EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 05.10.19

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QPR returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion beating Blackburn Rovers 4-2 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium.

Nahki Wells’ seventh goal of the season put them ahead after half an hour and Ebere Eze doubled their lead early in the second-half.

Blackburn were given hope with Bradley Dack’s 57th-minute penalty but Bright Osayi-Samuel restored Rangers’ two-goal advantage three minutes later.

And substitute Jordan Hugill sealed a resounding Hoops victory by heading home Ryan Manning’s cross in the 77th minute before Adam Armstrong netted a late consolation.

Meanwhile, Millwall began life after Neil Harris by ending their eight-game wait for a Championship win with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Leeds United at The Den.

The Lions, who had first-team coach Adam Barrett in charge following Harris’ decision to stand down as manager earlier in the week, went in front thanks to Jed Wallace’s early penalty, which also saw Gaetano Berardi dismissed.

Tom Bradshaw’s second goal in two games and first ever goal at home for the club, doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.

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Ezgjan Alioski reduced the deficit in the first minute of the second period but the hosts held on to record their first league victory since August and a ninth win in their last 11 home games against Leeds.

Elsewhere, Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed a share of the points as Fulham and Charlton Athletic played out an entertaining 2-2 at Craven Cottage.

The Addicks led twice with Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher putting the visitors into a deserved lead in the 41st minute but Fulham improved in the second-half and were level in the 55th minute when Ivan Cavaleiro fired home.

Charlton went back in front two minutes later through Macauley Bonne’s header but Fulham equalised once again when Mitrovic scored from close range.

However, it was less positive for Brentford who went down to a third 1-0 away defeat this season at Nottingham Forest.

Ben Watson grabbed the only goal of the game in the 56th minute of the City Ground encounter as high-flying Forest stretched their unbeaten Championship run to 10 games.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon secured their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Rochdale at Kingsmeadow.

Marcus Forss, Paul Osew and Mitch Pinnock struck first-half goals to put the Dons in control at half-time before Rochdale pulled one back through Ian Henderson in the 66th minute, who added his second in time added on.

And finally, James Brophy’s second-half strike gave Leyton Orient an emotional 1-0 win at Northampton Town as both clubs paid tribute to Justin Edinburgh.

Edinburgh spent eight months as manager of Northampton in 2017 and then led Orient to the National League title last season before his death in June, and the two clubs celebrated his life with a period of applause prior to kick-off.

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