English Premiership

Swansea thump QPR

2012-08-18 19:21
Miguel Michu (File)

London - Summer signing Miguel Michu made his mark for Swansea with a brace of goals to help the Welsh club notch up a convincing 5-0 victory over QPR in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Spanish midfielder, signed on a three-year deal from Rayo Vallecano for £2 million, scored in the eighth and 53rd minutes, the first goal a speculative 25-yard shot that beat QPR's new keeper Rob Green.

It was an impressive debut for Michu as he started alongside Chico Flores and Jonathan De Guzman, both also brought in by new Danish manager Michael Laudrup in the off-season.

Nathan Dyer compounded QPR's woes with a brace for himself in the 63rd and 71st minutes as Swansea dominated possession.

Having never won in 20 previous trips to QPR in all competitions, 17 of them in league competition, Swansea's want-away striker Scott Sinclair bagged a fifth goal with nine minutes to play.

QPR fielded summer signings Green, Fabio, Park Ji-Sung and Junior Hoilett, with another, Ryan Nelsen, named on the bench.

But the west London club were without Joey Barton, who starts his 12-match suspension for his red card and subsequent conduct on the final day of last season against Manchester City.

The defensive frailities shown by his side will set the alarm bells ringing for QPR manager Mark Hughes, with his side next week facing an away trip to Norwich, who ironically suffered a similar 5-0 loss to Fulham on Saturday.


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