QPR showed great determination to grind a 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough last night, after playing more than 40 minutes with ten men.
Both sides went into yesterday evening’s contest unbeaten from their opening two games, after both secured a draw on matchday one, before proceeding to win their second games of the season.
Uche Ikpeazu fired the hosts into the lead in the seventh minute from the penalty spot, before a Jonny Howson own goal levelled the contest just after half time.
Moses Odubajo was then sent off a couple of minutes later, but Lyndon Dykes gave The R’s the lead in the 56th minute.
Matt Crooks made it 2-2 in the 72nd minute, but Mark Warburton’s side regained the advantage 15 minutes from time via Chris Willock’s composed strike.
In what turned out to be a very spirited performance from the R’s, it was skipper Stefan Johansen who put in another mightily impressive performance.
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The former Fulham midfielder kept possession moving quickly in central areas, beating the Middlesbrough press continually.
Johansen also broke up the play excellently, putting in a commanding display during a time where The R’s needed their captain.
Here, we take a look at how some QPR fans have reacted to Stefan Johansen’s performance against Boro…
Supreme tonight guys, absolutely Supreme.
— Stories from the sea (@DesiCommsMan) August 19, 2021
Proud of what you are doing @stefanjohansen!
— Jay Palmer (@jayboybriz) August 18, 2021
What a player and leadership is top 🔥
— MR D (@qprdeanooo) August 18, 2021
Amazing as always
— Lee Newell (@leonardnewell) August 18, 2021
You were outstanding again today skip! Going both ways and putting yourself about to the extent of cramp!! Just brilliant @stefanjohansen
— Sam Exworth (@ExworthSamuel) August 18, 2021
What a fantastic performance tonight by you and the lads. We don’t normally win when we go down to 10 men. What’s going on ?
— Simon Belcher (@SimonBelcher9) August 18, 2021
“He’s taking us up this seasonnnn”
Outstanding today Stefan,lovely assist. COME ON YOU RRRSSSS
— QPR LATEST NEWS (@latest_qpr) August 18, 2021