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Hull City 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Harry Wilson
Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson opened the scoring with his fourth Tigers goal of the season

Hull City moved seven points clear of the Championship relegation zone with victory over QPR at the KCOM Stadium.

Harry Wilson opened the scoring shortly before half-time, his chip over Alex Smithies flying in via the post.

Abel Hernandez doubled the lead when his curling shot struck the bar and bounced in off keeper Alex Smithies.

Kamil Grosicki guided the ball beneath Smithies and Hernandez added his second before QPR's Nedum Onuhoa was sent off after charging into Marcus Henriksen.

Markus Henriksen cut a pass across the face of goal for Hernandez to tap home.

Ian Holloway's side had a penalty appeal waved away after Eberechi Eze fell to ground under Ola Aina's challenge, but failed to register a shot on target.

Their cause was not helped by losing defender Joel Lynch after 15 minutes with a suspected hamstring injury.

In a cagey first 45 minutes, Massimo Luongo missed a chance to equalise when his arcing shot flew over from close range, before Nigel Adkins' men began to pull clear.

The Tigers have lost just one of their last 11 home league games, winning four and drawing six, while QPR are destined for a mid-table finish.

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We scored four really good goals, we've kept a clean sheet and we've got the three points.

"I would suggest we've played far better this season from a performance point of view, but I was really pleased on the back of the two performances we've had this week. We've gone and done what we needed to do today to go and win the game.

"Queen's Park Rangers have been in good form. They've been in excellent form so we knew it was going to be challenging."

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"Life is tough as we all found out this week (with the death of Ray Wilkins). I wanted my team to give a performance that would have made my old team-mate, my old manager proud. Unfortunately I didn't see any of them do that.

"We got beat by the better team on the day. We gave the ball away so badly that it is almost unrecognisable. We didn't press well.

(on challenge by Josh Scowen which led to Henriksen-Onuhoa incident) "Scowen should have been sent off. It's an absolutely scandalous tackle, in my opinion. I'm going to hammer him.

"He got angry because they were playing around us. That's why you have to take your medicine son. Don't kick out at someone like that.

"Nedum came across to protect him from number 22, who looked as aggressive, but my man should have got sent off then that would have taught him the right lesson."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 34Aina
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 24Clark
  • 22HenriksenBooked at 90mins
  • 16Larsson
  • 20BowenBooked at 30minsSubstituted forGrosickiat 52'minutes
  • 11ToralSubstituted forIrvineat 59'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 49Wilson
  • 10HernándezSubstituted forCampbellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Irvine
  • 7Grosicki
  • 8Meyler
  • 12Marshall
  • 25Campbell
  • 29Tomori
  • 50MacDonald

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Furlong
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 90mins
  • 6LynchSubstituted forRobinsonat 15'minutes
  • 3BidwellBooked at 30mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 11ScowenBooked at 90mins
  • 14ManningSubstituted forSyllaat 45'minutes
  • 7Freeman
  • 22WszolekSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 67'minutes
  • 30Eze

Substitutes

  • 8Cousins
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Robinson
  • 20Baptiste
  • 34Osayi-Samuel
  • 37Smyth
  • 40Sylla
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
14,181

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Wilson with a through ball.

Booking

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Michael Hector (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

Booking

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Allan McGregor (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Hull City. Sebastian Larsson tries a through ball, but Markus Henriksen is caught offside.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Michael Hector (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Hector.

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

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

Foul by Max Clark (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Abel Hernández.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Michael Dawson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 4, Queens Park Rangers 0. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Markus Henriksen.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ola Aina.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bright Samuel replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kamil Grosicki (Hull City).

goal

As It Stood

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5Derby401814860382268
6Middlesbrough411991358391966
7Millwall4117141052391365
8Bristol City411614115647962
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14Ipswich41158184952-353
15QPR411311174961-1250
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18Hull411014175961-244
19Reading411012194660-1442
20Birmingham41117233158-2740
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22Barnsley40813194260-1837
23Sunderland41614214473-2932
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