Charlie Austin's second-half penalty moved Queens Park Rangers three points clear at the top of the Championship table and maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

The former Burnley striker converted from the spot after he had been fouled inside the area by Daniel Seaborne.

Yeovil had chances but found QPR keeper Rob Green in inspired form, notably denying Andy Williams and Joe Ralls.

Watertight Hoops

Harry Redknapp's side have not conceded in 595 minutes of Championship football, since James Vaughan struck the opening goal in Huddersfield's 1-1 home draw on 10 August.

It leaves them in the bottom three with just one win from eight games so far.

QPR are top with 20 points from eight games.

It was the two sides' first ever meeting in a league fixture, having spent last season two divisions apart.

But despite the visitors boasting a wealth of recent Premier League talent in their side, it was Yeovil who started better as Ralls shot wide when in space early on, before Joel Grant's low drive was palmed away by Green.

The QPR keeper was again on hand to deny Yeovil shortly after the restart, tipping wide a strike from the lively Ralls and then keeping out a fierce Williams effort.

Chances for Harry Redknapp's side were few, Austin finding himself largely isolated in attack.

But he was presented with the opportunity to score his third goal of the season when Seaborne was adjudged to have brought him down inside the area.

And Austin sent Yeovil keeper Wayne Hennessey the wrong way from the spot to seal a sixth win of the season for Rangers.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said:

"I'm going to be happy tomorrow because when I watch the video I will see we outplayed a quality team.

"We can't keep being unlucky and we don't want to be relegated as the unluckiest team ever.

"We have to start putting our opportunities away, but we're not always going to have Robert Green in goal against us."

QPR manager Harry Redknapp said:

"It was a tough three points and I thought Yeovil were unlucky to lose the game. They played well and put us under pressure.

"I've been around long enough to know that you rarely come to places like this and turn teams over. Yeovil will give anyone a game as this isn't an easy place to come.

"We defended well again and dealt with a lot of set plays late on. Richard Dunne was immense, and so was Rob Green."

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Yeovil 0-1 QPR FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Austin (pen) 75

    Yeovil

    • 27 Hennessey
    • 02 Ayling
    • 03 McAllister
    • 06 Seaborne
    • 20 Fontaine (Dawson 37)
    • 04 Edwards
    • 08 Upson yellow card
    • 19 Ralls yellow card
    • 21 Davis
    • 23 Grant (Hayter 79)
    • 28 Williams (Ngoo 79)

    Substitutes

    • 24 Dunn,
    • 26 Ofori-Twumasi,
    • 07 Dawson,
    • 10 Foley,
    • 09 Hayter,
    • 11 Ngoo,
    • 14 Hoskins

    QPR

    • 01 Green
    • 02 Simpson
    • 05 Dunne
    • 06 Hill
    • 39 Assou-Ekotto
    • 10 Carroll
    • 16 Jenas
    • 36 O'Neil (Barton 77)
    • 03 Traore (Wright-Phillips 60)
    • 07 Phillips (Kranjcar 69)
    • 09 Austin yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 26 Murphy,
    • 28 Ehmer,
    • 11 Wright-Phillips,
    • 17 Barton,
    • 19 Kranjcar,
    • 20 Henry,
    • 32 Faurlin
    Ref: WardAtt: 9,108
    YEOVIL
    QPR

    Possession

    • Yeovil 51%
    • QPR 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Yeovil 6
    • QPR 0

    Attempts off target

    • Yeovil 7
    • QPR 7

    Corners

    • Yeovil 6
    • QPR 4

    Fouls

    • Yeovil 16
    • QPR 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:05 The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
    • 90:00+4:08 Header at goal by Daniel Seaborne misses to the right.
    • 90:00+3:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.
    • 90:00+3:39 Joe Ralls has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Hill on James Hayter.
    • 90:00+1:55 Rob Green restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Ngoo on Richard Dunne.
    • 89:58 Shot by Michael Ngoo missed to the right of the target.
    • 88:41 Rob Green takes the free kick.
    • 88:28 Joe Ralls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Carroll.
    • 88:15 Tom Carroll manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:08 Edward Upson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 87:57 Edward Upson goes into the referee's book.
    • 87:57 Booking
    • 87:06 Foul by Danny Simpson on Liam Davis, free kick awarded.
    • 86:54 Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:49 Luke Ayling produces a cross.
    • 83:12 Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.
    • 83:03 Corner from the left by-line taken by James McAllister.
    • 82:07 Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.
    • 81:48 Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Joe Ralls results in a free kick.
    • 81:22 Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
    • 81:15 Charlie Austin challenges Luke Ayling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 79:22 Free kick taken by Clint Hill.
    • 78:53 Substitution Michael Ngoo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Williams.
    • 78:40 Substitution Joel Grant leaves the field to be replaced by James Hayter.
    • 78:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by James McAllister.
    • 77:50 Liam Davis produces a cross.
    • 77:21 James McAllister takes the free kick.
    • 76:56 Foul by Tom Carroll on Andy Williams, free kick awarded.
    • 76:26 Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.
    • 76:18 Substitution Joey Barton is brought on as a substitute for Gary O'Neil.
    • 76:05 Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Dawson.
    • Correction - 74:34 GOAL - Charlie AustinYeovil 0 - 1 QPR Penalty scored by Charlie Austin. Yeovil 0-1 QPR.
    • 74:34 GOAL - Charlie AustinYeovil 0 - 1 QPR Penalty scored by Charlie Austin. Yeovil 0-1 QPR.
    • 73:42 Foul by Daniel Seaborne on Charlie Austin, Penalty awarded.
    • 72:00 Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
    • 71:50 Gary O'Neil handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
    • 69:18 Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 68:47 Substitution Niko Kranjcar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Phillips.
    • 66:59 James McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Phillips.
    • 64:33 Andy Williams takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Rob Green parries the ball away.
    • 63:51 Clint Hill makes a clearance.
    • 63:47 Andy Williams delivers the ball.
    • 60:08 Shot by Liam Davis cleared the target.
    • 59:29 Substitution Shaun Wright-Phillips on for Armand Traore.
    • 53:38 Charlie Austin takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 51:33 Clint Hill makes a clearance.
    • 51:26 Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.
    • 51:20 Clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 51:16 The ball is swung over by Edward Upson.
    • 50:58 Edward Upson decides to take the corner short.
    • 50:25 Liam Davis takes a shot. Rob Green parries the ball away.
    • 49:52 Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:46 Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.
    • 49:22 Shot by Joe Ralls.
    • 48:36 Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:27 The official flags Danny Simpson offside.
    • 48:12 Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.
    • 48:09 Danny Simpson crosses the ball.
    • 47:03 Shot by Joel Grant went wide right of the target.
    • 46:25 Joe Ralls takes the free kick.
    • 46:16 Unfair challenge on Joe Ralls by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:06 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+1:59 Danny Simpson takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Liam Davis.
    • 44:19 Header by Charlie Austin misses left.
    • 44:12 Danny Simpson delivers the ball.
    • 44:06 Corner taken by Tom Carroll from the right by-line.
    • 43:02 Matt Phillips takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 42:46 Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:36 Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.
    • 42:07 Liam Davis takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 39:19 The ball is crossed by Joe Ralls.
    • 37:27 Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:18 Unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Edward Upson results in a free kick.
    • 36:21 Substitution Liam Fontaine leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Dawson.
    • 34:24 Charlie Austin takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
    • 33:09 Clearance made by Richard Dunne.
    • 33:05 Free kick crossed by Luke Ayling.
    • 32:32 The referee shows Charlie Austin a yellow card.
    • 32:32 Booking
    • 32:24 Charlie Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling.
    • 32:00 Shot by Andy Williams. Rob Green safely holds on.
    • 31:25 Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:17 Joel Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 31:00 Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.
    • 30:55 A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson.
    • 30:35 Gary O'Neil decides to take the corner short.
    • 29:37 Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:25 Joe Ralls goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 29:25 Booking
    • 29:15 Joe Ralls challenges Jermaine Jenas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 27:33 Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 27:22 Luke Ayling fouled by Armand Traore, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 27:01 Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
    • 26:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Edward Upson.
    • 26:06 Shot by Gary O'Neil cleared the target.
    • 24:51 Matt Phillips sends in a cross.
    • 21:01 Header by Richard Dunne goes to the left of the goal.
    • 20:51 Corner taken by Tom Carroll.
    • 19:54 Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:36 Armand Traore is caught offside.
    • 19:24 Tom Carroll takes the free kick.
    • 19:14 Edward Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jenas.
    • 15:27 Joe Edwards takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
    • 12:31 Joel Grant takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Rob Green safely holds on.
    • 11:33 Shot by Joe Ralls cleared the bar.
    • 10:52 Clearance by Charlie Austin.
    • 10:47 Free kick crossed by Edward Upson.
    • 10:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Simpson on Liam Davis.
    • 8:49 Matt Phillips takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
    • 8:33 Free kick taken by Tom Carroll.
    • 8:25 Foul by Edward Upson on Charlie Austin, free kick awarded.
    • 6:54 Clearance made by Daniel Seaborne.
    • 6:51 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Carroll.
    • 6:33 James McAllister manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:25 The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson.
    • 6:02 Clint Hill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Clint Hill.
    • 5:21 James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:13 Danny Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis.
    • 1:25 Tom Carroll takes the free kick.
    • 1:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Williams on Tom Carroll.
    • 0:33 Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 0:25 Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Joe Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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