QPR 0−0 Newcastle United – Match Review

Neil Warnock will be cursing his sides luck after they missed a glut of first half chances in an entertaining 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at Loftus Road.

All eyes were on Joey Barton as he captained Rangers on his debut against the club he left only two weeks ago. A quiet performance from him was overshadowed by the wastefulness of his teammates who contrived to squander four excellent chances in the first half.

Despite only conceding one goal in their opening three games Newcastle looked shaky at the back and Shaun Wright-Phillips, also making his debut, was at his industrious best torturing Ryan Taylor down the left on several occasions.

He had the first clear cut chance of the game heading over Armand Traore’s cross who was also making his first appearance for QPR.

An entertaining first half saw the game flip from end to end and Leon Best was denied by Paddy Kenny in the QPR goal after turning smartly away from Danny Gabbidon and firing low towards the bottom corner.

Wright-Phillips then conjured another chance this time crossing for Jay Bothroyd who volleyed over from inside the six yard box when it looked easier to score.

The former Manchester City man was a constant terror and almost broke the deadlock only to see his lob over Tim Krul headed off the line by Steven Taylor.

A drop in tempo in the second half meant chances were few and far between although Wright-Phillips shot wide.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew will be disappointed with his attack who were toothless for 90 minutes but his defence shone through yet again with a third clean sheet of the season.

As for Warnock he will be buoyed by the performance of his new players as they began the new era under Tony Fernandes with a well earned point.

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