cHECK out our at a glance big match analysis from Leeds United’s trip to Loftus Road.
GOOD DAY FOR...
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers are a lively, creative team but they have absolutely nothing up front when Austin is not in the picture. Saturday’s game could have carried on all night without producing a goal until he appeared from the bench. Within seconds, his header beat Silvestri and the game was won. Just like that.
BAD DAY FOR...
Steve Evans: The away end turned its fire on Evans in the second half, berating him with chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ as he threw on substitutes and shuffled his team around. The selection of Scott Wootton over Sam Byram is causing particular annoyance and the mood at Loftus Road was militant by the end.
Austin’s header: You could say that Wood’s failure to punish an error by Rob Green in the first half was telling but a goal then would have been very much against the run of play. Minus Austin, the match had a 0-0 draw written all over it but he’s deadly inside the box and a single strike was all QPR needed.
WHAT THEY SAID
Neil Warnock: “We’re a few goals short if Charlie doesn’t play but the medical guys told me he was only fit enough to play 30 minutes or so. That was the only option we had.”
Steve Evans said: “It’s the loudest I’ve been, the angriest I’ve been. The players have been left in no uncertain terms that if you want to play for Leeds United, you have to perform. There’s a responsibility of playing properly for Leeds United.”