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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Rangers win third match in four

QPR striker Tomer Hemed watches his header put his side 1-0 up against Sheffield Wednesday
Tomer Hemed (grounded) netted his third goal since joining QPR on loan from Brighton

QPR moved into the top half of the Championship with their third win in four matches as they convincingly saw off Sheffield Wednesday.

Tomer Hemed nodded in the first for Rangers before half-time after Wednesday keeper Cameron Dawson could only parry away Pawel Wszolek's shot.

Wszolek also provided his side's second as Luke Freeman doubled the lead after the break, powerfully heading the winger's cross into the far corner.

Substitute Nahki Wells then wrapped up the victory with a thundering finish from Eberechi Eze's through ball for his first goal since arriving on loan from Burnley.

Steven Fletcher and Adam Reach went closest to scoring for Wednesday, but QPR keeper Joe Lumley made a number of impressive saves for his third clean sheet in the past four games.

Injuries forced Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay into completely changing his back four from Friday's home defeat by Middlesbrough.

Despite his side having the majority of possession in the early stages, they struggled to create any clear-cut chances before Hemed grabbed his third goal of his loan spell from Brighton.

Wednesday have fallen to back-to-back defeats and the Owls lost in London for a fifth successive Championship match, a run stretching back to a 1-0 victory at Fulham in August 2017.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay:

"In possession we were often too poor, we lost the ball too easily and came under pressure. We must look to ourselves tonight.

"Before the break we were in a fantastic way, this has been a hard week and we must now have mental strength for Saturday.

"We must aim to make it better on Saturday, we must try to find our way back to success. The mood in the changing room is angry and disappointed."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22Rangel
  • 37Leistner
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 21Luongo
  • 5Cameron
  • 23Wszolek
  • 10EzeSubstituted forScowenat 84'minutes
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forCousinsat 88'minutes
  • 16HemedSubstituted forWellsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 11Scowen
  • 17Smith
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 32Wells

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 24Baker
  • 34Hector
  • 36PudilSubstituted forThornileyat 62'minutes
  • 6Fox
  • 8PelupessySubstituted forPenneyat 75'minutes
  • 10Bannan
  • 20Reach
  • 7Onomah
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forFletcherat 75'minutes
  • 17Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 9Fletcher
  • 12Thorniley
  • 15Lees
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 31Kirby
  • 42Penney
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
12,534

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ashley Baker.

Attempt saved. Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins replaces Luke Freeman.

Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Onomah.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Josh Scowen replaces Eberechi Eze.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ashley Baker.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

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

Foul by Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Steven Fletcher replaces Lucas João.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Matt Penney replaces Joey Pelupessy.

Attempt saved. Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt missed. Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas João.

Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

goal

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