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Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City at Loftus Road Stadium

Smith and Luongo congratulate each other

  • 4 Queens Park Rangers

    • 39'‘ Massimo Luongo
    • 55'‘ Matt Smith
    • 60'‘ Eberechi Eze
    • 80'‘ Ryan Manning
  • 1 Norwich City

    • 38'‘ Ryan Manning (OG)

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Key Moments

  • Manning scores at the right end to make it four to QPR
  • Eze does it as QPR youngster makes it 3-1
  • Matt Smith heads QPR in front to make it 2-1
  • Luongo equalises for QPR 60 seconds after going behind
  • Norwich take the lead via an own goal before half-time
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  • 1 GK Smithies
  • 2 D Furlong
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 11 M Scowen
  • 5 D Onuoha
  • 6 D Lynch
  • 14 M Manning
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 17 FWD Matt Smith
  • 30 M Eze
  • 7 M Luke Freeman
  • 1 GK Gunn
  • 2 D Ivo Pinto
  • 3 D Husband
  • 8 M Vrancic
  • 6 D Zimmermann
  • 31 D Hanley
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 4 M Reed
  • 9 FWD Nélson Oliveira
  • 23 M Maddison
  • 11 M Murphy

Substitutes

  • 37 FWD Smyth
  • 13 GK Ingram
  • 18 D Robinson
  • 40 FWD Sylla
  • 9 FWD Washington
  • 8 M Cousins
  • 22 M Wszolek
  • 15 D Klose
  • 27 D Tettey
  • 12 M Watkins
  • 32 FWD Srbeny
  • 33 GK McGovern
  • 21 M Edwards
  • 26 D Lewis

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QPR 4, Norwich City 1

What a performance from QPR as the R's come back from a goal down to record their biggest win of the season. Manning's own goal put Norwich ahead in the first half before Rangers equalised through Massimo Luongo 60 seconds later.

Matt Smith then headed QPR in front 10 minutes into the second half before Eberechi Eze made it 3-1 on the hour mark. That just left Manning to atone for his earlier mistake with a header 10 minutes from time.

90'

Added time

Three additional minutes added.

88'

QPR substitution

Eberechi Eze goes off and is replaced by Paul Smyth. 

82'

QPR substitution

Pawel Wszolek is on now to replace Luke Freeman for the R's.

80'

Manning makes it four

Bidwell crosses and Manning heads in and it's four to QPR. Dreamland! 

80'

GOAL


80'

Booking

Now it's Zimmermann's turn to be booked as he fouls Eze.

78'

Freeman hits the side netting

So close to a fourth! Freeman's free-kick from 20 yards ripples the side netting.

77'

QPR substitution

Idrissa Sylla comes on to replace Matt Smith for QPR.

77'

Booking

Grant Hanley booked for Norwich for a foul on Luke Freeman.

75'

Norwich substitution

James Husband goes off for the Canaries and he is replaced by Jamal Lewis.

70'

Norwich go close

Murphy plays in Nelson Oliveira who fortunately drags wide of Smithies far post. Lucky escape for QPR.

68'

Booking

Mario Vrancic booked.

Productive

60'

Eze does it!

Matt Smith does what Matt Smith does best to nod down to Eze in the 18-yard box and youngster Eze directs the ball into the far bottom corner with his second touch. Eze, Eze, Eze!

60'

GOAL


56'

Booking

Joel Lynch booked for a foul. 

55'

Smith had no right

QPR are in front and Matt Smith had no right to score it but it was brilliant from the R's striker. Freeman fires an effort in on goal that Hanley blocks up in the air. Norwich keeper Angus Gunn looks set to claim it but from a tight angle in the six-yard box Smith heads it past the keeper and in.

GOAL


47'

Maddison shoots over

James Maddison shoots over from 25-yards following a Norwich free-kick after a Manning foul.

KO

Second Half

We are back underway at Loftus Road as Norwich City's James Maddison kicks-off. Come on you R's!

HT

QPR 1, Norwich City 1

It’s level at the break as QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo levels 60 seconds after an own goal from Ryan Manning handed the Canaries the lead at the end. All to play for after the break.
45'

Added time

2 minutes of additional time added at the end of the first half.
43'

Manning lets rip

Ryan Manning lets fly from 25-yards and Gun thimbles it but gets it away to safety.
40'

Bookings

Massimo Luongo and James Husband both booked following a coming together.
39'

Luongo levels

Massimo Luongo gets QPR straight back into the match as Eze plays into the feet of Smith 18-yards from goal. The R’s strike lays it to Luongo she stabs the ball past Gunn into the fast corner. Well in Rangers!

GOAL


38'

Goal

Awful from QPR as Norwich counter and it ricochets off Ryan Manning after a poor touch from Murphy but it is the Canaries who are 1-0 up.

35'

Eze now goes close

This time Freeman turns provider and Eze is a surprise candidate with a header that goes just inches over. Better from the R's.

35'

Post

Eberechi Eze puts a great ball into the box for Smith who sees his header hit the inside of the post and come back out. So close to an opener. 

29'

Freeman fires

Matt Smith appears to be fouled as the ball goes long towards him but it eventually works its way to Freeman as the referee plays on and the QPR midfielder forces a good save from Gunn from 14-yards. 

27'

Smithies alert

Murphy whips in a good cross for City as Oliveira flings himself at it from six-yards but Smithies claims it. 

24'

Awful effort

Dreadful shot from Oliveira who skies the ball over Smithies bar from 18-yards, not that we are complaining! 

23'

Lynch lets fly

Joel Lynch lets fly with a great strike from 35-yards that dips by Angus Gunn gathers. 

21'

Corner to defender

Rangers forced to defend a few Canaries set pieces as the visitors' fire in two successive corners to no avail.

15'

Bidwell at his best

Great stop from Jake Bidwell to prevent an opener as he slides into block Oliveria's finish from Vrancic's cross. 

13'

Shot charged down

Nelson Oliveira sees his shot charged down by Matt Smith for a Norwich corner that QPR clear. 

11'

Nothing to report

It's just rolled past the 10-minute mark and there's not been a chance of note for either side yet. 

02'

Panic stations

Alex Smithies comes rushing out of his goal to sweep up outside the box, collides with Furlong, but QPR eventually gets the ball away.

KO

Here we go...

Luke Freeman gets the match underway for QPR in W12. Come on you R's!

Here come the teams

Nedum leads the R's out of the tunnel at Loftus Road this afternoon. Kick-off moments away. 

20 mins until KO

Kick-off at a soaked Loftus Road is just 20 minutes away as the lads go through their final preparations. 

Warm-up underway

Breaking QPR team news

QPR boss Ian Holloway has made four changes from the side that lost 1-0 at Reading on Friday.

In comes Ryan Manning, Matt Smith, Eberechi Eze and Massimo Luongo with Pawel Wszolek, Conor Washington, Paul Smyth and Jordan Cousins dropping to the bench.

Chief arrives

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha arrives at Loftus Road. Team news at 2pm this afternoon.

Sints' take

Poll

Opta Stats

QPR have won one of their last 10 league games against the Canaries (D3 L6), winning 2-1 at Loftus Road last season.

Since that 2-1 defeat, Norwich have won both Championship encounters against the Hoops, winning 4-0 on the final day of last season and 2-0 earlier this season, with both wins at Carrow Road.

Ian Holloway has won five of his six home Championship matches against Norwich (L1), including both with QPR.

The Canaries have won 12 of their last 13 matches in all competitions played on Monday (L1), with one of those wins coming against QPR at Loftus Road in January 2012.

Matt Smith has been directly involved in seven goals in his last six league starts for QPR at Loftus Road (three goals, four assists).

James Maddison has scored six and assisted one more in his last six away Championship games for Norwich.

Last meeting

Farke on QPR

Ollie on Norwich

Matchday

Overindulged on Easter eggs? Now feast on football as we return to action at Loftus Road today.

The end of the season is edging closer but we have got a Bank Holiday Monday special this afternoon as we welcome Norwich City to W12.

As always we will have updates, behind the scenes coverage and breaking news throughout the day here on your Match Centre.

Other games that day

  • Preston North End0
    Derby County1
    FT
  • Sheffield United1
    Cardiff City1
    FT
  • Sunderland1
    Sheffield Wednesday3
    FT
  • Burton Albion1
    Middlesbrough1
    FT
  • Ipswich Town2
    Millwall2
    FT
  • Nottingham Forest0
    Barnsley0
    P
  • Bristol City0
    Brentford1
    FT
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers0
    Hull City0
    KO
  • Aston Villa0
    Reading0
    KO
  • Fulham0
    Leeds United0
    KO
  • Bolton Wanderers0
    Birmingham City0
    KO

Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 +37 85
2 Cardiff City 39 +29 80
3 Fulham 39 +27 72
4 Aston Villa 39 +24 70
5 Derby County 39 +19 65
6 Middlesbrough 40 +17 63
7 Bristol City 40 +11 62
8 Millwall 40 +11 62
9 Sheffield United 40 +8 62
10 Preston North End 40 +7 60
11 Brentford 40 +9 58
12 Leeds United 39 -2 53
13 Ipswich Town 40 -2 53
14 Norwich City 40 -8 52
16 Sheffield Wednesday 40 -6 47
17 Nottingham Forest 39 -13 46
18 Hull City 39 -6 40
19 Reading 39 -12 39
20 Bolton Wanderers 39 -24 39
21 Birmingham City 39 -28 36
22 Barnsley 39 -19 34
23 Sunderland 40 -29 31
24 Burton Albion 40 -42 31
Full table