Despite producing a battling, determined performance, Queens Park Rangers fell to a 1-0 defeat to Premier League side Watford at Loftus Road on Friday night. The defeat saw Steve McClaren’s Championship side eliminated from the FA Cup.
The hosts fought hard, but could find no response to Etienne Capoue’s first half strike. The closest the Rs came was when centre-back and club captain Toni Leistner slid in to meet a fizzing cross at the far post, but from only a few yards out the 28-year-old could not turn the ball into the unguarded net.
Watch the video below to see the most insane overhead kick you will see this week…
It was a horrible miss, and one that the German defender won’t forget about in a hurry. The Hoops will feel that they did enough to deserve a goal, and a way back into the game, but Leistner could not apply the finishing touch at the vital moment.
Aside from the miss, Leistner contributed to an impressive and dogged defensive display. After the match, plenty of QPR fans took to Twitter to discuss the captain’s contribution against Watford…
Every QPR fan will be having nightmares about that Leistner miss.
— Chris (@c_worthing) 15 February 2019
Toni Leistner you have broken my heart #QPR
— Dan Sparks (@d_sparks17) 15 February 2019
Was solid today. Wins pretty much everything as well. Just a shame he missed such a crucial chance
— Jack Nichols (@JackNic35198630) 15 February 2019
Naa. Leistner is an improvement. He has his off day but is irreplaceable on the whole.
— Joel (@JoelJohnsonson) 16 February 2019
Poor from you, @ToniLeistner was brilliant at the back today don’t judge him on 1 chance. Has easily been our best CB this season
— Sam Prior (@samprior1882) 15 February 2019
Please @ToniLeistner should never cross the halfway line again , he’s so useless in front of goal , how on earth did he missed that ball , even @joelumley would have scored . I just hate Leistner now , we really miss Lynch today . #ihateleistner
— MykeQPR (@KposowaMichael) 15 February 2019
What are you waffling about? He was brilliant today apart from missing one chance fizzed across goal.
— QPR Fans (@fanpage_qpr) 15 February 2019
I appreciate you’re in pain mate
We all are
But you’re wrong about @ToniLeistner
Only one to really hold that back line together
— BeansParkRanger (@BeansParkRanger) 16 February 2019