Coventry City 3 - 2 Queens Park Rangers

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Coventry City 3 - 2 Queens Park Rangers

Postby dutchman » Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:17 am

Kyle McFadzean's late header gave Coventry City victory over Queens Park Rangers in an entertaining Championship game at St Andrew's

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QPR took the lead from the penalty spot when Lyndon Dykes blasted home after Bright Osayi-Samuel had been fouled in the area by McFadzean.

The hosts turned it around either side of half-time with Matt Godden heading in at the far post before Callum O'Hare scored from close range following a smart flick.

R's defender Yoann Barbet levelled with a thunderous strike having been left unmarked from a corner, before McFadzean won it with a powerful header from another set-piece.

There had been little sign of what was to come in a scrappy opening 40 minutes that saw both teams struggle to create a clear opening.

Scotland international Dykes made it two in two games for his new club, and four penalties for the season, with a thumping effort from 12 yards following McFadzean's clumsy challenge just inside the box.

The R's, who conceded 76 league goals in 2019-20, were then undone by familiar defensive frailties.

They were opened up far too easily down their right for the Sky Blues' opener as Ryan Giles hung up a cross to the back post for the unmarked Godden to head down and through the legs of goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

Their second came courtesy of more lax defending with Fankaty Dabo able to evade three challenges before his low cross found O'Hare, who controlled the ball cleverly with his heel before slotting past Lumley.

After Barbet had made the most of generous marking to level things up, the R's then returned the favour to allow McFadzean to give Coventry their first win at this level since March 2012.

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