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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored his side's fourth against QPR
  • Nacer Chadli scores twice for Spurs
  • Eric Dier and Emmanuel Adebayor both on target
  • Tottenham remain unbeaten this season with three wins
  • Leroy Fer and Mauricio Isla make QPR debuts

Harry Redknapp's return to White Hart Lane was a miserable one as the QPR manager saw his side beaten comfortably by a rampant Tottenham.

Winger Nacer Chadli scored twice for Spurs, while defender Eric Dier and striker Emmanuel Adebayor also got their names on the scoresheet.

The result meant Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has won each of his three matches in charge.

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Tottenham 4-0 QPR: We must work harder - Harry Redknapp

Redknapp's QPR have lost both of their Premier League games without scoring.

Beforehand, the talk had centred on Redknapp's first visit to Spurs since he was sacked by the club in June 2012 after almost four years in charge.

The visitors had a particularly strong Tottenham flavour with Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle, who was appointed by Redknapp as QPR's first-team coach earlier this month, watching from the stands

Redknapp, 67, was afforded a warm welcome by the home fans but any sentiment was quickly forgotten as his team was brushed aside by Pochettino's men.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp cut a forlorn figure on his White Hart Lane return

The Argentine has been tasked with earning a top-four finish and introducing a similar style to the one he implemented at Southampton.

Although they face a sterner test of their credentials in a week's time against Liverpool, Tottenham fans will feel encouraged with both the quality and ruthlessness of this performance.

Spurs recalled five players rested for their 2-1 win over Limassol in their Europa League play-off and showed no signs of fatigue to take an early lead.

Christian Eriksen dispossessed Loic Remy, which allowed Nabil Bentaleb to send Adebayor clear down the right. The Togo striker's cross to the back post picked out Chadli, who controlled on his chest before deftly poking the ball past Robert Green.

QPR's White Hart Lane struggles
QPR have managed just three wins in 27 visits to White Hart Lane in all competitions, with their last coming back in May 1994.

QPR should have levelled when Matty Phillips brought down a difficult ball on the edge of the Tottenham box but, with only Hugo Lloris to beat, he sliced his shot over the crossbar.

The visitors rarely threatened in the remainder of the first half as Spurs took command.

Eriksen rattled the crossbar with a spectacular free-kick before Spurs added a second goal on the half-hour. Dier got in front of Leroy Fer to head home Erik Lamela's corner.

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Tottenham 4-0 QPR: Mauricio Pochettino praises Erik Lamela

Argentine Lamela, who has looked reinvigorated under compatriot Pochettino after a difficult first season following his move from Roma, impressed again and had a major hand in Tottenham's second goal shortly before the break.

The 22-year-old jinked past several players as he burst into the area and crossed for the unmarked Chadli to head past Green.

QPR gave debuts to Netherlands midfielder Fer following his £8m move from Norwich, and Chile defender Mauricio Isla after his arrival on loan from Juventus, but neither player had much of an impact on a disappointing day for QPR.

Their afternoon would get worse, though, when Adebayor added a fourth goal for Spurs, confidently dispatching Danny Rose's cross past Green.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "It was a great performance. We are trying to develop our style and philosophy. It is not easy but the players always try.

"Erik Lamela did well, it is never easy when you come to new country and you are young to adapt. He needs time to show his skill."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp: "We didn't play well and got what we deserved, which is nothing.

"I thought we were in awe of Tottenham a little bit. You have to play with energy, you can't stroll about in this division if you want to stay in it."

QPR boss Redknapp was given a warm embrace by Tottenham manager Pochettino
Chadli celebrated his opening goal in front of the Tottenham supporters
QPR goalkeeper Robert Green was unable to stop Chadli's header for Tottenham's third goal
Adebayor celebrates scoring Tottenham's fourth with Erik Lamela and Chadli
QPR players Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand were disconsolate at the final whistle

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Dier
  • 4Kaboul
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3Rose
  • 29Capoue
  • 42BentalebSubstituted forDembéléat 59'minutes
  • 11Lamela
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22ChadliSubstituted forKaneat 69'minutes
  • 10AdebayorSubstituted forSoldadoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lennon
  • 9Soldado
  • 14Holtby
  • 18Kane
  • 19Dembélé
  • 24Friedel
  • 33Davies

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 4Caulker
  • 5Ferdinand
  • 22DunneSubstituted forOnuohaat 45'minutes
  • 14Isla
  • 8Barton
  • 17Mutch
  • 10FerBooked at 64minsSubstituted forFaurlinat 68'minutes
  • 3Traore
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forZamoraat 74'minutes
  • 19Remy

Substitutes

  • 2Simpson
  • 11Wright-Phillips
  • 15Onuoha
  • 18Faurlin
  • 21Murphy
  • 23Hoilett
  • 25Zamora
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
36,109

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Attempt missed. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.
Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.
Attempt missed. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erik Lamela.
Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton.
Attempt missed. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.
Hand ball by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).
Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).
Loïc Remy (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Eric Dier.
Foul by Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur).
Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.
Attempt saved. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Robert Green.
Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Adebayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora replaces Matthew Phillips.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Rio Ferdinand.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane replaces Nacer Chadli.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Alejandro Faurlin replaces Leroy Fer.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, Queens Park Rangers 0. Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Booking

Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).
Attempt missed. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Danny Rose.
Foul by Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur).
Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).
Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Nabil Bentaleb.
Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
goal

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