MX23RW : Sunday, April 21 02:58:52| >> :600:9023193:9023193:
Jan 6, 2019 at 2pm UK at ​Loftus Road
Attendance: 11,637
QPRQueens Park Rangers
2-1
LeedsLeeds United
Oteh (23' pen.), Bidwell (75')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Halme (25')

Result: Jake Bidwell heads QPR past Leeds and into FA Cup fourth round

Result: Jake Bidwell heads QPR past Leeds and into FA Cup fourth round
© Reuters
Bidwell headed home Luke Freeman's left-wing corner with 15 minutes remaining.

Jake Bidwell's second-half header handed QPR a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Leeds United and a rare place in the fourth round.

Bidwell headed home Luke Freeman's left-wing corner with 15 minutes remaining to give the west London club their first third-round win without the need of a replay in 23 years.

Leeds had hit back after Aramide Oteh's 23rd-minute penalty put Rangers ahead at Loftus Road.

Young forward Oteh calmly converted from the spot after Bidwell had been brought down by Leif Davis.

However, the visitors were level less than two minutes later. Goalkeeper Matt Ingram, given a chance to impress having been kept out by Joe Lumley this season, fumbled Lewis Baker's free-kick and Aapo Halme pounced on the loose ball to equalise.

Both sides had chances after that, with Leeds goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell producing several saves – including two other Bidwell headers from Freeman corners – before the winning goal.

Prior to going ahead, QPR were denied by Peacock-Farrell on three occasions after almost going behind in the opening minute.

Tyler Roberts came within a whisker of putting Leeds ahead after just 30 seconds when his shot struck both posts.

Rangers responded to the early scare and Peacock-Farrell pushed away a shot from Oteh and Bidwell's header from the resulting Freeman corner.

Peacock-Farrell then produced a point-blank save to deny Bright Osayi-Samuel, who was put through by Ebere Eze's clever flick.

Peacock-Farrell was sent the wrong way by Oteh's penalty but his team were not behind for long as Halme levelled two minutes later.

He was, however, called into action again before the interval, gathering Osman Kakay's shot before seeing efforts from Eze and Oteh whizz wide.

Jordan Cousins almost restored QPR's lead in spectacular fashion midway through the second half.

The midfielder picked up a loose ball in midfield and evaded two challenges before unleashing a right-footed strike which the excellent Peacock-Farrell dived to his right to push on to the post.

Rangers continued to press and Darnell Furlong headed over from Freeman's looping cross, before Leeds threatened with Ingram atoning for his early blunder – and several other shaky moments – by palming away a shot from Ezgjan Alioski.

Peacock-Farrell then kept out Bidwell's far-post header from Freeman's right-wing corner, but the defender's persistence was rewarded when he nodded in Freeman's delivery from the opposite flank.

Freeman almost made it three when his late free-kick hit the post.

Share this article now:
Steve McClaren in charge of Queens Park Rangers in November 2018
Read Next:
Gomes hails Royals display after draw at QPR
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish Premiership
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
League One
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Swiss Super League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Russian Premier League
Major League Soccer
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
Women's Super League
European Champions Cup
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
2Liverpool34267177205785
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Watford34147134949049
8Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
10Everton34137144644246
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
13Bournemouth35125184962-1341
14Crystal Palace34116174046-639
15Burnley34116174260-1839
16Southampton3499164057-1736
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account