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Bristol City 2-0 QPR: Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe open Robins accounts

Adam Nagy (right)
Adam Nagy's goal was his first in English football in his third Bristol City appearance

Bristol City earned their first league win of the season thanks to Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe's first goals for the club against Queens Park Rangers.

Hungary midfielder Nagy, who joined the Robins from Italian side Bologna on 8 August, powerfully opened the scoring on the half-volley in the first half.

Stoke loanee Afobe lashed in the second from six yards after sloppy defending from QPR to double the lead after the break.

The result left both sides with four points from their opening three Championship games.

They had met as recently as Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, but Saturday's league encounter was significantly less exciting than their dramatic 3-3 cup draw, which was settled with a QPR win on penalties.

The Londoners were not able to hit the target at Ashton Gate, although Jordan Hugill fired just over the bar and Bright Osayi-Samuel struck the side-netting in their best spell shortly after half-time.

There was some concern for the home fans as the impressive Nagy had to be withdrawn at half-time, and they will hope he is not badly injured, having already lost full-back Jay Dasilva for up to five months.

Afobe's close-range goal that put the game beyond Rangers was his first since March and his first in three appearances since his deadline-day move to Lee Johnson's side.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We built our way in to the game, against a good, awkward side to play against.

"I think the fans will go home entertained today. The lads will be absolutely buzzing, particularly the new ones.

"We have got a bit of 'walking wounded' at the moment. [Adam Nagy] has just rocked his ankle. Hopefully it hasn't swollen because we can't afford for another one to be out."

QPR boss Mark Warburton:

"It's no good having a lot of possession if you are not clinical enough in the final third of the pitch.

"Possession is irrelevant if you don't make the most of it. We created chances, without having the necessary edge to our finishing.

"On numerous occasions we got into good areas without making it count. Two individual errors have cost us, but I felt we were very good for periods of the first half."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 23Moore
  • 22Kalas
  • 6Baker
  • 2HuntBooked at 55minsSubstituted forLopes Pereiraat 58'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 4NagySubstituted forMassengoat 45'minutes
  • 25Rowe
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forEliassonat 71'minutes
  • 14WeimannBooked at 79mins
  • 40Afobe

Substitutes

  • 9Diédhiou
  • 13Gilmartin
  • 17Szmodics
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 42Massengo

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 22RangelBooked at 34minsSubstituted forKaneat 65'minutes
  • 4Hall
  • 29Barbet
  • 14Manning
  • 8Amos
  • 5Cameron
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 45mins
  • 6SmithSubstituted forChairat 59'minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forWellsat 65'minutes
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 2Kane
  • 7Pugh
  • 12Ball
  • 19Chair
  • 21Wells
  • 32Kelly
  • 37Leistner
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
21,654

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Niclas Eliasson.

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Taylor Moore.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).

Pedro Pereira (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Amos.

Booking

Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Attempt blocked. Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City).

Hand ball by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Kasey Palmer.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross.

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

Foul by Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City).

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Todd Kane replaces Angel Rangel.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Nahki Wells replaces Eberechi Eze.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Daniel Bentley (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Benik Afobe (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair replaces Matthew Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Pedro Pereira replaces Jack Hunt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds32106247
2Charlton32107437
3West Brom32105327
4Swansea32105327
5Millwall32103127
6Sheff Wed32015236
7Fulham32014226
8Derby31204315
9Nottm Forest31115324
10Hull31114404
11Bristol City31114404
12Brentford31112204
13QPR311134-14
14Barnsley311134-14
15Birmingham311124-24
16Preston31025413
17Cardiff21014403
18Blackburn310224-23
19Wigan310237-43
20Luton301257-21
21Middlesbrough301235-21
22Huddersfield301235-21
23Stoke301247-31
24Reading200225-30
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