QPR unlucky in defeat against Saints

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Adam Armstrong’s second-half winner proved to be the difference as Southampton edged out a wasteful QPR at St Mary’s.

Despite the Saints dominating possession, it was Rangers who created the best chances after Jack Colback’s excellent equaliser two minutes after Sam Edozie had put the hosts in front following an error by keeper Asmir Begovic.

Sinclair Armstrong then had the ball in the net only to be adjudged narrowly offside, with Ilias Chair forcing a smart save from Gavin Bazunu after half-time, before Paul Smyth hit the bar with a thunderous strike from inside the box.

Despite having lots of the ball, Southampton created few chances but a mistake from Osman Kakay, whose heavy touch fell to the feet of Armstrong, saw the home team grab the three points with their first real attack of the second half.

Rangers had a glorious chance to grab a late equaliser when Albert Adomah’s cross found Rayan Kolli unmarked in the box, but the teenager was caught in two minds and he fail to get a shot on target and the ball was hacked clear.

It was another decent performance from Gareth Ainsworth’s side, but it’s now three defeats from their first four games and a tricky trip to Middlesbrough coming up next Saturday.