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Norwich City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

Harrison Reed
Harrison Reed, on loan from Southampton, has started all four of Norwich's games so far this season

Norwich City registered their first win of the season by easing past Queens Park Rangers at Carrow Road, ending the R's unbeaten start to the campaign.

Striker Nelson Oliveira slotted past Alex Smithies to give the Canaries a deserved lead early in the second half.

Southampton loanee Harrison Reed then made it 2-0, scoring his first goal in senior football with a fine strike from 20 yards.

Jamie Mackie and Conor Washington wasted QPR's best opportunities.

But Norwich were good value for their first victory in 2017-18 - and Daniel Farke's first as head coach following his summer appointment after leaving Borussia Dortmund's reserve team.

The Canaries, who took only one point from their first two matches, missed further chances through Marcel Franke and Wes Hoolahan.

Rangers boss Ian Holloway had named an unchanged team for the third game running for the first time since 2011, but they could not extend their unbeaten start to the season.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"I am very pleased with the win. After Sunderland everyone was very motivated for this game. We received some criticism after the defeat and to be fair it was justified because some of our defending was not good.

"I think you saw a lot of effort and togetherness out there tonight and in the end the players got what they deserved. It was a good performance with two excellent goals and I also thought we defended really well - I can't really remember QPR having a clear-cut chance all night."

QPR boss Ian Holloway:

"I actually thought we defended well for most of the game but what you saw there was unacceptable.

"We could easily have cleared the ball up to our striker and put them under pressure but the ball went straight to them and then they played through us far too easily. We should have been more switched on and covered the second ball.

"Goals change games - and if we had scored the first one I think we would have gone on to win the game."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 2PintoSubstituted forMartinat 68'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 28Franke
  • 3Husband
  • 4Reed
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 23Maddison
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11MurphySubstituted forWatkinsat 79'minutes
  • 9OliveiraSubstituted forStiepermannat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 7Naismith
  • 10Jerome
  • 12Watkins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 27Tettey
  • 33McGovern

QPR

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 6LynchBooked at 15minsSubstituted forFurlongat 65'minutes
  • 22WszolekSubstituted forLua Luaat 29'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 11Scowen
  • 7Freeman
  • 3Bidwell
  • 9Washington
  • 12MackieSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 13Ingram
  • 14Manning
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 17Smith
  • 18Robinson
  • 35Lua Lua
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
26,082

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marley Watkins with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Vrancic.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Nélson Oliveira.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Harrison Reed (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers).

  18. Post update

    Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).

As It Stood

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1Cardiff33006069
2Wolves33006249
3Ipswich33007439
4Middlesbrough32013126
5Nottm Forest32016516
6Sunderland31205325
7Leeds31203215
8Hull31117524
9Bristol City31116514
10Norwich31114404
11QPR31113304
12Birmingham31112204
13Preston31111104
14Reading311134-14
15Derby311123-14
16Fulham30302203
17Barnsley310246-23
18Sheff Utd310213-23
19Bolton302134-12
20Sheff Wed302123-12
21Brentford301257-21
22Millwall301246-21
23Aston Villa301226-41
24Burton300317-60
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