Coventry secured their place in the Championship play-off places with a convincing victory at woeful QPR on Sunday afternoon, thanks to Sweden international Viktor Gyokeres’ double as they defeated their London rivals for the third time in six games at Loftus Road.
Coventry were well-organized in the middle of the park, spreading the ball and searching for gaps to thread through to their strikers. Hamer fed Gyokeres for their opening goal from outside the box in just the tenth minute.
Viktor Gyokeres scored twice to lead Coventry City past QPR and into the play-off positions. The big Swede scored early at Loftus Road before adding another strike four minutes from time.
Goalkeeper Ben Wilson made impressive saves either side of half time to deny Ilias Chair and Sam Field their attempts. Rangers, which had led three weeks earlier, fell out of the top six.
Coventry made use of Leon Balogun’s absence and QPR’s subpar showing to claim their first win since November, lifting themselves up into sixth position – one point behind Burnley and Blackpool who both still face relegation threats. Mark Robins led his side.
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Viktor Gyokeres powered Coventry City past hapless QPR 3-0 and into sixth place in the Championship to keep Mark Robins’ men out of the bottom three. Gyokeres opened up scoring for City in the 10th minute after Hamer had played him through, scoring an excellent goal that sent them ahead 3-0.
Even so, Rangers were struggling to create chances in the opening 45 minutes and their poor defending proved costly as Gyokeres was left unmarked at the back post and nodded home his second goal of the day.
London club Fulham have lost seven matches since Gareth Ainsworth took over as head coach. Since that time, they’ve managed just one victory to stay above relegation but could fall out altogether should Blackburn Rovers beat Hull City at Loftus Road late kick-off (19:45).
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Viktor Gyokeres struck twice within three minutes to help Coventry beat QPR and move into the play-off places. They now find themselves back amongst the top six for the first time this season; although seventh-placed Blackburn Rovers may still make up ground on them if they win their late kick-off against Hull City on Tuesday.
Ben Wilson made crucial saves during both halves to deny Ilias Chair and Sam Field from scoring goals, giving Sweden international Olof Mellberg his 19th league goal this campaign after only 10 minutes at Loftus Road. Jake Bidwell missed an opportunity to double their advantage before Ben Wilson made two crucial stops either side of half time to keep out their efforts.
But Coventry soon extended their advantage when Hamer played Tyler Walker through, before the Swede found Gyokeres to complete a counterattack. Gyokeres now has 20 league goals this season – and could have even scored another had Seny Dieng not blocked his powerful header late on.
Viktor Gyokeres scored twice to send Coventry City into the play-off places with ease. Coventry now sits sixth in the Championship after their first win in four matches while QPR have only won once of their 12 league matches since gaining promotion to Premier League status last term; Mark Robins will hope for two victories from home against Hull City late kick-off time to keep their title challenge going strong.
Read our match report or check out the omissions on our match-day blog to gain a complete picture. After being relegated from the Premier League after an impressive campaign, Queens Park Rangers will hope to return to top form soon – whether or not that can happen remains to be seen; they remain some way off their Championship-winning peak but must soon start closing on leaders like Birmingham City in order to avoid going under.
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