Ian Holloway’s return to QPR was a successful one as the home side beat Norwich City 2-1 this afternoon and that was the Canaries 4th league defeat in a row.
Their fans must be worried about their sudden drop down the table to 6th place on 27 points – 10 points behind Newcastle and we have a game in hand.
But Martin Olsson was sent off after only 2 minutes of the game when he handled the ball to stop a Nedum Onuoha effort – but the penalty was missed by Tjaronn Chery who shot wide.
Some start to this game!
Washington scored after 21 minutes and Polter after 27 minutes to put QPR 2-0 up at the break and there was a late consolation goal for Norwich from Naismith.
Connor Washington scores QPR’s first goal
Huddersfield Town lost to Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City, who got a good 3-2 win at home in what was termed a thriller.
But that’s the Terriers 4th defeat in their last 6 league games.
Reading beat Burton Albion 3-0 to surge into 3rd place on 31 points, just 6 points behind Newcastle.
So with Brighton only drawing 1-1 last night at home to Aston Villa, three of the top six teams have lost points this weekend.
It’s like Rafa Benitez has said – things can change very quickly in this division with the games coming thick and fast.
We can take nothing for granted in tomorrow’s game at Elland Road.
But if Newcastle can beat Leeds United tomorrow afternoon, we will be 5 points ahead of Brighton and 9 points ahead of Reading in 3rd place.
Here’s the latest positions at the top of the Championship before tomorrow’s game at Elland Road.
Leeds United are 7th on 26 points.