Millers undone by QPR

ROTHERHAM United’s quest for a fourth straight home win was ended by a clinical Queens Park Rangers.

They rode their luck in the first half before pulling clear to win 3-0 and hand manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink his first win since taking charge.

The Millers did all the pressing in the opening 45 minutes without having anything to show for it. Matt Derbyshire and Aimen Balaid both worked keeper Alex Smithies and the bigggest let-off for the visitors came on the half-hour when Paul Green smacked the inside of the post and Derbyshire’s follow-up was deflected wide.

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QPR took advantage by scoring twice in three minutes soon after half time. Junior Hoilett wriggled through to steer the ball low past Lee Camp on 52 minutes and the stunned home side were still digesting that blow when Matt Phillips raced in to smash in a second.

It was scarcely what Rotherham deserved but showed the clinical nature of teams in the Championship.

They pushed QPR back in the closing stages. Jonson Clarke-Harris was foiled from close range and fellow sub Emmanuel Ledesma whistled just wide from distance but Sebastian Polter tapped in from Leroy Fer's cross to make sure of the points for the visitors.

Millers: Camp, Facey, Mattock, Broadfoot, Belaid, Grant Ward, Smallwood, Green, Newell, Derbyshire (Ledesma 80), Danny Ward (Clarke-Harris 55)

QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoua, Hall, Phillips, Konchesky, Henry, Fer, Luongo, Hoilet6 (Mackie 86)t, Polter,

Referee: Oliver Langford

Attendance:  9,595 (1,286 visitors)