QPR 4-0 Swansea City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-1-4-1



Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 3 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 13,872 (1,874) )
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Queens Park Rangers produced a dominant performance to thrash Swansea 4-0 and win for only the second time in 17 games.

A thrilling opening 20 minutes saw a three-goal advantage in the Hoops favour before they saw the game out to record one of their best results of the season.

The Hoops were two goals up within the first five minutes – Darnell Furlong thumping a diving header in at the near post before Tomer Hemed capitalised on a loose ball to fire into the bottom corner.

And it was no surprise when Hemed bagged his second on 17 minutes, turning in Josh Scowen’s cross with the Swans vulnerable across the back and constantly forced into errors.

After a near perfect first-half, Massimo Luongo stabbed home a fourth in a goalline scramble on 54 minutes.

Despite Cameron Carter-Vickers hitting bar on the hour mark and the occasional Swansea opportunity, the away side were outclassed for the majority of the encounter.

The result leaves Swansea mid-table while QPR move up to 17th, eight points above the relegation zone.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Hemed bullying an already shell-shocked defence to get a shot away and score QPR’s second – the two goal advantage helped put a stamp on proceedings.

Moan of the Match

The Swans were dreadful in the opening minutes allowing a spirited home team to dominate and leaving them in an impossible position to come back from.

Talking Point

John Eustace’s tactical plan to press high from the front worked wonders. Does this prove that a change in style has a greater effect than a change in personnel?

Man of the Match

Tomer Hemed – a wonderfully executed first goal and a determined second to cause mayhem in the box, he posed a huge threat to the Swans stumbling defence.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andrew Madley (Huddersfield) – a distinct lack of control prompted mocking from the crowd after some late challenges. Brandishing yellow cards wasn’t the answer.


One of the more enjoyable Loftus Road outings with a fired up crowd from the first to last whistle as the Hoops put on an entertaining show in the sunshine.


A thoroughly dominant and ruthless QPR performance that demonstrated a willingness to push up the table in the remaining four games of the season.

Line Ups

QPR 4-1-4-1

Lumley; Rangel (Eze, 88), Furlong, Leistner, Manning; Luongo; Freeman (Wszolek, 69), Scowen, Cousins, Osayi-Samuel; Hemed (Walker, 83)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Smith, Wells, Lynch


Scowen, Rangel, Osayi-Samuel, Cousins

Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Nordfeldt; Roberts, van Der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, Naughton (Fulton,46); Grimes, Byers (Rodon, 65); Dyer (Celina, 46), McBurnie, James; Routledge

Subs not used:

Benda, Asoro, McKay, Baker-Richardson



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