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Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough at Loftus Road Stadium

Joel Lynch gets to grips with Adama Traore

  • 0 Queens Park Rangers

  • 3 Middlesbrough

    • 24‘ Daniel Ayala
    • 34‘ George Friend
    • 85‘ Adama Traoré

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Key Moments

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3-5-2
4-2-3-1
  • 1 GK Smithies
  • 2 D Furlong
  • 34 M Osayi-Samuel (45‘)
  • 18 D Robinson
  • 6 D Lynch
  • 5 D Onuoha
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 7 M Freeman
  • 9 FWD Washington
  • 17 FWD Smith (45‘)
  • 30 FWD Eze (70‘)
  • 25 GK Randolph
  • 5 D Shotton
  • 3 D Friend
  • 7 M Leadbitter
  • 4 D Ayala
  • 6 D Gibson
  • 37 M Traoré
  • 16 M Howson
  • 39 FWD Gestede (69‘)
  • 22 D Christie (87‘)
  • 8 M Clayton (72‘)

Substitutes

  • 3 D Jake Bidwell (45‘)
  • 11 M Josh Scowen (70‘)
  • 38 FWD Aramide Oteh (45‘)
  • 13 GK Matt Ingram
  • 14 M Ryan Manning
  • 20 D Alex Baptiste
  • 22 M Pawel Wszolek
  • 19 M Stewart Downing (87‘)
  • 9 Britt Assombalonga (69‘)
  • 11 FWD Patrick Bamford (72‘)
  • 10 FWD Martin Braithwaite
  • 21 M Marvin Johnson
  • 18 FWD Ashley Fletcher
  • 1 GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos

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QPR 0, Middlesbrough 3

A day to forgot for the R's as Middlesbrough comfortably see off Ian Holloway's side 3-0. Goals from Daniel Ayala and Adama Traore either side of a wonder strike from George Friend hand the visitors all three points. 

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Added time

Three additional minutes added.

86

Middlesbrough substitution

Stewart Downing is replaced by Cyrus Christie. 

85

Goal

Middlesbrough make it 3-0 as Adama Traore bursts through to score his sides third after Gestede's header into his path. 

82

Smithies save

Excellent save at the other end from Alex Smithies to prevent Rudy Gestede from scoring with a header. 

82

Lynch denied

Good chance for a late goal from QPR as the ball drops to Lynch in the box but his right footed shot is saved low by the keeper. 

77

Robinson clears off the line

Nearly a third for Boro as Gestede breaks through before beating Smithies but Robbo clears off the line for QPR.

72

Middlesbrough substitution

Patrick Bamford is replaced by Adam Clayton by the visitors.

70

QPR substitution

Josh Scowen is replaced by Eberechi Eze as QPR make their final change. 

69

Middlesbrough substitution

Britt Assombalonga makes way for Rudy Gestede for Boro. 

68

Corner headed over

Luke Freeman's corner finds Matt Smith who finds himself a few yards but he heads over the bar. 

62

Luongo flashes over

Massimo Luongo cuts across the ball from distance but it flashes a foot over the Boro crossbar. 

58

Smith bundled over

Matt Smith shoved to the ground in the box again, no penalty again. 

51

Smith bundled over

Luongo tries to pick out Matt Smith and the R's forward is bundled over but the penalty appeals are waved away, again!

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Second Half

We are back underway at Loftus Road. 

Double QPR substitution

Bidwell and Oteh replaced by Osayi-Samuel and Smith. 

HT

QPR 0, Middlesbrough 2

The half-time whistle goes and it is the visitors who lead 2-0 courtesy of goals from Daniel Ayala and George Friend.

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Added time

One minute of additional time at the end of the first half. 

45

Washington stretches

Jack Robinson takes a free kick early and picks out Washington racing forward but the R's striker is stretching and can only poke back at keeper Dimi. 

44

Freeman from distance

Luke Freeman takes aim from 25-yards but it's well over the bar. 

42

Bamford offside

Trickery from Middlesbrough's Traore sets Bamford through but he is offside as he puts the ball in the back of the net. 

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Goal

2-0 to Middlesbrough as George Friend hits an unbelievable strike from 25-yards in the top corner. 

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Goal

Middlesbrough lead at Loftus Road as Daniel Ayala gets on the end of Ben Gibson's flick on to head the visitors ahead. 

17

Traore wide

Adama Traore fires wide of the target from distance for the visitors. 

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Lively start

Not a great deal of chances so far but a lively opening quarter of an hour so far. 

06

Strike

Jack Robinson lets rip from distance and nearly makes it 1-0. A fine strike. 

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Kick-off

We're off and underway at Loftus Road. Come on you R's!

Here come the teams

Nedum Onuoha leads the R's out onto the pitch at Loftus Road. Kick-off coming up! 

Warm-up underway

Breaking QPR team news

QPR boss Ian Holloway has named the same starting line-up that beat Burton Albion 3-1 last weekend.

Defender Alex Baptiste is named on the bench after recovering from a back problem. 

Players arriving

The squad are starting to arrive now. Team news to follow at 2pm.

Last meeting

Ollie's pre-match thoughts

Matchday

It's game day at Loftus Road as QPR bid to make it 3 from 3 in 2018 in the Sky Bet Championship.

This afternoon we welcome Middlesbrough to W12 and you can follow the action every kick of the way with us on your Matchday Centre. 

Other games that day

  • Sheffield Wednesday0
    Cardiff City0
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  • Reading0
    Brentford1
    FT
  • Leeds United3
    Millwall4
    FT
  • Bolton Wanderers1
    Ipswich Town1
    FT
  • Preston North End1
    Birmingham City1
    FT
  • Norwich City1
    Sheffield United2
    FT
  • Sunderland1
    Hull City0
    FT
  • Aston Villa3
    Barnsley1
    FT
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers0
    Nottingham Forest2
    FT
  • Fulham6
    Burton Albion0
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Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 +28 62
2 Derby County 28 +21 53
3 Aston Villa 28 +17 50
4 Cardiff City 27 +15 50
5 Bristol City 28 +8 48
6 Sheffield United 28 +10 46
7 Fulham 28 +12 45
8 Middlesbrough 28 +11 44
9 Brentford 28 +7 43
10 Leeds United 28 +7 43
11 Preston North End 28 +4 42
12 Ipswich Town 28 +1 40
13 Norwich City 28 -5 37
14 Nottingham Forest 28 -8 35
15 Millwall 28 0 34
17 Sheffield Wednesday 27 -4 31
18 Reading 28 -6 29
19 Barnsley 28 -12 27
20 Bolton Wanderers 28 -20 26
21 Hull City 28 -6 25
22 Sunderland 28 -17 25
23 Birmingham City 28 -23 24
24 Burton Albion 28 -31 24
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