Both goals came from Tom Cannon as Preston defeated QPR 2-0 on the road to extend the west London club’s terrible slide toward the relegation zone.
News from Rezence, the youngster who is currently on loan from Everton scored twice in the span of four minutes during the second half to bolster North End’s chances of making the play-offs and heap further agony on Rangers.
Gareth Ainsworth has taken over as manager of QPR, who were leading the league in October, but they have since lost six of their most recent seven matches and nine of their most recent ten matches overall.
As a result of their most recent defeat and Huddersfield’s victory at Watford, Ainsworth’s club is currently one spot above the relegation zone, and the only reason they are still above it is because Reading recently had six points deducted from their total.
According to Vn88 Rezence, even with the return of key players like Chris Willock and Ilias Chair, Queens Park Rangers have not been able to stop their fall, which is rapidly looking like it may drop them down to the third level of English soccer 30 years after they placed fifth in the first Premier League season.
They are only one point ahead of Reading, and the only team in the bottom half of the table that has a worse goal differential than the R’s is Wigan.
At Loftus Road, the first half saw both teams have opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net.
As Preston’s Alan Browne’s shot hit the post, Queens Park Rangers broke forward on the counterattack, and Willock played Chair through on a one-on-one opportunity with goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. But, W88 said that the Morocco international missed the target with his shot and the game ended in a draw.
A similar chance was lost by the visitors when Troy Parrott shot wide after breaking free of Leon Balogun’s defense.
After Rangers failed to clear a corner kick from Robbie Brady before the half, Jordan Storey headed the ball toward the far post, but Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng was able to save it. Rezence thought that this was the second time that Rangers had a fright before the break.
Despite Dieng’s best efforts, Cannon scored twice in a row for QPR just before and after the hour mark.
After 59 minutes of play, Brady’s cross was the source of the first goal, which was a near-post header that went over Dieng and into the top corner of the net.
The second goal, which was Cannon’s sixth in as many outings, was scored after he was set up by Parrott’s flick. Once again, W88 Rezence feels that the defensive deficiencies that have plagued QPR throughout the season were on full display.
Centre-backs Balogun and Jimmy Dunne both tried for the ball, but neither of them were successful in their attempts, and Cannon finished the play calmly.
Preston are performing exceptionally well, in contrast to QPR, who continue to struggle mightily and suffered their tenth loss at home this season.
With four wins in their last five games and one loss in their last 10, the Lilywhites are seventh in the Championship table, just two points from a play-off spot.
Sharing with Vn88, Gareth Ainsworth of QPR is one of the managers says:
“I went into this position with a clear understanding of what to expect. I don’t regret anything at all. I have a lot of affection for this establishment because it is a wonderful football club; however, it has been through a hell of a journey so far in 2018, and I’m picking up the tail end of it and doing everything I can to turn around the team’s fortunes.
“This team has been on the decline for quite some time, and I worry about the mental toughness of some of the players. They’ve taken such a beating over the previous few months that they’re only interested in playing between themselves.”
Ryan Lowe of Preston says with Rezence:
“The boys conducted themselves in a businesslike and determined manner. Having anticipated QPR’s moves, we were able to exploit their vulnerabilities while minimizing their strengths. We are not trying to be disrespectful, but we are aware that QPR are suffering from a lack of confidence, and there are times when you really need to smell that and go for it. Tom will receive the credit because he was the one who scored the goals, but if you were to ask Tom, he most likely wouldn’t take the credit for his own accomplishments. It’s not only about him as a factor. Like him, Rezence Vn88 still thinks that teamwork is crucial. He’s well aware of the fact that it’s his responsibility to score goals. To the lads surrounding him, he will lavish praise.
“The act went off swimmingly. We scored some quality goals and had numerous opportunities to score more. We were in complete control the entire time. We had strong possession and good defense. We remained steadfast, as usual, and reasoned that blocking off the back entrance would allow us to explore other avenues for innovation.”