Video: Nahki Wells Scores Goal In QPR Victory

December 15, 2018 | 9 Comments

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored his fifth goal of the season as Queens Park Rangers played to a 2 – 1 win over Middlesbrough today.

The club’s match report said, “Rangers returned to winning ways thanks to a deserved 2-1 victory against one of the Sky Bet Championship promotion favourites in Middlesbrough.

“Pawel Wszolek got the ball rolling for QPR with a close-range effort in just the fourth minute, ahead of Tony Pulis’ charges drawing level through George Saville in the 51st minute.

Wells was voted Man of the Match, graphic courtesy of QPR

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“It was Steve McClaren and his Rangers team who were ultimately triumphant, though, thanks to Nahki Wells’ emphatic finish on 60 minutes.

“In a 4-4-1-1 formation, the R’s lined up as: Joe Lumley; Furlong, Toni Leistner, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell; Wszolek, Massimo Luongo, Cousins, Luke Freeman; Ebere Eze; Wells.

“Despite some atrocious west London weather, Rangers were quick out of the blocks. Indeed, it took the R’s just three minutes to first threaten, with Wells spinning Boro’s Britt Assombalonga on the right-hand side of the box before shooting just inches past the far post. Then only a minute later, QPR took the lead.

“Following some patient approach play, Freeman slipped in Bidwell down the left, who in turn crossed for Wszolek to slide home from all of a few-yards out.

“In the ninth minute, Lynch’s long-range blast so nearly freed Wells before visiting goalkeeper Darren Randolph gathered, then Wells threatened again two minutes later when he skipped past Aden Flint before seeing his subsequent effort deflect wide.

“Just before the half-hour mark, Wells escaped the attention of two Boro defenders before dragging an effort just wide from 12 yards.

Video highlights of the match including Wells goal

“The R’s posed the greater goal threat in the opening period, and it was Wells who enjoyed another opportunity on the stroke of half-time. Furlong did well to dig out a cross from the right, before the Bermuda international glanced his header wide.

“A good first half, then – but Rangers were dealt a double blow shortly after the interval. Moments after Lynch was forced off through injury – and eventually replaced by Josh Scowen, leading to a slight R’s reshuffle – Boro levelled matters on 51 minutes.

“Ryan Shotton’s ball into the penalty was only half-cleared by Furlong, before George Saville thundered his edge-of-the-box effort past Lumley and into the bottom right-hand corner.

“With parity restored, the visitors exerted some pressure following their equalising goal. But Rangers hit back by regaining the lead on the hour mark thanks to a swift home attack.

“Lumley’s quickly-taken free-kick to Eze saw the latter subsequently pick out Wszolek down the right, before the Pole’s pull-back was hammered home by Wells.”

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  1. Anbu says:

    Well done nahki. U are doing us proud mah bie!!!

  2. Magnificent for Wells!!
    Hhhhhmm… if Burnley is relegated(SMILE) , would other teams..Barclays…,look at Wells??
    He does not need to be treated like that!!
    Wretched and ridiculous coach!!

  3. cpm says:

    Following on the train of thought of a week of the propaganda show and athletes, why is Wells in the UK taking a sports job from a born UK citizen?

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