English Premier League: West Brom Defeat QPR 3-2 at Home

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30:  Shane Long of West Bromwich Albion chases the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on September 30, 2012 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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West Brom won their fourth match of the season in the English Premier League on Saturday with a 3-2 win over QPR. The result of the match was decided early on in the match as the Baggies netted two goals in the first 22 minutes.

James Morrison was the first-goal scorer of the day for the home side as he headed home a Shane Long cross in the fifth minute. Morrison headed home the ball into the back of the net past QPR keeper Julio Cesar with ease as he received a perfect cross from Long in the penalty area.

The second goal came in the form of Zoltan Gera in the 22nd minute. Gera's celebration of the goal, in which he decided to do a few backflips, may have been more exciting than the goal itself.

As for how the midfielder scored his second goal of the season, Gera slotted home his shot into the bottom right corner of the net past Cesar with ease.

The visitors looked to be down and out after the second Baggies' goal but they fought back with a 35th minute goal by Adel Taarabt. Throughout most of the match, Taarabt played with plenty of spirit throughout the first half, but he was only able to provide the away side with just one goal.

The second half did not see any goals until the 85th minute as Youssuf Mulumbu scored his first goal of the season for the Baggies. Mulumbu's goal was the finishing touch on a group of passes that were linked together perfectly, Gonzalo Jara was the man who got the assist on the goal as he provided the final pass to link to the midfielder.

QPR tried to make a late comeback to earn a point but it was to no avail. Esteban Granero's shot was chipped over West Brom keeper Ben Foster and into the back of the net to give the visitors a second goal in the 90th minute.

However, two goals were all the R's could manage as their final chance on net in stoppage time from Jose Bosignwa was shot high into the stands at The Hawthorns.

With the win, the Baggies are now in fourth place in the EPL table with 14 points, they will drop to fifth if Manchester United win tomorrow. QPR are still stuck at the bottom of the league table with two points from their seven matches and the pressure on manager Mark Hughes will continue to grow.

After the international break, QPR will host Everton on October 21st while West Brom will host defending champions Manchester City on October 20th.