Past meetings: QPR v Swansea City

4th January 2020
First team

As Swansea City prepare to face QPR in the FA Cup on Sunday (2.01pm), we take a look back at some memorable previous meetings between the sides in West London.

QPR 1-1 Swansea City

Premier League, January 1, 2015

Substitute Wilfried Bony came off the bench to salvage a last-gasp point in injury time after Leroy Fer had given the home side the lead.

Bony was top Premier League scorer in the calendar year of 2014 with 20 goals and started the New Year in the same vein with what would prove to be his final goal before joining Manchester City.

Fer had given Queens Park Rangers the advantage on the 20-minute mark with an unstoppable strike from 25 yards, which whistled past Lukasz Fabianski.

When Swansea’s Wayne Routledge was sent off after 86 minutes for violent conduct after reacting to Karl Henry’s tackle, it looked like a long way back for Garry Monk's side.

But Swansea kept fighting, and Bony once again demonstrated his predatory instincts as, after receiving Ki Sung-yueng’s pass, he turned sharply before finishing into the top-left corner to score his ninth goal of the Premier League season and send the travelling fans into raptures.

QPR 0-5 Swansea City

Premier League, August 18, 2012


Swansea City flew out of the traps on the opening day of the 2012-2013 Premier League season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Queen Park Rangers.

Michu and Nathan Dyer scored two apiece, with Scott Sinclair adding a fifth as Michael Laudrup's Swans ran rampant on a sun-baked summer day in West London.

A calamitous defensive display from the Hoops started when goalkeeper Rob Green allowed Michu’s speculative shot to go under his body.

Swansea hit the bar twice before Routledge sent Michu through on goal just after half-time to expertly curl a shot first time past the despairing Green to double the lead.

Dyer then added a third from a swift counter-attack when the hosts gave away possession after good pressing from Michu, and the winger finished an excellent passing move to make it 4-0.

Sinclair made it five with a rasping left-foot drive from outside the area with nine minutes to go and ensure a dream start to the season for the Swans.

QPR 0-0 Swansea City

Division Two, August 23, 1980

With one win and a defeat in their two first two games of the season, the Swans travelled to Loftus Road hoping to build momentum.

With John Toshack, a surprise starter in defence as a sweeper, the pacey David Giles and Robbie James threatened early in the game on the counter-attack but couldn’t find the breakthrough.

However, it was Swansea goalkeeper David Stewart who came to their rescue repeatedly defying the Hoops' attempts at goal and preserving a vital clean sheet.

It was a point that would prove precious at the end of the season as Toshack’s side earned promotion to the First Division for the first time in the club's history, pipping Blackburn Rovers to the third and final automatic promotion spot on goal difference.

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Swansea Town

Division Two, September 1, 1951

Swansea recovered from a goal down to earn a point an what was far from a classic encounter between two sides struggling in Division Two.

Queens Park Rangers' direct style didn’t make this one for the purists, and the Swans were made to pay for wasting three early chances as they fell behind just before half-time as Conway Smith netted for the visitors.

But 20-year-old Ivor Allchurch levelled the scores with 10 minutes to go to earn an important point for Swansea Town.

Queens Park Rangers were relegated as they finished bottom of the table, and the Swans narrowly avoided the drop as they ended up two places and two points above the relegation zone.