EFL Cup - Third Round
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Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sunderland

Paddy McNair
McNair had never scored a senior goal for club or country before his double against QPR

Paddy McNair scored twice as Sunderland beat Championship side QPR in the third round of the EFL Cup at Loftus Road.

The visitors fell behind on the hour mark when Brazil midfielder Sandro hooked in a half-volley.

Ex-Manchester United midfielder McNair levelled 10 minutes later, finishing off a one-two with Duncan Watmore.

McNair then tapped in the rebound after Matt Ingram parried Didier Ndong's strike to earn the Black Cats a trip to Southampton in the fourth round.

Both of Sunderland's wins this season have come in this competition, with new manager David Moyes yet to record a Premier League victory since taking over.

Dutch defender Patrick van Aanholt was one of six changes for Sunderland, playing the full game after he was left out of Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Tottenham after medical advice from heart specialists.

Sunderland manager David Moyes:

"We played some good stuff and I'm just glad we got through as it's always a tough game coming here.

"I thought we did some good things, especially in the second half, and I didn't think we deserved to go a goal down when we did.

"We just lacked the experienced forward players who maybe could have finished the game off earlier, but some of our play was quite good."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"I don't like losing but if we are to lose to Premier League opposition, that was the way to do it, if you understand what I'm saying.

"If we are going to lose, it needs to be like this. With a gritty, hungry, honest and hardworking display.

"We showed that we are a good team tonight I thought. I'm proud of how we conducted ourselves. I take a lot of positives out of the game, and not so many negatives."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 4-5-1

  • 13Ingram
  • 34Kakay
  • 6Lynch
  • 22Caulker
  • 38Hamalainen
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forPolterat 74'minutes
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forCheryat 85'minutes
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 15Wszolek
  • 19El Khayati
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forLuongoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 7Borysiuk
  • 10Chery
  • 17Polter
  • 21Luongo
  • 37Paul

Sunderland

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Pickford
  • 4DenayerSubstituted forLoveat 69'minutes
  • 16O'Shea
  • 5Djilobodji
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 17Ndong
  • 27Kirchhoff
  • 19McNair
  • 46GoochSubstituted forCattermoleat 69'minutes
  • 14Watmore
  • 29AsoroSubstituted forMajaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 6Cattermole
  • 12Simões Domingues
  • 22Love
  • 23Koné
  • 35Maja
  • 37Greenwood
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
14,301

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sunderland 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sunderland 2.

  3. Post update

    (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Didier Ndong (Sunderland).

  11. Post update

    Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Jordan Cousins.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland).

  15. Post update

    Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Sunderland 2. Paddy McNair (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo replaces Conor Washington.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Osman Kakay.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Steven Caulker.