QPR 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Roy Hodgson probably enjoyed watching Harry Kane scored twice - but 16,000 others hated it.
Rs fans reckoned the Tottenham hotshot was a second-rate Charlie Austin, but the closest their forward came to scoring was a hammered left-foot effort in the first half that shook the bar.
The watching England manager might not have Austin in mind right now, but Rs keeper Rob Green, even at 34 is in the form of his life.
At the other end, France's number one denied Rangers time and time again until Sandro cleverly side-footed home for a debut goal and offer tantalising hope eventually crushed.
It started well. A looping header from Bobby Zamora landed on the bar inside 40 seconds.
Kane's header from a centre on the right was straight at Green, but the keeper still pulled off a magnificent block.
Former Rs loanee Kyle Walker nearly presented his former club an unwelcome gift on 20 minutes. His header back was intended for Lloris. Quick thinking Austin dinked it with his right foot that needed the keeper to make an excellent parry to his left.
Austin was oh so unlucky 10 minutes later when Steven Caulker dummied for the striker to dart into the box and crash left footed against the Tottenham bar.
No sooner had Rs fans jeered Kane, the Spurs hotshot silenced them.
Townsend's curling free-kick from the right saw Kane escape the attentions of Rio Ferdinand to get a head to the ball a millisecond ahead of Green's fist to score.
Shouts for a penalty as Lloris connected with Mauricio Isla went unheeded.
And Austin hammered straight at Lloris just before the break, but Green had the better save when a tame effort from Walker was made dangerous by Ryan Mason's heel to see the keeper save well low to his right.
A couple of minutes into the second period, Christian Eriksen unloaded from fully 20 yards and hit the same frame twice rattled in the first 45.
In a game of 'formers' ex-Spur Bobby Zamora outmuscled his markers to cut in from the left and bring a magnificent save from Lloris.
Almost straight away at the other end, Austin somehow appeared on his own goal-line to slide away a goalbound shot from Eriksen.
Kane's second goal owed much to a static defence.
Mason chipped the ball over back four who statue-like watched the striker waltz around Green and plant the ball into the empty net.
Rs, 4-1-3-2: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Yun; Henry (Grego-Cox 88); Isla (Hoilett 70), Sandro Wright-Phillips 90), Phillips; Zamora, Austin; subs not used: McCarthy, Hill, Kranjcar, Comley
Att: 17,922 (1,744 away)