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Fulham 1-2 Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers had not won since a 1-0 win at Wigan on 27 August

Fulham's Sone Aluko hit the post with a last-gasp penalty as QPR held on to win an enthralling west London derby.

Tom Cairney earlier saw another spot-kick saved by QPR keeper Alex Smithies, before Conor Washington's deflected shot put the visitors ahead.

Tim Ream deservedly drilled level straight after half-time for Fulham, who saw Aluko miss several chances.

Idrissa Sylla's header restored QPR's lead late on before Aluko's miss after a foul on Jozabed Sanchez Ruiz.

The Spanish midfielder also hit the bar with a free-kick for the hosts in stoppage time, as Fulham undeservedly saw their winless run extended to seven matches in all competitions.

Chris Martin had stumbled in front of an open QPR goal before the break and Neeskens Kebano also missed a clear headed chance in the second half.

Victory for QPR, whose boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the subject of an internal club investigation after being named in a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption in football, but denies any wrongdoing, was their first in six Championship games.

Their opening goal came against the run of play, after Smithies had kept them level with a superb save from Fulham's first penalty, awarded after Steven Caulker held Ragnar Sigurdsson in the box.

But their winner came after their best spell of pressure, Sylla heading in from Tjaronn Chery's fine cross.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Sport:

"It's been a very difficult few days, my lawyers and staff are waiting for the transcripts so we can help with the investigation for the club, we want to resolve it as soon as possible but coming here, preparing the boys, delivering that display, all credit it to them.

"With all the setbacks, it feels like we are fighting everybody. You know what has happened in the last few days, we are fighting the referees with the strange decisions and we are fighting the public.

"That penalty in the last couple of minutes is just ridiculous. The player (Nedum Onuoha) did not even touch (Jozabed), not even close. So at the moment, it feels like I'm fighting everybody. Now we have got the international break I can now concentrate on my family and give my family my love."

Asked how confident he is that he will clear his name:

"I don't want to say too much. I've said what I needed to say I can't say too much but if you have seen my interview then you know how confident I am."

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"It's very frustrating, we couldn't be clinical in the opposite box, we weren't solid in our box.

"It was a strange game. At the end of the game only the result is important. I accept my responsibility as we didn't win any points.

"Our solution is stick together, be organised, disciplined, still more solid in defence because we didn't concentrate that solidly."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Button
  • 4Odoi
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 13ReamBooked at 83mins
  • 3MaloneBooked at 58mins
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forSánchez Ruizat 78'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 10CairneySubstituted forKebanoat 71'minutes
  • 24Aluko
  • 20Piazon
  • 25MartinSubstituted forSmithat 56'minutes


  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Smith
  • 15Madl
  • 23Sánchez Ruiz
  • 30R Sessegnon
  • 35Adeniran


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 22CaulkerBooked at 5mins
  • 4Hall
  • 6LynchSubstituted forHamalainenat 81'minutes
  • 20HenryBooked at 74mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 15WszolekSubstituted forShodipoat 63'minutes
  • 10Chery
  • 9Washington
  • 17PolterSubstituted forSyllaat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 13Ingram
  • 19El Khayati
  • 27Shodipo
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 34Kakay
  • 38Hamalainen
  • 40Sylla
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Sone Aluko (Fulham) hits the right post with a left footed shot.

  4. Booking

    Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Fulham. Jozabed draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Jozabed (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jozabed with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Button.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a set piece situation.

  18. Booking

    Tim Ream (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

  20. Post update

    Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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