Superb Hugill goal gives QPR victory


Jordan Hugill’s superb goal gave QPR their first points since the season resumed.

The Middlesbrough-born striker lobbed keeper Dejan Stojanovic with a first-time strike from 25 yards after being found by an excellent ball in behind the home defence by Ryan Manning.

It came just after the half-hour mark and was Hugill’s 15th goal of the season.

However, he was injured in the process and limped off with what looked a hamstring problem.

Rangers, beaten in their previous three matches, continued to threaten after the goal and Stojanovic kept out Ilias Chair’s shot and Manning’s free-kick.

Relegation-threatened Middlesbrough, now managed by former QPR boss Neil Warnock, struggled to create clear-cut chances.

Their best opportunity fell to Lukas Nmecha and he blasted over from Jonny Howson’s cross.

It was a fairly comfortable afternoon for keeper Joe Lumley, who was recalled to the Rangers side in place of Liam Kelly.

QPR: Lumley, Kane, Kakay, Cameron, Barbet, Manning, Ball, Amos, Osayi-Samuel, Eze (Oteh 70), Hugill (Chair 32).
Subs not used: Kelly, Rangel, Gubbins, Clarke, Shodipo, Bettache, Masterson.