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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Fulham

By Gary SmeeBBC Sport
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele makes it 2-0
French striker Moussa Dembele scored his 10th league goal of the season for Fulham

Fulham defeated west London rivals Queens Park Rangers for the second time this season to give Slavisa Jokanovic his first win as Whites head coach.

The game was over by half-time as Ross McCormack's clinical finish, Moussa Dembele's header and Tom Cairney's deflected effort put Fulham 3-0 up.

Luke Garbutt almost made it 4-0, the same scoreline from Craven Cottage in September, but sliced wide.

Tjaronn Chery grabbed a consolation, side-footing in from a corner late on.

It leaves Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with just two wins from 13 games as QPR boss.

Fulham's win at QPR as it happened

The R's came up against a Fulham side who had won just one match in the Championship since the end of October, leaving them four points above the relegation zone.

Jokanovic, a former team-mate of Hasselbaink at Chelsea, replaced Kit Symons at the end of December but had done little to halt the slide - losing three and drawing two of his opening five matches in charge.

However, QPR were completely blown away in the final 10 minutes of the first half at Loftus Road as McCormack latched onto Cariney's through ball and fired in his 16th league goal of the season before an unmarked Dembele had the simplest of finishes.

Midfielder Cairney then took advantage of more lacklustre defending when he tapped from 12 yards in after Dembele's initial shot had rebounded off the post in first-half injury time.

Fulham goalkeeper Andy Lonergan pulled off two fine saves from Nasser El Khayati and Chery before the Dutchman coolly slotted home in stoppage time.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"It was not acceptable. The fans deserve better.

"We had put the standard down in the previous matches and this was well under that standard. We were making steps forward and I didn't see this coming at all.

"It's two steps back. It's now about starting again, getting things right, taking responsibility and starting to look at ourselves again.

"I'm not going to single out individuals. We are a team, and as a team we were well under par."

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic:

"After a month of them suffering, I am happy for our supporters.

"It was a great day for us and I believe we deserved that. At the end we didn't take the chance to get a clean sheet, but that's the only thing we could do better.

"We are working very hard to try to be competitive and concentrated, and this match was very positive for us.

"The players have been working very hard in training and this is good for their confidence - they can start to believe they are really good footballers and can play good football."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 48mins
  • 4HallBooked at 82mins
  • 15Konchesky
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forCheryat 76'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 28Tözsér
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 53'minutes
  • 12Mackie
  • 33PolterSubstituted forWashingtonat 45'minutes


  • 6Hill
  • 8Chery
  • 9Washington
  • 19El Khayati
  • 20Henry
  • 29Ingram
  • 34Petrasso


Formation 5-3-2

  • 24Lonergan
  • 7Fredericks
  • 15Madl
  • 33BurnBooked at 67mins
  • 45Amorebieta
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forGarbuttat 6'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forInceat 78'minutes
  • 23O'HaraBooked at 68mins
  • 44McCormack
  • 25DembeleSubstituted forHyndmanat 84'minutes


  • 2Richards
  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 12Lewis
  • 28Hyndman
  • 31Ince
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Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamFulham
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).

  4. Post update

    Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 3. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Washington.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

  10. Post update

    Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Moussa Dembele.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack following a set piece situation.

  14. Booking

    Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Konchesky.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Rohan Ince replaces Scott Parker.

  20. Substitution

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

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