New manager Michael Laudrup enjoyed a great start to his Premier League managerial career, watching new signing Michu score twice with Nathan Dyer also on the scoresheet a couple of times.
Mark Hughes’ QPR side were easily beaten by the Swans, who looked extremely Welsh in their red shirt, white shorts and green socks, even though national hero Sparky’s side managed 21 attempts at goal and just two less than Swansea’s six on target.
Michu endeared himself to the travelling Swans party in just the eighth minute of his career at the club when he struck a goalbound effort from 22 yards which R’s keeper Robert Green failed to keep out.
A second came about 45 minutes later when the former Rayo Vallecano man was able to curl a brilliant shot into the top corner from Wayne Routledge’s pass before a third was added by Dyer with a lovely finish past Green after finding plenty of space outside the area.
Dyer made it 4-0 in the 71st minute when he controlled substitute Kemy Agustien’s ball over the top to again beat Green before the rout was finalised when another sub, Scott Sinclair, hammered home to give Laudrup the best possible start to life at his new club.
Loftus Road, London – 18,072
Match notes: - Michael Laudrup (first game in charge of SWA), Robert Green, Fabio, Park Ji-sung, Junior Hoilett (QPR debut), Chico, Jonathan de Guzman, Michu (SWA & Premier League debut), Andy Johnson (QPR debut)