West Brom mounted an excellent late comeback to beat QPR 2-1 and return to the highest of the Sky Guess Championship on Friday night time.
Valerien Ismael’s males had the higher of the probabilities all through the primary half, however went in behind on the break, after Andre Grey had given Rangers the lead inside 45 seconds.
For a lot of the second half the hosts have been saved at bay, although once they lastly discovered they method again into the sport, the equaliser got here in fortuitous circumstances as goalkeeper Seny Dieng failed to carry Karlan Grant’s shot and pushed the ball into the again of his personal web (75).
Because the noise from the house followers elevated, Grant was the matchwinner within the penultimate minute of the 90 as he completed off a delightfully crafted Baggies transfer to protect their unbeaten begin to the league season and ship them to the summit (88).
QPR, in the meantime, keep eighth after their third defeat of the season.
How West Brom left it late to remain unbeaten
It’s truthful to say each groups had gone off the boil in latest weeks, regardless of having been a part of the pack that raced in direction of the highest because the season obtained underneath method; West Brom had drawn three video games on the trot, whereas QPR have been and not using a league win since August 28.
Confidence was clearly flowing following their midweek Carabao Cup shootout heroics against Premier League Everton, although, and within the blink of an eye fixed they have been forward towards the Baggies, as Grey latched onto Moses Odubajo’s cross, beat the offside lure, drew Sam Johnstone from his line and rolled a low shot previous him and into the unguarded web.
Having thrown down the gauntlet early on, the guests sat again and invited their opponents ahead. Although, on the entire, they have been stable defensively, there have been some almost moments; Darnell Furlong brought on panic when he skipped previous non permanent left wing-back Yoann Barbet and laid the ball throughout the field, whereas Adam Attain’s point-blank header was saved out by an instinctive cease from Dieng.
Shortly after the break, Ismael changed Matt Phillips and Grady Diangana with Jordan Hugill and Callum Robinson – a transfer that was greeted by boos from a bit of the house crowd. It was, nonetheless, the 2 substitutes who would go onto play a key position in a while.
Earlier than that, although, West Brom lastly breached the QPR backline with quarter-hour to play, when Grant obtained the ball on the left-hand facet of the penalty space and powered a shot in direction of the close to put up that an unlucky Dieng pushed into the again of his personal web after fumbling the preliminary effort.
The hosts had their tails up thereafter – and understandably so. With the prospect to return to the highest of the division, they upped the ante and netted the winner when Hugill’s deft contact discovered Robinson, who moved the ball on for Grant to fireplace throughout Dieng and into the again of the online.
Each groups are subsequent in motion at 7.45pm on Tuesday, September 28. West Brom journey to South Wales to tackle Cardiff, whereas QPR host Birmingham on the Kiyan Prince Basis Stadium. Each fixtures might be obtainable to observe on Sky Sports activities Soccer Crimson Button.