FULL-TIME: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 QPR
BOLTON Wanderers' winless start to the Championship season continued when they went down 1-0 to an Andy Johnson goal for QPR at the Reebok.
Johnson finished off a neat Rangers move on 54 minutes to infict a second successive defeat on the Whites on a day they had unveiled a statue outside the Reebok of club legend Nat Lofthouse.
In front of nearly 15,000 fans, Dougie Freedman made three changes to the team that lost at Nottingham Forest a week earlier, pairing David Ngog - over his illness - and Jermaine Beckford in atack.
There was also a surprise recall for Tim Ream in a more advanced midfield role with Darren Pratley serving a one-match suspension.
It was an even first half but Wanderers had the better chances, Beckford dragging two efforts wide and a superb Rob Green save tipped Medo's thunderbolt onto the post.
But after the interval, Rangers struck when a quick passing move ended with a low cross from Clint Hill on the left providing a tap-in for the returning Johnson from six yards.
The Whites tried in vain to get a leveller with Green again coming to QPR's rescue to deny substitute Craig Davies on 82 minutes.
They could not muster up a goal as their unbeaten home league record in 2013 came to an end and the winless start stretched to four matches.
See Monday's The Bolton News for all the reaction to the game.