Under-fire QPR boss Mark Hughes saw his side's winless start to the Barclays Premier League season extend to a 12th match as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Southampton.
Rickie Lambert bundled home his fifth of the season after 23 minutes to put the Saints ahead before Jason Puncheon doubled the advantage from the edge of the box at the end of the first half.
Junior Hoilett clawing one back four minutes into the second half but that was to be as good as it got for QPR as Southampton wrapped up victory when Anton Ferdinand deflected home Morgan Schneiderlin's late cross.
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