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Brentford 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

By Gary SmeeBBC Sport
Marco Djuricin
Marco Djuricin has won two caps for Austria

Marco Djuricin's second-half strike earned Brentford victory over west London rivals Queens Park Rangers and their fourth straight Championship win.

The Austrian forward lost his marker and fired home Alan Judge's cross from six yards shortly before the hour mark.

The visitors enjoyed the better of a goalless first half at Griffin Park as Massimo Luongo hit the woodwork twice.

But QPR struggled for creativity after the break as Matt Phillips saw their best effort saved by David Button.

The victory was Brentford's first over QPR since a 6-1 win in August 1965, although this was only their eighth meeting since, the last of which came in 2004.

An often scrappy first half burst to life five minutes before the break when Luongo headed Phillips's cross against the bar.

Inexperience at the top
Brentford head coach Lee Carsley's only other managerial experience was as caretaker boss of Coventry City. In his two spells with the Sky Blues in 2012 and 2013 he won four of his 11 games in charge.

The Australian midfielder was denied by the woodwork again moments later when his curling effort struck the post.

Brentford looked invigorated after half time as Djuricin's fierce shot was palmed away by QPR goalkeeper Robert Green and John Swift fired the rebound wide.

Phillips's powerful header was kept out well by Button at the other end, before Djuricin finally broke the deadlock.

The 22-year-old, on loan from Salzburg, stole in at the near post and lashed in his fourth league goal of the season.

QPR's top scorer Charlie Austin came on as a second-half substitute after a month out with a hamstring injury, but was unable to make an impact as Chris Ramsey's men were left with just two wins since August.

Lee Carsley's Brentford, whose last defeat came against Derby at the start of October, overtook QPR into 10th in the table.

Brentford head coach Lee Carsley:

"It's a big job, we are pushing to be in the Premier League and it's not a first-timer's job.

"I thought it was a great night for us. It was a different build-up in terms of expectation, with QPR being a former Premier League team and the fact we hadn't beaten them for so long.

"It's nights like that that you remember when you retire. The main thing has been trying to get the belief back with the lads.

"They weren't doing themselves justice at the start of the season. But all the things they weren't doing, they are doing now."

QPR manager Chris Ramsey:

"You have to take your chances when you get them and we didn't do that.

"When you go away and play in this league you have to play ugly and sometimes we are being too naive.

"We gave the ball away cheaply for their goal, we went for a counter-attack and they ended up scoring.

"The fans want the bragging rights and we feel sorry for them. They gave us support and unfortunately we haven't been able to give them the three points."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormackBooked at 21minsSubstituted forVibeat 82'minutes
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 15Woods
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 77'minutes
  • 8DjuricinBooked at 87minsSubstituted forHofmannat 90'minutes
  • 19Swift

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 47Canos

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 6HillBooked at 21minsSubstituted forPerchat 74'minutes
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 28TözsérBooked at 25mins
  • 7PhillipsBooked at 81mins
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forHoilettat 67'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forAustinat 63'minutes
  • 14Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 9Austin
  • 16Doughty
  • 18Faurlin
  • 23Hoilett
  • 24Perch
  • 25Smithies
  • 33Polter
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
12,037

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Tözsér (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Jake Bidwell tries a through ball, but Lasse Vibe is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

  8. Post update

    Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Philipp Hofmann replaces Marco Djuricin.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

  13. Booking

    Marco Djuricin (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Alan McCormack.

  15. Booking

    Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Alan Judge because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. James Perch replaces Clint Hill.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 30th October 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton138501810829
2Hull137421981125
3Burnley137421812625
4Middlesbrough137332091124
5Derby136611810824
6Birmingham137331913624
7Reading136432012822
8Cardiff135621511421
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10Brentford146262020020
11QPR145452223-119
12Fulham134542219317
13Ipswich134541621-517
14Blackburn143651414015
15Wolves134361820-215
16Huddersfield133551316-314
17Nottm Forest133551114-314
18Leeds142751219-713
19Preston132651013-312
20Bristol City132561522-711
21MK Dons133281219-711
22Charlton132471121-1010
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton131661020-109
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