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QPRQueens Park Rangers2CharltonCharlton Athletic1

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Nasser el Khayati
Nasser el Khayati scored his first goal for QPR to send Charlton to defeat

Charlton's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Championship were dented severely by Nasser el Khayati's stoppage-time winner for QPR.

El Khayati's curler sealed a defeat that left the Addicks 10 points adrift of safety with five games left.

Jordan Cousins looked to have earned the visitors a point when he fired in from the edge of the box on his left just after the hour mark.

Matt Phillips had earlier given Rangers a fortuitous lead with a cross-shot.

The visitors went into the game on the back of a two-match unbeaten run, but found mid-table Rangers too tough to handle.

Seb Polter and Tjaronn Chery had chances before Phillips' opener, while Jose Riga's side were limited to Callum Harriott's shot off the bar.

Cousins scored against the run of play, but Ademola Lookman and Igor Vetokele passed up great chances to put Charlton in front.

And El Khayati's strike lit up Loftus Road and ensured a miserable trip back to south-east London for the seemingly doomed Addicks.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"At times you need a bit of luck and your keeper to be smart. I must say that Alex Smithies won us the game today.

"I am happy for Nasser but more happy for the team that we stuck at it, kept going, and in the end we finished them off even though we needed help from our keeper.

"I must say we put ourselves in that difficult situation as we had the chance to score and make it 2-0, and if you take that you go on and score three or four.

"If that chance goes in it kills Charlton's spirit. But it gave them more 'animal' to carry on."

Charlton boss Jose Riga:

"At the end of the match, conceding a goal like that when you have the possibility yourselves to win is cruel.

"It was a good performance. Okay, the first half was more complicated and we conceded a goal, but the reaction was good.

"It's a sad story. The only hope is that the Charlton fans can see again that the side was really competitive, with not just good spirit, but a style of play.

"When you do your job as we did today, at least your own feeling is that you have done your job."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24PerchSubstituted forKpekawaat 55'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 86mins
  • 4Hall
  • 40Robinson
  • 20Henry
  • 21Luongo
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forGladwinat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Chery
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 85'minutes
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 11Gladwin
  • 18Faurlin
  • 19El Khayati
  • 29Ingram
  • 34Petrasso
  • 42Kpekawa

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 15Fanni
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21FoxSubstituted forLennonat 83'minutes
  • 11Harriott
  • 12Diarra
  • 8Cousins
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forJacksonat 89'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 25SanogoSubstituted forMakienokat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Henderson
  • 4Jackson
  • 9Makienok
  • 19Bergdich
  • 22Ba
  • 26Lennon
  • 47Motta
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
15,834

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Lennon.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a headed pass.

  7. Booking

    Ben Gladwin (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (Queens Park Rangers).

  9. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ben Gladwin tries a through ball, but Abdenasser El Khayati is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Ademola Lookman.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Cousins with a through ball.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

    Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Junior Hoilett.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley412214564333180
2Middlesbrough40247955253079
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull4020101056292770
5Derby411913960382270
6Sheff Wed411814960411968
7Cardiff411615105244863
8Ipswich411612134747060
9Birmingham401611134539659
10Preston411414133939056
11QPR411316125248455
12Wolves411314144852-453
13Brentford40157185761-452
14Reading401312154546-151
15Leeds401115143949-1048
16Blackburn411114163940-147
17Fulham411114166367-447
18Bristol City411211184564-1947
19Huddersfield411210195459-546
20Nottm Forest401113163541-646
21Rotherham41137215164-1346
22MK Dons41910223459-2537
23Charlton41812213772-3536
24Bolton41414233876-3826
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