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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Leeds United

Nedum Onuoha opens scoring for QPR
Nedum Onuoha appeared to get the final touch on a scrappy opening goal for QPR

QPR opened their Championship campaign with a comfortable win against Leeds.

Rangers led early through a scrappy goal from a corner, with Nedum Onuoha appearing to bundle in from a yard out.

Onuoha almost provided a second goal before the interval, but Sebastian Polter saw his low left-footed shot hit a post from the defender's ball in.

Tjaronn Chery's penalty made it 2-0 after Ronaldo Vieira clumsily fouled Jordan Cousins, before Polter fired in a third with the game's final touch.

New Leeds head coach Garry Monk saw his side get off to the worse possible start within four minutes.

The visitors, including former QPR goalkeeper Rob Green on debut, failed to clear a corner and Onuoha was among a number of bodies competing inside the six-yard box for the decisive final touch.

QPR striker Polter caused Leeds' defence problems and twice hit the upright in the opening 45 minutes as the visitors looked off the pace.

Monk's side showed glimpses of an attacking threat in the second half, but £3m summer signing Kemar Roofe was among those who struggled to impose themselves.

Another new recruit, Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, missed perhaps their best chance at 2-0 behind when he failed to hit the target with a one-on-one against QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Leeds' misery was compounded with Polter's strike just before full-time, as the German volleyed home from a tight angle.

QPR head coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "It was a good start. Perfect? No. But it was a good start as we were organised, had control in the first half and especially in the second.

"Half-time came at the right time for us but then in the second half we controlled it, had more energy and we played really well.

"We only gave away one chance really with our sloppiness and it was a good performance where we can have a look and work on things we need to improve and get better at."

Leeds head coach Garry Monk: "It is obviously disappointing and not the start we wanted.

"But this is just one game and I am confident we have the quality and the character in the group.

"It's a process and I said when I walked in that it's not going to happen overnight. I trust all my players and trust they're good enough and will improve."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 22Caulker
  • 3BidwellBooked at 31mins
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 11GladwinBooked at 25minsSubstituted forCousinsat 56'minutes
  • 10CherySubstituted forPerchat 88'minutes
  • 27ShodipoSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 68'minutes
  • 17Polter

Substitutes

  • 6Lynch
  • 8Cousins
  • 9Washington
  • 13Ingram
  • 19El Khayati
  • 24Perch
  • 32Kpekawa

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 28BerardiSubstituted forCoyleat 22'minutes
  • 5Bartley
  • 3Bamba
  • 21Taylor
  • 25Vieira
  • 4Diagouraga
  • 15Dallas
  • 16GrimesBooked at 57minsSubstituted forAntonssonat 61'minutes
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forSackoat 75'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 10Antonsson
  • 22Turnbull
  • 23Phillips
  • 24Sacko
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Coyle
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
16,764

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Abdenasser El Khayati is caught offside.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Hand ball by Lewie Coyle (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. James Perch replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Hand ball by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Hand ball by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Offside, Leeds United. Kyle Bartley tries a through ball, but Charlie Taylor is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Leeds United 0. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Olamide Shodipo.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

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

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ronaldo Vieira.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich11004133
2QPR11003033
3Ipswich11004223
4Nottm Forest11004313
5Bristol City11002113
6Huddersfield11002113
7Fulham11001013
8Reading11001013
9Sheff Wed11001013
10Rotherham10102201
11Wolves10102201
12Birmingham10100001
13Brighton10100001
14Cardiff10100001
15Derby10100001
16Burton100134-10
17Brentford100112-10
18Wigan100112-10
19Aston Villa100101-10
20Newcastle100101-10
21Preston100101-10
22Barnsley100124-20
23Blackburn100114-30
24Leeds100103-30
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