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QPR 1-2 Hull City: Tigers come from behind to win

George Honeyman celebrates scoring for Hull City
QPR have only kept one clean sheet in 14 home games under Mark Warburton across all competitions, and they conceded against the run of play against Hull after goalkeeper Joe Lumley's error.

Hull City came from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers in the Championship at Loftus Road.

QPR opened the scoring in the 20th minute when midfielder Ilias Chair fired a low shot into the bottom corner.

But Hull were gifted an equaliser 12 minutes later as Rangers keeper Joe Lumley spilled Josh Bowler's cross and George Honeyman was on hand to tap home.

And Grant McCann's side sealed all three points in the 89th minute when Jackson Irvine diverted in Jarrod Bowen's free-kick.

Hull had failed to win any of their four previous fixtures in the Championship, and they were second best for much of the first half, deservedly falling behind when a well-worked short corner found Chair, who fired home through a crowd of players.

And the hosts were nearly 2-0 up moments later when Hull defender Stephen Kingsley blocked Luke Amos' shot which looked destined for the net.

But QPR, who have only kept one clean sheet in 14 home games under Mark Warburton in all competitions, conceded against the run of play after Lumley's error in the 32nd minute.

The 24-year-old went some way to atone for his mistake by saving Josh Bowler's curling effort in the first-half, while Hull keeper George Long was also kept busy, denying Chair a second before half-time and keeping out a dangerous Ryan Manning cross in the second half.

Rangers then went close to retaking the lead, with substitute Jordan Hugill inches away from a Nahki Wells' cross in with eight minutes remaining.

But Bowen's late free-kick found Irvine unmarked at the far post and the Australian gave the Tigers all three points to lift them up to 12th in the Championship table, with QPR falling to 15th.

QPR manager Mark Warburton said:

"We gave away a really soft goal and had to respond, which we did. But we didn't put the ball in the back of the net. Then the second goal is unacceptable, simple as that.

"Joe has pulled off a couple of wonderful saves recently and has been very, very good.

"He had a tough time earlier. I made a change [selecting Liam Kelly] earlier in the season and that's the right thing to do - to look after players and when I think the time is right, to change.

"It's about what the right decision is for the team and for the player as well.

Hull City boss Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought it was a good win, it's always a difficult game here. We knew that before the game, they're a very technical team.

"We had to find a different way today. We dropped, didn't give them any space and waited for opportunities on the break.

"I said to the boys, 'treasure this feeling' after the game. But we don't need to have these up and down rollercoasters every week, it's not good for my heart to be honest."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 22Rangel
  • 4Hall
  • 37Leistner
  • 14Manning
  • 8AmosSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 12Ball
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 19ChairSubstituted forHugillat 79'minutes
  • 10Eze
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 2Kane
  • 3Wallace
  • 6Smith
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Hugill
  • 11Scowen
  • 32Kelly

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Burke
  • 4de WijsBooked at 64mins
  • 23KingsleySubstituted forPenningtonat 37'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Bowler
  • 18HoneymanBooked at 75minsSubstituted forBattyat 77'minutes
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forEavesat 66'minutes
  • 20Bowen

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 8Batty
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Ingram
  • 25Pennington
  • 38Bonds
  • 40Berry
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
13,814

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamHull
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Hull City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Hull City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Hull City 2. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).

Tom Eaves (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Dominic Ball tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Hugill replaces Ilias Chair.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jordy de Wijs.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Daniel Batty replaces George Honeyman.

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City).

Booking

George Honeyman (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Honeyman (Hull City).

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Foul by Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Honeyman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Smith replaces Luke Amos.

Booking

Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ilias Chair.

Foul by Angel Rangel (Queens Park Rangers).

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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10Cardiff2591063734337
11Millwall2591063131037
12Hull2510693934536
13Blackburn2510693231136
14Reading2495103127432
15QPR2595113847-932
16Middlesbrough257992432-830
17Birmingham2585122940-1129
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