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Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Fulham

Ryan Fredericks
Ryan Fredericks' effort was officially credited as a Jack Robinson own goal

Fulham held on at west London rivals QPR to claim back-to-back Championship wins for the first time this season.

The visitors' opener came with a stroke of fortune as Ryan Fredericks' strike was heavily deflected off Jack Robinson to wrong-foot goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Rui Fonte blazed over from the penalty spot before Stefan Johansen's low finish looked to have sealed victory.

But substitute Conor Washington's strike made it 2-1 and QPR pushed for a late leveller that just would not come.

Fulham's Sheyi Ojo was taken to hospital with a dislocated collarbone in the second half and that contributed to nine minutes of stoppage time being signalled, with Washington's close-range finish coming in the second of those.

The hosts then bombarded Fulham's penalty area in the closing moments and Luke Freeman and Matt Smith both went close before Tomas Kalas hooked the ball off the line as Fulham held on.

Defeat extended QPR's winless run to five games, while Fulham's victory was their third in their past four away games.

Johansen's crisp effort ultimately proved decisive for Slavisa Jokanovic's improving side, ensuring his team-mate's miss from the spot was not costly, with Fonte also having gone close on the counter in an open first half.

QPR boss Ian Holloway: "The disappointing thing was the second goal, just after they missed a penalty and justice was done there.

"But after that, they broke again and when that ball got squared, how can we have two touches on the edge of our area, just after they've missed a penalty?

"We kept going and we should have got a point out of that. But such is life."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: "I am always happy with three points and to win a west London derby.

"We had to be brave. The last few minutes it was a completely different game. A lot of things were happening in the penalty box, but we defended well.

"Unfortunately we have another player in hospital tonight. It is some kind of dislocation of his shoulder. But hopefully after the international break we will get some of our important players back."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 20Baptiste
  • 18Robinson
  • 6LynchBooked at 83mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 11Scowen
  • 22WszolekSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 17mins
  • 7Freeman
  • 12MackieBooked at 22minsSubstituted forWashingtonat 76'minutes
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forWheelerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 9Washington
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 26Lumley
  • 34Osayi-Samuel
  • 36Wheeler

Fulham

  • 27ButtonBooked at 87mins
  • 2FredericksBooked at 64mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 16NorwoodBooked at 63mins
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 19OjoSubstituted forKebanoat 55'minutes
  • 9Da Rocha FonteSubstituted forCisséat 90+4'minutes
  • 22MolloSubstituted forOdoiat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 7Kebano
  • 15Madl
  • 17Graham
  • 23Djalo
  • 44Cissé
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
16,415

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home25
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 2.

Attempt missed. Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Robinson following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ibrahima Cissé replaces Rui Fonte.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 2. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Booking

David Button (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Fulham 2. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rui Fonte.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. David Wheeler replaces Idrissa Sylla.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot is too high. Rui Fonte should be disappointed.

Booking

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Fulham. Neeskens Kebano draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).

Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Jamie Mackie.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 29th September 2017

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As It Stood

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1Cardiff10721179823
2Sheff Utd10703148621
3Leeds106221881020
4Wolves106221511420
5Preston10541114719
6Ipswich96031913618
7Bristol City104511710717
8Fulham114521410417
9Aston Villa104421610616
10Middlesbrough10433117415
11Norwich10433912-315
12Millwall103431310313
13Sheff Wed103431212013
14QPR113441415-113
15Derby93331313012
16Nottm Forest104061318-512
17Hull102351618-29
18Reading9234810-29
19Burton10235619-139
20Brentford101541113-28
21Barnsley92251014-48
22Birmingham10226613-78
23Sunderland101361019-96
24Bolton10028421-172
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