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Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper is the Owls' leading scorer with four goals

Gary Hooper's winner lifted Sheffield Wednesday to fifth in the Championship as they saw off QPR at Hillsborough.

The Wednesday striker was in the right place to collect David Jones' volley and guide a shot past Alex Smithies just before half-time.

Conor Washington headed into the net for Rangers, but the effort was ruled out for a push, and Daniel Pudil's shot hit the post for the Owls.

Tom Lees then cleared Tjaronn Chery's shot off the line as the hosts held on.

Wednesday, who have won five of their seven league matches at home this season, almost went further ahead through Hooper and Adam Reach on the break, while Fernando Forestieri shot just wide.

The defeat ended QPR's five-match unbeaten run and dropped them to 13th.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal:

"My players have been unbelievable this week, against very difficult teams. I'm very happy about what my players did; it was special today.

"The Championship is unique. The number of games, the crowds and the intensity - it is unique. And this is a situation we need to be able to play in.

"So far all the teams have lost games and this can happen. There is not a big value difference between any of the teams.

"We are resilient and reacting well all of the time. We are in a good way in the league."

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"I think we deserved at least a point from the game but that's football.

"When anyone comes to Hillsborough they know they will be under pressure. They are a very good side, whoever comes here knows that.

"We had the pressure on us today but they didn't work our keeper too much, he did not have many saves to make throughout the game.

"But nor did we create much ourselves. My players played well but didn't create as many chances as we could have."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 32HuntSubstituted forPalmerat 70'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 36PudilBooked at 77mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 5LeeSubstituted forWallaceat 87'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 9Reach
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14HooperSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fletcher
  • 12Loovens
  • 16Palmer
  • 33Wallace
  • 34Kean
  • 38Buckley
  • 44Nuhiu

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5OnuohaBooked at 85mins
  • 22Caulker
  • 38HamalainenBooked at 90mins
  • 7BorysiukBooked at 13minsSubstituted forShodipoat 80'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 10Chery
  • 11GladwinBooked at 17minsSubstituted forWszolekat 74'minutes
  • 9Washington
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forPolterat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Ingram
  • 15Wszolek
  • 17Polter
  • 19El Khayati
  • 20Henry
  • 27Shodipo
  • 34Kakay
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
25,903

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Perch.

Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace replaces Kieran Lee.

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers).

David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Olamide Shodipo replaces Ariel Borysiuk.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Booking

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross.

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

Foul by Ariel Borysiuk (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Tom Lees tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Steven Fletcher replaces Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek replaces Ben Gladwin.

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

Foul by Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle14101330111931
2Brighton14842189928
3Huddersfield149141612428
4Norwich148332619727
5Sheff Wed147341615124
6Bristol City147252115623
7Birmingham146531916323
8Reading146441518-322
9Preston146261817120
10Leeds146261415-120
11Brentford145451914519
12Barnsley146172522319
13QPR145451619-319
14Fulham144641618-218
15Burton144551818017
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Ipswich144551012-217
18Wolves144461617-116
19Nottm Forest144372427-315
20Cardiff144371322-915
21Derby14356711-414
22Blackburn143381422-812
23Wigan142571316-311
24Rotherham1413101433-196
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