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Bristol City 2-0 QPR: Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe open Robins accounts

Adam Nagy (right)
Adam Nagy's goal was his first in English football in his third Bristol City appearance

Bristol City earned their first league win of the season thanks to Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe's first goals for the club against Queens Park Rangers.

Hungary midfielder Nagy, who joined the Robins from Italian side Bologna on 8 August, powerfully opened the scoring on the half-volley in the first half.

Stoke loanee Afobe lashed in the second from six yards after sloppy defending from QPR to double the lead after the break.

The result left both sides with four points from their opening three Championship games.

They had met as recently as Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, but Saturday's league encounter was significantly less exciting than their dramatic 3-3 cup draw, which was settled with a QPR win on penalties.

The Londoners were not able to hit the target at Ashton Gate, although Jordan Hugill fired just over the bar and Bright Osayi-Samuel struck the side-netting in their best spell shortly after half-time.

There was some concern for the home fans as the impressive Nagy had to be withdrawn at half-time, and they will hope he is not badly injured, having already lost full-back Jay Dasilva for up to five months.

Afobe's close-range goal that put the game beyond Rangers was his first since March and his first in three appearances since his deadline-day move to Lee Johnson's side.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We built our way in to the game, against a good, awkward side to play against.

"I think the fans will go home entertained today. The lads will be absolutely buzzing, particularly the new ones.

"We have got a bit of 'walking wounded' at the moment. [Adam Nagy] has just rocked his ankle. Hopefully it hasn't swollen because we can't afford for another one to be out."

QPR boss Mark Warburton:

"It's no good having a lot of possession if you are not clinical enough in the final third of the pitch.

"Possession is irrelevant if you don't make the most of it. We created chances, without having the necessary edge to our finishing.

"On numerous occasions we got into good areas without making it count. Two individual errors have cost us, but I felt we were very good for periods of the first half."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 23Moore
  • 22Kalas
  • 6Baker
  • 2HuntBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLopes Pereiraat 58'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 4NagySubstituted forMassengoat 45'minutes
  • 25Rowe
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forEliassonat 71'minutes
  • 14WeimannBooked at 79mins
  • 40Afobe

Substitutes

  • 9Diédhiou
  • 13Gilmartin
  • 17Szmodics
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 42Massengo

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 22RangelBooked at 34minsSubstituted forKaneat 65'minutes
  • 4Hall
  • 29Barbet
  • 14Manning
  • 8Amos
  • 5Cameron
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 45mins
  • 6SmithSubstituted forChairat 59'minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forWellsat 65'minutes
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 2Kane
  • 7Pugh
  • 12Ball
  • 19Chair
  • 21Wells
  • 32Kelly
  • 37Leistner
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
21,654

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Niclas Eliasson.

  4. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Bristol City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Taylor Moore.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Pedro Pereira (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Amos.

  15. Booking

    Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Todd Kane.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.