QPR continue Championship climb as they inflict second-straight defeat on Villa

first_imgQPR extended their winning run to three as Pawel Wszolek scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Loftus Road.Steve McClaren’s side continued their rise up the Championship table as some brave defending took them to seventh and inflicted back-to-back defeats on new Villa boss Dean Smith. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions QPR edged a close encounter at Loftus Road LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The lively Grealish also sent a long-range shot into Lumley’s arms and fired wide from near the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Villa’s on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.John McGinn also went close for Villa when he turned away from Massimo Luongo and cut inside from the right beyond Joel Lynch before firing a left-footed shot wide of the target.At the other end, keeper Orjan Nyland comfortably gathered Cameron’s harmless header from Luke Freeman’s corner and a right-footed shot from Freeman after Wszolek had combined with Luongo to set up the QPR playmaker.Nyland was called into action again when Freeman’s trickery on the left-hand side of the box created a sight of goal for Ebere Eze, whose first-time shot was easily held. huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Rangers then appealed in vain for a spot-kick when Wszolek latched on to Eze’s pass and shot wide of the near post after appearing to be held back by Neil Taylor.But Wszolek punished Villa a couple of minutes later by pouncing on their shoddy defending to score his first league goal of the season.Villa put Rangers under pressure in the second half but were unable to find an equaliser.Abraham nudged the ball wide from six yards out after being found by McGinn’s left-wing free-kick, and Lumley produced a near-post save to deny substitute Yannick Bolasie. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF REVEALED Villa’s Jack Grealish hit the woodwork and the home side should arguably have been awarded a penalty before Wszolek struck seven minutes before half-time.Wszolek drifted into the middle, in between defenders James Chester and Axel Tuanzebe to collect Geoff Cameron’s ball over the top.The Polish winger then unleashed a shot which bounced down off the underside of the bar and over the line.It clinched a fourth victory and clean sheet of a five-match unbeaten run for Rangers.Since losing their first four league games under manager McClaren – a run which included a 7-1 humiliation at West Brom – QPR have lost just two of their subsequent 11.Smith’s side almost went ahead when keeper Joe Lumley misjudged Grealish’s 30th-minute free-kick, seemingly believing it was drifting well wide, only to see it bounce back off his left-hand post. REVEALED MONEY no dice 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 Smith knows there is a lot of work to be done Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

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