensively in what was surely his best performance for the club so far.
Josh Scowen: 7
Had a very decent game in midfield, where he won countless challenges and closed down effectively.
Jordan Cousins: 7
Careless on the ball at times, but stuck to the task in a hardworking, energetic performance. Unlucky not to score when he broke forward, evaded two challenges and saw his thumping strike tipped on to the post.
Bright Osayi-Samuel: 7
A really encouraging showing from the young winger, who has had to wait for his chance. Denied by a fine Peacock-Farrell save after being put through by Ebere Eze’s flick in the first half, Osayi-Samuel linked up well with Eze and Aramide Oteh throughout and was always a threat to the Leeds defence.
Ebere Eze: 7
The clever flick to Osayi-Samuel was one of the highlights of a bright performance. Showed maturity with his movement and link-up play alongside the less experienced Oteh and Bright-Samuel.
Luke Freeman: 8
His outstanding set-piece delivery led to the winner after several close calls. Freeman’s general display was excellent; busy and creative while mucking in defensively when needed. Almost got the goal he deserved when his sublime free-kick hit the woodwork late on.
Aramide Oteh: 7
Prolific for Rangers’ development side, Oteh showed he has improved his game since his mini-run in the first team last season. He displayed great confidence to step up and convert a penalty to put Rangers ahead and was unlucky not to score at least one more. His touch, movement and enthusiasm made him a handful.