Struggling QPR are well beaten at Swansea

Swansea 3 QPR 0

Two Swansea players scored their first senior goals to help to condemn QPR to defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

Courtney Baker-Richardson scored against the run of play on 16 minutes and Connor Roberts’ strike with 13 minutes remaining doubled the Swans’ lead.

Jay Fulton’s deflected shot late on – only his second goal for the Welsh side – capped a resounding win for them.

They went ahead when Oliver McBurnie got above former Swansea stalwart Angel Rangel at the far post to head Kyle Naughton’s 16th-minute cross down to Baker-Richardson, who finished emphatically.

QPR had made a sharp start and Massimo Luongo almost gave them an early lead.

Luongo, captain in the absence of the injured Toni Leistner, who picked up a knock in training on Friday, fired into the side netting after being set up by Luke Freeman.

But Rangers struggled to create chances – although Nahki Wells missed a decent opportunity when he shot over after being teed up by Tomer Hemed midway through the second half.

The second goal crushed any realistic hope of a QPR comeback.

Roberts collected Fulton’s pass and cleverly feinted to shoot before then firing past keeper Joe Lumley.

QPR: Lumley, Rangel, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Eze (Smith 69), Cameron, Luongo, Freeman (Hall 86), Wells (Wszolek 86), Hemed.
Subs: Ingram, Osayi-Samuel, Smyth, Kakay.