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Queens Park Rangers 4-3 Bolton Wanderers

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' brace against Bolton gave the forward his first two league goals for QPR

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas curled in a 94th-minute winner against Bolton to end QPR's four game winless run.

Liam Feeney crossed for Gary Madine to head home the opener before adding a second, steering home the rebound after Robert Green saved from Darren Pratley.

Emmanuel-Thomas immediately pulled one back, with Leroy Fer then stabbing in an equaliser and Tjaronn Chery put QPR 3-2 up from the edge of the area.

Bolton's Wellington Silva levelled late on only for Emmanuel-Thomas to win it.

Victory lifts QPR to 11th in the table, while defeat coupled with other results sees Bolton slip into the relegation places.

Feeney was instrumental early on as Bolton struck twice in three minutes, with the midfielder first finding Madine to nod in his second goal in as many games before Feeney himself reacted fastest to pounce after Pratley's shot was spilled by Green.

QPR were quick to hit back, Emmanuel-Thomas meeting a cross from Chery to power his header home and mark his first league start for the club with a goal.

The hosts threatened to equalise through Nedum Onuoha and Gabriele Angella before Netherlands international Fer found the target at his second attempt just before the break.

After half-time Onuoha sent a header from a long throw wide of the post for the hosts before Chery found the top corner to make it 3-2 and Matt Phillips dragged a good chance to add a fourth off target.

Sandro tested Wanderers keeper Ben Amos before substitute Wellington beat Green at the other end, looking to have done enough to earn a share of the spoils before Emmanuel-Thomas completed his brace.

QPR boss Chris Ramsey said: "I'm not pleased with the way we defended and the three goals we gave away.

"Having said that, I think we showed some character and that's much-needed in this league.

"I wasn't too displeased with the way we attacked. But individual errors always cost you, but obviously we're very pleased to get the three points."

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon said: "It's not good enough. Defensively we allowed too many headers, didn't stop crosses and were slack with the ball.

"After going a goal down we created very good chances, scored a very good goal and then with 30 seconds left we can't see the game out - that's my frustration.

"Why we can't see the game out I don't know? We're mentally fragile I think. I'm fed up of talking about it."

Bolton's Liam Feeney scores past Robert Green
Liam Feeney's goal against QPR was the midfielder's third of the season
Leroy Fer
Leroy Fer was making his first start of the season for Rangers, and scored his first goal

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20HenryBooked at 75mins
  • 28TözsérBooked at 56mins
  • 7Phillips
  • 10FerSubstituted forGuimaraes Cordeiroat 76'minutes
  • 8CheryBooked at 45mins
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin
  • 21Luongo
  • 24Perch
  • 25Smithies
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 33Polter

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 24PisanoSubstituted forWheaterat 45'minutes
  • 2Gouano
  • 4Dervite
  • 3Moxey
  • 18Danns
  • 16Davies
  • 7Feeney
  • 21PratleySubstituted forSpearingat 64'minutes
  • 12ClaytonSubstituted forWellingtonat 80'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 6Vela
  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 20Casado
  • 22Wellington
  • 23Dobbie
  • 31Wheater
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
16,026

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 4, Bolton Wanderers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 4, Bolton Wanderers 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 4, Bolton Wanderers 3. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gabriele Angella with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Hall with a headed pass.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Bolton Wanderers 3. Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dorian Dervite with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sandro (Queens Park Rangers).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ben Amos.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sandro (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.