EFL Cup
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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Faysal Bettache (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Substitution

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Post update

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