Wolves mauled by rampant QPR

Updated: 17 September 2011 22:54 IST

Queens Park Rangers moved into the top half of the table as Neil Warnock's new-look team recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.

Wolves mauled by rampant QPR
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Wolverhampton:

Queens Park Rangers moved into the top half of the table as Neil Warnock's new-look team recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.

Wolves never recovered after a two-goal blitz by the Hoops in the opening 10 minutes, captain Joey Barton opening his account for the club in the eighth minute before Alejandro Faurlin added a second.

A comprehensive win for the Londoners was completed on 87 minutes, substitute DJ Campbell scoring his first goal for the club after converting Armand Traore's pass.

It was QPR's second away win of the season following their 1-0 victory at Everton last month, and lifted Warnock's side to ninth.

A mood of optimism has swept over QPR since they were taken over by Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes last month, a buyout which led to the arrival of several proven Premier League performers as the transfer window closed.

QPR new boys Barton and Shaun Wright-Phillips both caused problems for Wolves, with the former Manchester City teammates linking to great effect in midfield for the visitors.

Their partnership reaped swift reward when Wright-Phillips cut back to Barton, who slotted past Wayne Hennessey to make it 1-0.

Two minutes later QPR doubled their lead, Faurlin chesting down a failed clearance on the edge of the box and blasting home.

Wolves rallied and a shot from Karl Henry clipped the outside of Paddy Kenny's upright, but the away team were soon back on the front foot, and their fluid midfield play was a constant menace for Mick McCarthy's men.

The execellent Wright-Phillips was denied on 78 minutes when his shot hit the post, but QPR wrapped up the win three minutes from time when Campbell slotted home Traore's low cross.

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