The United States international then saw a goalbound effort blocked by a last-gasp challenge by Bradley Orr and, as the home side's onslaught continued, Johnson came agonisingly close to netting his second of the afternoon after firing a volley inches wide from a Zamora header in the 17th minute. The hosts produced a blistering opening 45 minutes, scoring three times against their West London rivals. Fragile England batting fails again 15 Aug From the section Cricket. Fulham fans will hope the emphatic win will kick-start a campaign which had previously failed to ingite, with four draws and two losses in their opening six Premier League fixtures. And seven minutes before the break, it was three as Zamora's low driven cross was tucked into the back of the net by his strike partner Johnson. The first Premier League hat-trick by a Fulham player was taken in fine style, but it also exposed a slack defensive display which left QPR manager Neil Warnock fuming on the sidelines. The London derby started at ferocious pace, with Shaun Wright-Phillips' curled yard effort forcing Mark Schwarzer to save within the opening minute. The tone was set in the second minute when Johnson netted the quickest goal in the Premier League so far this season, when Kenny was unable to cling on to Dembele's shot and the former Everton striker was first to react. Fulham, meanwhile, showed no signs of a post-Europa League hangover and looked impressive in attack, with Steve Sidwell coming close in the 37th minute. The Hoops were struggling to cope with the home side's attack-minded philosophy and unable to turn their fleeting attacks into goal-scoring opportunities.
Andrew Johnson scored a hat-trick as Fulham demolished London rivals Queens Park Rangers for their first Premier League win of the season. Premier League match Fulham vs QPR (2 Oct ).
Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report. Goals from Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Zamora and a hattrick from Andy Johnson saw Fulham record their first win of the Premier.
Clint Dempsey scored after a flick from Bobby Zamora, who added the sixth with a crisp shot into the bottom corner.
QPR looked poor in the rivals' first meeting since and hopes of securing their first win over Fulham since were all-but curtailed just before the break when Johnson tucked away his second of the afternoon.
The tone was set in the second minute when Johnson netted the quickest goal in the Premier League so far this season, when Kenny was unable to cling on to Dembele's shot and the former Everton striker was first to react. The first Premier League hat-trick by a Fulham player was taken in fine style, but it also exposed a slack defensive display which left QPR manager Neil Warnock fuming on the sidelines. Media playback is not supported on this device.
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|And just one minute later, Jol's side grabbed a third of the afternoon as Johnson turned home Zamora's cross after keeping a cool a head during a melee in the box.
Johnson, who scored twice in the Cottagers' Europa League win over Odense on Thursday night, has at Craven Cottage - and his performance here will have done his position in negotiations no harm. Back to top. Andrew Johnson scored a hat-trick as Fulham recorded their first Premier League win of the season thanks to a sensational win against neighbours QPR at Craven Cottage. Top Scorers Premier League Home.
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He grabbed his second seven minutes before the interval, firing home smartly from six yards out after Zamora's cross.
Andrew Johnson scored a hat-trick as Fulham recorded their first Premier League win of the season thanks to a sensational win against neighbours QPR at Craven Cottage. He then played a crucial role in the fifth, crossing from the left to Zamora who flicked back deftly to allow Dempsey to net.
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Moussa Dembele played a neat one-two with Zamora before unleashing a fierce drive that Paddy Kenny could only parry onto Johnson, who finished with ease.
However, Fulham did not have to wait long to score their second as Kenny upended Johnson in the box and referee Andre Marriner awarded a 20th-minute penalty, which skipper Murphy duly converted.
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