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Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Brentford

Romaine Sawyers scores Brentford's second goal
Romaine Sawyers joined Brentford in July on a free transfer after leaving Walsall

Romaine Sawyers scored his first goal for Brentford as they beat Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road for the first time in 52 years.

Josh Clarke opened the scoring, moving past Nedum Onuoha before squeezing a shot under QPR keeper Alex Smithies.

Sawyers met a Maxime Colin pass with a fine first-time effort into the top left-hand corner to add a second.

Idrissa Sylla went closest to a QPR response, only for John Egan to nod his goal-bound header over the bar.

Victory lifted Brentford to within a point of the Championship play-off places after 15 games, but Lewis Macleod was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after suffering a knee injury.

Defeat leaves Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR 13th in the table with only one win from their past seven home league matches.

In a high-tempo start to the west London derby, Brentford carved out several chances with Sawyers forcing Smithies into the first save of the match after 20 minutes.

Scott Hogan twice threatened for the Bees, while Conor Washington was the first to test Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley before Clarke put the visitors ahead.

QPR looked brighter after the interval, with Tjaronn Chery a particular menace, but it was Sawyers' neat side-footed finish that ensured victory for Dean Smith's side and ended a four-match winless run.

Josh Clarke of Brentford scores the opening goal
Josh Clarke's goal against QPR was only his second of the season
Tjaronn Chery of QPR is upended after a collision with Ryan Woods
Tjaronn Chery of QPR is upended in a collision with Brentford's Ryan Woods

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio London:

"It was frustrating and painful, as I did not see it coming. We made Brentford look very good.

"We made them counter-attack us and that is not what we set out to do. They won the midfield.

"We have taken a step back. It was not the performance I was looking for or the kind of performance we have put in in the last six games.

"I am disappointed for the fans as well. We have to put our hands up, say sorry, and try to put it right."

Brentford boss Dean Smith told BBC Radio London:

"In the first half we were outstanding, with the intensity of our pressing and our intensity on the ball. The only disappointment was we weren't out of sight at half-time.

"We played deeper in the second half but our counter-attacking at pace was a joy to watch, and it created a number of chances.

"We had four warriors at the back and we defended our box well. We were the better team in both boxes."

On Lewis Macleod's injury: "I'm not too sure at the moment. He told the medical staff he heard a click in his knee, which doesn't sound nice.

"It didn't look good but I'm hoping it is not too serious."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 22Caulker
  • 18RobinsonSubstituted forWszolekat 64'minutes
  • 7BorysiukBooked at 18minsSubstituted forGladwinat 81'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 8Cousins
  • 10CheryBooked at 74mins
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forPolterat 69'minutes
  • 40Sylla

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 11Gladwin
  • 13Ingram
  • 15Wszolek
  • 17Polter
  • 20Henry
  • 38Hamalainen

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6DeanBooked at 6mins
  • 14Egan
  • 5Bjelland
  • 15Woods
  • 8Yennaris
  • 20ClarkeSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 90+1'minutes
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forMacLeodat 71'minutesSubstituted forKaikaiat 87'minutes
  • 19Sawyers
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 25Kaikai
  • 29Barbet
  • 36Onariase
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
16,888

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Brentford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Brentford 2.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

Attempt saved. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross.

Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Josh Clarke.

Attempt missed. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sullay Kaikai replaces Lewis MacLeod because of an injury.

Delay in match Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) because of an injury.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Brentford).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ben Gladwin replaces Ariel Borysiuk.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery tries a through ball, but Idrissa Sylla is caught offside.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by John Egan.

Attempt blocked. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Brentford 2. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lewis MacLeod replaces Josh McEachran.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Conor Washington.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tjaronn Chery.

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Clarke.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andreas Bjelland.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek replaces Jack Robinson.

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Idrissa Sylla is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

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

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 28th October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle14101330111931
2Brighton14842189928
3Huddersfield149141612428
4Norwich148332619727
5Sheff Wed147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham146531916323
8Brentford156452114722
9Reading146441518-322
10Preston146261817120
11Leeds146261415-120
12Barnsley146172522319
13QPR155461621-519
14Fulham144641618-218
15Burton144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich144551012-217
18Wolves144461617-116
19Nottm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff144371322-915
21Derby14356711-414
22Blackburn143381422-812
23Wigan142571316-311
24Rotherham1413101433-196
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