QPR 0-2 Preston

20 Aug

Jermaine Beckford and Paul Gallagher


Jermaine Beckford (left) scored his second goal in his last six competitive games for Preston North End

Preston North End won against Queens Park Rangers to record their first Championship victory of the season.

The visitors went ahead when Paul Gallagher shot on goal and Jermaine Beckford was on hand to poke it home.

Preston doubled their lead when Nedum Onuoha put the ball into his own net, while Anders Lindegaard blocked Conor Washington’s shot at the other end.

Massimo Luongo fired just wide late on for the hosts as North End held on for their first points of 2016-17.

The defeat, QPR’s first at home this season, was the first time they have lost against Preston North End since May 2009.

Prior to the match, Scottish Premiership side Rangers announced the signing of Joe Garner from North End, with the club saying they expect the deal to be completed over the weekend.

Preston, who lost their opening three league games for the first time since 1989-90, controlled much of the opening 60 minutes to seal their first points.

QPR head coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: “We looked second best and couldn’t get going.

“You have to give Preston credit. They did well, put us on the back foot and we looked flat.

“As as a group, we expected more and wanted more but couldn’t deliver. We didn’t look like us. Individual errors cost us.”

Preston manager Simon Grayson: “We’ve answered one or two critics from during the last few weeks. That will keep a few people quiet for a while.

“People do tend to get a bit jittery when you lose the first three games. The critics have been answered.

“I said before that I didn’t think we were a million miles away. We were off the pace in the last three games but that was more like us.”

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Preston North End 2.

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Preston North End 2.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt blocked. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha with a headed pass.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Massimo Luongo with a cross.

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Preston North End. Thomas Spurr tries a through ball, but Callum Robinson is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Chris Humphrey.

Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Anders Lindegaard.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Offside, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Offside, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

Offside, Preston North End. Thomas Spurr tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Paul Gallagher.

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by John Welsh.

Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Offside, Preston North End. Thomas Spurr tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Yeni N’Gbakoto.

Delay in match Jermaine Beckford (Preston North End) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a through ball.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Spurr with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Caulker with a headed pass.

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