Date: 26th October 2018 at 9:47pm
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Queens Park Rangers
1 – 0
Aston Villa

Loftus Road


26/10/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 16036

Referee: England

Queens Park Rangers Aston Villa
Wszolek (38)
Lumley Nyland
Rangel Hutton
Leistner Tuanzebe
Bidwell Taylor
Cameron 70 Elmohamady 62
Bjarnason 41
Eze 91 Kodjia
Freeman Grealish
Hemed 62 Abraham


Ingram Whelan 41
Hall Lansbury
Cousins Hogan
Scowen 70 Bolasie 62
Smith 91 Hourihane
Osayi-Samuel Jedinak
Wells 62 Bunn

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 18
7 On Target 5
5 Corners 9
23 Fouls 12
3 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
32 % 68

Following on from the defeat to Norwich City in the midweek Championship game, new head coach Dean Smith was leading the Aston Villa boys into their third battle under his charge tonight as we faced Queens Park Rangers.

Heading to Loftus Road for the match, it was set to be a tight encounter in more ways than one given how their stadium intrudes on the pitch as although our season had been mixed, to put it mildly, QPR appear to be overperforming based on their own expectations over the summer.

Villa certainly started brightly and gave plenty of reasons for hope, but our Achilles heels came to the fore again – a lack of real ideas in the final third and a defence that’s an extremely easy (none gender specific) date.

The lead was QPR’s going into the halftime break (and we had our now obligatory injury with Barney the recipient this time) but we again came out strongly after the restart. That resulted in some good play promising play, but little at goal and we didn’t score.

1-0. Our second defeat in three and plenty are worried.

I think I’m with RevdPete to be fair.

“You can see signs…unfortunately I’m not sure we have the squad needed to do what Dean Smith wants us to do.”

Right, where’s my lager gone…


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