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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Bournemouth

QPR's Junior Hoilett scores against Bournemouth

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.

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."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 2Simpson
  • 39Assou-Ekotto
  • 17BartonBooked at 34mins
  • 5Dunne
  • 6Hill
  • 36O'NeilSubstituted forTraoreat 81'minutes
  • 10Carroll
  • 9Austin
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forJenasat 73'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forPhillipsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Traore
  • 7Phillips
  • 16Jenas
  • 19Kranjcar
  • 20Henry
  • 21Young
  • 26Murphy

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 16MacDonaldBooked at 52minsSubstituted forGrabbanat 61'minutes
  • 5Elphick
  • 3Cook
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forFraserat 68'minutes
  • 8Arter
  • 10PitmanSubstituted forRantieat 61'minutes
  • 4Surman
  • 7Pugh

Substitutes

  • 9Grabban
  • 14Harte
  • 15Thomas
  • 20Fraser
  • 25Flahavan
  • 28Rantie
  • 32O'Kane
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
16,331

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

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

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Thomas Carroll (Queens Park Rangers).

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.

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

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban replaces Shaun MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Brett Pitman.

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

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

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

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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

Hand ball by Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth).

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Robert Green.

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

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

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester18122430181238
2QPR18115222101238
3Burnley18106229131636
4Reading188732720731
5Blackpool188732216631
6Derby178453324928
7Nottm Forest187742822628
8Ipswich187562823526
9Leeds178272420426
10Huddersfield187562421326
11Brighton186752117425
12Watford186662724324
13Blackburn186572222023
14Wigan166461816222
15Doncaster185581728-1120
16Middlesbrough174762726119
17Birmingham185492224-219
18Bolton184771723-619
19Bournemouth185492235-1319
20Millwall184682136-1518
21Charlton184591421-717
22Yeovil1843111424-1015
23Sheff Wed172872028-814
24Barnsley1835101836-1814
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