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BurtonBurton Albion1QPRQueens Park Rangers3

Burton Albion 1-3 Queens Park Rangers

Aramide Oteh scoring his first goal for QPR
Aramide Oteh missed an inviting chance to score two minute into his first start for QPR before eventually opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark

Teenager Aramide Oteh scored his first senior goal to helped Queens Park Rangers overcome Burton for the first time.

Oteh, in his first start for the R's, latched on to Darnell Furlong's knockdown put them ahead, only for Lloyd Dyer to level from close range.

Conor Washington hit the post after the break, but eventually added a second for QPR after rounding Stephen Bywater.

Massimo Luongo then swapped passes with Washington before sliding in the third.

QPR had failed to beat Burton in four previous attempts, a run that included being knocked out in the second round of the League Cup in August 2014 when the R's were still a Premier League side and the Brewers were playing three divisions below them.

Victory came just a week after their FA Cup exit to League One side MK Dons and lifted Ian Holloway's side up to 14th in the table.

Defeat left Burton third from bottom and without a home win in 10 games, dating back to 16 September.

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "We didn't play well enough and QPR deservedly won the game.

"We hung on in there and came in 1-1 at half-time, which we probably didn't deserve, but we were and we should have then gone on and got something from the game.

"But if we keep giving the ball away in certain areas of the pitch like we did today, then any team in the Championship is going to punish you.

"It's difficult to explain [why], when we've been so good in the last half a dozen games, we played nowhere near it today. It's not about formations or anything like that - it's just about the players doing better at home than they are at the moment."

QPR boss Ian Holloway said: "I thought our performance was excellent.

"We raised a few eyebrows by playing Rem in the team. I felt it was about changing the balance of the team. I thought Conor had taken not playing in the team very well and he looked really sharp. I wanted to throw Burton a different challenge.

"Burton had to change their shape because we were dominating things. Unfortunately we missed a couple of opportunities and then when we did score they scored far too quickly for my liking.

"We have a very big club and a very big set-up, and my job is to try and bring us all together. But today I will be going away from here absolutely delighted with everything."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Bywater
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 56minsSubstituted forAllenat 60'minutes
  • 23BuxtonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Turner
  • 12Flanagan
  • 18MillerSubstituted forSbarraat 41'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 7MurphyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSordellat 80'minutes
  • 11Dyer
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 4Allen
  • 17Sordell
  • 21Akpan
  • 24Campbell
  • 25Barker
  • 26Sbarra

QPR

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 6LynchBooked at 71mins
  • 18Robinson
  • 2Furlong
  • 21Luongo
  • 11ScowenBooked at 66mins
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forManningat 89'minutes
  • 3Bidwell
  • 9Washington
  • 38OtehSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Ingram
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 22Wszolek
  • 24Perch
  • 30Eze
  • 40Sylla
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
4,264

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  3. Post update

    Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo with a through ball.

  6. Booking

    Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning replaces Luke Freeman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 3. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Washington.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Jake Bidwell tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Luke Murphy.

  15. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  18. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

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