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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Junior Hoilett celebrates
Junior Hoilett's late goal capped QPR's victory

Queens Park Rangers scored three times in the final 20 minutes to see off MK Dons and record just a second win in eight Championship games.

Having enjoyed the majority of possession and chances throughout, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas set Rangers on the way with a skilful run and shot.

Matt Phillips cut inside to add a second with 13 minutes to play before Junior Hoilett hooked home late on.

The Dons have now lost eight of their last 10 league matches.

R's boss Chris Ramsey said he understood the criticism of fans in the lead up to the game and his side responded with a largely dominant performance.

Paul Konchesky's burst into the box brought the best chance of the first half, although Kyle McFadzean got back to clear away the effort for the Dons.

Grant Hall's header over from a Phillips delivery continued the rhythm, while at the other end keeper Rob Green remained sharp to stop Simon Church's smart turn and shot.

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Ramsey post MK Dons

But when it looked as though Rangers would again be frustrated, Emmanuel-Thomas tricked his way into the box before sliding the ball beyond keeper David Martin.

Church failed to meet a Josh Murphy cross and Dons were made to pay when Phillips smashed home after outfoxing Murphy, and Hoilett's third ensured the scoreline reflected the hosts' superiority.

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey:

"We were on top for most of the game but didn't take all our chances and when you play against a team that pass the ball like MK Dons you know there's always a chance of them getting in behind you.

"We stuck at it and we got another clean sheet, which is important for us because we know if we can do that we are capable of scoring goals.

"We're still in the gelling process and that's something people have to realise. But we will get it right."

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"We needed to be more ruthless with our finishing and our defending. We switched off in the last 20 minutes and it cost us the game. I think sometimes we think we can switch off in games if things are going quite well for us, and we can't do that.

"I was disappointed that at 1-0 down we didn't stay in the game for longer and then try to capitalise on any mistakes QPR might have made. We conceded another goal quite quickly.

"But we'll stick together and will move forward. We're punching above our weight and our players are having to constantly work hard, which people understand. QPR didn't really play any football, and at no stage of that game were we outplayed."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 6Hill
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenryBooked at 59minsSubstituted forFaurlinat 84'minutes
  • 28Tözsér
  • 7Phillips
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forFerat 57'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forHoilettat 80'minutes
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 10Fer
  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin
  • 23Hoilett
  • 24Perch
  • 25Smithies
  • 33Polter

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 66mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 39PoyetSubstituted forMaynardat 79'minutes
  • 44Forster-Caskey
  • 38HallSubstituted forBakerat 67'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forCarruthersat 57'minutes
  • 31Murphy
  • 11Church

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Baker
  • 8Potter
  • 14Carruthers
  • 17Powell
  • 28Maynard
  • 29Burns
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
15,567

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, MK Dons 0.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt saved. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alejandro Faurlin.

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, MK Dons 0. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Clint Hill with a headed pass following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Tözsér with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Alejandro Faurlin replaces Karl Henry.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Attempt blocked. Simon Church (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Baker.

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

Foul by Simon Church (MK Dons).

Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Junior Hoilett replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Diego Poyet.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, MK Dons 0. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Tözsér.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samir Carruthers.

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Robert Green.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, MK Dons 0. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Robert Hall.

Attempt missed. Daniel Tözsér (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Robert Green.

goal

As It Stood

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2Hull137421981125
3Burnley137421812625
4Middlesbrough137332091124
5Derby136611810824
6Birmingham137331913624
7Reading136432012822
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10QPR135442222019
11Fulham134542219317
12Brentford135261920-117
13Ipswich134541621-517
14Wolves134361820-215
15Huddersfield133551316-314
16Nottm Forest133551114-314
17Leeds132741217-513
18Blackburn132651214-212
19Preston132651013-312
20MK Dons133281219-711
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton132471121-1010
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton131661020-109
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