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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Queens Park Rangers: Terriers ease past lacklustre visitors

Harry Toffolo scores
Harry Toffolo's goal was just his third for Huddersfield since moving to the club from Lincoln City in January

Huddersfield Town produced an impressive display to inflict a third successive defeat on a lacklustre Queens Park Rangers.

Josh Koroma gave Town a great start as he picked up the ball close to half-way, ran unchallenged to the edge of the box and curled a right-footed effort into the top corner.

Koroma turned provider for the second as his well-timed pass after a lovely, flowing move allowed Harry Toffolo to slot home from close range.

The victory was marred, however, when Huddersfield captain Christopher Schindler appeared to suffer a serious knee injury with 15 minutes left and the German needed oxygen before he was taken from the field.

The Terriers move up three places to 13th in the Championship while QPR drop to 18th, four points above the relegation zone.

After an impressive first-half showing in their defeat by Bristol City on Tuesday, Rangers failed to repeat it in West Yorkshire - Seny Dieng produced a great save to keep out Toffolo two minutes after the opener and also denied Fraizer Campbell after another excellent passing move shortly before the Terriers went 2-0 up.

Carlos Corberan's men had three chances to go further ahead 10 minutes after the break as first Isaac Mbenza curled wide from the edge of the box, then Koroma just missed getting on the end of Carel Eiting's fizzed cross before Pipa forced a save from Dieng.

Rangers had their keeper to thank yet again 10 minutes later as he pulled off a fine save from Lewis O'Brien's shot.

Ben Hamer in the Huddersfield goal had little to do as the R's had just two efforts on target, the second a Dominic Ball stoppage-time free-kick which he easily saved.

Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan:

"I think we deserved the three points today. We played with lots of character and confidence.

"We did things that we know we can do well to compete in games.

"It's always important to have our strikers and wingers to be part of the game and make an impact. We started really well and found spaces to attack.

"It's important that our front three created so many chances and we hope they can continue this."

On Christopher Schindler's injury: "He is not in a good condition. He turned his knee.

"We need to scan and assess. We hope he doesn't take a lot of time to recover."

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton:

"Today was a really bad day at the office for us.

"We were second best at everything and Huddersfield deserved the points.

"I can't explain the performance to be honest. We were so off the pace. We were below par and we lost duels all over - almost to a man."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Hamer
  • 2ÁvilaSubstituted forBacunaat 73'minutes
  • 26SchindlerSubstituted forEdmonds-Greenat 79'minutes
  • 23Sarr
  • 3Toffolo
  • 14Eiting
  • 6Hogg
  • 8O'Brien
  • 18MbenzaSubstituted forDuhaneyat 87'minutes
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forWardat 73'minutes
  • 19Koroma

Substitutes

  • 7Bacuna
  • 10Pritchard
  • 11Diakhaby
  • 17Duhaney
  • 25Ward
  • 28Brown
  • 31Schofield
  • 34Daly
  • 35Edmonds-Green

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Dieng
  • 2Kane
  • 4Dickie
  • 6Barbet
  • 25Hämäläinen
  • 20CameronSubstituted forBallat 56'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 22Carroll
  • 11Osayi-SamuelBooked at 71minsSubstituted forKelmanat 82'minutes
  • 10ChairSubstituted forAdomahat 82'minutes
  • 21WillockSubstituted forThomasat 56'minutes
  • 9DykesSubstituted forBonneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bonne
  • 12Ball
  • 19Thomas
  • 23Masterson
  • 24Kakay
  • 26Bettache
  • 29Kelman
  • 32Kelly
  • 37Adomah
Referee:
Dean Whitestone

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Demeaco Duhaney is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Carel Eiting (Huddersfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

  7. Post update

    George Thomas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Juninho Bacuna tries a through ball, but Josh Koroma is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Demeaco Duhaney replaces Isaac Mbenza.

  10. Post update

    Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Carroll (Queens Park Rangers).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niko Hämäläinen (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Albert Adomah replaces Ilias Chair.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Charlie Kelman replaces Bright Samuel.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ilias Chair.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rarmani Edmonds-Green replaces Christopher Schindler because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Christopher Schindler.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.