Queens Park Rangers 1 Brentford 4: QPR crash out of Carabao Cup after stinging defeat to Bees

PUBLISHED: 21:38 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 21:38 22 August 2017

Darnell Furlong scored for Queens Park Rangers against Brentford (pic: Scott Heavey/PA)

Darnell Furlong scored for Queens Park Rangers against Brentford (pic: Scott Heavey/PA)

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Carabao Cup second round: Queens Park Rangers 1 (Furlong 43) Brentford 4 (Borysiuk OG 10, Egan 19, Maupay 32, Clarke 83)

Queens Park Rangers are out of the Carabao Cup after a 4-1 loss at home to Championship rivals Brentford in the second round.

After a poor first half that saw Ariel Borysiuk turn into his own net, QPR trailed 3-1 at the break despite a goal late in the period for Darnell Furlong – his first for the club.

Despite a much improved display in the second half, Rs were unable to mount a comeback, before conceding a fourth in the final 10 minutes.

QPR made ten changes for the clash, with skipper for the night Alex Baptiste the only man to retain his starting spot from the win over Hull City in the Championship.

There was a first competitive start in midfield for Ilias Chair, while Idrissa Sylla was restored to the starting XI after scoring the winner against Hull.

After a fairly even start that saw Pawel Wszolek have a goalbound header blocked by Josh Clarke, Rs fell behind in the 10th minute.

Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon skipped past Steven Caulker and into the box before sliding the ball across the six-yard box, with Borysiuk turning the ball into his own net.

That swung the match firmly in the favour of the Bees, who could have added a second through Neal Maupay, before they actually did find the net again in the 19th minute.

A Jozefzoon corner from the left was headed back across goal at the far post by Andreas Bjelland, with centre-back partner John Egan nodding in from close range.

Four minutes later, a poor pass from Caulker nearly allowed Dean Smith’s men in from a third, but home stopper Matt Ingram was able to push Clarke’s shot behind.

In the 24th minute, the Loftus Road side nearly pulled one back, but Yeni Ngbakoto could not get his free header on target after Borysiuk had dinked the ball into the box.

QPR were again indebted to Ingram to keep the difference at just two in the 27th minute, denying Maupay.

The save, though, fell into the path of Jozefzoon, but he was quickly closed down, before dragging his shot wide.

With 13 minutes left in the half, the Bees were able to score a third when a ball over the top from Romaine Sawyers was raced onto by Maupay, who powerfully slammed home from inside the area.

However, in the 43rd minute, QPR were able to score their first of the net through Darnell Furlong.

The right-back headed home from close range after Ngbakoto crossed into the box from the right to offer the hosts a glimmer of hope.

Perhaps after some stern words from their boss, Rs also started the second half brightly, with Furlong missing a good chance for a second in the 59th minute.

Substitute Luke Freeman chipped the ball into the box, with Caulker nodding on, but his young team-mate was unable to get a firm connection on the ball to divert it past Luke Daniels in the opposition goal.

QPR continued to huff and puff after that, with Sylla and Ngbakoto among those to go close, but none of the subsequent efforts had Daniels in much trouble.

With eight minutes left in the match, Ngbakoto delivered a delicious corner from that left that tantalising evaded several Rs players.

Less than a minute later, Brentford made sure of the win when Clarke rounded off a quick break up field by firing past Ingram.

That goal sparked a mass exodus among the home fans at Loftus Road, and QPR were soon making an exit of their own as they were knocked out of the cup in the second round.

Holloway will hope the cup loss does not have an adverse effect on his team’s good start to the season, with QPR next in action at early Championship pacesetters Cardiff City on Saturday.

QPR (4-3-3): Ingram; Furlong, Caulker (Smith 75), Baptiste, Robinson; Chair, Borysiuk, Manning (Freeman 50); Ngbakoto, Sylla, Wszolek (Mackie 69).

Subs: Lumley, Onuoha, Washington, Petrasso

Brentfordd (4-3-3): Daniels, Colin, Egan, Bjelland, Chatzitheodoridis (Dalsgaard 77); Yennaris, Mokotjo (Woods 69), Sawyers; Clarke, Maupay (Shaibu 69), Jozefzoon.

Subs: Bentley, Watkins, Archibald, Mepham.

Referee: Chris Sarginson.

Attendance: 9,719 (including 2,218 Brentford fans).

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