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Smith swaps Fulham for rivals QPR

Matt Smith has moved on. Credit: PA

Matt Smith has made the short move across west London by joining QPR from Fulham.

The tall striker has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Loftus Road, after QPR paid an undisclosed fee for his services.

QPR is a club with a terrific history and heritage so it’s a big honour for me to be a QPR player. I’m delighted to be here and want to take this fantastic opportunity with both hands.

I want to get back playing regularly and help QPR win games. If my goals can contribute to that, then all the better, but as long as we’re winning games, that’s the most important thing.

I can’t wait to experience what it will feel like to pull on a Rangers shirt and play in front of the fans at Loftus Road.

– Matt Smith

Fulham thrash under-strength Hull City

Stefan Johansen scored Fulham's fourth goal as the Championship side added to Hull City's misery. Credit: PA

Abel Hernandez missed two penalties in two second-half minutes as Hull City were dumped out of the FA Cup by Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Former Hull City player Sone Aluko fired Fulham into the lead in the 17th minute, only for Evandro to level for the visitors shortly after half-time.

But goals from Chris Martin, Ryan Sessegnon and Stefan Johansen then gave Fulham an unassailable lead, and Hull City's misery was compounded when Marco Bettinelli twice denied Hernandez from the penalty spot.

Hull City have been knocked out of the EFL Cup and FA Cup in the space of a week, and manager Marco Silva's sole focus will now be on keeping the club in the Premier League.

Last minute penalty miss costs Fulham against QPR

Idrissa Sylla netted the winner. Credit: PA

Idrissa Sylla headed home a late winner to help QPR earn a 2-1 victory over near neighbours Fulham and ensure Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ended a difficult week on high.

Manager Hasselbaink had been caught up in the Daily Telegraph's investigation into corruption in football but took his place in the dugout and saw his QPR side win at Craven Cottage for the first time since 1980.

And he rode his luck on the way as Fulham missed two penalties and a host of chances before substitute Sylla headed home in the 87th minute of this west London derby. Conor Washington's first league goal for QPR had opened the scoring before Tim Ream levelled up, only for Sylla to win it.

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