Burnley 2 – 0 QPR

An impressive performance for Burnley saw them move to top of the table against a strong QPR side at Turf Moor. Sean Dyche’s side started strongly and were nearly gifted a goal when Karl Henry’s attempted cross-field pass fell to Danny Ings, but the striker failed to get the ball under control. Ings couldn’t be stopped in the second half however, scoring on the 65 minute mark following a lovely piece of interplay with few forward Sam Vokes. QPR tried to hit back but were left open in defence and were unduly punished when Vokes played in Ings who was brought down by Joey Barton on 86 minutes. Ings calmy slotted home the resulting penalty to give Burnley the victory they deserved.

 

Burnley

Heaton Untroubled for large parts but when produced the goods when relied on 7.0
Trippier A constant threat down the Burnley right flank and put in some excellent crosses 7.5
Duff Remained at ease throughout but a resolute performance all the same 7.0
Shackell Similarly untroubled to Duff but won a number of battles in the air 7.0
Mee Not quite as effective as Trippier on the left but produced the goods when needed 7.0
Jones Remained effective in keeping Barton quiet 7.0
Marney Not a stand-out performance but worked the ball well out to the flanks 7.0
Kightly Supplied Ings and Vokes on a number of occasions and threat throughout 7.5
Treacy Worked hard for little reward 6.5
Ings Showed touches of class throughout and was ultimately the match-winner 8.5
Vokes Worked exceptionally well with Ings. The only thing he missed was a goal 8.0

Substitutions

Edgar A reassuring performance at the back 0.0
Stock Held the ball up well 0.0

QPR

Green Nearly contributed to conceding early on but wasn’t at fault for either goal 6.0
Simpson Dealt with Kighlty as best he could 6.5
Dunne Couldn’t cope with the pace and trickery of the front two 5.5
Hill One of QPR’s stronger performers 6.5
Assou-Ekotto Given the run around by and in-form Trippier 6.0
Barton Sloppy tackle in the final stages was the final nail in the coffin 5.5
Henry Gave the ball away on a number of occasions 5.0
O’Neil QPR’s least effective player 5.0
Kranjcar Showed Premier League quality on the odd occasion but struggled to get a foothold 6.0
Hoilett One of the best performers on the pitch and caused Treacy problems 7.0
Austin Lacked any real service and struggled to get into the game 6.0

Substitutions

Phillips Didn’t have enough time to get into the match 6.0
Jenas Worked the ball well and should have possibly have been a starter 6.5
Chevanton Deprived of service but struggled to make anything for himself 6.0

 

Man of the Match

Danny Ings Two goals and a number of excellent pieces of skill: the difference on the day 8.5

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