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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Leeds United

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe has scored two hat-tricks this season

Kemar Roofe scored a hat-trick to give Leeds United victory at QPR.

The former Oxford United forward powerfully headed home Ezgjan Alioski's cross before adding his second when he finished sub Pawel Cibicki's centre.

Leeds keeper Felix Wiedwald made a horrendous error to allow Pawel Wszolek's cross to bounce over him to give the hosts late hope.

However, with the R's pushing on the visitors broke away and Roofe showed composure to finish his hat-trick.

He made the most of his first start since 22 November with a clinical display of finishing, having been moved into a more central position after striker Caleb Ekuban was forced off through injury in the first half.

Leeds looked to be coasting to victory before Wiedwald completely misjudged Wszolek's hopeful ball forward and moments later were then indebted to the German keeper for denying Idrissa Sylla an injury-time equaliser.

Roofe had the final say with a smart shot from Samu Saiz's pass and they are now four points outside the top six, while QPR have now lost five of their last six.

Leeds are seventh in the table following the win, four points outside the play-off places, with Rangers 19th and only six points above the relegation zone.

QPR boss Ian Holloway:

"We'll look at where we are and see if we can maybe freshen it up with people who haven't had to go through this, because it looks like they're getting down a little bit.

"We played very well in the first half and should have been ahead but unfortunately the goal we need to give the boys the confidence they deserve is eluding us.

"Then when the opposition score, as they did today, it hits us a bit, and then they got another one.

"The annoying one was the third one, because we were right back in it after the crazy goal we got.

Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen:

"In the first half we were not good but in the second we were better and it was important to score the first goal.

"The whole defensive line was much better. We've had five games now where we have defended better and believe we're stronger.

"They came under pressure and we defended well, because it was difficult with QPR's direct play with Matt Smith up front. It was a tough test for the defence.

"We have had five very good performances and I'm very pleased with the team, the performance and of course the result."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 22Wszolek
  • 5Onuoha
  • 18Robinson
  • 3BidwellSubstituted forSyllaat 71'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 55mins
  • 33ChairSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 64'minutes
  • 7Freeman
  • 11ScowenBooked at 20minsSubstituted forHallat 78'minutes
  • 9Washington
  • 17Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 14Manning
  • 26Lumley
  • 34Osayi-Samuel
  • 36Wheeler
  • 40Sylla

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 28Berardi
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 29mins
  • 25VieiraBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPenningtonat 80'minutes
  • 10AlioskiBooked at 60minsSubstituted forO'Kaneat 70'minutes
  • 21Sáiz
  • 7Roofe
  • 45EkubanSubstituted forCibickiat 38'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 5Pennington
  • 8Anita
  • 14O'Kane
  • 22Cibicki
  • 35Shaughnessy
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
15,506

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 3.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 3. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz following a fast break.

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

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 2. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Offside, Leeds United. Eunan O'Kane tries a through ball, but Samuel Sáiz is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pawel Cibicki.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Matthew Pennington replaces Ronaldo Vieira.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall replaces Josh Scowen because of an injury.

Delay in match Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Cibicki (Leeds United).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

Foul by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Jake Bidwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Eunan O'Kane replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Leeds United 2. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pawel Cibicki with a cross.

Attempt saved. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Matt Smith.

Attempt missed. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Offside, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe tries a through ball, but Samuel Sáiz is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bright Samuel replaces Ilias Chair.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Leeds United 1. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski with a cross.

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