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QPR 1-3 Fulham - Five things we learned about Rangers after crushing defeat

This was a setback by any stretch of the imagination but there were talking points to come out of the big west London derby for Hoops

Battle: Michael Madl and Jamie Mackie

Oh dear! The Loftus Road lunchtime fare brought indigestion all round if you were a QPR fan. How did it happen? Here's how.

A decent defence up till now got found out

Hats off to Slavisa Jokanovic. The Fulham coach put speed merchant Ryan Fredericks up against Paul Konchesky - no contest.

He also made sure low balls bisecting the Rs defence gave them no time to turn and chase. You don;t want

There were loads of QPR fans who didn't see the second half

There was something of an exodus when the third Fulham goal went in, and there were scores witnessed by GetWestLondon out of the South Africa Road exits during half time.

Maybe the cost of the ticket mattered little when their side was getting mullered by the west London rivals.

Through on goal: Jamie Mackie

Nedum Onuoha had a point even if it did cost him a yellow card

The Rangers captain was cautioned for giving referee Tim Robinson a blast when the man in green first told Scott Parker to retreat at a free-kick and did nothing about it.

Parker was out of the traps like a greyhound for a 35-year-old, but 10 yards away when the kick was taken? I don't think so.

Dan Burn of Fulham is a lucky lad

Only a yellow card to the Whites defender as he tripped Jamie Mackie with a direct line at goal? OK, Mackie isn't Usain Bolt, but the covering Fulham defender over to the right would never have go to the Rs forward before he got a lot nearer goal.

The Rs attack looked more toothless than at any time in the last month

Tjaronn Chery's goal at the end masked a performance that saw only a 70th minute header from James Perch create a flutter in the away defence.

That goalbound effort brought a terrific stop from keeper Andy Lonergan - but there was little else to trouble the Fulham keeper.

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