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Rotherham United 0-3 Queens Park Rangers

Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips is now QPR's joint second top scorer with five goals this season

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink secured his first win as QPR manager as they defeated struggling Rotherham.

The Millers were unfortunate not to go ahead when Paul Green's effort from long range hit the inside of the post.

Rangers led after Green gave the ball away and Junior Hoillett slid it past Lee Camp before Matt Phillips' angled drive quickly doubled the advantage.

Sebastian Polter added a third for the R's from close range late on after Leroy Fer played him in on goal.

The Millers, who were aiming for their first league win over the R's since 1982, dominated the first half but failed to test Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

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Hasselbaink on Rotherham v QPR

A resolute QPR defence blocked a host of shots to keep the scoreline blank.

QPR, who sold top scorer Charlie Austin to Southampton only hours before kick-off, scored three times in a match for the first time since 24 October.

But they never threatened in the opening period and victory looked unlikely until they struck twice in two minutes.

Rotherham slip to just outside the relegation places on goal difference after a first home defeat in four games.

Neil Redfearn's side sit level on points with Bristol City, who picked up a late win against Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"It feels good. More so that it was a good performance, especially in the second half.

"It was very difficult in the first but in the second we looked like we didn't want to mess about. We got behind them, we were dangerous and we were clinical - and you need to be clinical.

"I must say Rotherham made it very difficult for us in the first half, they are right in your face, they don't give you time."

Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn:

"It was probably one of the weirdest 3-0 defeats I have ever been involved in.

"Had it been 3-0 to us at half-time that would have been about right. But it just shows you the ruthless nature of this division.

"If you don't get your noses in front or make hay while the sun is shining, then you are open to that sort of thing."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 28FaceyBooked at 77mins
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 26Belaid
  • 3Mattock
  • 17Ward
  • 11Green
  • 33Smallwood
  • 22Newell
  • 9WardSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 55'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forLedesmaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 6Wood
  • 10Ledesma
  • 13Cairns
  • 16Richardson
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 23Thorpe

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forCheryat 86'minutes
  • 10Fer
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forMackieat 87'minutes
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
9,594

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

Aimen Belaid (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Junior Hoilett.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Matthew Phillips.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sebastian Polter.

Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Emmanuel Ledesma replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Booking

Shay Facey (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shay Facey (Rotherham United).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Mattock tries a through ball, but Jonson Clarke-Harris is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Leroy Fer tries a through ball, but Massimo Luongo is caught offside.

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Green.

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Richard Smallwood.

Foul by Aimen Belaid (Rotherham United).

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Newell.

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

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough26174537132455
2Hull27165644182653
3Derby271310438211749
4Burnley27139542241848
5Brighton27121143227547
6Sheff Wed27129641301145
7Ipswich2712963732545
8Birmingham2712783428643
9Cardiff27101073329440
10Wolves27107103637-137
11Brentford27106113839-136
12Nottm Forest2781182925435
13Preston2781182424035
14Reading2797113130134
15QPR2781093434034
16Huddersfield2788113637-132
17Leeds2771192732-532
18Blackburn2661192323029
19Fulham27610114347-428
20MK Dons2775152238-1626
21Rotherham2773173247-1524
22Bristol City2759132446-2224
23Charlton2748152153-3220
24Bolton27211142145-2417
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