Championship
RotherhamRotherham United0QPRQueens Park Rangers3
Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips is now QPR's joint second top scorer with five goals this season

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink secured his first win as QPR manager as they defeated struggling Rotherham.

The Millers were unfortunate not to go ahead when Paul Green's effort from long range hit the inside of the post.

Rangers led after Green gave the ball away and Junior Hoillett slid it past Lee Camp before Matt Phillips' angled drive quickly doubled the advantage.

Sebastian Polter added a third for the R's from close range late on after Leroy Fer played him in on goal.

The Millers, who were aiming for their first league win over the R's since 1982, dominated the first half but failed to test Rangers goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

A resolute QPR defence blocked a host of shots to keep the scoreline blank.

QPR, who sold top scorer Charlie Austin to Southampton only hours before kick-off, scored three times in a match for the first time since 24 October.

But they never threatened in the opening period and victory looked unlikely until they struck twice in two minutes.

Rotherham slip to just outside the relegation places on goal difference after a first home defeat in four games.

Neil Redfearn's side sit level on points with Bristol City, who picked up a late win against Championship leaders Middlesbrough.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"It feels good. More so that it was a good performance, especially in the second half.

"It was very difficult in the first but in the second we looked like we didn't want to mess about. We got behind them, we were dangerous and we were clinical - and you need to be clinical.

"I must say Rotherham made it very difficult for us in the first half, they are right in your face, they don't give you time."

Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn:

"It was probably one of the weirdest 3-0 defeats I have ever been involved in.

"Had it been 3-0 to us at half-time that would have been about right. But it just shows you the ruthless nature of this division.

"If you don't get your noses in front or make hay while the sun is shining, then you are open to that sort of thing."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 28FaceyBooked at 77mins
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 26Belaid
  • 3Mattock
  • 17Ward
  • 11Green
  • 33Smallwood
  • 22Newell
  • 9WardSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 55'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forLedesmaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 6Wood
  • 10Ledesma
  • 13Cairns
  • 16Richardson
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 23Thorpe

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forCheryat 86'minutes
  • 10Fer
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forMackieat 87'minutes
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 12Mackie
  • 13Lumley
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 30Guimaraes Cordeiro
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
9,594

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Ward.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 0, Queens Park Rangers 3. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

  5. Post update

    Aimen Belaid (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Junior Hoilett.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Matthew Phillips.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Grant Hall.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sebastian Polter.

  12. Post update

    Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Grant Hall.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Emmanuel Ledesma replaces Matt Derbyshire.

  18. Booking

    Shay Facey (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Shay Facey (Rotherham United).

  20. Post update

    Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.