Chery strikes late on as QPR record third straight win

Huddersfield Town 0 QPR 1

In-form Tjaronn Chery snatched the winner six minutes from time as QPR made it three Championship victories in a row.

The Dutchman fired home after Huddersfield failed to deal with a Massimo Luongo cross for his third goal in his last two league games.

Although the decisive strike came slightly against the balance of play, Rangers were well worth the three points after a solid defensive display and a constant counter-attacking threat.

They had the better of the first half chances with Charlie Austin’s early shot deflecting off team-mate Chery and flying just over, while Huddersfield captain Mark Hudson turned Matt Phillips’ cross narrowly past his own post.

Huddersfield began the second half in the ascendancy and Michael Doughty was well placed to clear Martin Cranie’s header off the line.

The home side applied pressure to the QPR defence, with Sean Scannell particularly lively, but the back four was well marshalled by Nedum Onuoha and Grant Hall.

Chery saw an ambitious dipping free-kick go just wide while Huddersfield keeper Joe Murphy pushed away a 20-yard drive from Phillips.

Ishamel Miller struck a volley wide from the edge of the box but just as Huddersfield looked to be building up a head of steam, QPR countered and found the winning goal.

Luongo’s delivery didn’t find Phillips but Chery, who struck twice in the win over Rotherham last weekend, arrived to slide in at the far post.

The result, QPR’s first win at Huddersfield since 2003, lifts them into the top four of the Championship.

QPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Doughty, Luongo, Phillips; Chery; Austin.
Subs: Smithies, Furlong, Kpekawa, Comley, Hoilett, Emmanuel-Thomas, Blackwood.