The only time Peterborough United have played QPR in the FA Cup they beat them and went on to reach the quarter-finals, the best run in the club’s history

Peterborough United will host Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers in the fourth of the FA Cup.

By Alan Swann
Sunday, 9th January 2022, 5:16 pm
FA Cup action from Posh v QPR at London Road in December, 1964. The photo was supplied by Peter Deakin who scored both Posh goals in a 2-1 win in front of over 15,000 fans.

It’s a draw neither side would have wanted. Posh did beat QPR 2-1 in a Championship fixture at the Weston Homes Stadium in October thanks to goals from Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele.

However QPR are currently fifth in the Championship, 17 places and 22 points ahead of Posh. They beat League One promotion contenders Rotherham United on penalties in yesterday’s third round while Posh were edging past League Two strugglers Bristol Rovers 2-1.

The tie will take place between February 4-7.

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Siriki Dembele of Peterborough United celebrates scoring the winning goal against Queens Park Rangers in October. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh have only been drawn against QPR once in the FA Cup. Posh won a second round replay 2-1 in the 1964-65 season thanks to two goals from Peter Deakin, the second in extra time. The teams had drawn 3-3 at Loftus Road with the Posh goals coming from Deakin, Ron Barnes and Peter McNamee.

Posh went on to beat Division One giants Arsenal in the fourth round on the way to a club record sixth round (quarter-final) appearance. Posh lost that tie 5-1 at Chelsea.

Posh progress in the FA Cup means the Championship fixture against Luton Town scheduled for Saturday, February 5 will be postponed.

Full fourth round draw: Crystal Palace v Hartlepool, Bournemouth v Boreham Wood, Huddersfield v Barnsley, Peterborough v QPR, Cambridge v Luton, Southampton v Coventry, Chelsea v Plymouth, Everton v Brentford,

Kidderminster v West Ham, Man Utd or Villa v Middlesbrough, Spurs v Brighton, Liverpool v Cardiff, Stoke v Wigan, Nottingham Forest or Arsenal v Leicester, Man City v Fulham, Wolves v Norwich.