QPR lose to Tottenham in FA Youth Cup

QPR’s Under-18s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday with a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.

A crowd of almost 650 at Loftus Road, which included director of football Les Ferdinand and first-team boss Ian Holloway, saw Rangers’ goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski hold Spurs at bay in the early stages with several saves.

But the visitors broke through on 24 minutes as Kazaiah Sterling robbed a Rangers defender before slipping in Jack Roles to finish.

Tottenham went 2-0 when Dylan Duncan threaded a ball through to Sterling on the right-hand side, and he crossed for Reo Griffiths at the back post.

QPR pulled one back just before half-time when Kingsley Eshun showed good pace to scamper away from the last defender before beating Spurs keeper Brandon Austin at his near post.

But any hope Rangers had of building on that goal were destroyed within 20 seconds of the restart, when they gave the ball away and Roles slotted home another low square pass.

QPR’s Michael Klass went close with a free-kick but Tottenham added a gloss to the scoreline when George Marsh reacted quickest to nod in after a shot was deflected up into his path.