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Hull City 2-3 QPR: Ebere Eze's penalty double seals Rangers win over Tigers

Manning had not previously scored in the league this season
Ryan Manning struck QPR's equaliser at Hull

Ebere Eze's late penalty double secured Queens Park Rangers' first win at Hull for almost half a century as they came from behind to triumph.

Jarrod Bowen put the Tigers ahead on the half-hour mark, latching on to Tom Eaves' flick-on to fire the ball past Liam Kelly.

But Ryan Manning levelled just before the break and Eze slotted home two spot-kicks in the last 12 minutes after he had been brought down on both occasions.

Josh Magennis pulled a goal back in added time, but it was not enough to deny QPR their first victory on Humberside since 1970.

Rangers had the better of the early exchanges, with Eze forcing a save from George Long and Nahki Wells having a goal ruled out for a foul in the build-up.

However, Hull gradually began to threaten and Kelly denied Kamil Grosicki on the break before Bowen grabbed the opener.

Eaves had a header cleared off the line by Yoann Barbet soon afterwards and Manning then snatched the equaliser, rifling a shot home from the edge of the box.

QPR took control after the break and Long denied Josh Scowen twice, but he could not prevent Eze from putting the visitors ahead from the spot in the 78th minute.

Eze made it 3-1 with a second penalty and, although Magennis reduced the deficit in the sixth of eight added minutes, Rangers held on.

Hull City boss Grant McCann told BBC Humberside:

"It was a good goal from Jarrod to get us off and running and I'm pleased for him that he's back among the goals. The goal before half-time was frustrating, it gave them a sense of belief.

"Second half, we were disappointing. I thought we didn't move the ball quick enough and when we did win it back, our possession wasn't good enough. We have to keep working and trying to improve.

"We didn't get to grips with them - we let Eze run the full length of the pitch and no-one laid a glove on him. Again for the third goal we let him drift past three or four of us and get into the box and that's frustrating."

QPR manager Mark Warburton:

"We know the threat and quality within the ranks of Hull - they are so dangerous in what they do - so we had to be at our best. I thought in the second half we were very good.

"We were one of the favourites for relegation at the start of the season. We've got one of the smaller budgets, but the players have worked really hard. We are creating chances and we look dangerous going forward.

"It's a big three points for us, but if you start running away from yourself you get hurt. But if we win 3-2 every game for the rest of the season I'll be a very happy man."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Burke
  • 3Tafazolli
  • 26Elder
  • 6Stewart
  • 20Bowen
  • 18HoneymanSubstituted forToralat 77'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forBowlerat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9EavesSubstituted forMagennisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Batty
  • 10Toral
  • 13Ingram
  • 19Bowler
  • 25Pennington
  • 27Magennis
  • 37Da Silva Lopes

QPR

  • 32Kelly
  • 22Rangel
  • 37Leistner
  • 29Barbet
  • 14Manning
  • 11Scowen
  • 5Cameron
  • 20Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forPughat 62'minutes
  • 19ChairSubstituted forAmosat 83'minutes
  • 10Eze
  • 21WellsSubstituted forHugillat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 7Pugh
  • 8Amos
  • 9Hugill
  • 12Ball
  • 16Mlakar
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
10,285

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Booking

Josh Bowler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).

Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Hull City).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Queens Park Rangers 3. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon Toral.

Attempt blocked. Callum Elder (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Eberechi Eze.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Queens Park Rangers 3. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Stewart (Hull City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tafazolli (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Toral.

Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Bowler replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Luke Amos replaces Ilias Chair.

Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Magennis (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Jon Toral replaces George Honeyman.

Penalty Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Eric Lichaj (Hull City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt blocked. George Honeyman (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).

George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Angel Rangel with a cross.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jackson Irvine with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Magennis replaces Tom Eaves.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Marc Pugh replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Hugill replaces Nahki Wells.

Offside, Hull City. Jarrod Bowen tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

goal

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17Millwall123541217-514
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19Reading123271217-511
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