Michu and Nathan Dyer both scored twice to help Michael Laudrup get off to a dream start as Swansea boss with a thumping victory over QPR.

A disastrous defensive display by Rangers began when Rob Green could not stop Michu's speculative 25-yard shot.

ANALYSIS

"What an afternoon for Michael Laudrup - the day belongs to him. With the Olympics in mind, could there have been a smoother baton change from Brendan Rodgers?"

Swansea hit the bar twice before Michu curled home his second after the break.

QPR crumbled completely by the end, with Nathan Dyer scoring twice in quick succession before Scott Sinclair completed the rout with a low finish.

The Welsh side put on a passing performance reminiscent of their best form under previous boss Brendan Rodgers, in what will go down as a perfect Premier League bow for their new Danish manager.

The result would have been particularly sweet for Swansea fans, with Rodgers's new team Liverpool losing 3-0 to West Bromwich Albion.

Laudrup hails 'fantastic' start

For QPR fans, the day was a horrific case of deja vu as they saw their side collapse to a comprehensive opening-day defeat against Bolton at Loftus Road last August.

Things were meant to be different this time, with Rangers boss Mark Hughes fielding a raft of summer signings and promising there would be no repeat of last season's relegation struggle, which his side only just survived.

But a new-look Rangers kicked off the new campaign with the same sort of defending that haunted their first season back in the top flight, starting with Green's gaffe eight minutes into his debut.

The former West Ham keeper got his hand to Michu's low first-time effort from the edge of the area but could only help it into the bottom corner.

Free-scoring Swansea

  • Swansea had failed to score in five of their previous six visits to Loftus Road.
  • The Swans had never before scored four times away from home in the top-flight.
  • Michu was the top-scoring midfielder in La Liga last season, netting 15 goals for Rayo Vallecano.

The hosts initially responded well and were only denied an immediate equaliser by a superb reaction stop from Michel Vorm to keep out Jamie Mackie's close-range effort, Adel Taarabt's pass having ricocheted into his path.

Another QPR new-boy Junior Hoilett cut in from the left-hand side to fire a rasping shot wide before Vorm pushed away a fierce Taarabt effort that was heading for the bottom corner.

Swansea were undoubtedly on the back foot as half-time approached but their travelling supporters saw signs of what was to come when Chico and then Michu hit the bar from corners.

Hughes embarrassed by 'poor' QPR

Eight minutes into the second half, Rangers were again found wanting at the back when Wayne Routledge broke forward and set up Michu to expertly bend the ball into the top corner.

Another counter-attack saw Routledge tee up Dyer to make it 3-0 and the home defence was nowhere to be seen when Dyer met a lobbed pass from substitute Kemy Agustien to make it four.

By now, Laudrup was assured of a victory in his first competitive game in charge, but Sinclair added further gloss with his late strike.

The former Chelsea winger, who has rejected a new contract and appears set to leave the Swans, came off the bench to smash a low shot past the beleaguered Green from the edge of the area.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

QPR

  • 01 Green
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 06 Hill (Wright-Phillips - 64' )
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 20 Fabio Booked
  • 02 Diakite Booked (Derry - 86' )
  • 07 Park Ji-sung
  • 10 Taarabt
  • 09 Cisse (Johnson - 77' )
  • 12 Mackie
  • 23 Hoilett

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy
  • 17 Nelsen
  • 04 Derry
  • 11 Wright-Phillips
  • 18 Dyer
  • 08 Johnson
  • 25 Zamora

Swansea

  • 01 Vorm
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Chico
  • 06 Williams
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 07 Britton
  • 09 Michu (Gower - 84' )
  • 12 Dyer (Sinclair - 77' )
  • 15 Routledge
  • 20 De Guzman Booked (Agustien - 70' )
  • 10 Graham

Substitutes

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 05 Tate
  • 11 Sinclair
  • 26 Agustien
  • 27 Gower
  • 29 Richards
  • 19 Moore
Ref: Probert
Att: 18,072

Match Stats

Shots

20 12

On target

11 8

Corners

5 3

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:14

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Scott Sinclair gets a block in.

90:00 +3:42

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt.

90:00 +0:59

The official flags Scott Sinclair offside. Rob Green takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by Wayne Routledge on Jamie Mackie, free kick awarded. Shaun Derry takes the free kick.

88:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Chico.

87:58

Shot from deep inside the area by Shaun Wright-Phillips clears the crossbar.

85:05

Short corner taken by Mark Gower from the left by-line.

85:05 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Derry is brought on as a substitute for Samba Diakite.

83:04 Substitution

Substitution Miguel Michu goes off and Mark Gower comes on.

80:18

Assist by Miguel Michu.

80:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Sinclair - QPR 0 - 5 Swansea Scott Sinclair scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 0-5 Swansea.

78:35

Shot from long distance by Samba Diakite misses to the right of the target.

77:30

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Chico gets a block in.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Johnson on for Djibril Cisse.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Dyer goes off and Scott Sinclair comes on.

75:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

71:44

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

70:31

Assist by Kemy Agustien.

70:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Dyer - QPR 0 - 4 Swansea A goal is scored by Nathan Dyer from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-4 Swansea.

68:51

Chico takes the free kick.

68:51 Substitution

Substitution Kemy Agustien replaces Jonathan de Guzman.

68:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Djibril Cisse on Leon Britton.

67:48

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Chico.

66:00

Effort on goal by David Hoilett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

65:19

Jamie Mackie has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

64:47

Danny Graham takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in. Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Rob Green.

63:36 Substitution

Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Shaun Wright-Phillips coming on for Clint Hill.

62:45

The assist for the goal came from Wayne Routledge.

62:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Dyer - QPR 0 - 3 Swansea A goal is scored by Nathan Dyer from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 0-3 Swansea.

61:54

Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Neil Taylor.

61:54 Booking

Booking Angel Rangel goes into the book.

61:50

Angel Rangel is adjudged to have handled the ball.

61:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Clint Hill takes the free kick.

59:08

Jonathan de Guzman fouled by David Hoilett, the ref awards a free kick. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

58:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samba Diakite by Nathan Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Clint Hill.

57:44

Foul by Fabio Da Silva on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

57:19 Booking

Booking Fabio Da Silva is given a yellow card.

54:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Britton on Djibril Cisse. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt. Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Danny Graham.

54:16 Booking

Booking Samba Diakite is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

53:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Samba Diakite.

52:32

The assist for the goal came from Wayne Routledge.

52:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Miguel Michu - QPR 0 - 2 Swansea Miguel Michu grabs a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. QPR 0-2 Swansea.

47:59

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, clearance by Danny Graham.

47:14

Miguel Michu has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

46:45

Ji-Sung Park challenges Jonathan de Guzman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chico takes the direct free kick.

46:03

Nedum Onuoha has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:17

Foul by Wayne Routledge on Nedum Onuoha, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:19

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan de Guzman, Miguel Michu takes a shot. Shot from inside the area by Wayne Routledge clears the bar.

42:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Jamie Mackie. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman from left wing, clearance by Clint Hill.

42:30

Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Ji-Sung Park results in a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.

40:54

Free kick taken by Samba Diakite.

40:54 Booking

Booking Booking for Jonathan de Guzman for unsporting behaviour.

38:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samba Diakite on Wayne Routledge. Shot comes in from Jonathan de Guzman from the free kick, save by Rob Green. Jonathan de Guzman takes the inswinging corner, Chico takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Jonathan de Guzman.

34:25

Foul by Neil Taylor on Jamie Mackie, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from right by-line, clearance by Danny Graham.

31:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Angel Rangel. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

30:11

Miguel Michu challenges Samba Diakite unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Green restarts play with the free kick.

29:41

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

27:33

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

25:22

Samba Diakite takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

24:50

Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Jonathan de Guzman makes a clearance.

22:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samba Diakite by Miguel Michu. Direct free kick taken by Clint Hill.

21:57

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Hoilett misses to the left of the goal.

21:06

Corner taken short by Adel Taarabt.

19:27

Chico challenges Djibril Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

19:01

Nathan Dyer fouled by Fabio Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan de Guzman restarts play with the free kick.

15:47

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Samba Diakite takes a shot. Blocked by Chico. Fabio Da Silva takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Michu on Ji-Sung Park. Samba Diakite takes the direct free kick.

13:25

Effort on goal by David Hoilett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

11:30

Danny Graham is caught offside. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

10:29

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams. Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

10:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samba Diakite by Wayne Routledge. Anton Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

7:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Miguel Michu - QPR 0 - 1 Swansea Miguel Michu gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. QPR 0-1 Swansea.

4:16

Unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva by Angel Rangel results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.

3:36

Nathan Dyer fouled by Fabio Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Angel Rangel takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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