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Reading 0-1 Queens Park Rangers

By Adam WilliamsBBC Sport at Madejski Stadium
Nedum Onuoha
QPR won the match with only their second effort on target

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is to become QPR's manager, interim boss Neil Warnock said after Nedum Onuoha sealed victory at Reading.

Warnock said Thursday's match was his last in charge, with Burton Albion boss Hasselbaink his replacement.

"Jimmy will find it tough, but there's no reason why he can't be successful," Warnock said.

Onuoha profited from a mistake by Reading goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi to give Rangers victory in the last minute.

The centre-back had earlier missed a glorious chance from a close-range header after Charlie Austin had flicked the ball on.

Nick Blackman had Reading's best chance when he hit the crossbar with a second-half free-kick.

Just as a game of limited quality and few chances looked set to end goalless, Onuoha rose at the back post to head in Alejandro Faurlin's deep corner.

Oman international Al-Habsi saw the ball squirm through his legs and across the line to secure victory for Warnock in his final game as interim boss.

Warnock, who took charge after Chris Ramsey was sacked on 4 November, said afterwards that his temporary reign was over.

Reading and QPR were both guilty of creating little quality in the final third.

Aside from Blackman's left-footed free-kick off the bar, Michael Hector headed chances from set-pieces wide in either half while substitute Hal Robson-Kanu screwed a left-foot effort wide from the edge of the area for the Royals.

Junior Hoilett had QPR's only other attempt on target with a tame left-foot shot in the first half.

Defeat sees Reading miss out on a return to the top six while QPR move to within two points of the play-off places.

QPR interim manager Neil Warnock: "It's been a difficult 24 hours as I didn't expect it to be my last game.

"It was quite strange today. I asked the players to give me everything they had and they did, they were magnificent.

"I'm off to Cornwall tomorrow and then we'll see what's around the corner in the next few weeks."

Reading manager Steve Clarke: "I understand the supporters are disappointed that we're not winning matches.

"If supporters direct anger at me, it means they're not directing at the players, so that's fine."

Nedum Onuoha
Onuoha had earlier missed a great close-range chance, but made amends minutes later
Madejski
Reading chairman John Madejski led the two teams out to mark 25 years with the Royals

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 8Hector
  • 3Taylor
  • 6NorwoodBooked at 68mins
  • 12McCleary
  • 23Williams
  • 19Fernández IglesiasSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 73'minutes
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forJohnat 80'minutes
  • 7VydraSubstituted forat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 9Robson-Kanu
  • 10
  • 11Obita
  • 16Hurtado
  • 20John
  • 35Cooper

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4HallBooked at 41mins
  • 15Konchesky
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 18Faurlin
  • 34PetrassoSubstituted forAustinat 63'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forCheryat 76'minutes
  • 10FerBooked at 29mins
  • 7Phillips

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 9Austin
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
16,365

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

  4. Post update

    Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Reading 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Reading. Andrew Taylor tries a through ball, but Orlando Sá is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Ali Al Habsi (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Orlando Sá.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Hector.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a through ball.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Orlando Sá replaces Matej Vydra.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Ola John replaces Nick Blackman.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 3rd December 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton18108024141038
2Middlesbrough18113427121536
3Derby18106226111536
4Hull18105327111635
5Burnley189722617934
6Birmingham188462520528
7Ipswich187742825328
8Sheff Wed187742522328
9Reading197662622427
10Cardiff186841916326
11QPR197572425-126
12Brentford187472425-125
13Fulham185763130122
14Blackburn184951918121
15Wolves185672223-121
16Nottm Forest185581619-320
17Leeds184771621-519
18Preston183961316-318
19MK Dons1844101524-916
20Bristol City183781830-1216
21Charlton1844101529-1416
22Huddersfield183691728-1115
23Rotherham1843112133-1215
24Bolton181981225-1312
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