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Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Hull City

Idrissa Sylla
Idrissa Sylla was one of two QPR substitutes to score as they turned the game around against Hull

Idrissa Sylla netted an injury-time winner as QPR came from behind to beat Hull City at Loftus Road.

Jarrod Bowen had given the Tigers the lead 10 minutes before half-time against the run of play.

QPR substitute Matt Smith levelled from Luke Freeman's ball in, after Sylla had seen an effort hit the post and cannon behind off Hull keeper Allan McGregor.

Sylla then popped up to finish off after Conor Washington's shot had looped into his path.

There was still time for Hull to go close to earning a share of the points, but Smith was on hand again as he cleared Michael Hector's header off the line.

QPR had made most of the early running and Freeman should have put them ahead but fired wide from 10 yards.

Hull made the most of that let-off when Bowen - who had earlier been denied by Alex Smithies - grabbed his second goal in four matches, converting David Meyler's cross.

Smith's introduction gave the QPR attack a new focal point and he had already manufactured a couple of headers on goal before finding the net from Freeman's cross.

Rangers' winner also came from the direct route, as Smithies, who also brilliantly denied Seb Larsson, launched a ball to Washington, who lofted it over McGregor for Sylla to profit.

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway:

"They are in a great place at the moment. That was character. James Perch did his knee and I wanted him to come off and he wouldn't come off.

"I should be happy about that but part of me wants to tell him off for not doing as he was told. It shows the spirit we've got.

"They're learning as a group and I'm loving what they're doing at the moment. I think our identity's coming. It won't be the best looking at times but we're going to build a name for ourselves for not giving in."

Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky:

"It is very hard for us because we lost players before this game and now we have lost two more.

"Of course I am very disappointed. It's a very difficult time for us - a very difficult period.

"We played with maximum energy and showed willpower, but it is a very difficult time. We will keep on fighting."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24PerchBooked at 82mins
  • 5Onuoha
  • 20BaptisteSubstituted forWszolekat 63'minutes
  • 3Bidwell
  • 11Scowen
  • 35Lua LuaSubstituted forSmithat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Luongo
  • 7Freeman
  • 9Washington
  • 12MackieSubstituted forSyllaat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 13Ingram
  • 14Manning
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 17Smith
  • 22Wszolek
  • 40Sylla

Hull

  • 1McGregorBooked at 87mins
  • 34Aina
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 24Clark
  • 8MeylerBooked at 56mins
  • 35StewartSubstituted forDiomandeat 10'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 16LarssonBooked at 60mins
  • 7Grosicki
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forMazuchat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 13Mannion
  • 14Diomande
  • 17Weir
  • 18Batty
  • 26Olley
  • 30Lenihan
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
12,609

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamHull
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Hull City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Hull City 1.

Booking

Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Allan McGregor (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Max Clark (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a corner.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Ondrej Mazuch (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Hull City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

Booking

Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Hull City 1. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki with a through ball.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Max Clark (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adama Diomande.

Booking

Allan McGregor (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Hector.

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Ola Aina (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki with a headed pass.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Delay in match David Meyler (Hull City) because of an injury.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers).

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Hull City 1. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

goal

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4Nottm Forest43018629
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6QPR42115417
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8Derby42114407
9Middlesbrough42024316
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12Sunderland41215505
13Sheff Wed41213305
14Hull41128714
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18Reading411235-24
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21Burton410338-53
22Bolton402246-22
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