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Queens Park Rangers 2 v 1 Middlesbrough
SkyBet Championship
Saturday, 15th December 2018 Kick-off 15:00
Geoff78 added 11:23 - Dec 16
This was the sort of game Rs would have lost last season, and probably over the last 5 or 6 seasons. A strong physical team, bordering on dirty, grabbing an equaliser and looking for a second, but we stood up to them and could have won more convincingly if we'd put away 2 or 3 good chances. Wells was MotM, constantly running, chasing and scoring a cracking goal. Beginning to look like the signing of the season. Leistner solid at the back and Cousins looking good as cover for Cameron, ahead of Scowen.
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nightwish added 11:39 - Dec 16
How people have suffered this season sitting in the paddocks with the weather for QPR home games.How many are still alive.Think we need to change football to a summer sport I am sure attendances would be well up if it was a summer sport.
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francisbowles added 12:20 - Dec 16
Agree with the first parts of Geoff but Wells missed chances so MOM for me either Freeman or Luongo who played well throughout the game.
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HantsR added 18:21 - Dec 16
I travelled my usual 70 miles to the game in heavy rain and heavy traffic and a heavy cold with no great optimism. Indeed, as I trudged towards the game in my Arctic weather gear I did question my judgement and sanity. However, the opening goal was a far better tonic for than a cocktail of Lemsip, Sudafed and any other potions or pills. We played well when we managed to get some passing movement, especially on the wings but I always felt that Boro were solid in midfield and central defence but I whispered to my mate in SAR with some trepidation, that I thought Boro didn't have a great attack and looked very vulnerable when we ran at them. For quite a while they did seem to be able to mop up all second balls and our possession was patchy although potentially lethal when we could get it to Nahki. I had also said that Wszolek was due a good game and he suggested that this was on although I don't think he was quite as great as some have said. Fantastic run into the box in the second half - proper wing play! I was relieved that Darnell looked fit and approaching his best and we seemed to be able to negate the Boro attack across the line. Pity that Lynch had to go off and that coincided with Darnell's weak clearance - not the first time I have wondered whether another keeper might have saved the resulting shot? We took the game to Boro after that and some breakaways looked as though we should surely score a couple more through Eze, Pav especially - but not to be. Wells' goal was class but it was astonishing how much room he had. Freeman and Luongo were able to have a far greater impact in the second half and the team performance made Boro look very ordinary. One special mention for Luongo, who won countless headers against very tall, physical opposition. Scowen looked a lot better than he has of late and I would like to see him back in the side and performing as he did last season.
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