QPR are into the next round of the Capital One Cup after a comfortable 3-0 victory over a plucky Yeovil Town side at Huish Park.
Sebastian Polter, a new summer signing, gave QPR an early lead with a fine finish, before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas quickly made it 2-0 after 19 minutes.
Nedum Onuoha has been given the captain’s armband this season at QPR and led by example by sending the R’s home with a third goal and a safe passage through to the second round.
The gulf in class was evident from the first whistle and it took Chris Ramsey’s men just 15 minutes to take the lead. Polter muscled Stephen Arthurworrey off the ball before racing into the penalty area and sliding brilliantly past Arthur Krysiak for his first QPR goal.
Just four and a half minutes later, they doubled their advantage. Cole Kpekwa got forward on the left wing and his fizzing low cross found Emmanuel-Thomas, and the former Bristol City man eagerly grabbed his first goal for the London club.
The QPR dominance continued throughout the first half, but they failed to create many chance. On the 42nd minute, Polter was unlucky to see his goalbound header cleared off the line by Glovers midfielder Matt Dolan.
After the interval, Yeovil came back into the game with two good chances in as many minutes. Dolan let fly from 18 yards but his powerful shot was well saved by the experienced QPR goalkeeper Rob Green. Just after, Dolan’s corner was headed at goal by Arthurworrey but the ball rebounded back off of the crossbar and QPR punished them for the misses straightaway.
Matt Phillips’ corner caused a ricochet inside the penalty area and R’s skipper Nedum Onuoha stabbed home from four yards to give the Championship side a 3-0 lead.
The game continued on under the floodlights and QPR were not about to settle for three. Junior Hoilett came off the bench looking to impress his manager, and was unfortunate to see his 30 yard pile-driver flash inches over the crossbar.
Yeovil didn’t go out without a whimper as Green made a stunning save to deny Nathan Smith’s rasping drive from nestling into the top corner, but QPR safely passage through at the expense of the League 2 side.
Match Report by Kyle Dixon (@kyledixon95)