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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 16MacDonaldBooked at 52minsSubstituted forGrabbanat 61'minutes
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bournemouth 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Carroll (Queens Park Rangers).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.