3 QPR players who were disappointing in a last-gasp loss v Bristol City
QPR lost the first game of their 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign last time out against Bournemouth. Yesterday they faced Bristol City.
Ahead of yesterday’s game, the Rs sat just outside the play-off picture in 7th place in the Sky Bet Championship table.
They faced a Bristol City side who sat midtable after a mixed start to their own campaign,
QPR had an unbeaten start to their season that was brought to a halt last week with a 2-1 loss away at an improving Bournemouth outfit.
They would have wanted to make amends for that defeat and went about this game against Bristol City in that manner. However, a Chris Martin goal on the stroke of halftime (45′) saw the visiting Robins head into the break 1-0 up.
QPR came out quicker in the second half and Sam McCallum (54′) pulled them level. It was 1-1 scoreline that seemed to be how the game would finish.
However, ex-QPR loanee Nahki Wells (90+2′) wrapped up a late, late three points for Bristol City.
Here are three QPR players who let Mark Warburton down in the last-gasp loss against Bristol City.
Andre Gray – WhoScored rating 5.98
Watford loanee Gray started against Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City side. He lasted 64 minutes on the pitch before being replaced by Charlie Austin.
During his time on the pitch, the Premier League striker only saw limited possession (1%), fashioning two shots – one of those on target.
Other than that, one successful dribble and eight complete passes are all that the Hornets hitman had to show for what was a frustrating afternoon at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Illias Chair – WhoScored rating 6.42
23-year-old Chair had to take a back seat in a game that QPR had for the drawing only for that to be snatched from them with Nahki Wells’ late smash-n-grab.
He was highly accurate (87%) and completed his passes (53-of-61) at a high volume. However, only one of these passes was a key pass that presented a teammate with a chance at goal.
A lot of QPR’s ball and possession (7.7%) went through the usually dangerous Chair but he only managed two shots – one that was off target and the other blocked.
He will be looking to get back to his more dangerous self next week against West Bromwich Albion.
Stefan Johansen – WhoScored rating 6.64
QPR saw the majority of the possession (61.8%) and Johansen was another R’s player who saw a lot of the ball – 7.9% of the ball went through or by him.
His distribution was extremely accurate (92%) and he completed 60 of his 65 pass attempts. However, only one of these passes was played into an area where it was able to provide a chance for a teammate.
He did make four tackles for Mark Warburton’s side but also missed four tackles to even things out. Not the best day at the office for the 30-year-old.
All data derived from the Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol City match profile on the WhoScored website.