QPR 0-3 Sunderland Match Report & Player Ratings


Jack Clarke scores twice as Sunderland climb up to 5th in the table and pile on the misery on QPR.

QPR started the game the brighter of the two sides, but after around 20 minutes, Sunderland grew into the game and started to create a few good chances.

Joe Gelhardt was unlucky not to open his account for Sunderland, as he used his body well and got in behind Jimmy Dunne, but his effort hit the side netting.

The Black Cats took the lead on 34 minutes following a corner, Dan Ballard’s header was saved by Dieng, but O’Nien followed in and prodded the ball home.

As QPR began to press for an equaliser, they were awarded a penalty on the 67th minute after Aji Alese was penalised for a hand ball in the area.

Ilias Chair stepped up and Anthony Patterson saved it brilliantly with his foot!

Sunderland’s heads were lifted following the penalty save and 10 minutes later, Joe Gelhardt was unlucky as he got on the end of a good cross by Roberts, but his half-volley struck the bar.

That didn’t matter though, as just a few minutes later, Crikin broke down the left and found Jack Clarke, who cleverly cut inside and finished to make it 2-0.

Clarke scored his second of the game as Ekwah and Neil linked up well, before Neil found Clarke wide open in the box and he finished high into the net.

The Black Cats now find themselves in the play-off places, and QPR now only have 1 win in 16 games as they drop down to 17th.

Player Ratings

Anthony Patterson – 8

Fantastic penalty save and commanded his area brilliantly throughout.

Trai Hume – 7

Another good performance, linked up really well with Roberts at times.

Dan Ballard – 7

A good defensive performance yet again but he seemed to be abit slow to clear his lines at times.

Danny Batth – 7

Him and Ballard are becoming some partnership! Another good defensive performance by the big centre-back.

Aji Alese – 8

Never stopped bombing up and down the left-hand side, defended well and offered a lot going forward.

Luke O’Nien – 8

Reacted well to get his goal and didn’t put a foot wrong throughout.

Abdoullah Ba – 7

A great performance by such a young man! Comfortable on the ball and looked really confident.

Alex Pritchard – 6

Did well to get 70 minutes under his belt, but he struggled on the ball at times, he did look very lively when we were on the attack though.

Jack Clarke – 8

A better performance, struggled at times but he really came into his own in the final 10 minutes and scored 2 wonderful goals.

Patrick Roberts – 7

Looked dangerous throughout and he was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Joe Gelhardt – 7

Missed two great chances but he put in a lot of effort when closing down.


Amad – 7

Added more energy and creativity to our attack, found himself 1-1 with the ‘keeper late on in the game but after a heavy touch, his effort was saved.

Dan Neil – 7

Added some composure in midfield and he got himself an assist right at the end.

Pierre Ekwah – 7

Linked up well with Neil in the build-up to the Third goal and he almost got an assist when he sent Amad through on goal.

MoTM – Jack Clarke