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QPR1Sheff Wed2

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Daniel Pudil
Daniel Pudil's 31st minute goal was just his second of the season

Goals from Adam Reach and Daniel Pudil ensured Sheffield Wednesday remained in the play-off places with a win at QPR.

Reach smashed into the bottom-right corner in the 12th minute to give the visitors the lead before Idrissa Sylla equalised eight minutes later.

Pudil then headed the Owls back in front on the rebound after Jordan Rhodes' effort was saved.

Wednesday move up to fifth in the table, two points ahead of Leeds, who drop to seventh after defeat by Wolves.

Carlos Carvalhal's Wednesday now have three games left to secure a second successive play-off finish with a home game against sixth-placed Fulham on the final day looking crucial.

They withheld QPR's strong push for an equaliser in the closing stages to seal their fourth straight win.

In comparison, Ian Holloway's side have now lost five games in a row and are yet to mathematically secure their Championship status for next season.

Rangers are 17th in the table on 50 points, six points above Blackburn in the final relegation place.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"We are very strong mentally - the mentality of this team is very strong.

"When you play twice in three days, physical teams can cause you problems and it's not easy to play twice in such a short time.

"But we are very strong and the confidence is high. We have four wins in a row and the mentality is really strong, which is why we achieved the three points today."

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"It's just very frustrating. It would be nice to get three points and leave us with only six to play for.

"If we can get three in the next game at Brentford then everybody can just breath and we can start again.

"Did we deserve to lose? Honestly? No. I think that's a draw, but unfortunately they saw it out and we didn't."

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24PerchBooked at 76mins
  • 6Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 25PetrassoSubstituted forLua Luaat 45'minutes
  • 2Freeman
  • 21Luongo
  • 41ManningSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 18RobinsonSubstituted forWashingtonat 62'minutes
  • 12Mackie
  • 40Sylla

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 10Goss
  • 13Ingram
  • 15Wszolek
  • 17Smith
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 28Lua Lua

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forSemedoat 67'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 41Bannan
  • 9ReachBooked at 61mins
  • 17RhodesSubstituted forNuhiuat 76'minutes
  • 14HooperSubstituted forForestieriat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 6Fletcher
  • 10McManaman
  • 24Semedo
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,708

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Hand ball by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Pudil tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Booking

James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Ryan Manning.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Josè Semedo.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo replaces Ross Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Gary Hooper.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton43288773363792
2Newcastle432671076393785
3Reading43247126159279
4Huddersfield42246125449578
5Sheff Wed432291256421475
6Fulham4320131078542473
7Leeds432271456411573
8Norwich431891676661063
9Derby431712144946363
10Preston431613146257561
11Brentford431791770601060
12Aston Villa431513154546-158
13Cardiff431610175759-258
14Barnsley431512166160157
15Ipswich431316144853-555
16Wolves42159185254-254
17QPR43148214959-1050
18Bristol City43139215663-748
19Burton431212194457-1348
20Birmingham431114184263-2147
21Nottm Forest43129225668-1245
22Blackburn431014194964-1544
23Wigan431010233955-1640
24Rotherham4346333796-5918
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