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Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Brentford

Neal Maupay
Neal Maupay scored his third goal in his last four outings for Brentford

Brentford thrashed west London rivals Queens Park Rangers in the EFL Cup to end a run of three games without a win.

Brentford took the lead when Ariel Borysiuk turned Florian Jozefzoon's cross into his own net and John Egan made it 2-0 with a free header.

Neal Maupay smashed into the roof of the net, but Darnell Furlong headed in from close range to pull one back.

Furlong then missed a crucial chance and the Bees' Joshua Clark fired into the bottom corner to complete the rout.

QPR manager Ian Holloway opted to make 10 changes from the side which beat Hull 2-1 on Saturday, with Alex Baptiste the only remaining player.

That decision proved costly as Brentford, who started with six of their weekend XI, made up for their winless start to the Championship season with a resounding victory.

The away side were 3-0 up after only 32 minutes, with Maupay in particular running riot, bombarding goalkeeper Matt Ingram with several attempts.

QPR contributed to their own downfall, giving the ball away to allow Brentford promising position, and although Furlong threatened, Clark's late strike made sure Dean Smith's side made it through.

Meanwhile, QPR defender James Perch will be out "for a number of months" with a dislocated knee cap it was confirmed after the match.external-link

The 31-year-old picked up the injury in the Championship victory over Hull at the weekend.

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 14ManningSubstituted forFreemanat 51'minutes
  • 15CaulkerSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 20BaptisteBooked at 17mins
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 22WszolekSubstituted forMackieat 69'minutes
  • 18RobinsonBooked at 47mins
  • 40Sylla
  • 33Chair

Substitutes

  • 5Onuoha
  • 7Freeman
  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 17Smith
  • 25Petrasso
  • 26Lumley

Brentford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Daniels
  • 2Colin
  • 5Bjelland
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 8Yennaris
  • 12MokotjoSubstituted forWoodsat 69'minutes
  • 14Egan
  • 19Sawyers
  • 20Clarke
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forShaibuat 69'minutes
  • 31ChatzitheodoridisSubstituted forDalsgaardat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 11Watkins
  • 15Woods
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 25Archibald
  • 27Shaibu
  • 33Mepham
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,719

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4.

  3. Post update

    Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Clarke (Brentford).

  5. Post update

    Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Justin Shaibu.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by John Egan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Henrik Dalsgaard replaces Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Steven Caulker.

  17. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Justin Shaibu (Brentford).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Egan (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

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