Latest: West Ham 2 QPR 0 – Hammers heading for resounding derby win

first_imgDiafra Sakho’s second-half goal left QPR staring at another defeat.Nedum Onuoha’s own goal gave West Ham an early lead in what has been a one-sided derby.The defender, brought in at the expense of Mauricio Isla at right-back, nudged Stewart Downing’s fifth-minute corner into the net under pressure from Sakho.And Sakho netted just before the hour mark, adding the finishing touch from a yard out after Rangers had failed to clear their lines and James Tomkins was able to hold off Rio Ferdinand and hook the ball over keeper Rob Green.Rangers, bottom of the table and having been beaten in all four of their away games this season, have been poor at the back again.After conceding the opening goal they were fortunate not to go further behind when Enner Valencia shot wide from 10 yards out after being found by Sakho’s low cross.Still without the injured Joey Barton, the visitors offered little until Charlie Auston created a chance for himself.The striker poked the ball through Tomkins’ legs as he collected a pass from R’s left-back Armand Traore, but could not steer his side-footed shot past keeper Adrian with an unmarked Niko Kranjcar available to his right.It has so far been unhappy return to Upton Park for Ferdinand, Green and Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who sent another former West Ham man, Bobby Zamora, on at half-time.Zamora made an immediate impression, finding space on the left and crossing for Austin, who fired wide.But Rangers were unable to maintain their early second-half pressure and more shoddy defending led to them going further behind.The hosts then thought they had scored a third when Green inexplicably passed a goal-kick straight to Valencia, who gratefully netted only for the goal to be disallowed because the Hammers striker was not the requisite 10 yards away from the ball.QPR (4-2-3-1): Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro (Taarabt 66), Henry, Fer, Hoilett (Zamora 45), Kranjcar (Mutch 77), Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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