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Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Swansea City: QPR ease relegation worries

Tomer Hemed scores the third goal
Tomor Hemed has scored seven goals in 26 appearances for QPR this season

Queens Park Rangers eased their relegation worries with a 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City that effectively ended the Welsh club's faint hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs.

Despite being without a manager and the Swans having won four on the spin, the hosts tore into the Welsh side.

Goals from Darnell Furlong and two from Tomer Hemed put Rangers 3-0 in front after just 15 minutes at Loftus Road.

Any hopes of a comeback evaporated when Massimo Luongo scored on 54 minutes.

QPR came into this match having lost four of their past five league matches against Swansea, but this was a contest where the form books went straight out the window.

The Londoners had won just one league game in 2019 before this, the joint-fewest in the top four English divisions along with Huddersfield Town and Fulham, while the Swans' four successive wins was their best run of the entire campaign.

However, you would never have known which side was battling relegation as QPR ripped Graham Potter's side to shreds in a devastating opening 15 minutes.

Furlong swooped to head them in front from a corner after three minutes before Hemed out-muscled the Swansea defender to find a second two minutes later.

Hemed then converted Josh Scowen's brilliant cross from six yards to essentially wrap up the points with 75 minutes remaining in the match.

Swansea made two changes at the interval in a bid to turn the tide, but Cameron Carter-Vickers' header against the crossbar was as close as they came, though Daniel James' effort was cleared off the line.

However, Luongo added to the scoreline when the Swans again failed to properly defend a set-piece to ease QPR to 17th in the Championship, eight points clear of the drop zone.

Queens Park Rangers caretaker manager John Eustace on the vacant manager's job:

"I took over for as long as it takes for them to find a new manager.

"I haven't applied. Les (Ferdinand) asked me to help the club until they find somebody and that's what I'm doing.

"The boys have been excellent and their performance today was excellent.

"I'm happy in the role and there are no problems there. All I'm thinking about is preparing the lads for Friday."

Swansea City manager Graham Potter told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was a tough afternoon, QPR fully deserved their win. We've had a good run with high performances levels... but this was an uncomfortable afternoon for us.

"They pressed us high and tried to stop us playing and we didn't recognise where the space was quickly enough.

"QPR were better than us today and deserved their win. We apologise to our fans who came to watch."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22RangelBooked at 38minsSubstituted forEzeat 88'minutes
  • 2Furlong
  • 37Leistner
  • 14Manning
  • 21Luongo
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forWszolekat 69'minutes
  • 11ScowenBooked at 11mins
  • 8CousinsBooked at 45mins
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 44mins
  • 16HemedSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 10Eze
  • 17Smith
  • 23Wszolek
  • 32Wells
  • 33Lynch
  • 34Walker

Swansea

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 23Roberts
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 17Carter-Vickers
  • 26NaughtonSubstituted forFultonat 45'minutes
  • 28ByersSubstituted forRodonat 65'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 21Grimes
  • 12DyerSubstituted forCelinaat 45'minutes
  • 9McBurnie
  • 20James
  • 15Routledge

Substitutes

  • 10Celina
  • 13Benda
  • 16Asoro
  • 19McKay
  • 22Rodon
  • 27Fulton
  • 46Baker-Richardson
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
13,872

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze replaces Angel Rangel.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Mike van der Hoorn.

Booking

Joe Rodon (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Rodon (Swansea City).

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Lewis Walker replaces Tomer Hemed.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joe Rodon.

Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Scowen.

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Daniel James (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Daniel James (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Pawel Wszolek.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek replaces Luke Freeman.

Foul by Daniel James (Swansea City).

Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Attempt blocked. Bersant Celina (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Joe Rodon replaces George Byers.

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

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

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

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

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Wayne Routledge with a headed pass following a corner.

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