QPR vs Blues: Reflections

Blues managed to secure back to back victories and claim all three points despite a dramatic and spirited fight back from QPR which saw a total of seven goals scored in the match as Adams netted a hattrick and made it six consecutive games he’s scored in, equalling Paul Devlin’s 1997 achievement and one goal off the record set by Trevor Francis in 1978.

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Only Blues can be four goals up and you still feel they need a fifth to be safe but such is life as a Bluenose and as QPR managed to get a bit of a lifeline before half time through Matt Smith as he netted QPR’s first goal of the game.

Blues dominated in the first half and Jota certainly seems to be flourishing in the central role, assisting in two of the four goals. Of course, in a typical game-of-two-halves fashion QPR threw the kitchen sink at it in the second half, having little to loose made them a dangerous opponent but Blues managed to hold off their assault as much as possible.

Lee Camp managed to stay firm in between the sticks as he denied QPR’s penalty and managed to deny QPR’s onslaught as the fought tirelessly to prevent their fourth defeat in a row. As disappointing as it was to see Blues come so close to throwing it away, credit needs to be given to them for in fact managing to come away with all three points and Mrabti had the chance to open his Blues account and finish the game off in the 90th minute before the penalty.

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A win keeps Blues in contention for the playoffs as we sit a mere four points outside of it, assuming we’re not docked 12 points this season. Blues face Bolton at home tomorrow and will be hoping to make it a third consecutive victory in a row. Bolton have suffered a lot this season and nearly found themselves in administration, they’ve been unable to pay wages and find themselves 23rd in the table.

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