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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Fulham

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:

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Hasselbaink on QPR v Fulham

"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:

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Jokanovic on QPR v Fulham

"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."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Fulham

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 2Richards
  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 12Lewis
  • 28Hyndman
  • 31Ince
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
17,335

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 3.

Full Time

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

Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).

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

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.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

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.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

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

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Moussa Dembele.

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Rohan Ince replaces Scott Parker.

Substitution

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

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Attempt saved. James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Moussa Dembele.

Booking

Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).

Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Perch.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.

Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Jamie O'Hara is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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2Middlesbrough29176639162357
3Burnley311511548262256
4Brighton301511440301056
5Sheff Wed311411649331653
6Derby311312640271351
7Birmingham3113993830848
8Ipswich3113994039148
9Cardiff31111373833546
10Nottm Forest31101293127442
11Preston31101292929042
12Wolves311010114042-240
13Brentford31117134248-640
14QPR31912103738-139
15Reading31910123333037
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3198144244-235
18Fulham30711124750-332
19Blackburn29613102527-231
20MK Dons3187162542-1731
21Bristol City31710142748-2131
22Rotherham3175193655-1926
23Charlton31510162656-3025
24Bolton31412153052-2224
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