Oct 6, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
3-2
QPRQueens Park Rangers
Mulumbu (85'), Gera (22'), Morrison (5')
Tamas (25'), Mulumbu (90')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Taarabt (35'), Granero (90')
Ji-Sung (45'), Mackie (89')

Result: West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Queens Park Rangers

West Bromwich Albion
© PA Photos
James Morrison inspires West Brom to a 3-2 victory over winless QPR as the Baggies maintain their 100% record at the Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion have climbed to fourth in the Premier League table after maintaining their 100% home record with a 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.

First-half goals from midfielders James Morrison and Zoltan Gera earned West Brom a two-goal advantage, which was halved by Adel Taarabt, but Rangers could not mount a comeback and thus remain winless after seven league matches.

Morrison put the Baggies ahead after three minutes, heading in from Shane Long's cross at the near post after the Irishman had shown great pace to get past Clint Hill.

Scotland international Morrison was involved heavily in West Brom's attacking play and nearly returned the favour to Long, who blazed over from his fizzing low cross.

Gera showed more composure to double West Brom's lead, calmly side-footing home after Morrison's dangerous cross had only been partially cleared by Anton Ferdinand.

Taarabt became the first person to beat Ben Foster at the Hawthorns this season by superbly volleying home after he chested down Esteban Granero's clever lofted pass.

However, a potential Rangers fightback was stalled when Youssouf Mulumbu restored West Brom's two-goal cushion against the run of play.

The midfielder applied the finish to a fine Baggies move, converting from Morrison's cut back after the former Middlesbrough man had exchanged passes with substitute Gonzalo Jara.

Granero gave the visitors late hope when he added a goal to his earlier assist, chipping the ball over Foster into the top corner.

That nearly inspired an injury-time equaliser for the Hoops, but Taarabt blazed the ball over from close range with the final kick of the game.

James Morrison
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