MX23RW : Monday, June 21 21:43:49| >> :600:1319502:1319502:
Apr 13, 2019 at 3pm UK at Loftus Road Stadium (London)
Attendance: 13,872
QPRQueens Park Rangers
SwanseaSwansea City
Furlong (3'), Hemed (5', 17'), Luongo (54')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Result: Queens Park Rangers thrash Swansea to end winless run and boost survival hopes

Result: QPR thrash Swansea to boost survival hopes
© Reuters
Swansea well beaten at Loftus Road.

Tomer Hemed scored twice as managerless QPR emphatically eased their relegation fears by thrashing Swansea 4-0 at Loftus Road.

Darnell Furlong and Massimo Luongo also scored for the west London side, whose win was their first in eight matches and only their second in 18 Sky Bet Championship games since Boxing Day.

Rangers, with John Eustace in caretaker charge following the recent sacking of Steve McClaren, were two up inside five minutes and 3-0 ahead by the 17-minute mark.

Furlong's first league goal for the club – a header from Luke Freeman's third-minute corner – put them in front before Hemed capitalised on hesitation by Cameron Carter-Vickers to double the lead two minutes later.

Hemed's close-range finish put QPR in total control and Luongo got the fourth eight minutes into the second half.

The Swans were punished for some woeful defending, particularly from set-pieces.

After keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt had pushed away Furlong's near-post header from Josh Scowen's left-wing corner, the R's defender scored from the resulting corner swung in by Freeman from the opposite flank.

The routine was identical, with Furlong again drifting to the near post unchallenged, but this time Nordfeldt was beaten.

When Carter-Vickers failed to react quickly enough to keeper Joe Lumley's long ball forward, Hemed nudged the defender out of the way before firing home.

Scowen set up the third, crossing from the right for on-loan Brighton striker Hemed, who got in front of Swans centre-back Mike van der Hoorn to score.

Another corner led to the fourth. Swansea failed to clear Scowen's delivery from the right and, after Bright Osayi-Samuel's shot was blocked by Wayne Routledge, Luongo netted from eight yards out.

Swansea almost pulled a goal back when Carter-Vickers headed against the bar following Matt Grimes' corner.

However, Rangers always looked comfortable – and had chances to win by an even greater margin.

Hemed and Osayi-Samuel were unable to force the ball home during a goalmouth scramble after Freeman's free-kick, while Jordan Cousins sent a shot wide of the target as the hosts dominated.

And Hemed missed the chance to complete a hat-trick when he could not find the target when trying to flick Ryan Manning's left-wing cross towards goal.

Hemed was nevertheless excellent and left the pitch to a standing ovation when substituted late on.

He was replaced by forward Lewis Walker, who was brought on for his league debut.

The 20-year-old forward – son of former England defender Des Walker – was signed earlier this season after being released by Derby and is among several youngsters the incoming QPR manager will be expected to develop as the club continue to face financial restrictions.

ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'});
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By Press Association Sport Staff');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', '81fb8ff7-45f1-49bc-b9c8-c8c50008b036');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:club-news,paservice:sport:football,paservice:sport:match-reports');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + + location.hash), 'title': 'Hemed\u2019s double helps QPR record rare win'});

ID:356168: cacheID:356168:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:5219:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Tony Pulis in charge of Middlesbrough on January 19, 2019
Read Next:
Pulis: "The players have just got to pick themselves up"
Read more about Tomer Hemed Football

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
CNorwich CityNorwich462910775363997
4Swansea CitySwansea4623111256391780
8Cardiff CityCardiff4618141466491768
9Queens Park RangersQPR461911165755268
12Luton TownLuton461711184152-1162
13Preston North EndPreston46187214956-761
14Stoke CityStoke461515165052-260
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn4615121965541157
16Coventry CityCoventry461413194961-1255
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461216183745-852
18Birmingham CityBirmingham461313203761-2452
19Bristol City46156254668-2251
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461213215071-2149
21Derby CountyDerby461111243658-2244
RWycombe WanderersWycombe461110253969-3043
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46119264460-1642
RSheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461211234061-2141

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!