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Aston Villa kept QPR winless on the season, but QPR did manage a point as the two teams tied 1-1.
Both Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj started for Villa, with Guzan in the net and Lichaj at left-back.
Guzan was beaten by an early first-half header, but after that he was fantastic.
He stoned Shaun Wright-Phillips on a breakaway in the 29th minute, made a fantastic reaction save on a chance by Ryan Nelsen in the 54th minute and did well to hold onto a hard shot by Samba Diakite in the 55th minute.
Guzan made a strong save on a wide-open chance just inside the Villa penalty area from Park Ji-Sung in the 58th minute, made a terrific push on a Clint Hill header in the 80th minute and held onto a low-driven blast from Armand Traore in the 82nd.
At one point in the match, Guzan’s performance had QPR manager Harry Redknapp visibly frustrated.
Although Villa is certainly not having a great season, there is no doubt that without the outstanding performances of Guzan, they would certainly be in the relegation zone.
He was named The Guardian’s Man of the Match.