Wolves 0-3 QPR
Early goals in quick succession from Joey Barton and Alejandro Faurlin and a late effort from DJ Campbell saw new-look QPR win comfortably at Molineux.
Skipper Barton netted his first goal for Rangers in the eighth minute when he converted a fine cross from fellow new signing Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Two minutes later it was 2-0, as the enterprising Faurlin made Wanderers pay for some slack defending.
DJ Campbell made it three in stoppage time after a run from Armand Traore.
QPR manager Neil Warnock will take plenty of encouragement from the performance of his side - featuring the five permanent signings recruited since Tony Fernandes' takeover of the London club - ran rings around their opponents at times.
Karl Henry did manage to hit the post for Wolves but they were booed off by the dejected home fans.
Shaun Wright-Phillips, who only played two games for Manchester City last season, made his second Premier League start for QPR and clearly revelled in his new role.
The England winger was given plenty of room to roam and laid on the ball for Barton, who despite seeming to scuff his shot, got enough on the ball to get it past Welsh international keeper Wayne Hennessey.
Wolves conceded again just two minutes later when the ball fell to Faurlin who lashed in a 20-yard left-footed shot which Hennessey could only palm into the net.
The home side tried to bounce back immediately. In the 13th minute, amid appeals for a penalty, Henry took advantage of the confusion to hit the post.
But down at the other end Wright-Phillips was a real handful for the Wolves defence and beat the offside trap to nearly hit the third after 17 minutes. This time, though, Hennessey was there to deny him with a smart save.
Stephen Ward, making his 150th League appearance, was the main weapon for Wolves and he went close after some loose marking in the Rangers box.
The second half saw Wolves manager Mick McCarthy react to his team's inertia by making a double change, bringing on Sam Vokes and Adlene Guedioura for Elokobi and Michael Kightly.
Ward went into defence but the two early goals seem to have paralysed Wolves who could find no answer to Rangers who were superbly orchestrated by Barton.
Matt Jarvis was replaced by favourite Stephen Hunt but failed to raise the spirits of the home crowd.
The game ended with Rangers in control when man-of the-match Wright-Phillips hit the post just before substitute DJ Campbell made it three as Wolves limped off to lick their wounds.
Barton's enthusiasm nearly got him into the trouble with the ref Anthony Taylor as the teams left the field.
The fiery midfielder had to be restrained amid protests he had been elbowed in a late challenge.
- 01 Hennessey
- 03 Elokobi (Vokes - 46' Booked )
- 05 Stearman
- 11 Ward
- 14 Johnson
- 16 Berra
- 07 Kightly (Guedioura - 46' Booked )
- 08 Henry
- 17 Jarvis (Hunt - 73' )
- 24 O'Hara
- 29 Doyle
- 31 De Vries
- 32 Foley
- 12 Hunt
- 19 Hammill
- 20 Milijas
- 34 Guedioura
- 18 Vokes
Queens Park Rangers
- 01 Kenny
- 06 Gabbidon (Hall - 83' )
- 13 Traore
- 18 Young
- 35 Ferdinand Booked
- 04 Derry
- 07 Taarabt (Smith - 75' )
- 11 Faurlin Booked
- 17 Barton
- 32 Wright-Phillips
- 10 Bothroyd Booked (Campbell - 73' )
- 26 Murphy
- 05 Hall
- 16 Connolly
- 14 Buzsaky
- 42 Puncheon
- 09 Campbell
- 21 Smith
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +2:13 Booking
Booking Anton Ferdinand receives a caution.90:00 +0:31
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie O'Hara, Patrick Kenny makes a comfortable save. Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.90:00 +0:31 Booking
Booking Sam Vokes booked.89:48
Luke Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt.88:27
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.87:47
Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Comfortable save by Patrick Kenny.86:10
The assist for the goal came from Armand Traore.86:10 Goal scored
Goal! - DJ Campbell - Wolves 0 - 3 QPR DJ Campbell fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-3 QPR.84:59
The free kick is swung in right-footed by Anton Ferdinand.84:59 Booking
Booking Adlene Guedioura receives a yellow card.84:55
Adlene Guedioura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin.83:41
Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.83:41 Booking
Booking Alejandro Faurlin receives a caution.83:34
Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry.82:42 Substitution
Substitution Fitz Hall on for Daniel Gabbidon.82:28
Sam Vokes produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.79:43
DJ Campbell is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.78:08
Sam Vokes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.77:39
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sam Vokes misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Shaun Wright-Phillips hits the post.76:04
Sam Vokes challenges Armand Traore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.75:36
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by DJ Campbell. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.74:55 Substitution
Substitution (QPR) makes a substitution, with Tommy Smith coming on for Adel Taarabt.74:14
Outswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Christophe Berra misses to the left of the goal.72:19
Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.72:19 Substitution
Substitution DJ Campbell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Bothroyd.72:19 Substitution
Substitution Stephen Hunt on for Matthew Jarvis.72:19
Jay Bothroyd challenges Jamie O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick.68:03
Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Young.67:17
Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.66:19
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Christophe Berra. Joey Barton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Wayne Hennessey.64:15
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.62:59
Adlene Guedioura delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Sam Vokes misses to the right of the target.62:27
Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Alejandro Faurlin gets a block in.61:47
The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.61:24
The ball is delivered by Adel Taarabt, comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey.58:51
Foul by Shaun Derry on Jamie O'Hara, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.56:33
Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Faurlin. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.56:04
Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Alejandro Faurlin results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.55:34
Foul by Adlene Guedioura on Armand Traore, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.55:17
Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Blocked by Armand Traore.54:44
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis.53:28
Armand Traore takes a shot from a long way out clearing the crossbar.52:57
Outswinging corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Karl Henry manages to make a clearance.51:06
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Luke Young. Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.50:45
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, clearance made by Armand Traore.49:50
The ball is swung over by Luke Young, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.49:00
The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara.47:48
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Roger Johnson goes over the bar.47:31
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Shaun Derry gets a block in.45:20
Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.45:20 Booking
Booking Jay Bothroyd is shown a yellow card.45:10
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Richard Stearman.45:01
The second half kicks off.45:01 Substitution
Substitution (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Adlene Guedioura coming on for Michael Kightly.45:01 Substitution
Substitution George Elokobi goes off and Sam Vokes comes on.45:00 +3:25 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +2:07
Foul by Richard Stearman on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Joey Barton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Wayne Hennessey.45:00 +1:18
Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.45:00 +0:41
Corner from right by-line taken by Adel Taarabt.44:36
The ball is swung over by George Elokobi, Shaun Derry manages to make a clearance.42:32
George Elokobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Young from right channel.41:13
Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Roger Johnson results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.40:01
Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Armand Traore. Adel Taarabt has an effort direct from the free kick.37:40
Joey Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on George Elokobi. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.37:19
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.36:38
The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.36:14
The referee blows for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.35:40
Joey Barton has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.35:28
The ball is sent over by Shaun Wright-Phillips, clearance made by Roger Johnson.34:33
Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Roger Johnson results in a free kick. Armand Traore restarts play with the free kick.33:26
Jay Bothroyd challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.31:30
Richard Stearman challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Armand Traore takes the free kick.30:16
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Anton Ferdinand takes a shot. Richard Stearman makes a clearance.29:29
Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short.29:08
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.25:58
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.25:34
Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Roger Johnson.25:22
The ball is crossed by Michael Kightly, clearance by Joey Barton.24:28
Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.23:07
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.20:22
Shaun Wright-Phillips fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Bothroyd has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Wayne Hennessey.19:35
George Elokobi challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.19:20
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Matthew Jarvis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.18:31
Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, clearance by Armand Traore.17:04
Foul by Christophe Berra on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.16:09
Shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips from 20 yards. Save by Wayne Hennessey.15:57
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.13:50
Stephen Ward sends in a cross.12:46
Shot from just outside the box by Karl Henry misses to the right of the goal.11:00
Jamie O'Hara produces a cross.10:52
The ball is crossed by George Elokobi, clearance made by Armand Traore.9:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Alejandro Faurlin - Wolves 0 - 2 QPR Goal scored by Alejandro Faurlin from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 QPR.7:33
Shaun Wright-Phillips provided the assist for the goal.7:33 Goal scored
Goal! - Joey Barton - Wolves 0 - 1 QPR Joey Barton finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 QPR.7:23
Alejandro Faurlin produces a cross,7:14
The ball is sent over by Shaun Wright-Phillips.6:21
Shaun Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.3:33
Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short.2:39
Foul by Jay Bothroyd on George Elokobi, free kick awarded. George Elokobi takes the free kick.1:41
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.1:18
Shaun Derry takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.0:39
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.0:27
Centre by Luke Young, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
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