Watford 1-2 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 0 - 0 Vicarage Road ( Attendance: NA )
QPR left it late to snatch a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Albert Adomah and Charlie Austin.
Watford had the best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes when Francisco Sierralta’s header was only matched by Seny Dieng who somehow managed to tip the ball onto the bar.
However, the Hornets did open the scoring in the 52nd minute after a clumsy challenge by Geoff Cameron on Ismaila Sarr saw Troy Deeney thump the ball past a helpless Seny Dieng from the resultant penalty.
The Hoops responded well and it wasn’t long before they equalised through Charlie Austin on 73 minutes – Chris Willock picking out the forward in the box who fired his header home for his 50th QPR goal.
And after continuing to press, QPR found a 90th minute winner as Todd Kane floated in a cross which picked out Albert Adomah, who was on hand to poke the ball past the oncoming Daniel Bachmann.
The result means QPR move seven points away from the relegation zone while Watford remain fifth.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
Substitute Chris Willock’s tricky play on the right wing before delivering the ball into the box for Charlie Austin’s equaliser should not be understated.
Moan of the Match
Geoff Cameron’s clumsy challenge to give Watford a penalty managed to undo 45 minutes of hard work in one swing of the boot.
Charlie Austin was causing problems whenever he could, but his chances were few and far between – how can Warburton ensure his striker gets the supply he needs?
Man of the Match
Ilias Chair – the youngster looked lively from the start, using his pace to drive at the Watford defence and cause problems throughout.
Tweet of the Match
Jarred Gillett (Australia) – had a solid game and eventually made the correct decision for Watford’s penalty.
One can only imagine the scenes in the away end had the QPR faithful been allowed in to witness this comeback.
Mark Warburton will be absolutely delighted with this victory and the way his side managed to dig in and grind out a result.
Bachmann; Navarro, Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Ngakia (Wilmot, 83); Sarr, Cleverley, Chalobah (Zinckernagel, 84), Hughes (Sema, 67); Deeney, Pedro (Gray, 67)
Subs not used:
Elliot, Barrett, Cathcart, Hungbo, Dalby
Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Johansen (Willock, 67), Chair (Adomah, 82), Ball, Wallace; Bonne (Thomas, 89), Austin (Kelman, 82)
Subs not used:
Lumley, Hamalainen, Kakay, Bettache