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Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury
Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury netted his side's equaliser from the penalty spot

Nottingham Forest won away from home for the first time since February, coming from behind to beat 10-man QPR.

Charlie Austin, who remained at Loftus Road despite Premier League interest during the summer, netted his fifth goal of the season from 20 yards.

Henri Lansbury levelled from the spot past Alex Smithies after QPR goalkeeper Robert Green had been sent off for bringing down debutant Chris O'Grady.

Another new Forest signing, substitute Nelson Oliveira, slotted in the winner.

QPR missed out on a fourth straight league win, while the visitors won for the first time in four games.

While Austin was inevitably the main focus, having stayed with Rangers beyond the transfer deadline, it was O'Grady who was able to turn the game in his side's favour.

Rob Green
Green was sent off for the first time since being red-carded for West Ham against Blackpool in 2012

After a dour first half of few chances, Austin broke the deadlock with a low left-footed shot that beat the diving Dorus de Vries.

But O'Grady, a loan signing from Brighton on deadline day, worked tirelessly throughout as Forest's lone front man and earned the penalty on which the game turned.

Green attempted to control a backpass but allowed the ball to squirm away from him, and committed a foul as O'Grady nipped in.

Replacement goalkeeper Smithies failed to keep out Lansbury's drilled spot-kick and was beaten again shortly afterwards by Oliveira, who side-footed home from 15 yards.

Forest, who were in action for the first time since top scorer Michail Antonio joined West Ham for a reported £7m, held on for their first win on the road since beating Reading 3-0 on 28 February.

Nelson Oliveira
Nelson Oliveira (r) scored Forest's winner 13 minutes after coming off the bench

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey:

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Ramsey on QPR v Forest

"I thought the backpass was poor and Rob made a decision, thought he could deal with it and unfortunately the guy (O'Grady) did well to keep running at him and cause him to bring him down.

"Then for the winning goal, I thought we could have defended that better. That goal wasn't down to us being down to 10 men, that was poor defensive play.

"It's very disappointing. At the time we had 11 players on the field I thought there was only going to be one winner."

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman:

"I felt we were the better side and deserved to win the game. We played some fabulous football in the first half and took the sting out of the crowd.

"QPR had a 15-minute spell in the second half but, even when it was 11 versus 11, I felt were we playing well.

"Obviously the sending-off helped, although I felt that but for a trademark goal from Charlie Austin we were the better team."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1GreenBooked at 72mins
  • 24PerchBooked at 21mins
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26AngellaSubstituted forHallat 32'minutes
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 28TözsérSubstituted forGladwinat 86'minutes
  • 7Phillips
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forSmithiesat 73'minutes
  • 8Chery
  • 9Austin

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 6Hill
  • 11Gladwin
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 16Doughty
  • 23Hoilett
  • 25Smithies

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 6Wilson
  • 31Pinillos
  • 10LansburyBooked at 88mins
  • 4MancienneSubstituted forEbecilioat 52'minutesSubstituted forOliveiraat 69'minutes
  • 24Vaughan
  • 34WalkerSubstituted forWardat 45'minutes
  • 29O'GradyBooked at 90mins
  • 15Mendes da Graça

Substitutes

  • 14Ebecilio
  • 17Oliveira
  • 19Ward
  • 23Blackstock
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 27Burke
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
15,424

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 2.

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest).

Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Charlie Austin tries a through ball, but Ben Gladwin is caught offside.

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Hand ball by Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ben Gladwin replaces Daniel Tözsér.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 2. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Mendes.

Attempt missed. Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Vaughan.

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Alex Smithies replaces Massimo Luongo.

Dismissal

Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Nottingham Forest. Chris O'Grady draws a foul in the penalty area.

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Nélson Oliveira replaces Kyle Ebecilio.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Attempt missed. Kyle Ebecilio (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Dorus de Vries tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton651094516
2Cardiff6330105512
3Middlesbrough632193611
4Birmingham5320116511
5Burnley632197211
6Hull631285310
7QPR63121110110
8Ipswich63121112-110
9Reading623110559
10Charlton62317529
11Leeds61507618
12Nottm Forest62226608
13Derby61416607
14MK Dons621356-17
15Wolves6213810-27
16Bolton613236-36
17Fulham51227705
18Brentford512289-15
19Sheff Wed6123710-35
20Preston612336-35
21Bristol City6114814-64
22Blackburn503235-23
23Huddersfield603338-53
24Rotherham6024614-82
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