QPR stay on a roll with Wells

  • Mood changer: QPR have won three games in a row since Nahki Wells signed

    Mood changer: QPR have won three games in a row since Nahki Wells signed


Nahki Wells was substituted in the 72nd minute as Queens Park Rangers beat Millwall 2-0 in a Sky Bet Championship match last night.

Wells was lively in the opening minutes of the match, shooting over from a free kick just outside the box and then putting a left-footed shot wide from a difficult angle on the right side, both inside the first ten minutes.

QPR netted twice in the space of three minutes around the half-hour mark, with Massimo Luongo scoring from a header in the 30th minute. Eberechi Eze added the second from a left-footed shot from inside the box.

The win was the third for QPR since Wells joined the team on a season-long loan from Burnley, of the Premier League. They moved up to sixteenth in the Championship on ten points.

On Saturday, QPR are at home to Norwich City, who are a point ahead of them in the standings.

• Middlesbrough moved second in the Championship as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in other action.

George Saville capitalised on a defensive mix-up to put Tony Pulis’s side in front and Britt Assombalonga sealed victory in stoppage time as Middlesbrough cut Leeds United’s lead to one point.

Sheffield United moved into sixth spot after a goalless draw with Birmingham City.

Big-spending Nottingham Forest won for only the second time in the league this season, with summer signings Lewis Grabban and João Carvalho on target in a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday that moved them into mid-table.

• Derby County manager Frank Lampard was fined £2,000 (about $2,600) by the Football Association after admitting to a misconduct charge.

The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his team’s 1-0 Championship defeat by Rotherham United on Saturday for leaving his technical area to argue with a match official.

“Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been fined £2,000 after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” the FA said in a statement.

The 40-year-old Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England, took his first managerial role in May and has guided Derby to seventh place in the Championship after seven matches.

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Published Sep 20, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 1:20 am)

QPR stay on a roll with Wells

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