FT - West Ham United 2-0 QPR


Full time: West Ham United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

6.11pm Full time and three points for the Hammers. The early own goal from Nedum Onuoha gave the hosts an advantage they never relinquished, and despite a decent start to the second half from QPR, it was a victory of some comfort in truth. Diafra Sakho's header came at the right time to kill off the visitors' challenge and the three-point haul - West Ham's third from seven starts - takes them up to seventh in the league table.  The perfect way to go into an international break. We'll have full reaction soon on whufc.com

90: The fourth official indicates three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second period.

89: Henry picks up a late booking for holding Cresswell back as he tried to go around him. The free-kick comes to nothing, though.

86: Rob Green prevents Kevin Nolan from making it 3-0. The ball comes over low from Downing and Nolan may feel he should have buried that, but Green makes a good low save in any case.

84: West Ham's second change sees Matt Jarvis make his comeback from injury with a first appearance of the season. He's on for Enner Valencia, who is given a good ovation.

83: Taarabt goes over Cresswell's outstretched leg and the Hammers defender goes into the book for that, but they clear the free kick so no further damage.

82: Taarabt's fellow QPR sub Mutch tries his luck with a shot from a long way out. It dips, but Adrian is behind it all the way and it's a comfortable save.

79: Taarabt might be that man QPR look to for a bit of inspiration and he's not far away with a 25-yard scorcher which flies wide of Adrian's left hand post.

78: Now it's time for the visitors to make a substitution. Jordon Mutch replaces Niko Kranjcar.

76: West Ham make their first change of the afternoon. Kevin Nolan is coming on for Mauro Zarate.

75: Almost. Zarate twists and turns in the R's half and tries to poke a pass through to Valencia, but Onuoha covers around well to make the sliding tackle.

72: Good run Carl Jenkinson. He makes the underlap after Amalfitano passed wide to Sakho. He feeds inside to the onrushing Jenkinson, who attempts a shot which comes off Karl Henry's studs and flies behind for a corner.

69: Song is penalised for a tackle on Kranjcar 30 yards from goal. The Cameroon midfielder is convinced he got a touch on the ball - and he had a case - but referee Taylor disagrees and it's a free-kick...Kranjcar goes for goal and it bounces just in front of Adrian but he does well to push it out for a corner.

67: QPR make their second change of the afternoon, with Taarabt coming on for Sandro.

66: Same scenario again as Onuoha strides forward and tries his luck again. This time the shot is better but flies over the angle of post and bar. Adrian had that one covered.

64: Onuoha shows his strength and pace with a run from right back which takes him to the edge of the area. His eventual shot is deflected, and although Adrian scampers out to try and retrieve the ball, it beats him and the R's have a corner, which comes to nothing.

60: Valencia thinks he's given the Hammers a quickfire third, but he wasn't ten yards back when Green tried to pass his free-kick out to Ferdinand and the officials rule his finish out.

59: GOAL! 2-0! It's the goal machine Sakho again! Five in five starts for the Senegalese striker, his remarkable start to life with the Hammers goes on. This was a chance he couldn't fail to miss as he nodded home from a yard out. Tomkins' hooked effort after Zarate's volley was blocked may have been going in anyway, but Sakho made sure. 2-0 and that's what West Ham needed after a strong start to the second half from QPR.

57: QPR are still applying the pressure, but Downing buys the hosts some breathing space when Austin catches him and gives away a free kick by the touchline.

54: West Ham look to get out and Downing plays a lofted diagonal towards Valencia. He collects beyond the last man, but has strayed offside and the flag goes up immediately.

52: It's the R's who have started the second half more brightly, as both sides adjust to Harry Redknapp's change. Zamora looks to have given them more of an attacking threat at this early stage.

49: Tomkins has to go into the book there. Zamora did well to turn away from the Hammers man on the half way line and he drags him down as he threatens to burst away. Free kick and a yellow card from referee Taylor.

47: Wake up call for the Hammers right at the tart of the second period as Zamora finds space in in the left channel and crosses for Austin. His shot bounced down into the turf and only just wide of the mark. That was rather closer than the hosts would have liked.

5.22pm We're back underway with the visitors having made one change, Bobby Zamora coming on for Junior Hoilett.

5.21pm Here come the Hammers again, quickly followed by the match officials and Queens Park Rangers players. It's almost time for the second half.

5.07pm The half time whistle goes and West Ham will be pleased with their opening 45 minutes' work. They could not have wished for a better start, as Nedum Onuoha's own goal gave them the lead with just five minutes on the clock. Although clear cut chances have not been plentiful since, West Ham have generally been in control, with Downing once again impressive in the centre of the park. Charlie Austin had one sight of goal for the visitors, but otherwise Adrian has been untroubled and 1-0 is how it stands.

45: Two added minutes have been signalled.

43: That left hand side is proving profitable for the Hammers and Cresswell digs out an excellent cross towards the far stick. Sakho is challenging, but Traore does well up against him to rise and head clear. Meanwhile, Valencia is receiving a little treatment after taking a knock on his knee, but he'll be ok.

39: Space for Cresswell in the left channel as Downing picks him out. He gets to the by-line and has Sakho square, but looks to cut back towards Valencia, only for the passto be cut out. Downing orchestrating things for the Hammers from his midfield berth.

37: A brief moment of alarm as Fer barrels his way torwards the Hammers area. He passes out to Austin, but his clipped cross passes out for a goal kick.

35: Traore gets a ticking off from referee Anthony Taylor after he clatters into Valencia late. Tomkins clips into the box, but Sandro eventually slams clear.

33: Here come West Ham again with this time Zarate zipping to the by-line. He wins another corner and the Irons will be looking for another goal before the break with this pressure.

32: Sakho and the entire Bobby Moore Stand think the Hammers should have a corner there as he gets around Traore and tries to deliver. The officials couldn't see a touch though and it's a goal kick.

31: West Ham maintain the pressure as Amalfitano passes it into Sakho's feet inside the box. He lays off to Valencia, with the ball eventually breaking for Cresswell, whose shot is blocked at source by Onuoha. Still 1-0.

29: Downing's raking pass is perfect for Cresswell, who has made a strong burst down the left. He collects and crosses, but the delivery takes a nick which makes it fly beyond Zarate and out for another corner.

27: The R's look to hit Austin again when Ferdinand picks up the ball, but this time Tomkins can just watch the ball as he curves away from the striker and out for a throw-in.

24: Adrian has to make his first save of the afternoon, and he dives down to his left to deny Charlie Austin after he got the better of James Tomkins on the edge of the area to collect an Armand Traore pass and bear down on goal. Good chance for the away side's striker, that.

22: Bobby Zamora climbs off the bench to warm up for the first time and as another of QPR's former West Ham contingent, he too is given a warm round of a applause as he runs towards the corner of the Alpari and Sir Trevor Brooking Stands.

20: West Ham have another corner as RIo Ferdinand is forced to head a sharply taken West Ham free kick from deep behind. However, this time Downing's delivery isn't quite do deadly and Rangers clear.

16: Reid is well placed at the near post to knock a low Hoilett cross clear. That's only the second time West Ham's defence have been called into action so far. A strong start from the home side.

14: That is about as clear a booking as you'll ever see. Sakho carries the ball at pace down the right and looks to knock it beyond Sandro. He does, but not quite quickly enough to evade the Brazilian's lunge and the free-kick is inevitably accompanied by a yellow card.

10: Chance! Sakho gets the run on Ferdinand and reinforcements are slow to arrive for the R's. The Hammers striker can look up and play a square pass, which takes a nick off Ferdinand and takes it slightly behind Valencia and he can't quite wrap his foot around it to find the required direction.

9: QPR go onto the attack and patiently work a crossing opportunity from the right hand side. Onuoha delivers, but Jenkinson calmly heads it back to Adrian. Composed defending.

8: Lovely football from West Ham as Downing sends an outside of the foot pass out to Amalfitano on the right. He controls with one touch and crosses with the next, forcing Green into an excellent gather as he dived out of his goal.

5: GOAL! Own goal! West Ham lead! Downing's inswinging corner was vicious and Onuoha was helpless as the ball thumped off his shins and into the net with Sakho lurking. What a start for the hosts.

4: Jenkinson gets the crowd up witha run down the right which earns a throw in deep in R's territory. He chucks the ball to Sakho, who turns and fires the ball off Ferdinand's shis. Corner.

3: Quiet opening so far. We've had a goal kick apiece and Adrian has just got the game restarted with his kick downfield.

4.20pm Mauro Zarate and Stewart Downing get the game started. COYI!

4.17pm Rangers are skippered by ex-Hammer Rio Ferdinand, who is today making his 500th Premier League appearance - the eleventh player to reach that milestone. He turns the Hammers around at the toss, so we'll be kicking towards the Bobby Moore Stand first. Rob Green gets a warm reception as he makes his way down there.

4.15pm Alex Song leads the Hammers out onto the pitch as Bubbles rings around the stands. West Ham are looking for a second straight home win today.

4.10pm Ten minutes until kick-off and the atmosphere is building nicely at the Boleyn Ground. There'll be a little over 2,000 QPR fans in another sell out crowd in E13 here today.

3.35pm We've got some pre-match stats for you...

- QPR have won none of their last five Premier League London derbies, (D2 L3), losing the last three.

- QPR have won just two of their last 35 Premier League away games (W2 D7 L26).

- Rio Ferdinand makes his 500th Premier League appearance today, becoming the eleventh player to reach this landmark.

- Stewart Downing has created more goalscoring chances (82) than any other English player since the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

3.25pm Alex Song has been talking to the Premier League's broadcasters pre-match.

"As a team, we have to start the same way we did against Liverpool. That was a very good start and we have to produce the same today.

"If we do that, we have the chance to do something in this game.

"I am very happy to be here and all my team-mates and the staff have given me a good welcome and the manager has given me confidence.

"It was a privilege to be the captain and now I have to give everything for the team, because when the manager gives you confidence it is your duty to give him something back.

"We have a very good team and we are confident. The way we are working at the moment, we are in a good way."

3.20pm: The team news is in! Big Sam makes two changes to his starting XI, bringing in Jenkinson and Zarate for the injured Demel and Poyet. QPR make three changes, with

Onuoha, Henry and Hoilett replacing Isla, Phillips and Vargas.

What do you think of the attack-minded team that Big Sam has picked? Would you have chosen the same starting XI? What formation would you use? Are you confident of victory? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #WHUQPR now!

West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song (c), Amalfitano, Downing, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Burke, Poyet, Nolan, Jarvis, Lee, Cole

QPR: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand (c), Caulker, Traore, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Austin
Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Mutch, Dunne, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt

1.45pm: Welcome to whufc.com's live coverage of today's Barclays Premier League meeting with Queens Park Rangers.

The Hammers will want to register a second successive home victory, following the 3-1 win over Liverpool on 20 September.

That three-point haul saw Winston Reid, Diafra Sakho and Morgan Amalfitano hit the back of the net to cap a dominant display from the Hammers.

Although they could not back it up at Manchester United last week, there were still many positives to take from the 2-1 defeat and Sam Allardyce will be targeting a third win of the campaign.

QPR, meanwhile, have lost all three of their away games to date, suffering 4-0 defeats at Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, before going down 2-1 at Southampton last weekend.

Their sole success came at Loftus Road against Sunderland, and they have four points from six starts, leaving them in 18th position.

Stay right here for all the latest from the Boleyn Ground throughout the afternoon.