QPR 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane stars yet again, hits impressive brace

Queens Park Rangers 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • 34" Harry Kane
  • 68" Harry Kane
  • 75" Sandro

Ref: Craig Pawson
Attendance: 17,992

Loftus Road QPR

Tottenham Hotspur notched a valuable win, beating QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road this afternoon.

After Tottenham beat Swansea City 3-2 on Wednesday night, Mauricio Pochettino's men followed that up with a vital 2-1 victory over QPR this afternoon.

This was Tottenham's game in hand, so grabbing all three points was paramount for Pochettino - and fortunately, he had Harry Kane to call upon yet again.

Kane bagged the opener with a first half header, beating Rob Green to a cross to turn the ball into the empty net; shortly after Charlie Austin had rattled the woodwork for QPR.

After a host of chances, Tottenham finally made it 2-0 in the 68th minute thanks to Kane again, who ran on to a Ryan Mason pass, rounded Green and tapped the ball home.

However, a tense finale was set up as ex-Spurs star Sandro came back to haunt his former employers, placing the ball into the net from the edge of the box.

QPR should have been given a penalty late on for a Nabil Bentaleb handball, but Spurs managed to hang on and claim all three points - meaning they now lie just three points off a top four place.

For QPR, they remain three points adrift of safety, with seven defeats from the last eight games as things get desperate for Chris Ramsey's men.

Statistics

Queens Park Rangers

Tottenham Hotspur

Possession

37.5%
62.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

  • Robert Green
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Steven Caulker
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Yun Suk-Young
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Karl Henry
  • Mauricio Isla
  • Sandro
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Charlie Austin

Substitutes

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • Reece Grego-Cox
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Clint Hill
  • Brandon Comley
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Niko Kranjcar

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Eric Dier
  • Ben Davies
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Ryan Mason
  • Andros Townsend
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes

  • Benjamin Stambouli
  • Roberto Soldado
  • Danny Rose
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Michel Vorm
  • Federico Fazio
  • Erik Lamela

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