Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland: Charlie Austin on target

Queens Park Rangers 1 - 0 Sunderland

  • 47" Charlie Austin

Ref: Robert Madley
Attendance: 17,930

Loftus Road QPR

Charlie Austin scored for Queens Park Rangers as they defeated Sunderland 1-0 at home in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers registered a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at Loftus Road in the Premier League on Saturday.

Patrick van Aanholt came close for the Black Cats after just 28 seconds, while Charlie Austin could have put QPR in front with a header on three minutes.

Steven Fletcher and Van Aanholt had chances for Sunderland soon after, while Jack Rodwell headed just wide from an Adam Johnson delivery midway through the first half.

QPR were unlucky not to surge ahead on the half-hour mark when Leroy Fer hit the bat with a right-footed attempt from distance, before Matthew Phillips shot wide.

The hosts eventually took the lead in the second minute of first-half injury time through Austin, who shot home from close range.

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Joey Barton could have doubled Rangers’ advantage in the opening minutes of the second half had he been more accurate with his long-range attempt, before Sunderland started to create chances and ask questions of the home team’s defence.

As the match progressed, Harry Redknapp’s side had chances through Junior Hoilett, Jordon Mutch and Armand Traore, but they had to settle for a 1-0 win.

Statistics

Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland

Possession

39.7%
60.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

  • Robert Green
  • Steven Caulker
  • Clint Hill
  • Mauricio Isla
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Joey Barton
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Charlie Austin
  • Leroy Fer

Substitutes

  • Adel Taarabt
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Armand Traore
  • Karl Henry
  • Brian Murphy
  • Richard Dunne

Sunderland

  • Vito Mannone
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Santiago Vergini
  • Wes Brown
  • John O'Shea
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Adam Johnson
  • Connor Wickham
  • Steven Fletcher

Substitutes

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Billy Jones
  • Jordi G√≥mez
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • William Buckley
  • Jozy Altidore

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