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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 QPR

Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips scored three Premier League goals last season

Charlie Austin scored once and Matt Phillips struck twice as QPR came from 2-0 down to beat Wolves for their first league win this season.

Wolves led 2-0 through Benik Afobe's controlled, close-range finish and Kevin McDonald's shot from 18 yards.

Austin, a target for several Premier League clubs, started the comeback with a header from Phillips's cross before the break.

Phillips levelled from the edge of the box and won it with a 25-yard effort.

QPR had only taken one point from their opening two games following relegation and they owed their victory to two players who could leave the club this month.

West Brom still want Scotland winger Phillips, while Austin has interested a number of top-flight clubs, with QPR asking £15m for the 26-year-old.

Austin, who was the fourth top scorer in the Premier League last season, has now scored in two successive games.

Charlie Austin tweet

Wolves had looked in control when a Premier League target of their own, Afobe, scored from close range before McDonald doubled the lead.

Boss Kenny Jackett confirmed after the game that they have turned down a bid from Norwich for the 22-year-old, who scored 32 goals in total last season.

QPR showed the top-flight quality they still have when Phillips set up Austin's goal.

The equaliser came when Phillips's weak shot from 18 yards eluded everyone and his winner from distance should have been saved by Emiliano Martinez.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett: "Benik has been very good and was a threat. Any conversation we had before the game was about the football.

"We're not looking to sell our best players and within two weeks of the window closing we're looking to build.

"We had good control of the game. QPR came back into it quickly and got the goal before half-time but the two goals in the second half were disappointing defensively."

QPR boss Chris Ramsey: "Matty is a match-winner on his day and he is someone who will always need marking.

"I'm really hoping we will have him but no-one can tell, people make knee-jerk reactions and spend money they don't have. I hope that will add another zero.

"I am very pleased with the respect Matt and Charlie have shown the club. They have been very professional in the way they have conducted themselves.

"Charlie is fitter now than the opening day and his hold-up play has answered a few questions people have."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Martinez
  • 18Iorfa
  • 5Stearman
  • 30HauseBooked at 45mins
  • 3Golbourne
  • 7HenrySubstituted forvan La Parraat 63'minutes
  • 16CoadyBooked at 90mins
  • 11McDonald
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Afobe
  • 9DickoSubstituted forLe Fondreat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 17van La Parra
  • 19Price
  • 20Ojo
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 29Le Fondre

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 61mins
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenryBooked at 65mins
  • 18FaurlinSubstituted forPolterat 89'minutes
  • 7Phillips
  • 21Luongo
  • 8CherySubstituted forDoughtyat 78'minutes
  • 9Austin

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 11Gladwin
  • 13Lumley
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 16Doughty
  • 23Hoilett
  • 33Polter
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
21,032

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away20
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  3. Booking

    Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Michael Doughty (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  10. Post update

    Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Alejandro Faurlin.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Coady.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

  15. Post update

    Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a through ball.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Karl Henry.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich32106337
2Hull32105237
3Brighton32104227
4MK Dons32015236
5Middlesbrough31204135
6Charlton31203125
7Preston31201015
8Brentford21106424
9Birmingham21104314
10Sheff Wed31114314
11Wolves31115504
12Nottm Forest31112204
13QPR311156-14
14Cardiff30304403
15Leeds30303303
16Derby30302203
17Blackburn302134-12
18Reading302123-12
19Burnley302135-22
20Huddersfield302124-22
21Fulham301235-21
22Bristol City301248-41
23Rotherham301226-41
24Bolton301204-41
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