Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Burnley: R’s move out of the relegation zone (video)


Queens Park Rangers climbed out of the drop zone on Saturday, as they beat fellow newly-promoted side Burnley 2-0 at Loftus Road.

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Second half goals from Leroy Fer and Charlie Austin did the damage and even though the latter was sent off near the end, the R’s held on to remain four-games unbeaten at home.

With the victory QPR ove up to 17th in the table on 14 points (all of which have been won at home) as Burnley are 19th on 12 points.

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Early on Rob Green pulled of a fantastic save from George Boyd as the English ‘keeper got his finger tips to a superb strike to deny Burnley.

Moments later QPR thought they were ahead as Eduardo Vargas cut in from the right onto his left foot and his strike beat ‘keeper Tom Heaton but Michael Keane cleared off the line as Burnley survived a scare.

Five minutes into the second half QPR went ahead as Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora combined to set up Fer who slotted home under pressure from Jason Shackell as the ball looped over Heaton and into the net. 1-0 to the Hoops.

Austin then made it 2-0 with 15 minutes to go as the former Burnley striker was found in the box after slick interplay between Vargas and Mauricio Isla and slammed home.

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Just two minutes later Austin was shown the first red card of his career for a second bookable offence. Despite being down to 10-men, QPR saw out the win and climbed out of the relegation zone.


Queens Park Rangers: Green, Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Suk-Young, Henry, Barton, Vargas (Mutch, 78′), Fer (Phillips, 90+1′), Austin, Zamora (Kranjcar, 66′)

Goals: Fer (51′), Austin (74′)

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee, Arfield (Wallace, 75′), Marney, Jones (Jutkiewicz, 86′), Boyd, Ings, Barnes (Sordell, 89′)