Charlie Austin's hat trick leads QPR to comeback win over WBA

LONDON (AP) — Charlie Austin scored a hat trick to lead Queens Park Rangers to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, extending the London club's good home form.

West Brom led 2-0 after just 20 minutes through goals from Joleon Lescott and Silvestre Varela, but Austin started the host's comeback with a penalty in the 24th. He equalized with a close-range effort in the 48th and then snatched the win with a header from the center of the box in the 86th.

QPR climbed to 15th, level with West Brom on 17 points, despite having lost all eight of its away games this season.

Austin now has nine goals in his last nine league games.

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