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Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Brentford

Junior Hoilett
Junior Hoilett scored his sixth Championship goal of the season

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink recorded his first back-to-back wins as QPR boss with a comfortable win over Brentford.

Junior Hoilett opened the scoring by unleashing an unstoppable effort from the edge of the box.

QPR's lead was doubled when Tjaronn Chery's perfectly-weighted ball found Sebastian Polter, who slotted underneath David Button.

Chery secured the three points shortly after with a composed finish, his fourth goal in four Loftus Road games.

The Rs remain in 11th despite their west London derby win, while the Bees stay 17th.

Brentford's best chance came straight after Hoilett's opener, but Ryan Woods' fierce strike from long range struck the base of the post.

Former centre-back Dean Smith will be concerned with his Brentford side's defence, which has now conceded 12 in the last four away games.

The result sees QPR win three home games in a row for the first time since 2014.

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Hasselbaink on QPR v Brentford

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "We were very well organised, not really in trouble, and we defended well. I'm very happy with the performance.

"Junior took the goal really well and then after that you get a little more positivity and you can do certain things - you feel freer.

"You can't just control a game with the ball, you have to be able to suffer without the ball as well, and we did that."

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Smith on QPR v Brentford

Brentford manager Dean Smith: "I thought the game turned on the second goal. There should have been a free-kick and they scored.

"We lost confidence after that. With the results we've been having, confidence is low.

"Goals change games and the second goal changed it. We always believed we were in it."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 6Hill
  • 24Perch
  • 18Faurlin
  • 20HenryBooked at 48minsSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 82'minutes
  • 7Phillips
  • 8CherySubstituted forLuongoat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23HoilettBooked at 49mins
  • 33PolterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMackieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 19El Khayati
  • 21Luongo
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
  • 42Kpekawa

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormackBooked at 90mins
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 76'minutes
  • 47CanosBooked at 32minsSubstituted forVibeat 64'minutes
  • 15WoodsBooked at 48mins
  • 19SwiftSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes
  • 18Judge

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 8Djuricin
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
  • 36Clarke
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
17,894

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Brentford 0.

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Brentford. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Lasse Vibe is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alejandro Faurlin.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Sebastian Polter.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Karl Henry.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

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

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Alejandro Faurlin tries a through ball, but James Perch is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Josh McEachran.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces John Swift.

Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Brentford 0. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Brentford 0. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley372111560303074
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Hull35198849212865
4Brighton361714549341565
5Derby371613850351561
6Sheff Wed371514853361759
7Cardiff37151394840858
8Ipswich361510114443155
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston371313113534152
11QPR371214114642450
12Leeds361114113641-547
13Wolves361210144550-546
14Nottm Forest361112133334-145
15Reading351111134141044
16Blackburn361013133634243
17Brentford36127174858-1043
18Huddersfield37119174852-442
19Bristol City371010173458-2440
20Fulham37813165663-737
21MK Dons37910183149-1837
22Rotherham37106214362-1936
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton37414193662-2626
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