48 min: Good start from Leeds, who works very well backwards, with the Bamford engineer seeing the goal and Klich finally seeing some low crosses on the right. Corner. Cooper approaches.
45 min: We are back, with Alioski entering where Dallas was and giving us the shocking vision of a number 10 player playing on the left side.
Part-time move to Leeds: Alioski comes to Dallas. Great minds.
That was a good half of football – both teams are really doing their best, and there are plenty of attackers willing to take risks and try the audacious. QPR they seemed to score every time they advanced, while Leeds looked nice and elegant, but notably lacking in incision. Time for Ezgjan Alioski?
Range: QPR 1-0 Leeds
The referee's whistles are greeted with deafening boos from outside fans, who may feel very irritated that the game's sole purpose has been allowed. That said, QPR seemed the most dangerous side, with Leeds seeing a lot of the ball, but creating very little. The two best players on the field were Eze and Osayi-Samuel, who are causing many problems for Bielsa's defense. I would be surprised if any of them are playing on Championship next season.
45 min: Most purposeful game from Leeds, which is moving the ball well now, but cannot find the final ball. Eventually Harrison wins a free kick in the corner after receiving Klich's ball and passing Kane. Kelly does well to gather Harrison's low delivery.
41 min: Eze, a class above everyone else on the field, frees Amos with a spectacular, languid pass out of the foot, and the midfielder charges in half and reaches the edge of the Leeds area before being stopped on his way by White . A minute later, Osayi-Samuel takes the ball to the right and passes Dallas, whose rugby equipment earns him a reserve – just what he doesn't need.
38 min: A little more agility, Chair pulling Phillips in midfield and the Leeds player kicking in frustration. Both men receive a severe conversation and clash again – legally – moments later. Costa finds space at the edge of the area, but his shot is deflected.
34 min: Again the QPR wards cause problems, first Osayi-Samuel goes down to the right, but he is handcuffed by Dallas, but then Eze catches the ball and lures Ayling into a violent foul. He floats on the free kick from the left, which finds an unmarked Wells who can only get a foot on the wrong side five meters away. Then, somehow, the resulting goalkeeper leaves Bamford completely clean – and Kelly runs away to no-man's-land! But the Leeds striker attacked loudly when the situation demanded calm. Oh gosh.
"Is it amazing to watch football without VAR?" writes JR from Illinois. "It's like being in the past when things were simple and wonderful. It also doesn't hurt that VAR has ruled out that QPR goal and I cheer for the Baggies. "Very well.
30 minutes: It comes to nothing and QPR against brilliantly, Eze a Chair, whose sweeping ball chooses Osayi-Samuel. His tricks put him in the box and he approaches the chair in D, but his low effort is hurried and runs everywhere.
28 min: After an unstable start, Leeds established themselves in the game. Costa dances on the flank and looks for Bamford, who can't escape the marker. In the resulting corner, Costa catches the ball again and suffers a foul on the left.
26 min: Bamford gets his first correct view of the goal, catching Ayling's ball and making an acute angle, won by Kelly.
24 min: The first sign of a needle, when Hernandez and Amos compete for a loose ball and get involved in a heated contest, but almost above the board, the Leeds player ends up facing his opponent with unnecessary force.
Goal! QPR 1-0 Leeds (Wells, 20)
QPR drive! Eze's free kick does not cross the wall, but Wells catches the ball loose and hits it close. But he controlled it with his hand! Unconsciously, but unmistakably. Leeds is furious. The objectives remain. A null.
19 min: From the resulting corner, Osayi-Samuel takes the ball in half in the middle line and shoots majestically forward, right in the heart of Leeds' defense, ending up overcoming a foul in the corner of the area. He's been excellent so far.
18 min: Costa misses on the right. Hernandez hits a glorious cross, but again no Leeds player can find him. White's blank clearance forces a defense from his own goalkeeper.
16 min: Ayling takes the right flank and is found by Costa. He punches the ball low and hard through the goal, but no attacker can touch it and the ball is clean.
14 min: Osayi-Samuel drives from the right against and feeds Well & # 39; s, whose first layoff is suffered by Amos. Casilla wide tips.
12 min: Eze carries the ball from the left and closes it at Wells' feet, who heads for Osayi-Samuel. He jumps into the box, but kicks it wrong. Positive things from QPR so far.
10 min: Dallas moves on, plays a friendly with Harrison and tries to catch Bamford in the area, but his pass is loose.
8 min: QPR The hem opens in half, with Chair, Eze and Osayi-Samuel taking turns to defend a Leeds defense that has just been released. At the counter, Bamford launches an audacious chip from almost half the line. It sails over Kelly, but is a few feet wide.
5 minutes: The QRP is clearly under instructions to send the ball early towards Osayi-Samuel and isolate it against Dallas left wing, Leeds. at the other end, Leeds mounted an attack that ends with a volley thrown by Harrison on the ground.
3 min: And now Eze, on the other wing, passes Ayling with a drop on the shoulder, but can't find a shirt with signature rings. Three minutes later, the danger of the QPR is that men are looking for it.
2 min: Osayi-Samuel stretches his legs in the right wing, chasing a beautiful long pass from Hall and pulling out a horribly hasty tackle from Cooper, who misses the ball completely. White sweeps.
The teams are out, and it's a glorious afternoon in West London. Handshakes are exchanged and formations adopted – and we're out. Leeds continues with a bit of a ball, before Costa's run is reduced when he reaches the QPR Cashier.
Today's hardest advocateshowever, it may just be the two Leeds defenders, who will face the combined antics of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Eberechi Eze, two outrageously talented dribblers, with no shortage of final product and who can switch flanks at will. You imagine that a busy afternoon awaits Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas.
Speaking of this defense, 21, former Liverpool footballer Conor Masterson is making his league debut by QPR today at the center of that. He can't do worse than what's in front of him, right …?
Hard to kill QPR Aditya email fans from Mumbai to get us in the mood: "We like to see how we play this season. We have the top three in the league (ok, Brentford's second best) and a shocking defense – every game is a roller coaster. Looking forward to seeing how we face it a stuttering Leeds.
Just a move to Leeds, then, and a forced one at that – Pablo Hernández joining the injured Barry Douglas. Bielsa is clearly convinced that there is no need to move, despite the sinister drop in results.
As for the QPR, they make three changes, the most notable being the omission of Jordan Hugill, who loses with what the club describes as a "hit". But the real story here may just be on the hosts' bench, where there's a place for striker teenager Jack Clarke, who joined this week on loan from Tottenham. Clarke joined the Spurs in the summer of – you guessed it – Leeds and was promptly loaned to them this season, only to be remembered by the Spurs in December because he wasn't getting a game. Got that? Otherwise, here is the short version: Clarke has a point to prove.
QPR: Kelly, Kane, Hall, Cameron, Masterson, Wallace, Amos, Osayi-Samuel, President, Eze, Wells. Subs: Barnes, Pugh, Scowen, Ball, Manning, Leistner, Clarke.
Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs: Meslier, Casey, Alioski, Struijk, McCalmont, Shackleton, Stevens.
Funny league, championship. Although they are favorites for the auto promotion places and are comfortably in first and second, neither Leeds nor West Brom won a league game this decade! In fact, the only victory they achieved between them last month was Leeds' 5-4 victory in Birmingham – a glorious occasion, but hardly what the champions have.
And yet here we are, with Marcelo Bielsa's boys going to the capital with the first place in sight. A win would get them there – at least until rivals compete on Monday night – although leaving Loftus Road with three points can be said more easily than done by a team that, once it started to seem thoughtless for the promotion , managed to hit that legendary winter swing – the one that their manager seems to take with him wherever he goes.
On your way this afternoon are magnificently free from Mark Warburton QPR The team, which is by no means out of the promotion, chases itself – and encouragingly for us, has scored more goals than any team that is not at the top and has conceded more goals than the team at the bottom. They also have the sparkling Eberechi Eze, who, if he is not the best player in the division, is almost certainly the best to watch. And you thought Leeds were the most exciting side of the league. This must be good – tie it!