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Brentford too strong for QPR

Press Association logoPress Association 28/10/2016 Andy Sims

Romaine Sawyers grabbed his first Brentford goal to help secure a 2-0 victory over neighbours Queens Park Rangers and lift them to within a point of the play-offs in the English second-tier competition.

Josh Clarke fired the Bees ahead just before halftime and Sawyers, the free summer signing from Walsall, opened his account with a second-half cracker to end their 52-year wait for a win at Loftus Road.

The fact this was only the sixth time Brentford have made the short trip to Rangers in that period did not stop their fans revelling in a rare success over their historically more illustrious neighbours.

Rangers, by contrast, left the field to boos from the home supporters who had bothered to stay until the end.

Victory was no more than the Bees deserved after they created a host of chances - although their eight-goal striker Scott Hogan was uncharacteristically wasteful.

Socceroo Massimo Luongo played a full game for QPR.

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