Jose Bosingwa scored his first Queens Park Rangers goal as they beat Walsall to seal their first win of the season.

Former Chelsea right-back Bosingwa lashed home a shot to cement QPR's place in the League Cup third round.

Shaun Wright-Phillips had opened the scoring after a great pass by Bobby Zamora before William Grigg headed against the bar for the Sadddlers.

Zamora doubled the lead with a chip after Kieron Dyer's excellent through-ball, before Bosingwa broke his duck.

With a match at champions Manchester City on Saturday, it was vital Mark Hughes's side secured a morale-boosting win against League One opponents.

They broke the deadlock in the 29th minute, a clever pass by Zamora allowing Wright-Phillips to score with a brave sliding toe poke under pressure.

Walsall's cause was not helped by the loss of Adam Chambers to injury before the interval yet they gave the hosts a scare when Grigg rattled the woodwork with a header.

QPR doubled their lead when Dyer, making his first appearance since the opening game of last season, played a superb ball to Zamora, who found the net with a clever chip.

Bosingwa completed the scoring when he fired home from close range in the 84th minute.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

QPR

  • 01 Green
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 17 Nelsen
  • 19 Bosingwa
  • 20 Fabio
  • 07 Park Ji-sung
  • 11 Wright-Phillips (Traore - 68' )
  • 32 Faurlin
  • 08 Johnson
  • 23 Hoilett (Dyer - 60' )
  • 25 Zamora (Cisse - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy
  • 03 Traore
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 04 Derry
  • 18 Dyer
  • 09 Cisse
  • 12 Mackie

Walsall

  • 01 Grof
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Holden Booked
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 26 Taylor
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 07 Chambers (Baxendale - 37' )
  • 08 Cuvelier
  • 11 Hemmings (Jones - 78' )
  • 09 Grigg (Bowerman - 70' )
  • 10 Paterson

Substitutes

  • 23 Walker
  • 20 Benning
  • 22 Downing
  • 16 Jones
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 17 Bowerman
  • 19 Williams
Ref: Naylor
Att: 6,129

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

11 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:58

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand. Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Paterson.

90:00 +1:43

Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Save made by David Grof.

89:57

Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Save made by David Grof.

87:36

Jamie Paterson takes a shot.

86:59

Foul by Jose Bosingwa on Jamie Paterson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by James Baxendale.

86:20

Unfair challenge on George Bowerman by Anton Ferdinand results in a free kick. George Bowerman takes the indirect free kick.

84:19

Djibril Cisse is caught offside. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

83:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Bosingwa - QPR 3 - 0 Walsall Goal scored by Jose Bosingwa from close range high into the middle of the goal. QPR 3-0 Walsall.

82:44

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kieron Dyer, Ben Purkiss manages to make a clearance.

77:02 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Hemmings leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Jones.

77:02

James Baxendale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Bosingwa. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

75:27

Shot by George Bowerman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

73:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Djibril Cisse. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

71:09

Effort on goal by Armand Traore from just inside the area clears the bar.

68:31 Substitution

Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with George Bowerman coming on for Will Grigg.

68:31 Substitution

Substitution Djibril Cisse on for Bobby Zamora.

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Wright-Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Armand Traore.

67:03

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Featherstone. Corner taken right-footed by Kieron Dyer.

65:27

Assist by Kieron Dyer.

65:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Zamora - QPR 2 - 0 Walsall Bobby Zamora grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. QPR 2-0 Walsall.

62:55

The referee blows for offside. Rob Green takes the free kick.

61:57

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Andy Butler gets a block in. Effort from deep inside the area by Ji-Sung Park misses to the right of the goal.

59:42 Substitution

Substitution David Hoilett leaves the field to be replaced by Kieron Dyer.

59:22

Ashley Hemmings has a shot and went wide left of the target.

57:59

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

56:52

Florent Cuvelier challenges Alejandro Faurlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.

54:06

Jose Bosingwa challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

49:08

Florent Cuvelier takes a shot. Save made by Rob Green. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Paterson. Florent Cuvelier takes a shot. Florent Cuvelier fouled by Ji-Sung Park, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Paterson takes the free kick. Andy Taylor has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ashley Hemmings, save made by Rob Green.

47:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips played to the near post, Florent Cuvelier makes a clearance. Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Nicky Featherstone.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

42:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Dean Holden for unsporting behaviour.

42:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Dean Holden. Ji-Sung Park takes the free kick.

38:14

Foul by Andy Butler on Bobby Zamora, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Anton Ferdinand takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

37:24

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

36:05 Substitution

Substitution James Baxendale comes on in place of Adam Chambers.

35:46

Shaun Wright-Phillips is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

34:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Will Grigg. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.

28:46

Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal.

28:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Wright-Phillips - QPR 1 - 0 Walsall Shaun Wright-Phillips finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. QPR 1-0 Walsall.

27:51

Ben Purkiss fouled by Andrew Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Purkiss takes the direct free kick.

27:06

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Hemmings. Corner taken by David Hoilett from the right by-line to the near post, Florent Cuvelier makes a clearance.

26:41

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Nicky Featherstone gets a block in.

26:37

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Paterson.

24:48

Header by Andrew Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

17:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Anton Ferdinand. Ashley Hemmings has an effort direct from the free kick, Rob Green makes a save.

15:15

Handball decision goes against Bobby Zamora. Nicky Featherstone takes the free kick.

13:41

David Hoilett is caught offside. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

11:41

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Ryan Nelsen has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

10:23

Foul by Fabio Da Silva on Jamie Paterson, free kick awarded. Jamie Paterson restarts play with the free kick.

9:13

Shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

8:41

The referee blows for offside. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

6:08

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Nicky Featherstone gets a block in. Corner taken by Shaun Wright-Phillips played to the near post, clearance made by Florent Cuvelier.

5:34

The referee blows for offside against Will Grigg. Rob Green takes the free kick.

3:08

Jamie Paterson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

0:00

The game begins.

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