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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Yeovil Town

Ravel Morrison scored a brace for the second time in a week to inspire QPR to a Championship victory over Yeovil.

The West Ham loanee, who notched the two decisive goals against Birmingham last weekend, struck either side of Bobby Zamora's first goal in almost a year.

Yeovil came close to equalising when Tom Lawrence's shot hit the post.

Rangers remain 10 points off the automatic promotion spots while the Glovers are three points from safety.

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

Yeovil began the brighter of the two teams with Lawrence testing Rob Green and Luke Ayling firing wide - but it was not long before Rangers took control of the match.

Morrison's scuffed volley was tipped around the post by Marek Stech in the 23rd minute but the Czech goalkeeper could do nothing about the England Under-21 international's shot two minutes later.

Tip-toeing along the 18-yard line, Morrison delayed his shot with a couple of neat feints before unleashing an unstoppable drive in off the post.

Niko Kranjcar twice tested Stech after the interval as Rangers threatened to stretch their lead but Yeovil continued to battle and came agonisingly close to equalising when Lawrence's 25-yard attempt came back off a post.

The opportunity sprung Rangers back into life and Jermaine Jenas clipped the top of the crossbar with a dipping shot shortly before substitute Zamora nodded home Junior Hoilett's cross.

And the win was wrapped up by Morrison in the last minute when he tucked the ball in from Kranjcar's pass.

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"It was very pleasing to score three, to get a win and a clean sheet, and for Bobby Zamora to score.

"You could see the goal made a big difference for his confidence and it gave the whole place a lift.

"It's great to have him back around us. I don't see why he can't play a big part. At his best he's been a top-class player."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"I think the scoreline was harsh; we had a great first 20-odd minutes and it would have been nice to be one up.

"Then they got their goal and we hit the woodwork, which was a great strike, but they just aren't going in for us at the moment."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1GreenSubstituted forMurphyat 68'minutes
  • 15Onuoha
  • 18Hughes
  • 17Barton
  • 5Dunne
  • 6Hill
  • 23Hoilett
  • 16Jenas
  • 12KeaneSubstituted forZamoraat 66'minutes
  • 4Morrison
  • 3TraoreSubstituted forKranjcarat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Carroll
  • 19Kranjcar
  • 20Henry
  • 25Zamora
  • 26Murphy
  • 35Benayoun
  • 40Maiga

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllisterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 76'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 20HolmesSubstituted forDawsonat 29'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 9HayterSubstituted forMorganat 76'minutes
  • 27Miller
  • 11LawrenceBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 13Moore
  • 14Hoskins
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
16,667

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Yeovil Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Yeovil Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers).

  4. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton.

  9. Post update

    Jermaine Jenas went off injured after Queens Park Rangers had used all subs.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Yeovil Town 0. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar following a fast break.

  11. Post update

    Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Yeovil Town. Marek Stech tries a through ball, but Byron Webster is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Booking

    Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester35255568333580
2Burnley362013359312873
3Derby36189960431763
4QPR35189843281563
5Wigan341771045311458
6Nottm Forest361415755411457
7Reading3615111056411556
8Brighton351511939281156
9Ipswich361312114642451
10Blackburn351310124344-149
11Watford3512121152411148
12Bournemouth351210134451-746
13Middlesbrough361015114438645
14Leeds35128154851-344
15Huddersfield36128164750-344
16Sheff Wed351012134342142
17Bolton36913144652-640
18Blackpool36911163152-2138
19Birmingham36910174351-837
20Doncaster36910173254-2237
21Millwall36711183262-3032
22Charlton32611152441-1729
23Yeovil3578203052-2229
24Barnsley35611183162-3129
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