Queens Park Rangers 3-2 Middlesbrough: Rs holds out to assert first win of the season

QPR’s Chris Willock scored on his first look of the season

QPR earned their first factors of the season by resisting a powerful comeback from Middlesbrough to safe a slender victory at Loftus Street.

Chris Willock scored a spectacular opening, shoving ahead and shaking off two defenders earlier than hitting a shot within the prime nook earlier than James Dunne headed Ilias Chair’s nook to double the lead.

It was 3-0 when Lyndon Dykes headed in a Stefan Johansen free-kick earlier than Matt Crooks’ header gave the guests hope earlier than half-time.

Marcus Forss’ close-range shot on his first begin scored the 3-2 and the equalizer was disallowed when Paddy McNair’s shot was disallowed for offside earlier than Boro’s Darragh Lenihan was despatched off in harm time.

The groups scored 9 targets in final season’s two league video games and the sample continued into a gap hour filled with targets.

Rangers did not shoot on purpose within the league opener at Blackburn and supervisor Michael Beale’s three adjustments labored as Willock and Dunne each discovered the web in half-hour.

Rangers had misplaced 4 of their final 5 dwelling video games in a tragic conclusion to final season, however Beale’s first recreation in cost at Loftus Street was a really completely different story with a shocking efficiency within the first half, with Dyke ending his 13- drought of the purpose of the sport.

Boro has solely gained one in every of his final 9 fights, however he gave himself actual hope when Crooks threw a header after which crossed for Forss for a 3-2 draw with greater than half-hour to go.

The guests improved so much after half-time and solely the assistant referee’s flag prevented McNair from leveling them on Ryan Giles’ cross.

However ultimately it was the hosts who got here closest to the match’s sixth purpose on the break when Albert Adomah threw a large shot earlier than Lenihan noticed pink after his foul denied Macauley Bonne a transparent run on purpose. .

Formations

QPR

Coaching 4-2-3-1

  • 1Dieng
  • 2KakayBooked at 90 minutes
  • 4Dickie
  • 3Dunne
  • 22Paal
  • 15Discipline
  • 6JohannsenBooked at 77 minutesChanged forDozzellto 82 ‘minutes
  • 7WillockChanged forAdamato 74 ‘minutes
  • 8Amos
  • 10ChairChanged forHämäläinento 88 ‘minutes
  • 9damsChanged forBonneto 87 ‘minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Hämäläinen
  • 17Dozzell
  • 18Bonne
  • 23Masterson
  • 25Shodipo
  • 32Walsh
  • 37Adama

Middlesbrough

Coaching 3-5-2

  • 1Steffen
  • 15DijksteelChanged forMcNairto 45 ‘minutes
  • 26LenihanBooked at 90 minutes
  • 27BolaBooked at 73 minutes
  • 2Jones
  • 25cheaters
  • 16Howson
  • 8McGree
  • 3Giles
  • 21ForsBooked at 17 minutesChanged forblacksmithto 68 ‘minutes
  • 18WatmoreChanged forAkpomto 45 ‘minutes

Substitutes

  • 6To fry
  • 14blacksmith
  • 17McNair
  • 20Boyd-Munce
  • 23Roberts
  • 29Akpom
  • 31Finch

Referee:
Josh Smith

Attendance:
15,796

Stay textual content

Leave a Comment

A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.