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Queens Park Rangers 0-4 Nottingham Forest: Rangers suffer late collapse after red card

Lewis Grabban scores
Lewis Grabban has now scored eight goals this season for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest moved up to fourth in the Championship as they beat 10-man Queens Park Rangers 4-0.

Tobias Figueiredo put Forest ahead early on as his towering header looped into the net from Joe Lolley's corner.

Rangers' hopes of a first win in six games took a blow when Lee Wallace was sent off after pulling down Lolley just outside the area in the 50th minute.

But Forest put Rangers to the sword as they scored three times in the final 10 minutes - Lewis Grabban and substitutes Joao Carvalho and Alfa Semedo polishing off the win.

The loss sees Rangers - who have now taken just two points from a possible 18 - drop to 16th place, while Forest are level on points with third-placed Fulham and five points off Leeds United in second.

Grabban slotted in from close range after Sammy Ameobi's excellent cross from the left while Carvalho turned on the magic for the third as he nutmegged a defender before finishing his run into the box with a shot with outside of his right foot.

Semedo rubbed salt in QPR's wounds two minutes later as Matty Cash's shot was parried and Ameobi squared the loose ball to Semedo for a tap-in.

Rangers had chances - Josh Scowen's header from 10 yards soon after the red card went just wide while Ilias Chair had a long-range effort beaten away in the first half.

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton told BBC Radio London:

"I thought the red card was exceptionally harsh, I've watched it back four or five times and I see what I thought was a yellow card, and it changes the dynamic of the game.

"We were in that game until the 81st minute and I can defend us as a group of players and staff up to the 81st minute, from there on that's not QPR.

"Basic schoolboy errors, poor backpasses, missed clearances, missed headers, very, very poor goals to give away. We don't get beaten at home full stop, let alone by four nil.

"[The red card] was not the cause of conceding three late goals, however it had to change the dynamic of the game, we're one man down chasing the game."

Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm so proud about this result and this performance.

"The second goal was really important as with one more player we could defend and wait until the end of the game.

"We played offensively, we played at times quickly and we missed some easy passes, but it was a great result and a great performance."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 4Hall
  • 37Leistner
  • 3WallaceBooked at 50mins
  • 14Manning
  • 8AmosSubstituted forHugillat 45'minutes
  • 12Ball
  • 10Eze
  • 19ChairSubstituted forScowenat 53'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 21WellsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cameron
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Hugill
  • 11Scowen
  • 16Mlakar
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 33Barnes

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Samba
  • 11CashBooked at 52mins
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4Worrall
  • 18Robinson
  • 8Watson
  • 28Silva
  • 37AdomahSubstituted forCarvalhoat 60'minutes
  • 23LolleySubstituted forBostockat 75'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 19Ameobi
  • 7GrabbanSubstituted forSemedoat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Carvalho
  • 13Bostock
  • 14Mir
  • 17Semedo
  • 20Dawson
  • 36Chema
  • 49Muric
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
12,937

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Nottingham Forest 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Nottingham Forest 4.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Alfa Semedo tries a through ball, but Jack Robinson is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Nottingham Forest 4. Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Carvalho.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Nottingham Forest 3. João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Bostock.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by John Bostock with a cross following a corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Alfa Semedo replaces Lewis Grabban.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ryan Manning.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bright Samuel replaces Nahki Wells.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Nottingham Forest 2. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by John Bostock with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom18116135191639
2Leeds18114324101437
3Fulham1895429181132
4Nottm Forest1795324131132
5Preston189453122931
6Swansea188642318530
7Bristol City187832625129
8Brentford188372214827
9Hull187562923626
10Sheff Wed187562317626
11Cardiff186752625125
12Millwall186752224-225
13Blackburn187382426-224
14Derby186661924-524
15Birmingham187381823-524
16QPR187382736-924
17Charlton186572523223
18Reading175391922-318
19Huddersfield184682026-618
20Middlesbrough183871623-717
21Luton1852112533-817
22Wigan1844101628-1216
23Stoke1842121931-1214
24Barnsley1816111837-199
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