Blackpool 2-0 QPR: Tangerines see off 10-man Hoops to make fourth round
Last Updated: 25/09/18 10:24pm
League One Blackpool delivered a Carabao Cup upset at Bloomfield Road with a 2-0 win over Championship side QPR.
Frenchman Armand Gnanduillet delivered the opening goal after 28 minutes, turning home a knockdown from Ben Heneghan with a neat volley.
QPR's Jordan Cousins was sent off for a second yellow midway through the second half, before captain Jay Spearing put the final nail in QPR's coffin with a rocket of a strike in the last minute.
Steve McClaren's visiting side - featuring nine changes - were totally dominated early on, with visiting keeper Matt Ingram forced to turn away Spearing's free-kick and later keep out Heneghan's header.
Gnanduillet's well-taken goal separated the sides at the break and it took until the hour mark for QPR to create a chance but Pawel Wszolek could not make solid contact with a teasing cross from Sean Goss.
QPR were reduced to 10 men after 70 minutes when Cousins was sent off for a second yellow card, and Spearing delivered the night's real moment of quality late on from the edge of the box.