EFL Cup
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Carabao Cup: Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United

Conor Washington.
Conor Washington set up both goals in the opening six minutes against his former club Peterborough

Conor Washington set up both goals against former club Peterborough as two strikes in the opening six minutes gave Steve McClaren a first win as QPR boss.

Luke Freeman side-footed QPR ahead on three minutes after Posh keeper Aaron Chapman parried Washington's cross.

Northern Ireland striker Washington then fed Pawel Wszolek to prod past Chapman just three minutes later.

Peterborough improved after the break but Siriki Dembele was denied by the legs of Rangers keeper Joe Lumley.

It has been a difficult week for QPR, with defeats - albeit narrow ones - in both their opening two Championship games under McClaren compounded by off-field issues.

Chairman Tony Fernandes has hinted his time at Rangers is nearing its end, while Hoops chief executive Lee Hoos told BBC Sport the club "needs to leave" Loftus Road.

But this win will have lifted some of the gloom as Posh never looked like joining Port Vale, Rochdale, Swindon, Burton and Carlisle in the list of lower-league teams to dump the Hoops out of the EFL Cup in recent years.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 24Kakay
  • 15Baptiste
  • 37Leistner
  • 3Bidwell
  • 11Scowen
  • 8Cousins
  • 23Wszolek
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forManningat 77'minutes
  • 20Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forEzeat 67'minutes
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Hall
  • 10Eze
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 38Smyth
  • 40Sylla

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 23Denton
  • 10Dembélé
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8O'Hara
  • 15WardSubstituted forCooperat 73'minutes
  • 14CookeSubstituted forCummingsat 45'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forGoddenat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Buckley-Ricketts
  • 9Godden
  • 11Reed
  • 19Cooper
  • 20Yorwerth
  • 25O'Malley
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,021

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Peterborough United 0.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United).

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Godden (Peterborough United).

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

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

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Conor Washington.

Attempt missed. Tyler Denton (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Godden replaces Ivan Toney.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Mark O'Hara.

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

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Joe Ward.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze replaces Bright Samuel.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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