Fulham 4-0 QPR: Ross McCormack scores twice as Cottagers destroy West London rivals in the Championship

first_imgRoss McCormack scored twice as Fulham demolished an underperforming QPR side at Craven Cottage on Friday night.Moussa Dembele opened the scoring after only two minutes before Ben Pringle doubled the lead nearly 15 minutes later.McCormack scored either side of half time to seal the win as QPR’s terrible trips to Fulham continued after losing 6-0 the last time they visited their West London neighbours.The win brings Fulham to within a point of Rangers in the middle of the Championship table.Dembele gave Fulham a wonderful start after only two minutes when the 19-year-old found himself unmarked in the six-yard box to head home James Husband’s cross.It was the Frenchman’s second goal of the season as he took advantage of some very slack QPR defending.Unsatisfied, Fulham continued to press hard with McCormack and Dembele both going close.The visitors had a golden chance to equalise on 17 minutes when Massimo Luongo sliced his shot wide from 12 yards after a wonderful one-touch move.And that miss was punished immediately as Pringle doubled the Cottagers’ lead.QPR were far too relaxed in clearing the ball and Pringle intercepted Gabriele Angella’s attempt to banish the danger, before striking a sweet left-footed strike into the bottom right-hand corner.Fulham continued to push for the third and they got it after half an hour, through the club’s top scorer from last season, McCormack.Tom Cairney found the striker on the edge of the box before the Scotland international placed the ball beyond the reach of Robert Green, for his third goal of the season.  In truth, the game was already won after his first goal but, just to make sure, McCormack doubled his tally for the night just after 60 minutes went by on the clock.This time it was a lot easier after Ryan Fredericks’ cut-back rocketed back off the crossbar following an attempted clearance from Angella, allowing McCormack to tap into an empty net.It got worse for QPR and Chris Ramsey as Charlie Austin was forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury. Ross McCormack 1last_img read more

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