QPR scored three goals in the last six minutes to deal another blow to Nottingham Forest's play-off hopes.

The home side took the lead when Yossi Benayoun headed in after keeper Karl Darlow had parried Tom Carroll's shot.

Jamaal Lascelles headed Forest's equaliser but Junior Hoilett poked in a shot to restore the home side's lead.

Matt Derbyshire nodded in to again haul Forest level but late Nedum Onuoha, Ravel Morrison and Bobby Zamora strikes sealed QPR's win.

Automatic promotion appears out of reach for QPR, but the victory should see them in the play-offs and provide much-needed momentum after three games without winning.

Forest have now gone 12 league games without a win and the reversal in form they needed to re-ignite their challenge for a top six spot did not materialise.

The visitors found themselves behind after just two minutes when Carroll's shot was saved by City keeper Darlow before Benayoun raced in to nod in the loose ball from close range.

Forest had struggled to mount a threat on QPR's goal but equalised when Lascelles headed in a Lansbury corner against the run of play.

Parity lasted six minutes before Hoilett restored QPR's lead when he played a neat one-two with Benayoun before poking a shot past Darlow.

QPR failed to deal with another corner to allow Derbyshire to head in at the near post as Forest equalised again.

However, the home side produced a late flurry of goals to secure victory. Onuoha kept the ball in play before latching on to a Carroll pass and angling in a shot.

Morrison and Zamora scored in injury-time to wrap up the three points.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond: "We're delighted to have got the win we needed, that hopefully goes a long way to securing our play-off spot.

"It will be good to go into the play-offs with a bit of momentum. We haven't scored that many all season, so it was a good day.

"It's not an exact science, but you'd like to feel like a side in good form and with everyone sharp and fit."

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil: "I didn't see the last few minutes going like that.

"At 2-2 and with 15 minutes to go, I thought we looked the side more likely to get the third goal.

"To lose those goals right at the end is bitter for everyone. We had the opportunity to go on and win the game and we didn't take it. In the end, the score makes it look like we got a doing, but it wasn't like that."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 10 Carroll
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 05 Dunne
  • 35 Benayoun
  • 16 Jenas (Henry - 13' )
  • 09 Austin (Zamora - 75' )
  • 04 Morrison
  • 23 Hoilett (Kranjcar - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Keane
  • 13 Yun Suk-young
  • 18 Hughes
  • 19 Kranjcar
  • 20 Henry
  • 25 Zamora
  • 26 Murphy

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 15 Halford
  • 13 Fox
  • 18 Jara (Greening - 65' )
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 22 Wilson
  • 12 Mackie
  • 37 Peltier
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 10 Lansbury (Osborn - 65' )
  • 31 Cox (Henderson - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Harding
  • 09 Henderson
  • 14 Greening
  • 24 Vaughan
  • 29 de Vries
  • 32 Gomis
  • 38 Osborn
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 17,220

Match Stats

Shots

17 13

On target

7 7

Corners

2 11

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 5, Nottingham Forest 2.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 5, Nottingham Forest 2.

90:00 +2:56

Yossi Benayoun (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:56

Foul by Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +2:50

Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Peltier.

90:00 +1:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 5, Nottingham Forest 2. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ravel Morrison with a through ball following a fast break.

89:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 4, Nottingham Forest 2. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

88:55

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Robert Green tries a through ball, but Bobby Zamora is caught offside.

86:20

Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

86:03

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

85:33

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

84:35

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

84:35

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

83:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Nottingham Forest 2. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Carroll following a corner.

82:43

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

82:38

Attempt blocked. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

81:21

Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

81:20

Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Yossi Benayoun with a headed pass.

80:00

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

80:00

Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:13

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Karl Darlow tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

77:48

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry tries a through ball, but Bobby Zamora is caught offside.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar replaces Junior Hoilett because of an injury.

76:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75:29

Delay in match Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

74:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Nottingham Forest 2. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross following a corner.

74:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora replaces Charlie Austin.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Simon Cox.

73:22

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

72:01

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

69:08

Hand ball by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

67:26

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:26

Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest).

67:04

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

67:00

Attempt blocked. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

66:42

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

64:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Greening replaces Gonzalo Jara.

64:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn replaces Henri Lansbury.

63:01

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

63:01

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

57:43

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

57:43

Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:56

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Fox.

56:19

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

55:32

Attempt saved. Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

54:39

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

54:39

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:28

Delay in match Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

51:11

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

51:11

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:13

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

50:08

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Halford.

48:20

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

48:20

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

47:00

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:00

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +2:36

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

44:46

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

44:46

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:01

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Cox.

42:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yossi Benayoun.

41:30

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

41:30

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

40:11

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:55

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

36:51

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

36:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross following a corner.

35:40

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

33:57

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yossi Benayoun.

31:53

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

31:53

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

30:31

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

30:31

Foul by Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest).

29:39

Foul by Yossi Benayoun (Queens Park Rangers).

29:39

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:17

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

26:17

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:43

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

25:35

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:35

Foul by Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest).

25:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:17

Delay in match Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

23:51

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

23:51

Foul by Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest).

22:32

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.

19:16

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

18:19

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Junior Hoilett.

16:54

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

16:05

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Daniel Fox tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

15:24

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Tom Carroll tries a through ball, but Ravel Morrison is caught offside.

14:41

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yossi Benayoun.

13:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry replaces Jermaine Jenas because of an injury.

12:21

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Greg Halford.

11:48

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Robert Green.

11:45

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

9:41

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

9:41

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:22

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

6:54

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

4:28

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

1:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Yossi Benayoun (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

1:05

Attempt saved. Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

0:17

Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:17

Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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