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Fulham 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport
Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack's fifth and sixth goals of the season sealed a comfortable derby win for Fulham

Captain Ross McCormack scored twice as Fulham thrashed QPR 4-0 in a one-sided west London derby at Craven Cottage.

Just 117 seconds had been played when French teenager Moussa Dembele rose to nod in James Husband's left-wing cross.

After Massimo Luongo wasted a good chance to equalise for QPR, Ben Pringle doubled Fulham's lead from 18 yards.

McCormack slotted home from inside the box to make it 3-0 after 31 minutes and scrambled in a fourth, while QPR lost top scorer Charlie Austin to injury.

The second-half departure of their talismanic striker, with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, merely capped an awful night for Rangers as they were well beaten by their local rivals.

QPR, who would have gone into the Championship's top four with a victory, took time to settle after Dembele's early goal.

They could have levelled when a superb move put Luongo clear, but the Australia international side-footed wide from 12 yards.

The hosts were 2-0 up within a minute of Luongo's miss, as winger Pringle shifted the ball onto his favoured left foot before firing in past Robert Green.

Whites captain McCormack made the most of the space afforded to him inside the box to collect Tom Cairney's pass and beat Green with an angled shot.

The Scotland international rounded off the scoring shortly after the hour, forcing the ball in after QPR centre-back Gabriele Angella had turned a Ryan Fredericks cross onto his own crossbar.

Fulham, who climb to 11th and within a point of QPR in the Championship table, were rarely troubled defensively as they kept their first clean sheet in the league this season.

Goals, goals, goals...
Fulham have scored in all eight of their league games this season, while QPR failed to find the net for the first time since 8 August.

Fulham manager Kit Symons: "It was the best performance since I've been here and the most pleasing one.

"I wanted to make sure we had the bragging rights come tomorrow morning and Fulham fans will be crowing after that one - and rightly so.

"I was waiting for everything to click and it did tonight. We will need to kick on from this and make sure this sort of performance becomes the norm and we start moving up the table."

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey: "Hopefully it's a bad day at the office. It was a poor performance all round. There were a lot of individual errors that caused us more problems than we needed right from the start.

"We suffered from making some very basic individual errors in defence and I don't know any team that can continually deal with that."

Ramsey on Austin's injury: "I think it's his hamstring but I am not 100%. We will find out later on tonight probably."

Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele scored his second league goal of the season to put Fulham ahead
Ben Pringle
Ben Pringle netted Fulham's second goal from the edge of the penalty area
Ben Pringle
Pringle's goal was his second for Fulham since joining from Rotherham



Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Lonergan
  • 7FredericksSubstituted forVoserat 77'minutes
  • 5Stearman
  • 13Ream
  • 40Husband
  • 10Cairney
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 23O'HaraSubstituted forChristensenat 65'minutes
  • 18Pringle
  • 44McCormack
  • 25DembeleSubstituted forWoodrowat 76'minutes


  • 12Lewis
  • 14Mattila
  • 15Voser
  • 16Woodrow
  • 21Christensen
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 33Burn


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 24PerchBooked at 80mins
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7Phillips
  • 21Luongo
  • 8CherySubstituted forMackieat 35'minutesSubstituted forFerat 45'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forTözsérat 59'minutes


  • 4Hall
  • 10Fer
  • 11Gladwin
  • 12Mackie
  • 16Doughty
  • 25Smithies
  • 28Tözsér
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Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamQPR
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 4, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Perch.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kay Voser (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

  9. Post update

    Kay Voser (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.

  11. Booking

    James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Tözsér (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Karl Henry.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

  16. Post update

    Richard Stearman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Kay Voser replaces Ryan Fredericks.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Moussa Dembele.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 25th September 2015

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9Nottm Forest933399012
15Sheff Wed82331012-29
20MK Dons8215710-37
23Bristol City8125917-85
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