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Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Portsmouth: Marquis and Harness goals see Pompey win

Marcus Harness scores for Portsmouth
Marcus Harness steered the ball past QPR keeper Liam Kelly

Goals from John Marquis and Marcus Harness gave League One side Portsmouth victory at QPR in the Carabao Cup.

Championship side Rangers had most of the possession and created a number of chances in the second-round clash.

But Marquis' 76th-minute penalty put Pompey ahead and Harness sealed their win five minutes later.

Marquis tucked away the spot-kick after being brought down by defender Toni Leistner.

And worse followed for the hosts when Ross McCrorie sprinted past Leistner on the left and laid the ball across to Harness, who applied the finish.

Marc Pugh had missed a great chance for QPR early in the second half, heading straight at Craig MacGillivray from Ryan Manning's cross.

QPR dominated large spells of the first half and almost scored a brilliant early goal.

A lovely team move started by keeper Liam Kelly - left out of the Scotland squad in favour of MacGillivray - led to Ilias Chair playing in Jan Mlakar, whose ball across the face of goal just evaded Bright Osayi-Samuel at the far post.

However, for all their neat approach play, Rangers were unable to break the deadlock and Pompey took full advantage after Leistner's rash challenge.

QPR's miserable night was summed up when a goal was initially given after Ebere Eze fired into the net in injury time.

But the effort was disallowed for offside after referee Ross Joyce consulted his assistant.

Portsmouth assistant boss Joe Gallen: "It is great. I really love derby games and I think it's brilliant that we're now going to play Southampton.

"We felt that if we could see the opening 20 minutes out we could then get our football going and create some chances.

"I think in the second half we did do that and pushed QPR back quite a bit. The second half was even and at that stage it's first goal wins really. You start to think that whoever gets the first goal is probably going to win.

"Luckily for us we got the penalty and it's gone our way. Then after the first goal you could see the confidence. Overall, do I think we deserved it? Yes. I think we edged it."

QPR manager Mark Warburton: "Not good enough, simple as that. No excuses. We didn't deserve to go through.

"In the first 20-25 minutes we were very comfortable - probably too comfortable. We looked very good and then in truth we got complacent and sloppy.

"Portsmouth grew into the game and in the second half we flattered to deceive. We had lots of possession but that's irrelevant because we never really troubled them. They then got the penalty and that changed it."

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 32KellyBooked at 77mins
  • 2KaneBooked at 90mins
  • 37Leistner
  • 29Barbet
  • 14ManningBooked at 40mins
  • 30Owens
  • 6Smith
  • 7PughSubstituted forBallat 75'minutes
  • 19ChairSubstituted forWellsat 60'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 20Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forEzeat 60'minutes
  • 16Mlakar

Substitutes

  • 9Hugill
  • 10Eze
  • 11Scowen
  • 12Ball
  • 21Wells
  • 23Masterson
  • 33Barnes

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Downing
  • 4Naylor
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 19Harness
  • 15McCrorie
  • 33CloseSubstituted forWalkesat 90+4'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forCannonat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Marquis
  • 11Curtis

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 8Pitman
  • 14Cannon
  • 20Raggett
  • 22Harrison
  • 29Maloney
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
7,783

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Portsmouth 2.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Booking

Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Anton Walkes replaces Ben Close.

Booking

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ross McCrorie.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Harness.

Attempt saved. Jan Mlakar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Leistner.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Portsmouth 2. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCrorie with a cross following a fast break.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Portsmouth 1. John Marquis (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Portsmouth. John Marquis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Dominic Ball replaces Marc Pugh.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marc Pugh.

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

Foul by Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).

Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Harness.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andrew Cannon replaces Gareth Evans.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Nahki Wells replaces Ilias Chair.

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