Wells Scores As QPR Defeat Leeds United

January 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored the lone goal for Queens Park Rangers as they defeated Leeds United by a score of 1 – 0 today [Jan 18].

The Bermudian striker — who scored a hat trick to start off the year and then scored his 4th goal of 2020 on January 11th – scored in the 20th minute of today’s match, and with neither team finding the back of the net during the remainder of the game, QPR claimed the 1 – 0 victory.

Graphic courtesy of QPR:

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The game had a number of controversial aspects with a penalty saved and a red card awarded, and Wells’ goal is also being termed as ‘controversial’ by some British media outlets, with the BBC reporting, “Nahki Wells’ controversial first-half goal earned QPR victory over 10-man Leeds, who missed the chance to go top of the Championship.”

“Marcelo Bielsa’s side also saw Patrick Bamford’s second-half penalty saved as they slipped to back-to-back league defeats for the first time this season. But they were rightly aggrieved by QPR’s winner as Eberechi Eze’s free-kick struck both of Wells’ arms before he tapped into the net from six yards.”

“Nahki Wells scored a controversial winner as QPR beat Leeds 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday,” SkySports reported, while the Guardian reported that “Nahki Wells’s controversial goal gave QPR victory and dealt another blow to Leeds’s promotion bid.”

Nahki Wells was featured on the cover of QPR’s official match day programme today:

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The QPR match report said, “Nahki Wells and Liam Kelly were the match-winners for Rangers – victorious again following an impressive 1-0 Sky Bet Championship success over second-placed Leeds United.

“This really was a spirited, dogged display from Mark Warburton’s QPR side, who were rewarded for their positive first-half performance when Wells struck the game’s only goal on 20 minutes.

“Kelly pulled off a fine 62nd-minute penalty save to deny Patrick Bamford, that following its controversial award, and Leeds – who had midfielder Kalvin Phillips shown a straight red card for his bad 88th-minute tackle on Geoff Cameron – subsequently left the capital pointless.

“For the second weekend in a row, Rangers faced a team in hot pursuit of promotion to the Premier League.

“Rangers did indeed start on the front foot, enjoying plenty of early possession in the process.

“Rangers finally made their early pressure count come the 20th minute. Another lung-busting Osayi-Samuel run earned the R’s a free-kick 20 yards from goal.

“Eze then took the subsequent set-piece and, when his low effort deflected off Luke Ayling and into the path of Wells, the in-form forward poked home past a wrong-footed Casilla for his 14th goal of the campaign.”

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  1. Wow!! This is magnificent.
    Soccer persons who express great interest in furthering their soccer skills in England, take out all pages to Wells’s athletic book. The determination, perseverance, positive goals, having a natural outstanding soccer ability, sticktuitiveness, the will, positive attitude, family support….have all played a vital and necessary role in Wells’s soccer career!
    To those Bermudian young men, who express a keen interest in furthering their soccer prowess in England or where ever, take pages out of Wells’s book, then strive with all of your might to move forward!
    May your success in soccer surpass Wells’s!

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