Championship
QPRQueens Park Rangers1LeedsLeeds United0
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin scored his first Championship goal since 19 September

Charlie Austin came off the bench and scored with his first touch to beat Leeds and give Neil Warnock his first win as QPR's interim manager.

Austin headed in his eighth league goal of the season from a corner to end the R's run of four games without a goal.

Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri made several important saves from Austin and Tjaronn Chery to keep it at 1-0.

QPR kept pressing but their fourth straight home clean sheet ensured a first league win in over a month.

With top scorer Austin on the bench and not deemed match fit following a calf injury, the hosts struggled to find a cutting edge in the first half.

Grant Hall headed over from Alejandro Faurlin's corner before Nedum Onuoha's long range shot flew off target, while Chris Wood blazed Leeds' best chance over from a narrow angle.

The turning point came when Warnock introduced Chery and Austin 10 minutes into the second half, and after Chery won a corner, Austin got free to head past the helpless Silvestri.

Austin then headed over from Matt Phillips' free-kick before another header forced Silvestri into a reflex save.

Phillips fired a shot wide and Silvestri was once again called into action to stop a low Chery effort.

Leeds winger Stuart Dallas flashed an effort across goal to jangle the home fans' nerves, but QPR held on to secure a valuable win.

QPR interim manager Neil Warnock:

"We haven't got a lot of goals in the squad, we know that. That's why I went with the team I did, moving Junior Hoilett inside and also bringing young Mikey [Petrasso] in.

"We knew Charlie couldn't play more than half an hour , but I always thought we were going to create chance for him. We know Charlie will always score goals.

"He was really disappointed not to be involved at Middlesbrough last week and has enjoyed training this week."

Leeds United boss Steve Evans: "We were disappointing in every aspect of the team.

"We can't be waiting until the last 10 minutes to get the ball down and pass it and create chances. We're a long way short of where we need to be.

"This is a famous football club that has had world-class stars. It's a privilege to represent this club and we need to show work-rate and desire.

"I don't think we have that many good players and we certainly don't have many very good players at this level."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 18Faurlin
  • 34PetrassoSubstituted forAustinat 57'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forHenryat 89'minutes
  • 22YunSubstituted forCheryat 56'minutes
  • 7Phillips

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 9Austin
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 36mins
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 10MowattSubstituted forBotakaat 67'minutes
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 7mins
  • 23L CookBooked at 83mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forErwinat 80'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
18,031

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Leeds United 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery tries a through ball, but Matthew Phillips is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  6. Post update

    Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry replaces Junior Hoilett.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Perch with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sandro (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Post update

    Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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