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Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Leeds United

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin scored his first Championship goal since 19 September

Charlie Austin came off the bench and scored with his first touch to beat Leeds and give Neil Warnock his first win as QPR's interim manager.

Austin headed in his eighth league goal of the season from a corner to end the R's run of four games without a goal.

Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri made several important saves from Austin and Tjaronn Chery to keep it at 1-0.

QPR kept pressing but their fourth straight home clean sheet ensured a first league win in over a month.

With top scorer Austin on the bench and not deemed match fit following a calf injury, the hosts struggled to find a cutting edge in the first half.

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Grant Hall headed over from Alejandro Faurlin's corner before Nedum Onuoha's long range shot flew off target, while Chris Wood blazed Leeds' best chance over from a narrow angle.

The turning point came when Warnock introduced Chery and Austin 10 minutes into the second half, and after Chery won a corner, Austin got free to head past the helpless Silvestri.

Austin then headed over from Matt Phillips' free-kick before another header forced Silvestri into a reflex save.

Phillips fired a shot wide and Silvestri was once again called into action to stop a low Chery effort.

Leeds winger Stuart Dallas flashed an effort across goal to jangle the home fans' nerves, but QPR held on to secure a valuable win.

QPR interim manager Neil Warnock:

"We haven't got a lot of goals in the squad, we know that. That's why I went with the team I did, moving Junior Hoilett inside and also bringing young Mikey [Petrasso] in.

"We knew Charlie couldn't play more than half an hour , but I always thought we were going to create chance for him. We know Charlie will always score goals.

"He was really disappointed not to be involved at Middlesbrough last week and has enjoyed training this week."

Leeds United boss Steve Evans: "We were disappointing in every aspect of the team.

"We can't be waiting until the last 10 minutes to get the ball down and pass it and create chances. We're a long way short of where we need to be.

"This is a famous football club that has had world-class stars. It's a privilege to represent this club and we need to show work-rate and desire.

"I don't think we have that many good players and we certainly don't have many very good players at this level."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 18Faurlin
  • 34PetrassoSubstituted forAustinat 57'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forHenryat 89'minutes
  • 22YunSubstituted forCheryat 56'minutes
  • 7Phillips

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 9Austin
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 36mins
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 10MowattSubstituted forBotakaat 67'minutes
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 7mins
  • 23L CookBooked at 83mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forErwinat 80'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
18,031

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 0.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry replaces Junior Hoilett.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch with a cross.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Foul by Sandro (Queens Park Rangers).

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lee Erwin replaces Mirco Antenucci.

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

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

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Alex Mowatt.

Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

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

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

goal

As It Stood

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1Brighton18108024141038
2Middlesbrough18113427121536
3Derby18106226111536
4Hull18105327111635
5Burnley189722617934
6Birmingham188462520528
7Ipswich187742825328
8Sheff Wed187742522328
9Reading187652621527
10Cardiff186841916326
11Brentford177372324-124
12QPR186572325-223
13Fulham185763130122
14Blackburn184951918121
15Wolves185672223-121
16Nottm Forest185581619-320
17Leeds184771621-519
18Preston183961316-318
19MK Dons1844101524-916
20Bristol City183781830-1216
21Charlton1844101529-1416
22Huddersfield183691728-1115
23Rotherham1843112133-1215
24Bolton171881124-1311
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