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Queens Park Rangers 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Idrissa Sylla celebrating
Idrissa Sylla (centre) rounded off a remarkable opening 15 minutes in which QPR scored three times

A three-goal burst in eight minutes helped QPR to victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road.

Goals from Paul Smyth, Jake Bidwell and Idrissa Sylla in the opening 15 minutes put the game beyond Wednesday.

Sylla scored QPR's fourth from the penalty spot before the visitors threatened to make a dramatic comeback.

A smart finish from Fernando Forestieri and an Atdhe Nuhiu header reduced the deficit to two but Wednesday dropped to 17th in the Championship table.

The hosts took the lead after eight minutes, Smyth finishing smartly after a Joe Wildsmith punch landed straight at his feet.

The R's doubled their lead two minutes later when Jake Bidwell followed up to sweep home after his initial effort was spilled by Wildsmith.

Sylla added QPR's third, heading home Darnell Furlong's cross at the back post, and scored from the penalty spot after Bright Osavi-Samuel was fouled by Tom Lees.

Jos Luhukay's side threatened a dramatic comeback when Forestieri finished neatly from the left and Nuhiu headed in Liam Palmer's cross.

QPR stay in 15th in the table, 16 points clear of the relegation zone.

The night began with an emotional tribute to Ray Wilkins, who died last week at the age of 61.

Wilkins established himself as a fan favourite at Loftus Road, having made 215 appearances in two spells.

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"We flew out of the blocks. It was a sensational start. Then when we had to defend in the second half.

"I'm delighted for Idrissa Sylla. It's great that he's back fit and amongst the goals.

"It's been a tough few days, but tonight we bounced back from Saturday and for the first half, we really put on a show."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay:

"In the first 15 minutes we were not in the game, we did not defend well and they began with aggression. It cost us the game.

"The 75 minutes that followed was more positive and we tried everything to get back into the game.

"The team didn't give up, they kept fighting, got the first and second goal and had chances for more."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Furlong
  • 20Baptiste
  • 18Robinson
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8Cousins
  • 11ScowenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forManningat 67'minutes
  • 7Freeman
  • 34Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forWszolekat 77'minutes
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 37Smyth

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 13Ingram
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 22Wszolek
  • 29Kakay
  • 30Eze

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 36PudilBooked at 86mins
  • 39Thorniley
  • 32Pelupessy
  • 20Reach
  • 3Jones
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forMatiasat 64'minutes
  • 17NuhiuSubstituted forRhodesat 83'minutes
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forBoydat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rhodes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 19Matias
  • 21Boyd
  • 24Baker
  • 25Dawson
  • 35Nielsen
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
12,521

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 4, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 4, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias tries a through ball, but Liam Palmer is caught offside.

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

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Matias.

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Booking

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. George Boyd tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Rhodes replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. George Boyd replaces Fernando Forestieri.

Delay in match Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Joey Pelupessy tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Substitution

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

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Smyth.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Baptiste with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Thorniley (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 4, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Idrissa Sylla.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Matias.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning replaces Josh Scowen.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Lucas João.

Jordan Thorniley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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