QPR moved level on points with Leicester at the top of the Championship table after a comfortable win at home to Bournemouth.

Charlie Austin opened the scoring when the striker diverted a cross from Andrew Johnson into the net for his fifth goal in five home games.

Junior Hoilett extended the lead shortly after half-time with a deflected shot.

Matt Phillips sealed the win later in the second half with a powerful effort.

Rangers are tied with Leicester on 38 points, and on goal difference, but have scored fewer goals.

Harry Redknapp's side were keen to make amends for their defeat at Doncaster on Saturday, just their second loss of the season so far.

Austin capitalised on good work from Johnson on the left wing for the opener, and had claims for a penalty for handball against Cherries defender Tommy Elphick shortly afterwards rejected.

Keep it tight

QPR have conceded only two goals at home this season. No side have conceded fewer in the top four tiers of English football

Elphick appeared to make contact with the ball with his hand as he tangled with Austin on the edge of the box but, following a lengthy delay. referee Andy Woolmer gave QPR a free-kick and did not book the Bournemouth player.

The Cherries' Brett Pitman curled a shot wide just after the restart, but the home side doubled their advantage on 54 minutes when Hoilett's deflected strike beat goalkeeper Lee Camp.

QPR keeper Rob Green made good saves to deny Harry Arter and Ryan Fraser, before substitute Phillips settled matters with a fierce shot that beat Camp at his near post.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "We've played three in midfield all year at home and haven't lost. We changed it tonight and we won again so both systems work for us.

"Bournemouth are a really good side so we had to play well tonight and we did.

"It was tough at times. They changed their system, as did we. They had an extra man in midfield which made it interesting but we came out on top which was vitally important for us."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It was very much a harsh scoreline. We had some really good opportunities that we could have done better with.

"Bar one header he tipped over earlier in the game, I don't really remember Lee Camp having to do anything.

"To concede three in that type of performance is hugely disappointing."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 17 Barton Booked
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill
  • 36 O'Neil (Traore - 81' )
  • 10 Carroll
  • 09 Austin
  • 08 Johnson (Jenas - 73' )
  • 23 Hoilett (Phillips - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Traore
  • 07 Phillips
  • 16 Jenas
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 20 Henry
  • 21 Young
  • 26 Murphy

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald Booked (Grabban - 61' )
  • 05 Elphick
  • 03 Cook
  • 30 Ritchie (Fraser - 68' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 10 Pitman (Rantie - 61' )
  • 04 Surman
  • 07 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 09 Grabban
  • 14 Harte
  • 15 Thomas
  • 20 Fraser
  • 25 Flahavan
  • 28 Rantie
  • 32 O'Kane
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 16,331

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

5 3

Corners

2 7

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0.

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0.

90:00 +2:19

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

90:00 +2:19

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:26

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

87:26

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Armand Traore replaces Gary O'Neil.

77:53

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:53

Foul by Thomas Carroll (Queens Park Rangers).

76:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a headed pass.

75:42

Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

75:09

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips replaces Junior Hoilett.

72:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jermaine Jenas replaces Andrew Johnson.

72:44

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joey Barton tries a through ball, but Danny Simpson is caught offside.

72:04

Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:28

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

70:27

Attempt blocked. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

69:43

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

66:10

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

66:10

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban replaces Shaun MacDonald.

60:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Brett Pitman.

60:02

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

60:02

Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:19

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:19

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

57:53

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:53

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

57:32

Hand ball by Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth).

56:41

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Robert Green.

56:39

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:34

Attempt blocked. Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.

55:09

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

55:09

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Bournemouth 0. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a cross.

51:47 Booking

Booking Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:25

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth).

51:25

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:43

Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

48:24

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

46:06

Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:06

Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

45:39

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

45:39

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 1, Bournemouth 0.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Bournemouth 0.

45:00 +1:50

Thomas Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

45:00 +0:24

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Surman with a through ball.

43:57

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Gary O'Neil tries a through ball, but Andrew Johnson is caught offside.

43:00

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a cross.

42:31

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Charlie Austin.

40:41

Attempt missed. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marc Pugh with a cross following a corner.

40:14

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

38:07

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

38:07

Lee Camp (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:19

Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

35:39

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

35:15

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

35:15

Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:32

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:32

Foul by Andrew Johnson (Queens Park Rangers).

33:13 Booking

Booking Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:59

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:59

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

32:49

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:41

Attempt blocked. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:00

Hand ball by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

29:27

Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:27

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

28:09

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

27:40

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

26:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Bournemouth 0. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Johnson with a cross.

24:13

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Clint Hill.

24:12

Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter with a through ball.

23:30

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

22:47

Attempt missed. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a set piece situation.

21:44

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:44

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

17:07

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:07

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

15:50

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

15:50

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:32

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Joey Barton.

12:24

Offside, Bournemouth. Tommy Elphick tries a through ball, but Brett Pitman is caught offside.

11:26

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Steve Cook.

10:44

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lee Camp.

10:41

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Simpson.

9:12

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

5:59

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joey Barton tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

5:08

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.

4:26

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:26

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

3:32

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Cook.

1:28

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Gary O'Neil tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

0:15

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

0:15

Thomas Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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