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Andy’s Player Ratings: QPR 0-0 Sunderland - Lads win on penalties and reach the quarter finals!

DARE TO DREAM! Sunderland, the lowest ranked team in the competition, have made it into the last eight of the League Cup - edging past QPR on penalties. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads - GET IN!

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Lee Burge: 8/10

Made one great stop in the first half but not overly tested by the home side - his distribution isn’t as good as Hoffmann’s. but he gave Sunderland the perfect start to the shoot-out when he saved Charlie Austin’s penalty.

Carl Winchester: 7/10

Mostly a defensive performance from Winchester but did skim a shot just wide late on.

Frederik Alves: 7/10

Won everything in the air and was comfortable against two established Championship strikers in Andre Gray and Lyndon Dykes.

Bailey Wright: 8/10

I thought Wright led the defence superbly tonight, always covering for Alves and willing to get stuck in against physical opponents.

Denver Hume: 6/10

Started quite brightly but had to come off early after picking up a knock.

Luke O’Nien: 7/10

A better display from O’Nien today, was better on the ball and made life difficult for the QPR midfield. Mostly kept Chair quiet.

Dan Neil: 6/10

Had one good run and shot early on that was well saved but then gave the ball away in a dangerous position not long after. A more hardworking display than we would usually get from Neil, not many chances to shine further up the pitch.

Corry Evans: 7/10

Calm display in the middle of the pitch, protected the back four and reads the game so well.

Lynden Gooch: 6/10

Industrious display from Gooch. Created the first chance of the game for Dajaku with a through ball and had a chance that he curled well over in the second half that he perhaps should have done better with.

Leon Dajaku: 6/10

Some bright moments from the winger, forced Dieng into a save early on, whipped a dangerous cross in shortly afterward that no-one could get on the end of but in and out of the game.

Ross Stewart: 6/10

Not much joy himself up top but hard-working, selfless display from the big man. Took a tumble late on but got up and tucked away his penalty.


Dennis Cirkin: 6/10

Came on with only 23 minutes on the clock after Hume’s injury and acquitted himself well. Miss kick gave away a corner from which QPR had a goal disallowed but Cirkin did very well to block Adamoah’s first shot.

Aiden O’Brien: 6/10

Subbed on with 30 minutes to go and put himself about without really threatening QPR.

Aiden McGeady: 7/10

Almost won the game for Sunderland twice in normal time, first with a really dangerous cross across the face of goal and then when his late drive was well saved by the QPR keeper.

Callum Doyle: 6/10

Did well when he came on as QPR had started to push for a winner.

Alex Pritchard: 7/10

Was lively when he came on and one superb touch sent McGeady away on goal.

Man of the Match: Lee Burge

Saved Austin’s penalty to pile pressure on QPR immediately in the shoot-out, made a superb save in the first half and played well despite his lack of football of late.


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