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.