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PREMIER LEAGUE: QPR remain bottom after West Ham defeat

West Ham won the London derby 2-1 against QPR for their first away win of the campaign and condemned ten-man Rangers to remain at the foot of the table. Sam Allardyce's side had the perfect start when Matthew Jarvis headed West Ham into a third minute lead from a Kevin Nolan cross.

The home side then conceded their 13th goal of the season just before the break when Ricardo Vaz Te doubled the Hammers lead taking advantage of keeper Julio Cesar's fumble.

The visitor's looked to be coasting at this stage particularly as the home side where booed off at half-time.

But QPR rallied after the break and substitute Adel Taarabt made an immediate impact with a brilliant long range strike to give Mark Hughes' men hope.

The Hammers where struggling at this stage but when Samba Diakite was sent off with 16 minutes remaining QPR's chance of a snatching an equaliser disappeared and West Ham held on to claim the three points.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Venue: Loftus Road

Attendance: 17,363

QPR scorers: Taarabt 57 West Ham scorers: M Jarvis 3, Vaz Te 35

Yellow cards: Jaaskelainen (WHU), Reid (WHU), McCartney (WHU), Collins (WHU), Nolan (WHU), Noble (WHU), Diame (WHU), Cole (WHU), Taarabt (QPR) Red card: Diakite (QPR)

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