Player ratings: QPR 3 Luton Town 2

Luton Town were defeated 3-2 by QPR on Saturday after a horror show in the opening 30 minutes saw them concede three times.

By Mike Simmonds
Monday, 16th September 2019, 11:07 am
Sonny Bradley can't hide his frustration as the Hatters concede again on Saturday
Sonny Bradley can't hide his frustration as the Hatters concede again on Saturday

Goals from Harry Cornick and James Collins raised hopes of a dramatic comeback for the visitors, but they couldn't quite manage to rescue a point. Here's how the Hatters rated on the day.

Error for the first goal set the tone for Towns disastrous first 30 minutes as he should have stopped Ezes shot. Wonderful save to prevent him scoring again, but kicking was awry at times too.
Caught out by a long ball over the top for Rangers second as Wells could just run through and make it 2-0. Targeted by the hosts at times on a tough afternoon and was replaced by Galloway early in the second half.
The danger didnt really come down his side but couldnt get across to prevent Wells having the easy task of making it 3-0 with just 25 minutes gone. Swapped to the right in the second period with Galloway coming on.
Made some absolute vital interventions to prevent the hosts completely running away with it, especially in the opening 45 minutes. Tightened up after the break as Rangers couldn't add to their tally.
Just couldnt handle QPRs front players as Town found themselves 3-0 down in the blink of an eye. Had Hugill had his shooting boots on in the second period, it could have been even more too.
Some heroic blocks for the Hatters as QPR rained in shot after shot for the majority of the first half. Got stuck in with some tigerish tackles, enabling Luton to finally turn the tide somewhat for the second period.
Came into the game more after the break as Town finally got a foothold in the encounter. Dangerous ball saw Cornick find Collins to make it 3-2, but set-pieces werent up to their usual standard though.
In for his first Championship start, but the switch didnt really pay off. Gave the ball away for Rangers first and part of a visiting midfield overrun for large chunks. Better late on though and almost snatched a point.
Never really able to exert the kind of influence he has done in recent games, as QPR marshalled him well throughout. The odd dart into the area, but nothing significant materialised from it.
Has become a major part of Towns attacking set-up this season and extremely cool finish gave his side a lifeline, as was by no means easy. Constant threat after the break too, setting up Collins to make it 3-2.
Devoid of any service in the first half but in the right place once more to give Luton real hope of a comeback early in the second period. Looked to be through again late on only for a brilliant saving tackle.
Was bright and bubbly as he came on to try and find Town a leveller. Tested Lumley once, but couldnt produce his usual free kick magic from a set-piece in stoppage time.
Tightened up Towns defence and made some good marauding runs forward in the closing stages. Return to fitness could be a boost for the Hatters.
Ensured the ball stuck upfront as he made some good thrusts forward with Luton looking for that dramatic equaliser.