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Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Bournemouth: R's secure fourth-straight win

Todd Kane scores for QPR against Bournemouth
Todd Kane (right) netted his second goal of the season to secure all three points for QPR

Todd Kane snatched a late winner as QPR beat Bournemouth to clinch their fourth consecutive Championship victory.

Wing-back Kane latched onto substitute Albert Adomah's cross and drilled home seven minutes from time to seal the points.

On-loan Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen had fired Rangers into a 58th-minute lead, pouncing on a defensive error to score.

But Cherries forward Shane Long levelled 10 minutes later with his first goal in almost a year, scrambling in from close range.

Bournemouth remain sixth in the table, but Cardiff City and Middlesbrough are now three points behind the Dorset side after both clubs won on Saturday.

QPR climb three places to 13th and are 10 points off the play-off places.

The visitors looked the more likely to break the deadlock in the first half, but they were denied by two impressive stops from Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng.

Dieng foiled Philip Billing after Jack Wilshere had split the home defence and then came to the rescue again with a one-on-one save when Long galloped into the box.

Both sides went close at the start of the second half, with Ilias Chair's free-kick picking out Yoann Barbet, whose looping header rattled the Bournemouth crossbar.

Adam Smith then put a chance wide for the Cherries - but the visitors' defensive lapse was punished soon afterwards when Johansen intercepted Chris Mepham's pass and stroked the ball beyond Asmir Begovic.

Substitute Sam Surridge set up Long's equaliser, heading down a Junior Stanislas cross for the Republic of Ireland international to score.

But QPR made changes of their own, with Macaulay Bonne setting up Adomah for the ball that led to Kane's late strike.

Bonne might have made certain of the points when Chris Willock teed him up twice, but fired both efforts straight at Begovic.

Defeat was Bournemouth's first in five games in all competitions since Jonathan Woodgate was placed in caretaker charge following the sacking of head coach Jason Tindall.

Reaction - Managerial situation 'unsettling' for Cherries

QPR boss Mark Warburton told BBC Radio London:

"It's a good run of form but this division can bite you so easily.

"We will enjoy the result but it is all about Preston now. The moment you start living on past games you are in trouble.

"We are going to start seeing fatigue and odd results come in because of the demands placed on players.

"Bournemouth are a highly-talented squad so the players deserve enormous credit. It is a really good win."

Bournemouth caretaker manager Jonathan Woodgate:

"I thought we played well, especially in the first half when we were different class.

"We didn't take our chances and then we made a couple of errors at the back. We weren't clinical enough in both boxes.

"It's really frustrating, but the team did play well. I'm satisfied with the performance but not the result."

On the club's managerial vacancy:

"I have no idea what's happening with it. We'll just have to see what the board say next.

"Obviously it can be unsettling for the players and fans, but there's nothing we can really do about it.

"I've just got to get on with it, keep my own counsel and do my best for the club."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Dieng
  • 4Dickie
  • 20Cameron
  • 6BarbetBooked at 27mins
  • 2KaneBooked at 81mins
  • 14JohansenSubstituted forWillockat 59'minutes
  • 12Ball
  • 3WallaceSubstituted forHämäläinenat 59'minutes
  • 10ChairBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAdomahat 72'minutes
  • 45AustinSubstituted forFieldat 59'minutes
  • 9DykesSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lumley
  • 7Bonne
  • 15Field
  • 21Willock
  • 24Kakay
  • 25Hämäläinen
  • 26Bettache
  • 29Kelman
  • 37Adomah

Bournemouth

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Begovic
  • 6MephamBooked at 45mins
  • 18Carter-Vickers
  • 5Kelly
  • 15A Smith
  • 16L CookSubstituted forDanjuma Groeneveldat 86'minutes
  • 8Lerma
  • 19Stanislas
  • 29Billing
  • 11WilshereSubstituted forSurridgeat 67'minutes
  • 12Long

Substitutes

  • 10Danjuma Groeneveld
  • 14Surridge
  • 20Riquelme
  • 21Rico
  • 22Pearson
  • 23Travers
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 32Anthony
  • 33Zemura
Referee:
Darren Bond

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Sam Surridge.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Ball.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  6. Post update

    Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Willock (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Asmir Begovic.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Willock.

  10. Post update

    Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shane Long (Bournemouth).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld replaces Lewis Cook.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Bournemouth 1. Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Surridge (Bournemouth).

  16. Post update

    Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich31197542241864
2Brentford31169656342257
3Watford31169640211957
4Swansea29168537191856
5Reading31156104436851
6Bournemouth311310845301549
7Cardiff311371146331346
8Middlesbrough31137113631546
9Stoke31111283733445
10Barnsley30136113435-145
11Millwall3191573027342
12Blackburn30116134334939
13QPR29109103034-439
14Preston31123163442-839
15Bristol City31123162942-1339
16Luton30107132334-1137
17Nottm Forest3199132631-536
18Huddersfield31106153845-736
19Derby3097142232-1034
20Coventry31810132942-1334
21Birmingham31710142237-1531
22Rotherham2985163340-729
23Sheff Wed3097142132-1128
24Wycombe3048182251-2920
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