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Swansea City 0-0 Queens Park Rangers: Swans hold QPR to goalless draw

Rhian Brewster is tackled
Rhian Brewster has scored twice for Swansea City since joining on loan from Liverpool

Swansea City's Championship play-off hopes suffered another blow as they stuttered to a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers.

Head coach Steve Cooper had called for a response after Swansea's weekend home defeat by Derby County, but it was Rangers who looked the more likely winners.

And as happy as they were to end a four-game losing streak, Mark Warburton's team will be frustrated not to have claimed three points rather than one.

Rangers created - and wasted - the best chances, with Jordan Hugill and Bright Osayi-Samuel the biggest culprits.

Swansea are left without a win in four games, although they were grateful for this point after failing to land a shot on target.

This was a meeting of a Swansea side who do not score enough goals and a Rangers team who concede too many.

The January loss of top scorer Nahki Wells has not aided Rangers going forward, with Warburton bemoaning his team's finishing of late.

He was left frustrated again as QPR failed to take control of this contest in the first half.

Hugill blazed over when clean through after just four minutes, then Osayi-Samuel was twice denied by goalkeeper Freddie Woodman after Swansea had been opened up.

There was plenty of work for the home side's Wales defenders, Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon, to do in front of national boss Ryan Giggs, who was watching from the directors' box.

Swansea barely threatened at the other end before the break, although one fine Andre Ayew run had the visitors scrambling until his shot cannoned to safety off team-mate Roberts.

Cooper's men improved a little at the start of the second half, with Bersant Celina lashing over the top before Yan Dhanda appealed for a penalty after being eased off the ball by Yoann Barbet.

But Swansea continued to struggle for any fluency in possession, and Rangers threatened once more as Geoff Cameron's long-range drive deflected just wide off Rodon.

Eberechi Eze then curled off target before Osayi-Samuel's low centre flashed across the face of goal.

There was a late scare for Rangers when Liam Kelly fumbled under pressure from Brewster, but the goalkeeper recovered despite claims for a penalty and Swansea's shot-shy night was complete.

The draw means they are three points adrift of the play-off places in ninth, while Rangers remain 17th.

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper told BBC Radio Wales:

"We can do better with the amount of ball we had tonight and the positions we got in tonight.

"We are capable of creating more opportunities to shoot and cross so the part of the game which was not at the right level tonight was in and around their box.

"We are frustrated because we want to be winning games and we want to be scoring goals at home.

"We have good attacking players which can make a difference and they know they can do better but we cannot get too down, we just need to keep doing what we are doing."

QPR manager Mark Warburton told BBC Radio London:

"We've come to a tough venue against a very good opponent, restricted them to no shots on target, dominated long periods of the game, had numerous chances ourselves and you've got to get a clean sheet.

"But we're leaving here with a sense of disappointment that we didn't get all three points.

"All credit to the players, they looked strong they looked solid, the unity was there, they defended the goal well with passion, moved the ball forward quickly.

"I thought we looked very good at times, but it's about putting the ball in the back of the net."

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 27Woodman
  • 23Roberts
  • 4Rodon
  • 2Guehi
  • 26NaughtonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Grimes
  • 22A Ayew
  • 33Gallagher
  • 21DhandaSubstituted forKaluluat 74'minutes
  • 10Celina
  • 19Brewster

Substitutes

  • 6Fulton
  • 15Routledge
  • 18Kalulu
  • 24Bidwell
  • 25Mulder
  • 32Cullen
  • 44Cabango

QPR

  • 32Kelly
  • 22RangelBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKaneat 84'minutes
  • 4Hall
  • 29Barbet
  • 14Manning
  • 12Ball
  • 5Cameron
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 56mins
  • 10Eze
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 8Amos
  • 18Oteh
  • 19Chair
  • 23Masterson
  • 47Clarke
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
14,778

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Hugill following a set piece situation.

Booking

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Naughton (Swansea City).

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Marc Pugh (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Foul by Connor Roberts (Swansea City).

Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Rodon (Swansea City).

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

Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Todd Kane replaces Angel Rangel.

Attempt missed. André Ayew (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Naughton with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Marc Guehi (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).

Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Joe Rodon (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a set piece situation.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Pugh (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Aldo Kalulu replaces Yan Dhanda.

Foul by André Ayew (Swansea City).

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

Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joe Rodon.

Attempt blocked. Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Swansea City).

Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marc Guehi (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Joe Rodon (Swansea City).

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt saved. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Pugh with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Foul by Yan Dhanda (Swansea City).

goal

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