EFL Cup
QPR3Bristol Rovers1

Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Bristol Rovers

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren's QPR have struggled in the Championship, winning just one of their first five games

Queens Park Rangers are through to the third round of the Carabao Cup after a comfortable win against Bristol Rovers.

Bright Osayi-Samuel put the Championship side ahead after just four minutes, scoring from the edge of the area after a swift counter attack.

Winger Pawel Wszolek then doubled the home side's lead 14 minutes later with a low strike from 20 yards.

Matt Smith's second-half header sealed victory, before Ed Upson's shot went in off Osman Kakay for Rovers.

It gave manager Steve McClaren a second successive win, after a difficult start to his reign at Loftus Road.

Saturday's win over Wigan was their first win in the Championship following four straight losses, which included a 7-1 defeat at West Brom.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Ingram
  • 24Kakay
  • 15Baptiste
  • 4HallSubstituted forOwensat 65'minutes
  • 28Hamalainen
  • 23Wszolek
  • 8Cousins
  • 19ChairSubstituted forSmythat 60'minutes
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 83minsSubstituted forBettacheat 85'minutes
  • 17Smith
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 13Lumley
  • 18Oteh
  • 30Owens
  • 38Smyth
  • 41Fox
  • 42Felix
  • 44Bettache

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBroadbentat 57'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5CraigBooked at 28mins
  • 28Kelly
  • 8O Clarke
  • 6UpsonBooked at 33mins
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forReillyat 67'minutes
  • 23BennettBooked at 83mins
  • 33Rodman
  • 9PayneSubstituted forNicholsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nichols
  • 11Mensah
  • 13Bonham
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 32Russe
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,007

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Bristol Rovers 1.

Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Bristol Rovers 1. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Faysal Bettache (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Faysal Bettache replaces Bright Samuel.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

(Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

Hand ball by Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers).

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Osman Kakay (Queens Park Rangers).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

Foul by Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers).

Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Gavin Reilly replaces Sam Matthews.

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Osman Kakay.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Charlie Owens replaces Grant Hall.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Bristol Rovers 0. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Osman Kakay.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers).

Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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