Queens Park Rangers drew 0-0 at Swansea City in the Championship last night.
It was only QPR’s fourth clean sheet of the season, and they’ve one returning Yoann Barbet to thank – the Frenchman has missed nearly four months of action but came back into the side last night, and gave a sterling account of himself.
The 26-year-old joined on a free from Brentford in the summer, reuniting with Mark Warburton.
Upon arrival, he looked somewhat clumsy. He had an eye for a mistimed slide tackle and was a bit off-the-pace, but last night was his best performance in blue and white by far.
Alongside Grant Hall in a new-look defence for QPR, which saw the returns of Angel Rangel against his former club and Ryan Manning, the R’s looked solid as ever and were deserved of the point, if not more in the end.
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Plenty of QPR fans took to Twitter to sing their praise for Barbet after the game, and here’s what they said:
Pugh won man of the match!? I watched a different sport. Was great to see Barbet back, he was mine. #QPR
— Tom Bermingham (@TQPRBermingham) February 11, 2020
Good performance from QPR tonight, should have won the game but happy enough with a point and clean sheet, impressed with Barbet made a real difference #SWAQPR
— David Barton (@dave_barton76) February 11, 2020
Back four very good tonight. Barbet excellent. So good to see Manning and Rangel back on the pitch. A little more belief and 1 would have been 3.
— Ian qpr (@Ianexall1) February 11, 2020
Will take that all day long. On another day we win that game 0-3. Good to have Barbet back, he was class and we’ve missed him https://t.co/jExuRJ11el
— Louis (@LouisMoir99) February 11, 2020
Take that!!! Point and clean sheet! Because Barbet is back??? #QPR
— DanQPRHackney (@danhacks) February 11, 2020
Barbet makes us look a different team
— Jake Knight (@JakeKnight1882) February 11, 2020
Barbet my motm tonight looked much better w him #qpr
— Sim (@simeonlucas19) February 11, 2020