QPR remain unbeaten in the Championship after their first three games, following a 3-2 win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night.
The R’s have picked up seven points from a possible nine so far, getting off to an excellent start to the campaign under Mark Warburton.
They had to work hard for their latest win, though. On seven minutes, Uche Ikpeazu put Boro into the lead from the penalty spot after Dael Fry was fouled.
The game turned on its head shortly after half-time, as Jonny Howson put a cross into his own net to put QPR back on level terms.
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Moses Odubajo was shown a second yellow card soon after, but Lyndon Dykes put the 10-man R’s in front with a powerful effort on the angle.
Boro were to find an equaliser through Matt Crooks who rifled home from the edge of the area, but on 76 minutes, Chris Willock made it 3-2 as he found the bottom corner with a left-footed strike.
After the 10-men took the lead twice, chairman Amit Bhatia was quick to praise QPR’s bravery on the night.
Courage. Grit. Determination. Teamwork…. What a performance ! pic.twitter.com/QAn52acqCv
— Amit Bhatia (@Amit_Bhatia99) August 18, 2021
When QPR were reduced to 10 men, it looked as if only one team would go on and grab the three points, but credit to them.
They stuck to the game plan and didn’t shut up shop like most teams would do, and Boro were made to pay for a few mistakes.
The R’s look like a good outfit under Warburton, who has recruited well and made them impressive in every area of the pitch.