Nahki Wells scored his first goal for QPR as their resurgence continued with another victory. Here’s how we rated each Rangers player in the 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Joe Lumley: 6
In terms of shot-stopping, Lumley was rarely tested until late in the game, when he was alert to foil Wednesday substitute Steve Fletcher, but he looked shaky at times when reacting to crosses.
Angel Rangel: 7
The veteran right-back is looking a better fit for Rangers with each game he plays and he was solid and tidy in defence, as well as contributing with some clever passes further up the pitch.
Toni Leistner: 7
Perhaps one incident summed up the two sides of Leistner’s game as his careless ball allowed Lucas Joao to run at goal, only for the Rangers defender to redeem himself with a courageous challenge.
Joel Lynch: 8
Lynch bravely threw himself into the path of a thunderous Barry Bannan drive early on and generally did a great job in containing the aerial threat of Atdhe Nuhiu throughout.
Jake Bidwell: 6
While the left-back played his part with some useful overlapping runs, he was sometimes caught out at the back and was also fortunate to get away with a foul on Josh Onomah in the second half.
Pawel Wszolek: 7
Although Wszolek has a tendency to drift in and out of games, that wasn’t the case here as he supplied assists for Rangers’ first two goals and also forced a fine tip-over save from keeper Cameron Dawson.
Geoff Cameron: 8
The on-loan Stoke midfielder was excellent, displaying composure on the ball, helping to open up the Wednesday defence with his cultured passing and putting his foot in when required.
QPR boss Steve McClaren: “This was hugely satisfying. It was a big test for us against a very strong side. We defended magnificently and that was the platform to winning.”
Massimo Luongo: 7
A series of deft touches ensured Luongo was involved in most of Rangers’ attacking moves, particularly in the first half, and his persistence in keeping possession was key to the opening goal.
Luke Freeman: 7
As always, Freeman was keen to shoot on sight and had a couple of attempts charged down before his cleverly-placed header from Wszolek’s cross doubled Rangers’ advantage early in the second half.
Ebere Eze: 8
Presented a danger whether he ran at goal or received the ball with his back to it and created a string of openings for team-mates, including the third goal for Wells to rubber-stamp the victory.
Tomer Hemed: 7
Although Hemed fired an early opportunity straight at the Owls’ keeper, he always posed a threat, holding the ball up efficiently and displaying good technique to head Rangers’ 35th-minute opener.
Nahki Wells: 7
Replacing Hemed for the final 25 minutes, Wells worked hard and buried the single chance that fell his way, running onto Eze’s pass and dispatching a low finish beyond Dawson to make it 3-0.