|Premier League match|
|Queens Park Rangers||Hull City|
|none||James Chester 52'|
|69' Richard Dunne|| Curtis Davies 27' |
Nikica Jelavić 79'
|Danny Simpson||2||↓ 68'|
|Alejandro Faurlín||18||↓ 69'|
|Richard Dunne||22||69' ↓ 78'|
|Matt Phillips||7||↑ 68'|
|David Hoilett||23||↑ 69'|
|Bobby Zamora||25||↑ 78'|
|Ref: Craig Pawson • Att: 17,603 • Report|
QPR lined up in a 5-3-2 formation, employing the three-centre-back tactic that had been used successfully at the World Cup and in pre-season. Robert Green held his starting place. The back three comprised of Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker and Richard Dunne; Danny Simpson (on the right) and Armand Traoré (on the left) served as wingbacks. The midfielder trio consisted of Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Alejandro Faurlín, while Charlie Austin and fresh from his transfer sagas, Loïc Rémy, played up front. Brian Murphy, Clint Hill, Matt Phillips, Nedum Onuoha, Karl Henry, Junior Hoilett and Bobby Zamora sat on the bench. Ferdinand took the captain's armband. As for Hull, they utilised a similar formation and did not field any former QPR players.
QPR lost the match one-nil, after a goal from a corner scored by James Chester. QPR had the majority of the play, and could have equalised six minutes from time from the penalty spot. A harsh penalty for handball was awarded against Chester, but Charlie Austin's shot was saved by McGregor.
Ferdinand, Caulker and Mutch all made their QPR débuts in the match.