Queens Park Rangers ran out comfortable winners on New Year’s Day at Loftus Road as they inflicted a heavy 6-1 defeat on Cardiff City.
Nahki Wells and Bright Osayi-Samuel stole the show on W12, scoring five of the goals between them as QPR got their biggest win of the season so far.
It was also QPR’s first win in five games, a sequence stretching back to the 11th December.
The win leaves Rangers in 15th place in the Championship table, five points off the play-off places.
QUIZ: Can you remember QPR’s last fifteen league positions?
One unsung hero in midfield for the R’s was 24-year-old Dominic Ball, who had a good game in the middle of the park for QPR.
He had a pass success rate of 83% and made three successful tackles.
After the game, Ball praised the performance of the side:
What a way to start the new year!! Let’s carry this into the next few games! Fans were amazing 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/vbVA4Qu3Py
— DominicBall (@DominicBall6) January 1, 2020
Here are what the Queens Park Rangers fans had to say about Dominic Ball’s performance, with high praise coming the way of the 24-year-old on Twitter…
Ran the midfield, what an absolute dom baller 🔥
— Will Pound (@will_pound) January 1, 2020
Quality today mate 👏
— Steve Lewis (@SteveLe94267170) January 1, 2020
Unsung hero today. Tidy kept the ball moving. Excellent display. You r’sssss
— jay qpr adams (@jayjay211291) January 1, 2020
Amazing player and our best holding midfielder by far
— Rangers Till I Die 86 (@rangers_86) January 1, 2020
— touchéturtle (@BrownBread67) January 1, 2020
Excellent today Dom. The difference for me? Being clinical when we were in the ascendancy.
— Grant Foster (@Beanofire) January 1, 2020
Balliniho is on Twitter. Never knew that. Well played today
— JD (@Ramsgatehoop) January 1, 2020