Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Leeds United

7 Aug

Nedum Onuoha opens scoring for QPR


Nedum Onuoha appeared to get the final touch on a scrappy opening goal for QPR

QPR opened their Championship campaign with a comfortable win against Leeds.

Rangers led early through a scrappy goal from a corner, with Nedum Onuoha appearing to bundle in from a yard out.

Onuoha almost provided a second goal before the interval, but Sebastian Polter saw his low left-footed shot hit a post from the defender’s ball in.

Tjaronn Chery’s penalty made it 2-0 after Ronaldo Vieira clumsily fouled Jordan Cousins, before Polter fired in a third with the game’s final touch.

New Leeds head coach Garry Monk saw his side get off to the worse possible start within four minutes.

The visitors, including former QPR goalkeeper Rob Green on debut, failed to clear a corner and Onuoha was among a number of bodies competing inside the six-yard box for the decisive final touch.

QPR striker Polter caused Leeds’ defence problems and twice hit the upright in the opening 45 minutes as the visitors looked off the pace.

Monk’s side showed glimpses of an attacking threat in the second half, but £3m summer signing Kemar Roofe was among those who struggled to impose themselves.

Another new recruit, Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, missed perhaps their best chance at 2-0 behind when he failed to hit the target with a one-on-one against QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Leeds’ misery was compounded with Polter’s strike just before full-time, as the German volleyed home from a tight angle.

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0.

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0.

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 3, Leeds United 0. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

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

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Abdenasser El Khayati is caught offside.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Hand ball by Lewie Coyle (Leeds United).

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. James Perch replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Hand ball by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Hand ball by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Offside, Leeds United. Kyle Bartley tries a through ball, but Charlie Taylor is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall tries a through ball, but Sebastian Polter is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Steven Caulker.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).

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

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Leeds United 0. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nedum Onuoha.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Olamide Shodipo.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Leeds United).

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ronaldo Vieira.

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

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