It was a game where the score-line was never really going to be the key focus, as a game of 120 minutes and a total of 45 players took to the field in surprisingly feisty match at the ABAX Stadium.
We take a look at how the QPR squad fared in their 4-2 victory against League One side, Peterborough United.
Alex Smithies – 7
Had very few saves to make but commanded his area well and swept up what was needed.
James Perch – 7
An assured display. Did what was asked of him defensively but rarely threatened going forward.
Nedum Onuoha – 7
A solid display from big Ned. Brought the ball out of defence well and led by example.
Joel Lynch – 6
Looked dominant but appeared reckless going into tackles as he scrapped with Ricky Miller.
Jake Bidwell – 6
An average display. Allowed the Posh too much space at times putting his team under pressure.
Josh Scowen – 8
A tidy display. Happy to put his foot in where it hurts but also a smart passer of the ball. More than happy to join the attack and provide a goal-scoring threat.
Ryan Manning – 6
A difficult display for the youngster. Struggled to control the game lost the midfield runner on a number of occasions.
Jamie Mackie – 8
A livewire. A typical workman-like display and got his reward when he bundled in the opener.
Yeni Ngbakoto – 8
An impressive display. Looked a real threat as he shadowed Matt Smith up front, and could have had a number of assists with his threatening dead-ball delivery.
Conor Washington – 7
Looked lively and showed a great first touch at times. Just lacking that final ball and quick-thinking to cause a real threat.
Matt Smith – 7
Looked a powerful presence but missed two excellent chances in the first period. Will need to brush up on his finishing ahead of the new season.
Matt Ingram - 6
Couldn't have done much with two goals he conceded early-on in the third quarter, but regrouped well.
Jack Robinson - 7
Grew into the second half after a shaky start. Took his goal particularly well.
Idrissa Sylla - 6
A very static display from the front man. Looked isolated up front with the supporting players not getting close enough to support.
Ebere Eze - 8
Looked lively when he got on the ball. Missed a good chance but made up for it with a cool finish to make it 3-2.
Charlie Owens - 7
Looked confident in possession and made a good partnership with Borysiuk in the engine room. Took his goal extremely well.
Nikko Hamalainen - 7
Looked relatively strong alongside new recruit Giles Philips. Will be hoping to have done enough to warrant more game time this seaosn.
Giles Philips - 7
The American youngster looked relatively solid on his debut for QPR. Was put under pressure by a high-energy Posh attack but coped well enough.
Darnell Furlong – 6
A shaky start giving away a penalty within a few minutes of coming on.
Reece Grego-Cox - 7
Had a quiet first 30 minutes but came to life in the final quarter. His pace and trickery could be a real asset this season as he showed in creating Charlie Owen's goal.
Ariel Borysiuk - 7
A solid display from the central midfielder. Looked a little rusty after returning to training this week but this 60 minutes will have done him the world of good.
Pawel Wszolek – 7
Introduced in the second quarter to replace Conor Washington. Looked lively as he drove for the byline whenever he got the ball.
Ilias Chair - 6
Showed some neat touches in the final third and looked keen to make something happen.