Queens Park Rangers' excellent start to life back in the Championship continued with a scrappy win at Leeds.

In a tepid game at Elland Road, Clint Hill scored his first goal in two-and-a-half years, tucking in from two yards following Joey Barton's free-kick.

Barton had an early finish ruled out for offside, despite television replays appearing to show him level.

Rodolph Austin nearly rescued a point for previously unbeaten Leeds in injury time, but his dipping shot hit the bar.

Triple triumph

Victory gives QPR a third consecutive away win for the first time since their promotion-winning campaign in 2010-11

Having been relegated from the Premier League last season, QPR's victory underlined their prospects of an immediate return, with Harry Redknapp's side - who have now won four of their five league games - combining the necessary steel and invention to come through a tricky encounter.

Their second away victory of the season means they have matched the total they achieved in the whole of last term.

Leeds substitute Dominic Poleon had two decent efforts saved and made a difference after coming on with Matt Smith just before the hour mark, but it was the visitors who had the better chances throughout.

In front of a resolute defence, in which Hill played at left-back, Shaun Wright-Phillips showed flashes of creativity.

And after Barton's disallowed effort, Charlie Austin then threatened on several occasions, his best effort seeing Paddy Kenny deny him from a tight angle following a poor backpass by Leeds defender Stephen Warnock.

Hill's goal came 15 minutes from the end when Kenny failed to hold Barton's free-kick and Austin flicked it to the unmarked defender.

Junior Hoilett tested Leeds' backline further when he was introduced in the second half but the hosts came closest to equalising when Austin's effort clipped the bar in stoppage time.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"I am really pleased with the result in a very tight game.

"We didn't get the ball down and play as much as we can, so it was really pleasing to remain unbeaten in the league, keep a clean sheet and get a win at a really difficult place against a team who I think will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

"At the time we couldn't see whether Joey was onside when his goal was disallowed but after watching it again he wasn't offside. It was a difficult one for the officials but in the end it didn't cost us."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"Did we do enough to win? Probably not. Did we deserve to lose? Probably not.

"We got done at a set-play which is disappointing to say the least and we didn't do enough with the ball. Without possession we were diligent and solid. No-one could fault the players' effort.

"They kept going and showed real desire against a team that has cost a lot of money and the crowd didn't get on our backs."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Leeds United

  • 01 Kenny
  • 02 Peltier
  • 05 Pearce
  • 15 Warnock
  • 22 Wootton
  • 06 Murphy
  • 07 Green (Diouf - 80' )
  • 08 Austin
  • 44 McCormack
  • 10 Hunt (Smith - 57' )
  • 11 Varney (Poleon - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Ashdown
  • 03 Drury
  • 04 Lees
  • 18 Tonge
  • 21 Diouf
  • 20 Smith
  • 26 Poleon

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill Booked
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 11 Wright-Phillips
  • 17 Barton
  • 20 Henry (Faurlin - 72' )
  • 36 O'Neil (Hoilett - 64' )
  • 08 Johnson
  • 09 Austin

Substitutes

  • 26 Murphy
  • 13 Suk-Young Yun
  • 16 Jenas
  • 23 Hoilett
  • 32 Faurlin
  • 25 Zamora
  • 34 Shariff
Ref: Attwell
Att: 23,341

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

2 4

Corners

8 4

Fouls

11 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:32 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:23

Rodolph Austin manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:41

Rodolph Austin takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

90:00 +4:39

Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:05

David Hoilett takes a shot and cleared the goal.

90:00 +3:03

Clearance by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

90:00 +3:01

The ball is crossed by Rodolph Austin.

90:00 +2:48

Clearance made by Joey Barton.

90:00 +2:42

Jermaine Jenas manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:39

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf.

90:00 +2:21

Lee Peltier has an effort at goal. David Hoilett gets a block in.

90:00 +2:12

Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Austin on Jason Pearce.

90:00 +1:19

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:39

Dominic Poleon makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:27

Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Matt Smith.

89:56

Free kick taken by Joey Barton.

89:28

Foul by Jason Pearce on Charlie Austin, free kick awarded.

88:57

Header at goal by Matt Smith to the left of the net.

88:53

The ball is swung over by El-Hadji Diouf.

88:33

Clearance by Clint Hill.

88:30

The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf.

87:56

David Hoilett sends in a cross.

87:43

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

87:24 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Jenas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Johnson.

86:37

Free kick crossed by Stephen Warnock.

86:08

Clint Hill booked.

86:08 Booking

Booking

85:52

Foul by Clint Hill on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded.

85:35

Dominic Poleon has an effort at goal. Rob Green safely holds on.

84:55

Shaun Wright-Phillips manages to make a clearance.

84:12

Clint Hill makes a clearance.

84:10

Centre by El-Hadji Diouf.

84:01

Short corner worked by El-Hadji Diouf.

83:56

Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

83:53

The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf.

83:14

Clearance by Richard Dunne.

81:11

Header by David Hoilett misses to the right of the target.

81:09

The ball is delivered by Andrew Johnson.

81:05

David Hoilett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

80:31

Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.

80:00

Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution El-Hadji Diouf on for Paul Green.

78:44

Centre by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

78:07

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

77:10

Clearance made by Richard Dunne.

76:49

Shaun Wright-Phillips manages to make a clearance.

75:41

Clearance made by David Hoilett.

74:39

Clearance made by Patrick Kenny.

74:39

Assist on the goal came from Charlie Austin.

74:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Clint Hill - Leeds 0 - 1 QPR Clint Hill slots the ball right footed into the goal. Leeds 0-1 QPR.

74:33

Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

73:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Jason Pearce.

73:29

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.

73:25

Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

73:23

Alejandro Faurlin sends in a cross.

73:20

Alejandro Faurlin takes a short corner.

73:04

Matt Smith manages to make a clearance.

72:59

Corner taken by Alejandro Faurlin from the right by-line.

72:27

Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.

72:25

David Hoilett produces a cross.

71:46 Substitution

Substitution Alejandro Faurlin is brought on as a substitute for Karl Henry.

70:10

Joey Barton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

69:26

Scott Wootton makes a clearance.

69:22

The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson.

68:56

Shaun Wright-Phillips manages to make a clearance.

68:32

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.

68:27

Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.

67:39

Clearance made by Matt Smith.

66:23

Shot by Charlie Austin went over the net.

66:12

Clearance by Scott Wootton.

65:40

Lee Peltier restarts play with the free kick.

65:27

David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Peltier.

64:23

Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Gary O'Neil leaves the field to be replaced by David Hoilett.

62:05

The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil.

61:38

Gary O'Neil takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

61:35

Clearance made by Patrick Kenny.

59:59

Dominic Poleon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Rob Green safely holds on.

59:57

Dominic Poleon takes a shot. Nedum Onuoha gets a block in.

59:32

Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.

58:49

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.

58:21

Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.

58:18

Richard Dunne takes the free kick.

57:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dominic Poleon.

57:13

Clearance made by Scott Wootton.

57:05

Rob Green restarts play with the free kick.

56:47

Matt Smith challenges Nedum Onuoha unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56:39

Corner taken by Luke Murphy.

56:23 Substitution

Substitution Dominic Poleon on for Luke Varney.

56:11 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith on for Noel Hunt.

55:47

Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.

55:46

The ball is swung over by Luke Varney.

54:22

Joey Barton makes a clearance.

54:05

Luke Varney makes a clearance.

54:01

Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

53:59

Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:25

Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Luke Murphy results in a free kick.

52:58

Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.

52:36

Clearance made by Scott Wootton.

52:30

Gary O'Neil sends in a cross.

51:47

Karl Henry manages to make a clearance.

51:42

The ball is sent over by Rodolph Austin.

51:26

Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.

51:18

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

51:15

The ball is crossed by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

51:06

Clearance made by Paul Green.

51:01

Gary O'Neil produces a cross.

50:18

Clearance by Gary O'Neil.

49:45

Shot by Charlie Austin missed to the left of the target.

49:27

Clearance by Lee Peltier.

48:35

Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line.

47:55

Clearance made by Stephen Warnock.

47:52

Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line.

47:04

Charlie Austin has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny parries the ball away.

46:47

Clearance by Clint Hill.

46:45

The ball is swung over by Stephen Warnock.

45:11

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +0:58 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:44

Clint Hill makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:06

Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

44:58

Foul by Noel Hunt on Joey Barton, free kick awarded.

44:24

Clearance by Charlie Austin.

44:12

Joey Barton makes a clearance.

43:54

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Lee Peltier gets a block in.

43:53

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

43:50

Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.

43:14

Unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick.

42:14

Shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips went wide left of the target.

41:31

Patrick Kenny manages to make a clearance.

41:11

Clearance made by Jason Pearce.

40:40

Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

40:38

Stephen Warnock delivers the ball.

40:19

Clearance made by Scott Wootton.

40:17

Clearance made by Scott Wootton.

39:48

Nedum Onuoha takes the free kick.

39:26

The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney.

39:04

Andrew Johnson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

39:00

The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson.

37:48

Clearance by Danny Simpson.

37:31

The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy.

37:29

Clearance made by Andrew Johnson.

37:28

Corner from the taken by Luke Murphy.

37:07

Clearance made by Rob Green.

37:04

Corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the right by-line.

36:35

Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.

36:33

The ball is sent over by Noel Hunt.

35:45

Corner taken by Stephen Warnock.

35:17

Clearance by Clint Hill.

34:44

Centre by Luke Varney.

32:51

The ball is sent over by Stephen Warnock.

32:45

Clearance made by Charlie Austin.

32:42

Corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the left by-line.

32:11

Clearance by Danny Simpson.

31:01

Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

30:58

Luke Varney crosses the ball.

28:51

Free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.

28:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Noel Hunt.

26:26

Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.

26:21

Andrew Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green.

26:16

Luke Murphy takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

26:16

Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

26:14

Clearance by Danny Simpson.

26:10

The ball is delivered by Stephen Warnock.

25:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Richard Dunne.

24:58

Rob Green restarts play with the free kick.

24:37

Noel Hunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

24:01

Clearance by Nedum Onuoha.

23:59

Ross McCormack produces a cross.

23:08

Clearance by Rodolph Austin.

22:44

The ball is delivered by Noel Hunt.

22:30

Rob Green restarts play with the free kick.

22:02

Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Nedum Onuoha.

21:59

Clearance made by Clint Hill.

21:55

Corner from the taken by Stephen Warnock.

21:28

Clearance made by Danny Simpson.

21:26

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.

20:53

Free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.

20:37

Foul by Luke Varney on Karl Henry, free kick awarded.

19:42

Clearance by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

19:13

Clearance made by Nedum Onuoha.

18:37

Header at goal by Shaun Wright-Phillips to the left of the net.

18:35

The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson.

18:27

Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

18:26

Danny Simpson produces a cross.

18:07

Clearance made by Noel Hunt.

17:01

Ross McCormack takes a shot and goes over the bar.

16:07

Richard Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

15:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Noel Hunt.

14:56

Shot by Rodolph Austin cleared the target.

14:27

Gary O'Neil makes a clearance.

14:26

The ball is swung over by Luke Murphy.

14:19

Nedum Onuoha makes a clearance.

12:55

Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

12:41

The official flags Andrew Johnson offside.

11:03

Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

9:39

Clearance made by Clint Hill.

9:36

Stephen Warnock crosses the ball.

9:10

Clearance by Danny Simpson.

9:06

Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

8:37

The official flags Joey Barton offside.

8:36

Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.

5:06

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

4:24

Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.

3:54

Shaun Wright-Phillips heads at goal. Patrick Kenny safely holds on.

3:51

Clearance by Lee Peltier.

3:51

Clint Hill sends in a cross.

2:37

Clearance made by Paul Green.

2:02

Shot by Paul Green went wide of the left-hand upright.

1:10

Free kick taken by Rob Green.

0:52

Noel Hunt is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

0:46

Luke Varney is ruled offside.

0:15

Clearance by Ross McCormack.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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