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Cardiff 0-2 QPR: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink refuses to get carried way as Rs go top

PUBLISHED: 11:45 15 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51 15 August 2016

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION

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QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink refused to get carried away despite watching his side go top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 win at Cardiff.

Second-half goals from Steven Caulker and a Tjaronn Chery penalty clinched a second successive win.

The result saw Hasselbaink’s side move ahead of Bristol City at the top of the fledgling table on goal difference having beaten Leeds 3-0 on the opening weekend.

He said: “All I’m concentrating on is this game, how we played and how we can do better. We have to try and take that into next week.

“Defensively we were flawless but we have to try and impose ourselves more in attack and be even more dominant.

“I want us to become a stronger force in that area, but in general I was very pleased with how the game went and to come away with a win.

“We just want to move forward while being respectful to all the other clubs. We have to look at ourselves and how we can become better as a team, though today we were very good.

“The strikers didn’t get a lot of joy but they kept working hard for the team and that earned us a penalty late on.

“Now we have to make sure we are always at that level and then we will give ourselves a great chance to win games.”

Caulker broke the deadlock when he headed in Jake Bidwell’s free-kick in the 76th minute.

Rangers doubled their lead after Bruno Ecuele-Manga hauled down Sebastian Polter in the penalty area five minutes from time.

Chery netted from the spot to score for the second league game in a row to clinch all three points and top spot for the Rs.

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