#sports activities QPR cling on to provide Michael Beale his first win as R’s boss with a 3-2 win over Middlesbrough
QPR cling on to provide Michael Beale his first win as R’s boss with a 3-2 win over Middlesbrough after racing right into a 3-0 lead earlier than ‘Boro fought again to pressure a tense finale at Loftus Road
- QPR beat Middlesbrough 3-2 at Loftus Road to provide Michael Beale first win
- QPR raced right into a three-goal lead after Chris Willock opened scoring for the R’s
- Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes including to the R’s first half lead
- Boro’s Matt Crooks received Chris Wilder’s workforce again in it earlier than the half time break
- A second half purpose from Marcus Forss not sufficient for Chris Wilder’s facet
- Middlesbrough lowered to 10 males late on after Darragh Lenihan sees crimson
A scintillating first half was sufficient to provide Queens Park Rangers their first factors of the season with a 3-2 victory over promotion favourites Middlesbrough.
The Rs raced right into a 3-0 lead inside 38 minutes with strikes from Chris Willock, Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes. But targets from Matt Crooks and Marcus Forss both facet of half-time ensured a nervy end for Michael Beale’s facet.
QPR have been cheered on by England hero and lifelong fan Chloe Kelly, who was given a rousing reception by each units of supporters as she introduced out the match ball earlier than kick-off. Kelly scored the profitable purpose within the Euros closing final weekend and her presence maybe supplied her facet with some much-needed inspiration.
Chris Willock opens the scoring within the 3-2 win over Middlesbrough at Loftus Road
Willock’s purpose put Rangers forward earlier than targets from Jimmy Dunne and Lyndon Dykes
They had not managed a shot on track in a disappointing opening day defeat to Blackburn final weekend. But importantly they didn’t have Willock, who was one among their finest gamers final season earlier than a hamstring damage in March minimize his marketing campaign brief. The ahead was handed his first begin in 5 months and he returned with a bang.
Using his energy and energy, Willock drove ahead and shrugged off challenges from Isaiah Jones and Anfernee Dijksteel earlier than firing a rocket into the highest left nook to provide QPR the lead within the thirteenth minute.
That purpose was spectacular however the hosts’ second was a tad lucky. On-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen got here and missed Ilias Chair’s nook and the ball hit an unsuspecting Dunne on the facet of the top and bounced in.
Michael Beale notched up his first win as Rangers boss since being appointed in the summertime
QPR (4-2-3-1): Dieng, Kakay, Dunne, Dickie, Paal, Field, Johansen (Dozzell 82), Willock (Adaomah, 74), Amos, Chair (Hamalainen, 88), Dykes (Boone, 87)
Subs not used: Masterson, Shodipo, Walsh
Goal: Willock 13, Dunne 27, Dykes 38
Booked: Johansen, Kakay
Manager: Michael Beale
Middlesbrough (3-5-2): Steffen, Dijksteel (McNair 45), Lenihan, Bola, Jones, Crooks, Howson, McGree, Giles, Forss (Smith, 68), Watmore (Akpom, 45)
Subs not used: Fry, Boyd-Munce, Roberts, Finch
Goal: Giles 41, Forss 56
Booked: Forss, Bola
Sent off: Lenihan
Manager: Chris Wilder
Referee: Josh Smith
QPR have been flying and 11 minutes later that they had a 3rd as Dykes received away from his marker and stooped to move residence Stefan Johansen’s free-kick from six-yards out. But Boro replied with a set-piece of their very own three minutes later, as Matt Crooks met Ryan Giles’ nook to ship a bullet header previous Seny Dieng.
Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder threw Chuba Akpom on at half-time and the striker was straight into the motion, forcing Dieng into a wise save with a strong header. Boro have been camped in QPR’s half and within the 56th minute they discovered the web. Akpom laid the ball off to Crooks and his cross from the suitable picked out an unmarked Forss, who slotted residence from shut vary.
Lyndon Dykes celebrates scoring Rangers third purpose of their 3-2 win over Middlesbrough
Euro 2022 winner and QPR fan was at Loftus Road and greeted the supporters at half time
After a fast begin to the second half, Boro struggled to create clear minimize probabilities as QPR seemed to consolidate. Paddy McNair did discover the web with a end on the back-post however lengthy after the assistant referee’s flag had been raised for offside.
QPR nonetheless seemed harmful on the break and Albert Adomah nearly restored their two-goal benefit with a shot that fizzed simply vast of the far publish.
Six minutes have been added on however Boro’s possibilities of a comeback have been dashed when Darragh Lenihan was adjudged to be the final man when he introduced down Macauley Bonne simply previous the midway line. The defender was proven a straight crimson by referee Josh Smith and Boro didn’t threaten the hosts purpose earlier than the ultimate whistle.