Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Burton Albion 1-0 QPR
QPR's poor start to the season continued as League Two side Burton Albion knocked them out of the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Harry Redknapp's team were thrashed 4-0 by Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday and were undone again when Adam McGurk curled in a 20-yard free-kick.
Junior Hoilett hit the crossbar before the break but overall QPR produced a lacklustre display.
Redknapp made nine changes and saw his second-string side punished by McGurk.
Moroccan Adel Taarabt, 16 months after his last appearance for the club, and former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips were among those to come in for QPR.
But Burton - unbeaten this season - were not overawed by the Premier League outfit and McGurk tested Rangers goalkeeper Brian Murphy early on before Alex MacDonald twice drove across goal.
QPR's best moment came when Hoilett smashed a shot against the crossbar, but Burton got the goal they deserved after a crude challenge from Richard Dunne.
McGurk stepped up and clipped a fine curling shot over the wall and past Murphy to book a third-round tie with Brighton.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on BBC Radio 5 live:
"You give players an opportunity and you hope they can take it. But they didn't take the opportunity tonight.
"Nobody wants to get beat. You want to win every game. We came here - I picked a strong team on paper - with senior players, but they were poor and didn't take the opportunity.
"We were short of quality tonight."
- 11MacDonaldBooked at 27mins
- 4MousinhoBooked at 35minsSubstituted forWeirat 46'minutes
- 20McGurkSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 85'minutes
- 18KnowlesSubstituted forBlythat 78'minutes
- 2SimpsonBooked at 54mins
- 22DunneBooked at 76mins
- 20HenrySubstituted forMutchat 81'minutes
- 18FaurlinSubstituted forFerat 59'minutes
- 11Wright-PhillipsSubstituted forZamoraat 78'minutes
- Paul Tierney
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).
Brian Murphy (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).
Attempt missed. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum McFadzean replaces Adam McGurk.
Attempt saved. Jordon Mutch (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).
Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordon Mutch replaces Karl Henry.
Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora replaces Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Jacob Blyth replaces Dominic Knowles.