Rangers ease to pre-season win in Dublin

Charlie Austin and Junior Hoilett both scored twice as QPR won the first game of their pre-season visit to Ireland, beating Shamrock Rovers 4-0.

Recent signing Steven Caulker featured for the R’s in Dublin, where Hoilett opened the scoring by finishing from eight yards out after collecting Alejandro Faurlin’s pass.

Austin netted the second goal when he headed home Joey Barton’s right-wing corner on 33 minutes.

Shaun Wright-Phillips, on as a substitute, missed a chance to add a third when he failed to hit the target after being set up by Hoilett, who scored in the final minute – his 25-yard shot appearing to take a deflection.

There was still time for Austin to head in Caulker’s cross to round off a comprehensive win for Harry Redknapp’s side, who play Athlone Town on Tuesday evening.

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