It was an absolutely breathtaking afternoon on Saturday at Loftus Road for all concerned with Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City, as the latter secured a crucial three points in their hunt for a play-off finish.
Garry Monk’s men ran rampant in the first half and found themselves 4-0 up after 42 minutes. Four goals in 21 minutes after a hat-trick from Che Adams and a strike from Harlee Dean looked to have secured all three points for Blues before half time.
However, after Matt Smith netted for the R’s before half time, Steve McClaren’s men came out all guns blazing after the interval. Smith scored again two minutes into the second half, and Jordan Cousins scored with just ten minutes left to play.
The R’s were handed the miraculous opportunity to level the scores after being 4-0 down, but Nahki Wells couldn’t round off what would have been a remarkable comeback from the West London club.
After the game, Wells took to Twitter to apologise to fans, labeling his miss as the “worst feeling” he’s ever had in football.
Prob the worst feeling I’ve ever had in football!! Apologies I let us down!! Try & right the wrong on Tuesday!!
— Nahki Wells (@nahkiwells) February 9, 2019
Here, we take a look at fans’ reactions to this tweet…
No apologies needed. You have been a star and one of the hardest workers on the pitch. We move on. We are @QPR
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) February 9, 2019
The fact that you care is enough.
— Joseph Jerimiah B (@bradyboyqpr) February 9, 2019
Been unreal all season Nahki, keep going and sign that permanent deal with us ❤️
— Brad (@qpr_brad16) February 9, 2019
Forgive you if you sign perm in summer
— Robert Tarrant (@taz_qpr) February 9, 2019
1977 Dave Webb missed a penalty away to AEK Athens in QF Eufa Cup for us, nobody blamed him as we got knocked out of the Cup, no proper QPR supporter will blame you @nahkiwells
Incidentally, our next game after getting KO’d all those years ago was also away to Bristol City!
— Joe Hylton???????????????????????????? (@JoeHylton1) February 10, 2019
Chin up Nahki, we go again on Tuesday. ????⚪
— Liam (@QPRLiam) February 9, 2019
You didn’t let us down. You gave us hope & tried your best – what a pressure penalty that was! Hold your head high – you’ve been amazing for us this season & you will score way more on the weeks ahead #goNakhi #superstriker #QPR
— SDRangersmad (@Sandyhoops) February 9, 2019
Nothing at all to apologise for mate
— Steve S (@RuislipR) February 9, 2019
Could see you were so upset at the final whistle. You did your best and that’s all you can do. Better luck next time.
— Linda Fitzgerald (@Hoops9Linda) February 9, 2019