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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

Late goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Stephen Ward secured Brighton a victory over QPR that leaves Harry Redknapp's team nine points off the automatic promotion places.

Ravel Morrison went close to scoring for the visitors when his drive was tipped over by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Bruno Saltor crossed for Ulloa to tap into an empty net for his sixth goal in eight games with 13 minutes left.

Ward got Brighton's second when he turned in from Kazenga LuaLua's corner.

Redknapp's side have now lost four of their last six matches and are nine points behind second-placed Burnley, while Brighton remain two points off the play-offs.

Kuszczak saved comfortably from Armand Traore before pushing Morrison's effort over the bar after the on-loan West Ham midfielder beat two markers.

Brighton goalkeeper Kuszczak pushed Junior Hoilett's shot wide before Ulloa finished from Saltor's cross.

Ward scored his second goal of the season from LuaLua's corner to seal the win for Oscar Garcia's team.

Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia:

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Post-match: Brighton coach Oscar Garcia

"I am extremely proud of my players and their performance against Premier League-quality opposition.

"But I don't think it was our best performance. They have a fantastic manager and fantastic players but we have played better than this and lost.

"We knew we would find more space in the second half. And after the first goal we kept going and we didn't sit back."

QPR manager Harry Redknapp:

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Post-match: QPR manager Redknapp

"It was very frustrating. I thought we were just waiting for a goal to come.

"We had all the play, all the chances. We were strong at the back, good in midfield, making chances, but we just couldn't score.

"I thought it would be a hard game but it wasn't, even though we lost. We were excellent for 80 minutes and we got done against the run of play.

"Our keeper had not had a shot to save, then suddenly we were one down. But that's football. It happens."

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Ward
  • 4Andrews
  • 5Dunk
  • 20Upson
  • 38Ince
  • 18Forster-CaskeySubstituted forLua Luaat 75'minutes
  • 19Ulloa
  • 30BuckleySubstituted forStephensat 90'minutes
  • 35LingardBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 9Rodríguez Sánchez
  • 14Calderón
  • 16Ankergren
  • 21D. López
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 27March

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 15Onuoha
  • 39Assou-EkottoSubstituted forMaigaat 79'minutes
  • 16Jenas
  • 5Dunne
  • 6Hill
  • 23Hoilett
  • 17Barton
  • 12Keane
  • 4Morrison
  • 3Traore

Substitutes

  • 18Hughes
  • 19Kranjcar
  • 20Henry
  • 26Murphy
  • 35Benayoun
  • 36O'Neil
  • 40Maiga
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
28,019

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).
Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Lewis Dunk tries a through ball, but Leonardo Ulloa is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens replaces William Buckley.
Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Stephen Ward (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jermaine Jenas.
Foul by Modibo Maiga (Queens Park Rangers).
Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Keith Andrews tries a through ball, but Leonardo Ulloa is caught offside.
Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).
Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.
Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Armand Traore.

Booking

Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Modibo Maiga replaces Benoit Assou-Ekotto because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Jake Forster-Caskey.
Attempt blocked. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Tomasz Kuszczak tries a through ball, but William Buckley is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by William Buckley.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Benoit Assou-Ekotto tries a through ball, but William Keane is caught offside.
Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Attempt missed. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Matthew Upson.
Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas.
Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joey Barton.
Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jesse Lingard (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Attempt blocked. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ravel Morrison.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).
Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Attempt missed. Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3424553377
2Burnley34191232769
3Derby3518891762
4QPR3417981260
5Nottm Forest35141471456
6Reading351510101555
7Brighton3414119953
8Wigan32157101152
9Ipswich35131210651
10Blackburn33121011-246
11Watford34111211845
12Middlesbrough35101411644
13Leeds3412814-244
14Huddersfield3412715-143
15Bournemouth3311913-842
16Bolton3591313-440
17Sheff Wed3391212-139
18Blackpool3591115-1938
19Birmingham349916-536
20Doncaster359917-2236
21Millwall3571018-3031
22Yeovil347819-1929
23Barnsley3461117-2829
24Charlton306915-1727
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