Toni Leistner’s goal – his first for QPR – gave them a deserved victory at the Madejski Stadium. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player.
Joe Lumley: 6
Had very little to do as Rangers dominated. Dealt with whatever came his way.
Angel Rangel: 6
A steady game at right-back. Defended well and got forward plenty.
Toni Leistner: 7
A towering presence in both boxes and bundled in the winner, having missed a great chance in the first half.
Joel Lynch: 7
Has done pretty well for Rangers at times this season and this was another very decent display at the heart of their defence.
Jake Bidwell: 7
Played well on the left. Delivered an excellent ball in for Jordan Cousins in the first half.
Jordan Cousins: 7
Not everything went his way – including when he failed to tuck away the cross from Bidwell – but Cousins worked hard on the right-hand side and got through plenty of important defensive work.
Geoff Cameron: 6
Anonymous for much of the game. But, to his credit, in the final 20 minutes, with Rangers ahead, he came alive when needed and did an excellent job in front of the back four.
Massimo Luongo: 7
Another player who dug in when it really mattered in the second half. Seems to be slowly returning to form after a below-par start to the season.
Luke Freeman: 7
Did a superb defensive job on the left, tracking back to good effect time after time. He was influential in attack too, delivering the corner which led to the winner and earlier a free-kick that should have resulted in a goal.
Ebere Eze: 7
Back in the number 10 role he looks much more at home in. Great to watch when in full flow. Caused Reading problems and linked up well with Nahki Wells to create a first-half chance for the striker.
Nahki Wells: 7
Still hasn’t scored since arriving at Rangers and will be disappointed not to have applied the finish after combining with Eze in the first half. But once again Wells’ work up front was vital. His pace and movement constantly worried the Reading defence and created space for his team-mates.