The FA Cup - Fourth Round
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Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Owls progress from all-Championship contest

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Highlights: QPR 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday edged past QPR in an all-Championship contest to book their place in the FA Cup fifth round.

Left-back Morgan Fox opened the scoring and Sam Winnall's late goal sealed Wednesday's progression despite Nakhi Wells' late consolation goal.

It ensured a welcome return to winning ways for the Owls, who were thrashed by Blackburn on Saturday.

The fifth-round draw will be shown live on BBC One on The One Show on Monday 27 January, at around 19:20 GMT.

QPR's fast start laid the platform for their emphatic 5-1 third-round win over Swansea, but they exhibited very little fluency or attacking threat in the early stages of this encounter.

While both managers made wholesale changes, it was the hosts who appeared to suffer the most as the Owls took control.

Wednesday, who have won this competition three times, took the lead when Sam Hutchinson's quick throw-in caught out two home defenders and Fox collected possession unchallenged in the penalty area to fire a left-footed effort under goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

Rangers did rally after the break, with Julian Borner's superb tackle denying Eberechi Eze an equalising goal and Ilias Chair driving an effort just wide of the left corner.

However, Garry Monk's side, who won 1-0 at Premier League Brighton in the third round, always looked comfortable in defence.

And they killed the game off in a dramatic conclusion, with Adam Reach leading a counter-attack to set-up Sam Winnall's close-range finish, before Wells rounded Cameron Dawson to slide in a second stoppage-time goal.

Man of the match - Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)

Jacob Murphy
On-loan Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy was a constant threat for Wednesday down the right

'We wanted to restore a bit of pride' - what they said

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk: "It was a tough game again but it was a good performance from ourselves. There was a bit of drama at the end but I'm very pleased to get into the fifth round.

"We had a hugely disappointing result in the last game and with 3,000 fans travelling here we wanted to restore a bit of pride into that shirt.

"Our challenge and ambition today was to show pride, no matter what the result was. We had to repay the fans and make amends."

QPR boss Mark Warburton: "I feel like we have gone out without having a real crack at it tonight. It was a poor goal.

"We had a couple of big chances that we have to score. To score at the death is almost irrelevant - the damage was done earlier.

"It was a cheap sloppy goal to give away, track your runners. We got into good areas but never felt threatening in the first half. If you give away a cheap goal you pay the price."

Best of the stats

  • QPR suffered their first defeat in six games against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions, after winning each of the previous four and drawing one.
  • Two of Morgan Fox's six goals in all competitions have come against QPR (he's not scored more than one against any other side), with his first goal against the Hoops coming in the Championship for Charlton in August 2015.
  • Adam Reach has been directly involved in three goals in his last four games in all competitions for Sheffield Wednesday (1 goal, 2 assists), as many as he managed in his previous 17.
  • Nahki Wells has scored six goals in his last four games for QPR in all competitions, after netting just three in the 17 before that.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 37Leistner
  • 23Masterson
  • 14Manning
  • 12BallBooked at 60mins
  • 47ClarkeSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 66'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 10Eze
  • 19ChairSubstituted forWellsat 73'minutes
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 5Cameron
  • 8Amos
  • 17Shodipo
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 21Wells
  • 33Barnes

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 22Odubajo
  • 15Lees
  • 13Börner
  • 3Fox
  • 7K Harris
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 23HutchinsonSubstituted forHuntat 54'minutes
  • 14MurphySubstituted forReachat 72'minutes
  • 11Winnall
  • 6RhodesSubstituted forNuhiuat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Nuhiu
  • 20Reach
  • 24Borukov
  • 27Iorfa
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 44Urhoghide
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,871

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Reach following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Marc Pugh (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Alex Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jordan Rhodes.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Nahki Wells replaces Ilias Chair.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Adam Reach replaces Jacob Murphy.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bright Samuel replaces Jack Clarke.

Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).

Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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