QPR 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons- Match Report
Report of match 26th January 2013
QPR 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons- Match Report.
Rangers slip to embarrassing exit
QPR's atrocious season took an embarrassing turn for the worse as MK Dons knocked the Premier League strugglers out of the FA Cup with alarming ease, winning 4-2 at Loftus Road.
Manager Harry Redknapp admitted in his programme notes that progressing from the fourth round was not high on his list of priorities, but he will have been shocked by his side's inept display this afternoon.
With Tuesday's clash against Manchester City in mind, the Premier League's bottom club made nine changes and went behind after four minutes through Armand Traore's own goal.
QPR dominated the first half but paid for wasteful finishing when Ryan Lowe raced clear to extend the npower League One side's lead five minutes before the break.
Karl Robinson's side did not stop there, though, making a mockery of their position 31 places lower than QPR in the standings to progress to the last 16 in style.
Substitute Ryan Harley netted from close range five minutes after the restart and Darren Potter extended the Dons' lead even further to the disbelief of the 3,155 visiting fans, who even cheered when Jay Bothroyd pulled one back and saw Fabio net in stoppage time.
It was the second season running the clubs have faced one another, with QPR needing a replay to overcome the Dons in last year's third round.
The hosts started the better in west London and found the back of net after just 52 seconds, with Bothroyd setting up DJ Campbell to slot home.
That strike was ruled out for offside and QPR's bright start was soon brought to an abrupt end when Shaun Williams' fourth-minute corner to the near post was put into his own goal by Traore under pressure from Dean Lewington.
It was a bolt out of the blue and the Rs were soon looking to make amends.
Fabio flashed a volley wide, before Traore stung the palms of David Martin and Campbell saw an effort blocked.
Tal Ben Haim sent a header straight at Martin as the QPR onslaught continued.
After Harley came on for the injured Gary MacKenzie, a superb Jon Otsemobor tackle thwarted Jamie Mackie as he burst through on goal.
Some in the crowd called for a penalty and there were more claims for a spot-kick soon after, although Bothroyd saw his claim waved away by referee Mike Dean.
MK Dons were being penned back and were reduced to hopeful efforts, with Dean Bowditch striking wide on a rare voyage forward.
They were soon on the backfoot again, with Mackie denied by the onrushing Martin.
Esteban Granero then saw a tame 20-yard effort roll wide and QPR were made to pay for such generosity in front of goal five minutes from half-time.
A long ball from Anthony Kay caught QPR, namely Anton Ferdinand, napping and Lowe slotted past Rob Green to double the Dons' advantage.
'Harry, what's the score?' rung around Loftus Road but the chants were replaced by boos at the half-time whistle.
Things got worse for QPR five minutes into the second half as MK Dons struck again.
Lowe broke the offside trap and pulled back from the by-line for substitute Harley, who could not miss from close range.
Martin palmed over a Alejandro Faurlin header, before the Dons amazingly made it 4-0 in the 56th minute when Potter curled home past Green.
QPR were playing appallingly and were second to every ball, barely resembling a team.
Potter would have made if five had he connected with a Lowe cross, which came after Traore was found helplessly out of position.
In a bid to change things, Bobby Zamora came on for his first appearance since November 10. QPR captain Park Ji-sung was the man that made way and was jeered off the pitch by the home fans.
Green was forced to parry as Bowditch came close to a fifth, before Mackie, the only QPR player to show signs of life, was denied by Martin.
Bothroyd nodded home in the 83rd minute after Zamora`s tee-up, and Fabio scored in stoppage time from a Bothroyd touch, but it proved just a consolation on a terrible day in the Hoops' recent history.
|Competition: F.A. Cup with Budweiser Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Loftus Road Attendance: 17,081|
Da Silva 90+2
|2 - 4||Milton Keynes
Traore 4 (og)
|90+4||DJ Campbell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.|
|90+3||Esteban Granero takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by David Martin.|
|90+2||Fabio Da Silva finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Jay Bothroyd.|
|89||Dele Ali comes on in place of Dean Bowditch.|
|89||Close range effort by Jay Bothroyd clears the crossbar.|
|88||Shot by Bobby Zamora from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.|
|87||Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Dean Lewington.|
|85||Shot by Adam Chicksen. Save by Rob Green.|
|83||Corner taken by Esteban Granero, Jay Bothroyd has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.|
|82||Jay Bothroyd grabs a headed goal from close in. QPR 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons.The assist for the goal came from Bobby Zamora.|
|82||Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by Esteban Granero.|
|81||Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Harley on Esteban Granero. Anton Ferdinand takes the free kick.|
|79||Jamie Mackie takes a shot. David Martin makes a fantastic save.|
|77||Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Blocked by Antony Kay.|
|76||Alejandro Faurlin has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.|
|74||The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Chris Lines joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Smith. Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.|
|73||Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Rob Green.|
|72||Bobby Zamora gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Williams. Free kick taken by Ryan Harley.|
|71||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Shaun Williams. Free kick crossed right-footed by Esteban Granero from left channel, clearance made by Dean Lewington.|
|69||Alejandro Faurlin takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Alan Smith makes a clearance.|
|66||Bobby Zamora on for Ji-Sung Park.|
|65||Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Blocked by Antony Kay.|
|64||Armand Traore challenges Dean Bowditch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Lowe restarts play with the free kick.|
|62||Handball decision goes against Darren Potter. Tal Ben Haim takes the free kick.|
|62||Dean Bowditch is caught offside. Free kick taken by Rob Green.|
|59||Dean Bowditch fouled by Esteban Granero, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harley.|
|57||Foul by Ryan Lowe on Anton Ferdinand, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Esteban Granero.|
|55||Handball decision goes against Tal Ben Haim. Centre by Ryan Harley, Darren Potter fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Harley.|
|54||Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Tal Ben Haim results in a free kick. Shaun Williams takes the direct free kick.|
|53||Dean Bowditch concedes a free kick for a foul on Ji-Sung Park. Esteban Granero takes the free kick.|
|52||Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chicksen. Alejandro Faurlin goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.|
|52||Inswinging corner taken by Esteban Granero, Dean Lewington makes a clearance.|
|51||Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.|
|51||Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Adam Chicksen goes wide of the left-hand post.|
|49||Ryan Harley scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Lowe.|
|49||Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chicksen. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Williams.|
|45+3||Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero, clearance made by Jon Otsemobor.|
|45+2||Ryan Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Tal Ben Haim. Tal Ben Haim takes the direct free kick.|
|44||Inswinging corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the left by-line, Jay Bothroyd has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.|
|42||Foul by Fabio Da Silva on Adam Chicksen, free kick awarded. Fabio Da Silva goes into the book. Antony Kay takes the free kick.|
|39||Ryan Lowe gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Antony Kay.|
|37||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Anton Ferdinand. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Williams. Ryan Harley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.|
|37||Shot from just outside the box by Esteban Granero misses to the left of the goal.|
|35||DJ Campbell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by David Martin.|
|33||Long distance shot from Jay Bothroyd misses to the left of the goal.|
|28||Dean Bowditch has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.|
|26||Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Potter on Esteban Granero. Esteban Granero takes the direct free kick.|
|25||Ji-Sung Park fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.|
|25||Foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Alan Smith, free kick awarded. Ryan Harley restarts play with the free kick.|
|24||Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Martin takes the free kick.|
|23||Esteban Granero takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Alan Smith.|
|22||The official flags Ryan Lowe offside. Rob Green takes the indirect free kick.|
|21||Shot from just outside the box by DJ Campbell goes over the bar.|
|20||Corner from the right by-line taken by Esteban Granero, Anton Ferdinand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antony Kay. David Martin takes the direct free kick.|
|19||Ryan Harley is brought on as a substitute for Gary MacKenzie.|
|17||Corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line, Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Save by David Martin.|
|13||DJ Campbell takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.|
|11||Ji-Sung Park takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dean Lewington gets a block in.|
|11||Armand Traore takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.|
|10||Fabio Da Silva has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.|
|9||Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Blocked by Antony Kay.|
|8||Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Rob Green.|
|4||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva by Adam Chicksen. Free kick crossed by Esteban Granero, Jon Otsemobor makes a clearance.|
|2||Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Williams. Armand Traore concedes an unfortunate own goal. QPR 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist on the goal came from Shaun Williams.|
|1||Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.|
|-||The official flags DJ Campbell offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.|
|-||Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Gary MacKenzie. Esteban Granero decides to take a short corner.|