The Championships best derby is back tonight with Fulham making the trip to Loftus Road tonight in a game that should be closely contested. Fulham come off the back of a 3-1 away win at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest whereas QPR could only manage a draw against Barnsley in their last outing
5. Fulham 1-2 Queens Park Rangers 2016-17
One of the rare occasions that QPR got the better of Fulham at Craven Cottage, this game from last season had it all. Fulham started brilliantly in the Championship but their form was slipping and the Whites needed a win at home to get back on track. An early penalty from Tom Cairney was saved by Alex Smithies and QPR capitalised on this mistake going 1-0 up with a goal from Conor Washington. Tim Ream levelled with a drilled shot before the half and Fulham looked like they were ready to take control. The Second half came to life late on, with Idrissa Sylla heading in what would be the winner in the 87th minute. The only thing Jozabed would ever achieve at Fulham is winning a penalty in the 93rd minute of this game. Sone Aluko stepped up to the spot with the last kick of the game but couldn’t convert as Fulham were condemned to defeat.
4. QPR 1-3 Fulham 2015-16
The bright points of Fulhams 2015-16 season were the two games against west London rivals QPR. A 3-1 win followed a 4-0 demolition as the Whites did the double over QPR this season. First-half goals from Ross McCormack, Moussa Dembele and Tom Cairney sealed victory early on for the Cottagers and fans were hoping to see another rout. Unfortunately for all the away supporters, Fulham took their foot off of the gas in the second half and allowed QPR to pull back a consolation goal late in the game.
3. Fulham 4-0 QPR 15-16
Another game where Fulham stormed into a 3-0 lead early on against QPR this is another that can only be called a thrashing. Fulham scored after just 117 seconds with Moussa Dembele nodding in a James Husband cross early. The second and third goals quickly followed as Ben Pringle scored from the edge of the area and Ross McCormack netted to make it 3-0 after just half an hour. McCormack added his second 15 minutes into the second half. Post-game then Fulham manager Kit Symons commented: “It was the best performance since I’ve been here and the most pleasing one.”
2. Fulham 3-2 QPR 2012-13
Probably the best West London derby in this time period for a neutral Fulham pretty much relegated QPR with this win. The scoreline doesn’t do the performance any justice as Fulham were dominant on the night, with this touch from Dimitar Berbatov being a particular highlight.
Due to one of the worst defensive displays ever from Chris Samba, Fulham raced into a 3-0 lead after two goals from Dimitar Berbatov and an own goal from Clint Hill. Adel Taarabt pulled one back for the visitors just before the break. QPR managed to get a penalty early in the second half but Mark Schwarzer saved to his left to deny Taarabt a second. QPR made some fans start to sweat after a goal early in the second half from Loic Remy but even at 3-2 after being 3-0 up Fulham looked comfortable. That was until Steve Sidwell was sent off in the 78th minute and cast a lot of doubt in Fulham fans minds. Suddenly Fulham was hanging on and hang on they did, as they took 3 points from QPR almost guaranteeing their relegation.
1. Fulham 6-0 QPR 2011-12
Andy Johnsons only league goals of the season came in the best possible way. A hat-trick at Craven Cottage against QPR is what Johnson will be remembered for at Craven Cottage and for good reason. Nothing could go wrong for the Whites on this day as goals from Murphy, Zamora and Dempsey joined a hat trick from Johnson. Fulham scored after just two minutes and from there, the floodgates opened. For many Fulham fans, this is the best Premier League performance They have ever put in, and you would find it hard to find one better. This game came at the perfect time for Fulham as they had started the first six games of the season without a win and what a better way to get your first win than demolishing your rivals? Without a doubt the best Fulham vs QPR fixture from the past decade.
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