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Fulham’s under-23s continued their fine pre-season form with a 4-0 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers this afternoon.

Strikes from Jay Stansfield, Connor McAvoy, Jean-Pierre Tiehi and a late own goal secured a comfortable win over our near neighbours. The Whites began brightly with Stansfield bursting towards the edge of the box and firing fractionally wide inside the first couple of minutes. Ollie O’Neill failed to convert a one-one-one with the QPR goalkeeper but Fulham’s early pressure eventually paid dividends on 27 minutes.

Midfielder Adrion Pajaziti produced a peach of a cross to pick out the unmarked Stansfield, who headed home with a minimum of fuss. Rangers’ own opportunities were few and far between in a first half that Fulham dominated but Luca Ashby-Hammond was called upon to make a smart save just before the break.

The Whites doubled their lead shortly after half-time, with Pajaziti the provider again. This time he found Conor McAvoy with a fine corner and the Scottish centre back soared high to head home a second. Tiehi, who has been in sensational form so far this summer, grabbed his customary goal when he fired home following a spot of pinball in the box after a corner wasn’t fully cleared and a late own goal rounded off the scoring.

FULHAM U23s: L. Ashby-Hammond; Larkeche, Ameyaw, Mundle-Smith, McAvoy; O’Neill, Hilton, Harris, Pajaziti; Stansfield, Tiehi. Subs: T. Ashby-Hammond, Odutayo, Duru, Biereth, Abraham.