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QPR vs Sunderland [EFL CUP]

1 Name: 606 2021-10-26 19:24
QPR vs Sunderland [19:45]

The Black Cats continue their cup run with a last 16 tie against the Championship play-off contenders at Loftus Road.

Sunderland have already beaten Port Vale, Blackpool, and Wigan Athletic to reach this stage of the competition, while QPR have seen off Leyton Orient, Oxford United, and Everton.

Lee Johnson is likely to make some changes tonight after admitting that his side lacked 'zip' in their weekend league defeat at home to Charlton, as their busy schedule continued.

Sunderland fans are quietly confident ahead of tonight's trip to Loftus Road in the Carabao Cup.

Lee Johnson has made seven changes to the side that took on Charlton Athletic at the Stadium of Light at the weekend.

Lee Burge, Frederik Alves and Corry Evans are among those to start against QPR this evening with a place in the Quarter Final of the Carabao Cup up for grabs.

Black Cats fans are quietly confident of reaching the next round, despite coming up against Mark Warburton's side who've made a brilliant start to the Championship campaign.

The Hoops are currently seventh in the league and have named a strong line-up to take on the Wearsiders this evening.

Lee Johnson made seven changes to the side that started the weekend league defeat at home to Charlton Athletic.

However Sunderland still put out a strong side against QPR in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The four retained from Saturday's side were right-back Carl Winchester, midfielders Luke O'Nien and Dan Neil, and Ross Stewart.

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But Lee Burge replaced Thorben Hoffmann in goal, while Bailey Wright and Frederik Alves played in central defence instead of Tom Flanagan and Callum Doyle, and Denver Hume came in for Dennis Cirkin at left-back.

Johnson brought Corry Evans in as an extra midfielder alongside O'Nien and Neil, in what looked to be a switch to a 4-3-3 formation, and he started with Lynden Gooch and Leon Dajaku out wide.

Alex Pritchard, Aiden O'Brien, and Aiden McGeady made way.

All seven players who dropped out of the starting XI were included on the bench, along with youngsters Will Harris and Stephen Wearne.

QPR boss Mark Warburton also made changes, in his case six to the side that started the weekend Championship defeat at Peterborough United.

In came Osman Kakay, Jordy de Wijs, Luke Amos, Chris Willock, Andre Gray, and Moses Odubajo.

They took the place of Stefan Johansen, Charlie Austin, Dominic Ball, Albert Adomah, Sam McCallum, and one-time Sunderland loanee Jimmy Dunne.

Sunderland: Burge, Winchester, Wright, Alves, Hume, O'Nien, Evans, Neil, Gooch, Stewart, Dajaku

Subs: Hoffmann, Flanagan, Doyle, O'Brien, Cirkin, Pritchard, McGeady, Harris, Wearne

QPR: Dieng, Kakay, Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet, Odubajo, Amos, Willock, Chair, Dykes, Gray

Subs: Archer, Drewe, Dunne, Adomah, Ball, Dozzell, Austin, Duke-McKenna, Johansen

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