Wells Scores In Queens Park Rangers Defeat

April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored in the 81st minute as Queens Park Rangers recorded a 2 – 1 loss against Bolton Wanderers.

The club’s match report said, “Phil Parkinson’s Bolton took a first-half lead against the run of play through Will Buckley [35 minutes], though there was less of an element of surprise when Callum Connolly extended the visitors’ lead in the 71st minute.

“Substitute Nahki Wells gave QPR hope when he struck nine minutes from time – though Rangers couldn’t complete the comeback.

QPR vs Bolton Wanderers Highlights

“The first half of this encounter wasn’t exactly a thriller, though Rangers posed the greater attacking threat and had the better of the possession for a large chunk of it.

“In the 10th minute, Freeman lashed wide from just inside the box. Then, after Bolton’s Sammy Ameobi had a tame distance shot collected easily by Lumley in the 18th minute, Rangel’s low ball in from the right a minute later somehow flashed across the face of goal without a touch.

“However, it was visitors Bolton who took a surprise 1-0 lead into half-time, edging in front in the 35th minute. Lumley flung himself to his left to keep out Josh Magennis’ looping header – only for Buckley to be waiting on all of three yards to bundle the ball home with his knee.

“A goal behind, Rangers began the second period with intent.

“The visitors would eventually double their advantage in the 71st minute, moments after Wells had come on to replace Hemed in attack.

“Ameobi – who improved with every passing minute – saw his initial range attempt parried by Lumley, then Connolly followed up to slide home Wanderers’ second goal of the afternoon.

“Disaster for the R’s – who were twice denied by Matthews in the 77th minute in their bid to halve the deficit. The visiting goalkeeper saved from both Wells and Osayi-Samuel.

“However, Rangers would bring themselves back to within a goal of Bolton in the 81st minute. Wells’ well-taken effort opened QPR’s account, the Burnley loanee curling the ball into the far bottom corner of the net from the right-hand edge of the box to give the R’s hope.

“Ultimately, though, it wasn’t to be QPR’s day – despite five added second-half minutes at the death.”

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