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Oct 28, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at Loftus Road
QPRQueens Park Rangers
0-2
Brentford
FT(HT: 0-1)
Clarke (42'), Sawyers (74')

Result: Brentford beat rivals Queens Park Rangers to climb up to eighth in Championship

Josh Clarke and Romaine Sawyers find the net either side of half time to help Brentford to a 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Queens Park Rangers' poor home form continued as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to West London rivals Brentford at Loftus Road on Friday evening.

Goals from Josh Clarke and Romaine Sawyers paved the way for a rare Bees victory at the home of their neighbours - the first time they have won on enemy territory in six attempts.

That run stretched back to 1964, while it had also been more than five decades since they last scored more than once in a match against the Hoops, which they put right on this occasion to climb into eighth place.

Both sides fired in a number of shots in the opening stages of the match, but neither were able to show the quality required in front of goal to make a telling difference.

Alex Smithies was called into action 20 minutes in to deny Sawyers's attempt from inside the box, with Scott Hogan unable to turn home the rebound.

Just a few minutes later Andreas Bjelland caused panic with his looping header from a corner, which was hacked away off the line by a QPR defender, while up the other end Dan Bentley had to be alert to deny James Perch.

Hogan and Conor Washington both had chances to open the scoring for their respective sides as the first half wore on, but the opener did arrive prior to the break as Josh McEachran found Clarke, who was able to jink his way past one and then slot under Smithies.

Tjaronn Chery looked to start the QPR comeback by blasting into the arms of Bentley from 25 yards out, with the home side well on top in the opening stages of the second period.

Both teams again threatened to score without actually putting the ball in the net, though Sawyers did change that when arrowing into the top corner for his first Brentford goal.

John Egan was needed to deny Idrissa Sylla, who had an earlier penalty appeal turned down, on the line when he flicked the ball goalwards.

There was to be one sour note for the Bees as Lewis Macleod was stretchered off in the final quarter of the match, but they did at least comfortably hold on for the remainder to earn three more points.

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