QPR v Ipswich player ratings

QPR continued their march towards the play-off place by beating Ipswich at Loftus Road. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 3-0 win. 

Joe Lumley: 7

The keeper was called upon to make just two saves, but they were both excellent ones, diving low to his left to deny Jon Nolan and tipping Trevor Chalobah’s long-range effort behind early in the second half.

Darnell Furlong: 6

With Joel Lynch back in central defence, Furlong returned to right-back, but he looked unsure in terms of positioning at times and was caught out by counter-attacks from Nolan and Freddie Sears.

Toni Leistner: 7

The Rangers captain tended to opt for a safety-first approach – the big boot into the stand – but he also made several important tackles to ensure his side maintained their clean sheet.

Joel Lynch: 6

Lynch read Luke Freeman’s free-kick perfectly to nod in Rangers’ second goal, but defensively he struggled at times to deal with Ipswich forward Ellis Harrison, both aerially and on the ground.

QPR manager Steve McClaren: “They’re getting a bit more belief that they can win games, and they should do because with some of the performances and results we’ve had they should be getting more belief and confidence.”

Jake Bidwell: 7

Got forward regularly down the left flank and delivered in a number of quality balls to team-mates, notably a cross that Nahki Wells could only glance wide late in the game.

Pawel Wszolek: 7

The winger’s passing was variable, but his anticipation was faultless as he raced into the Ipswich penalty area to meet the rebound from Wells’ shot and put Rangers in front on the half-hour mark.

Massimo Luongo: 7

Luongo, who is off to the Asian Cup, signed off until February with a generally tidy all-round performance, tackling and passing efficiently, although he held the ball too long when Rangers had an opportunity to break early in the game.

Josh Scowen: 6

There was never any question that Scowen would get stuck in and he successfully broke up Ipswich attacks and set up moves on the counter, but tended to over-hit some of his passes as well.

Luke Freeman: 8

As always, Freeman was lively and he twice tested keeper Dean Gerken from distance, as well as supplying a perfectly measured free-kick into the danger zone for Lynch to double the home side’s advantage.

Ebere Eze: 6

Flitting from one side of the pitch to the other, Eze’s first touch and quick thinking forged several openings, although he failed to make the most of others and made way for Ilias Chair on 70 minutes.

Nahki Wells: 8

The forward’s turn and shot to make it 3-0 was virtually a carbon copy of his recent goal against Middlesbrough – as was his overall performance, brimming with enthusiasm, running and sharpness.

Ilias Chair: 7

Replacing Eze for the final 20 minutes, the youngster provided the assist that sealed victory, refusing to give up on what looked a certain goal kick and cutting the ball back for Wells to score.