The FA Cup - Fourth Round - Replay
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Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Portsmouth in FA Cup fourth-round replay

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FA Cup: QPR 2-0 Portsmouth highlights

QPR claimed a comfortable win over Portsmouth to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 1997.

Darnell Furlong went closest in the first half of Tuesday night's replay, heading against the Pompey crossbar.

Wells then fired wide before Matt Smith headed down from a corner for Wells to bundle in for the Championship side.

And Smith rose to head home from a Luke Freeman corner to end League One Pompey's hopes, giving the Hoops their first win in five games.

Smith headed wide from an early Furlong cross and both Massimo Luongo and Freeman fired off target before Furlong went close.

Wells and Freeman fired wide after the break, with Gareth Evans going closest for Pompey as he fired wide for the visitors.

But moments later Joel Lynch helped on Smith's header for on-loan Burnley striker Wells to break the deadlock with his eighth goal of the season.

And Smith headed home to secure a fifth-round tie at home to Watford on Friday, 15 February.

'We've a chance to create memories' - what they said

QPR boss Steve McClaren: "Portsmouth made it difficult for us. We earned the right to play, though, and once we got the first goal it opened up for us and we got the job done.

"We put in a very good performance tonight. It took us a while to break them down but I'm delighted. The main thing is to create a team the fans are proud of and I think tonight they will be.

"Now we have a great tie to look forward to against Watford here, under the lights. The FA Cup is all about creating memories and we've an opportunity to do that."

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett: "We competed well but couldn't really get any shots away until a bit of a flurry towards the end. Ultimately it was two set-pieces that cost us - the three goals they've scored across the two ties have all come from them.

"It was a spirited performance and over these two games we've shown we're difficult to beat. We've had a good cup run and while there's some frustration at going out of the competition, we have to look forward now."

McClaren ends his Pompey hoodoo - the stats

  • As a manager in all competitions, Steve McClaren had faced Portsmouth more often than any other side without winning (D4 L3).
  • QPR have won two FA Cup games this season, as many as they had managed in their previous 26 games in the competition (D7 L17).

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 2Furlong
  • 4Hall
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 20Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forEzeat 72'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 11ScowenBooked at 52mins
  • 7Freeman
  • 32WellsSubstituted forManningat 82'minutes
  • 17SmithSubstituted forHemedat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 10Eze
  • 14Manning
  • 16Hemed
  • 23Wszolek
  • 24Kakay
  • 37Leistner

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2Walkes
  • 6BurgessBooked at 76mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 30MaySubstituted forMorrisat 59'minutes
  • 10Lowe
  • 33CloseSubstituted forPitmanat 74'minutes
  • 18DennisSubstituted forEvansat 60'minutes
  • 9Hawkins

Substitutes

  • 8Pitman
  • 20Thompson
  • 24Morris
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
13,115

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Portsmouth 0.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tomer Hemed replaces Matt Smith.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Manning.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Lee Brown (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning replaces Nahki Wells.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Portsmouth 0. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Ben Close.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze replaces Bright Samuel.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Portsmouth 0. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).

Lee Brown (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Louis Dennis.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Bryn Morris replaces Adam May.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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