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Match Preview: QPR v Pompey

Everything you need to know about Carabao Cup clash

28 August 2019

QPR v Pompey

Pompey will try to book their spot in the third round of the Carabao Cup when they visit QPR this evening.

You have to go back to the 2010/11 campaign to find the last time that happened, with Steve Cotterill the man in charge.

They saw off Stevenage and Crystal Palace – the latter on penalties – that season before suffering a narrow home defeat to Leicester.

But the Blues got their revenge on the Foxes just three days later by thrashing them 6-1 in a Championship encounter.

Their next opponents are currently sitting 12th in the second tier standings at this early stage, having collected seven points from five matches.

Rangers were, unlike their visitors, in action at the weekend, battling from behind to beat Wigan 3-1 on home soil.

Mark Warburton’s men required spot-kicks to get this far in the Carabao Cup, seeing off Bristol City following a 3-3 draw.

And fans are reminded that there is no extra-time if the sides cannot be separated after 90 minutes tonight, with the tie going straight to a shoot-out.

The victors will almost immediately discover who they face next, with the draw taking place live on Sky Sports this evening.

TEAM NEWS
Lee Brown is set for a spell of six weeks on the sidelines after suffering an Achilles injury in the last match against Coventry.

Brun Morris (groin) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both out, while Oli Hawkins (foot) and Ryan Williams (quad) are expected to resume training towards the end of the week.

QPR could ring the changes, with on-loan Brighton striker Jan Mlakar and second choice keeper Liam Kelly among those hoping for a chance.

However, the hosts will be without the injured trio of Luke Amos (hamstring), Geoff Cameron (hamstring) and Lee Wallace (hip).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Andy Cannon or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below video.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 10 wins
QPR: 15 wins
13 draws

At Loftus Road
Pompey: 3 wins
QPR: 10 wins
6 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can still buy tickets for this evening’s game, with more than 1,500 already sold. Click here for more details.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Ross Joyce
Assistants: Garry Maskell and Christopher Wade
Fourth Official: Anthony Da Costa

MATCH COVERAGE
iFollow subscribers and audio match pass holders can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Alan McLoughlin by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm this evening.

Please note that Carabao Cup matches are not available to watch live on iFollow, either by overseas or domestic supporters.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Thursday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
QPR are the 8/13 favourites with Sky Bet to reach the third round, while Pompey can be backed at 6/5.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey for great offers and to earn money for the club. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN CARABAO CUP
All games kick-off at 7.45pm

Bournemouth v Forest Green
Burnley v Sunderland
Lincoln v Everton
Newcastle v Leicester
Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday
Swansea v Cambridge

LAST MEETING

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Match Reports

QPR 0 Pompey 2

Marquis and Harness on target in Carabao Cup victory

28 August 2019

Marcus Harness celebrates scoring for Pompey at QPR
Photo: Nigel Keene

Pompey reached the third round of the Carabao Cup for the first time since 2010 after scoring two second half goals at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

There was not much to separate the sides for much of a low-key contest, but the Blues finally showed a clinical touch towards the end.

John Marquis broke the deadlock from the penalty spot and Marcus Harness then wrapped things up following good work from Ross McCrorie.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that dramatically drew with Coventry eight days earlier.

Brandon Haunstrup came in for the injured Lee Brown, while Sean Raggett dropped to the bench to make way for Christian Burgess.

The latter started in an unfamiliar right-back role, as Tom Naylor stepped back into defence and McCrorie moved to midfield.

It was a largely forgettable affair in the first period, with neither keeper being particularly over-worked.

The Championship hosts were marginally on top in the early stages and their best chance to break the deadlock arrived on 11 minutes.

Jan Mlakar raced past Naylor and slipped a cross-shot towards the far post, where a sprawling Bright Osayi-Samuel could not quite make a connection.

A long-range attempt from the lively Ilias Chair was then comfortably dealt with by Craig MacGillivray.

Pompey had a couple of decent opportunities of their own midway through the half, as they began to move through the gears.

A 30-yard effort from McCrorie bounced awkwardly in front of Rangers keeper Liam Kelly and he did well to push the ball clear.

Ronan Curtis then took a poor first touch from Marquis’ pass, but spun quickly and curled a shot narrowly past the post.

Another Chair effort failed to properly trouble MacGillivray, while his team-mate Ryan Manning was booked for a late challenge on McCrorie.

It was the Blues who looked brighter just before the break, although Harness’ delivery was just too high for skipper Gareth Evans in the box.

Half Time: QPR 0 Pompey 0

The action did not immediately heat up once the action restarted, with the contest continuing to drift along.

But Rangers carved open a decent chance just before the hour mark after Harness and Burgess had combined to negate Osayi-Samuel’s tricky footwork.

The ball was immediately sent back into the area by Manning, however, and Marc Pugh could only direct his header straight at MacGillivray.

That came during a bright spell for the hosts, who started to cause Pompey a few problems at the back.

Jackett freshened things up by making a substitution, as Evans made way for Andy Cannon, with Naylor taking the armband.

Burgess soon had a chance to be the unlikely goalscoring hero, hitting a fierce first-time shot from the edge of the box that fizzed over the crossbar.

And the visitors did take the lead on 77 minutes after Toni Leistner tugged Marquis to the turf inside the box.

Referee Ross Joyce immediately pointed to the spot and MARQUIS sent Kelly the wrong way, coolly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

But it got even better for the Blues just four minutes later, as they doubled their advantage following a quick break.

Marquis laid the ball off for McCrorie, who suddenly shot forward, leaving Leistner trailing in his wake.

The Scotland under-21 international then slid a pass across the face of goal, teeing-up HARNESS for a simple finish.

Rangers should have reduced their deficit soon after, only for Mlakar to hit a tame effort straight at MacGillivray from just a few yards out.

Pompey then went close themselves in a breathless finale, with Kelly doing well to keep out a fierce close-range strike from Marquis.

The hosts thought they had given themselves a chance of taking the tie to penalties when Ebere Eze found the net in stoppage-time.

They raced back to the centre circle, but after conversing with his assistant, Joyce ruled the goal out for offside.

QPR (4-4-1-1): Kelly; Kane, Leistner (c), Barbet, Manning; Pugh (Ball 75), Owens, Smith, Osayi-Samuel (Eze 60); Chair (Wells 60); Mlakar
Booked: Manning, Wells, Kelly, Kane
Subs not used: Barnes, Masterson, Scowen, Hugill

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Burgess, Downing, Naylor, Haunstrup; Close (Walkes 90+4), McCrorie; Harness, Evans (c) (Cannon 60), Curtis; Marquis
Goals: Marquis 77 (pen), Harness 81
Booked: Cannon
Subs not used: Bass, Raggett, Maloney, Pitman, Harrison

Referee: Ross Joyce

Attendance: 7,783 (1,874 Pompey fans)

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Ticket News

QPR (A): Ticket Update

Support Blues in the Carabao Cup

27 August 2019

Loftus Road

Pompey fans can still buy tickets for the Carabao Cup tie at Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday evening.

More than 1,500 seats have already been snapped up for the second round clash at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

They can be purchased online here, by calling 0345 646 1898 (option one) or in person from the Anson Road ticket office until midday on Wednesday.

Blues supporters can also pay at the School End Lower cash turnstiles on the evening of the game.

Fans collecting tickets at the ground should visit the kiosk in South Africa Road (located between ticket office and club store), which opens 90 minutes before kick-off.

Category Season Ticket Holders* General Prices
Adult £10 £15
Senior (60+) £5 £10
Young Person (18-23) £5 £10
Junior (U18) £1 £5
Child (U8)** Free Free

*Season ticket prices only apply to tickets bought in advance of the day of the game.
**When accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Wheelchair and ambulant tickets are priced at the above rates and include a carer if on the highest rate of DLA or PIP.

There is a £1 charge per booking for tickets bought online or over the phone.

Supporters buying concession tickets are advised to bring proof of age identification with them to the game.

Official coach travel can be purchased online here or by calling Lucketts Travel on 01329 237000.

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