Half-time: QPR 1 Swansea City 0

Leroy Fer’s fabulous goal put QPR ahead at Loftus Road after Swansea had made the better start.

Fer smashed home a right-footed effort from 30 yards – the Dutch midfielder’s third goal since his arrival from Norwich in the summer.

Rangers had a lucky escape in the opening minutes when Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pass carved open their defence and keeper Rob Green appeared to be outside his penalty area when he handled the ball after racing from his line to deny Wayne Routledge.

Former QPR man Routledge was involved in much of the early action, shooting wide of Green’s right-hand post as the visitors continued to threaten.

But it was the home side who opened the scoring and Bobby Zamora missed a chance to double the lead when he headed Eduardo Vargas’ right-wing cross over the bar.

Batetimbi Gomis could have equalised for the Swans, who named star striker Wilfried Bony among their substitutes.

Gomis dragged a shot wide and also saw a weak attempt comfortably gathered by Green.

QPR:  Green, Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Zamora, Austin.
Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Ferdinand, Phillips, Onuoha, Mutch, Hoilett.

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