QPR'S 19-game unbeaten run came to an end as they were thrashed at home by Watford.
The hosts had Paddy Kenny to thank for keeping the game scoreless on 10 minutes when Will Buckley was denied at close range.
But the Hornets eventually took the lead midway through the first-half when Danny Graham pounced on a loose ball in the six-yard box to stab them ahead.
Kenny thwarted Graham as Watford pushed for a second, but disaster struck for Rangers minutes later when Jordan Mutche's inswinging cross from the right caught Kenny cold and nestled into the corner.
Neil Warnock gave his side a rollicking at the break, but whatever he said went out of the window less than three minutes after the restart when Kaspars Gorkss was robbed of possession, and Graham slotted the ball past Kenny.
QPR boss Warnock threw on Bradley Orr, Leon Clarke and Rob Hulse as Rangers tried desperately to find a way back into the game.
Tommy Smith pulled one back in the 90 th minute, but it was nothing more than a consolation.
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