Queens Park Rangers crashed out of the FA Cup after suffering a shock fourth-round defeat by League One MK Dons.

The Premier League hosts went behind when Armand Traore sliced into his own net from a corner after four minutes.

Dons keeper David Martin made several saves but Ryan Lowe latched on to a long pass to double the lead, with Lowe then setting up Ryan Harley.

Darren Potter rifled in to put the Dons out of sight with Jay Bothroyd and Fabio grabbing late QPR goals.

QPR are still at the bottom of the Premier League but they had made an unbeaten start to 2013 before this embarrassing loss.

Manager Harry Redknapp made nine changes to the side that drew 1-1 with West Ham last Saturday, with Tuesday's league game against Manchester City in mind, yet he still included seven internationals in his team.

FA Cup woe for QPR

Queens Park Rangers have not progressed beyond the fourth round of the FA Cup since the 1996-97 season when they lost 2-1 at Wimbledon in the fifth round.

Three of the four goals the home side conceded came courtesy of defensive errors and they paid for wasteful finishing.

DJ Campbell had the ball in the back of the net in the first minute, but it was ruled out for offside and Redknapp's side went 1-0 down from Shaun Williams' corner as Traore mis-cued with Dean Lewington in close company.

The pressure continued from the west Londoners as Fabio, Traore, Campbell and Tal Ben Haim all went close.

But then a long ball from Anthony Kay caught Anton Ferdinand napping and Lowe slotted past keeper Rob Green before the break.

It went from bad to worse five minutes after half-time as Lowe beat the offside trap and pulled back from the by-line for substitute Harley, who could not miss from close range.

Martin palmed over a Alejandro Faurlin header before the Dons amazingly made it 4-0 in the 56th minute, when Potter took advantage of poor defending from a set-piece to smash past Green.

Bobby Zamora's introduction helped stem the tide as he set up Bothroyd's close-range header with Fabio's stoppage-time strike from inside the six-yard box reducing the deficit on an otherwise terrible afternoon for QPR.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp:

"I thought in the first half we played well.

"We gave two diabolical goals away. Terrible, sloppy defending and suddenly you find yourself 2-0 down.

"We came back in the second half and I thought we would still go onto win the game.

"The third goal is offside, to be honest, but that is not an excuse. The fourth goal was another sloppy goal and you can't give sloppy goals way like that and win football matches."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"We felt we could come here and get a result.

"I understand the gulf in teams and I respect that as well.

"QPR is a wonderful football club with one of the best English managers in a long, long time.

"It is nice to make it through. The players were fantastic and I thought they deserved the result.

"Getting into the fourth round was a little bit of history for us and now the fifth round makes it a little more special."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

QPR

  • 01 Green
  • 03 Traore
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 20 Fabio Booked
  • 21 Ben-Haim
  • 07 Park Ji-sung (Zamora - 67' )
  • 14 Granero
  • 32 Faurlin Booked
  • 12 Mackie
  • 37 Bothroyd
  • 39 Campbell

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 04 Derry
  • 22 Ephraim
  • 40 M'bia
  • 25 Zamora

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 03 Lewington
  • 05 MacKenzie (Harley - 20' )
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 24 Kay
  • 06 Williams
  • 08 Potter
  • 11 Smith (Lines - 75' )
  • 09 Bowditch (Alli - 90' )
  • 14 Lowe

Substitutes

  • 04 Doumbe
  • 16 Flanagan
  • 20 Harley
  • 21 Alli
  • 23 Lines
  • 31 Rasulo
  • 32 Ismail
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Match Stats

Shots

22 9

On target

12 6

Corners

11 1

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:41 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:04

DJ Campbell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +2:33

Esteban Granero takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by David Martin.

90:00 +1:17

Jay Bothroyd provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +1:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Fabio Da Silva - QPR 2 - 4 MK Dons Fabio Da Silva fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. QPR 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons.

89:35 Substitution

Substitution Dean Bowditch leaves the field to be replaced by Dele Ali.

89:18

Shot by Jay Bothroyd from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

88:29

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

87:44

Corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line played to the near post, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.

85:14

Adam Chicksen has an effort at goal from 6 yards. Save made by Rob Green.

83:45

Corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Jay Bothroyd misses to the right of the target.

82:32

Assist by Bobby Zamora.

82:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Bothroyd - QPR 1 - 4 MK Dons Jay Bothroyd finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. QPR 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons.

82:04

Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Esteban Granero.

81:03

Unfair challenge on Esteban Granero by Ryan Harley results in a free kick. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

79:51

Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

77:47

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Antony Kay gets a block in.

76:19

Shot from outside the box by Alejandro Faurlin misses to the left of the target.

74:11

Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

74:11 Substitution

Substitution Chris Lines joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Smith.

74:11

Jay Bothroyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

73:51

Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Rob Green.

72:45

Shaun Williams fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.

71:19

Foul by Shaun Williams on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Esteban Granero delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Dean Lewington.

69:30

Corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin to the near post, Alan Smith manages to make a clearance.

66:35 Substitution

Substitution Bobby Zamora joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ji-Sung Park.

65:47

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Antony Kay gets a block in.

64:10

Foul by Armand Traore on Dean Bowditch, free kick awarded. Ryan Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

62:36

Darren Potter is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Tal Ben Haim.

62:04

The referee blows for offside against Dean Bowditch. Rob Green takes the indirect free kick.

59:05

Dean Bowditch fouled by Esteban Granero, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Harley.

57:34

Unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick. Esteban Granero takes the free kick.

55:33

Assist by Ryan Harley.

55:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Potter - QPR 0 - 4 MK Dons Darren Potter finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons.

55:03

Handball decision goes against Tal Ben Haim. The ball is crossed by Ryan Harley,

54:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Tal Ben Haim. Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

53:28

Dean Bowditch challenges Ji-Sung Park unfairly and gives away a free kick. Esteban Granero takes the free kick.

52:52

Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

52:52 Booking

Booking Alejandro Faurlin is given a yellow card.

52:44

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chicksen.

52:13

Corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero from the left by-line, clearance made by Dean Lewington.

51:59

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

51:27

Adam Chicksen produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

49:55

Assist on the goal came from Ryan Lowe.

49:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Harley - QPR 0 - 3 MK Dons Ryan Harley finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. QPR 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.

49:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chicksen by Alejandro Faurlin. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero from the left by-line, Jon Otsemobor makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:38

Ryan Harley challenges Tal Ben Haim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben Haim.

44:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from the left by-line, Jay Bothroyd produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

42:49

Direct free kick taken by Antony Kay.

42:49 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Fabio Da Silva for unsporting behaviour.

42:34

Fabio Da Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chicksen.

39:15

The assist for the goal came from Antony Kay.

39:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Lowe - QPR 0 - 2 MK Dons A goal is scored by Ryan Lowe from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. QPR 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.

37:30

Anton Ferdinand challenges Ryan Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Harley goes over the bar.

37:06

Esteban Granero produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

35:21

DJ Campbell is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by David Martin.

33:05

Long distance shot from Jay Bothroyd misses to the left of the net.

28:24

Shot from outside the box by Dean Bowditch goes wide right of the target.

26:32

Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Esteban Granero. Esteban Granero takes the free kick.

25:50

Foul by Dean Lewington on Ji-Sung Park, free kick awarded. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

25:02

Unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Ryan Harley restarts play with the free kick.

24:47

The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

23:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alan Smith.

22:49

The official flags Ryan Lowe offside. Rob Green takes the indirect free kick.

21:42

Shot by DJ Campbell from just outside the area goes over the net.

20:01

Corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero, Anton Ferdinand concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Kay. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.

19:39 Substitution

Substitution Gary MacKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Harley.

17:20

Corner taken left-footed by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line, Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

13:26

DJ Campbell takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.

11:43

Shot from 12 yards by Ji-Sung Park. Blocked by Dean Lewington.

11:29

Armand Traore takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

10:14

Fabio Da Silva produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

9:12

Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Antony Kay gets a block in.

8:49

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Rob Green.

4:54

Fabio Da Silva fouled by Adam Chicksen, the ref awards a free kick. Esteban Granero delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jon Otsemobor makes a clearance.

3:34

The assist for the goal came from Shaun Williams.

3:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Armand Traore - QPR 0 - 1 MK Dons Armand Traore puts the ball into his own net. QPR 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

2:52

Corner taken left-footed by Shaun Williams.

1:32

Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.

0:53

DJ Campbell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.

0:11

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Gary MacKenzie. Esteban Granero takes a short corner.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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