Warburton hails Rangers fightback

Queens Park Rangers
Steven Fletcher gave Wednesday the lead before QPR hit back.

QPR manager Mark Warburton praised his side’s mentality as they came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.

Rangers fell behind at Hillsborough when Steven Fletcher stepped up and tucked away his third goal of the season from the penalty spot, but Warburton’s men refused to roll over.

Jordan Hugill equalised on the hour-mark. Nahki Wells’ exquisite through ball was collected by Hugill who rounded Kieren Westwood and passed the ball into an empty net.

The QPR turnaround was complete when Hugill added his second on 64 minutes. This time Ryan Manning beat the offside trap before his low cross allowed Hugill to comfortably slot home.


“It was a tough venue against a really tough opponent, but I thought we had a strong performance today. I looked at the replay of their penalty and it’s fair to say it was questionable,” Warburton said.

“But we went in at half-time and found ourselves 1-0 down but we had to do more of the same. We needed to move the ball a bit quicker, be a bit more positive with our decision making going forwards to create chances and I thought we did that.

“We had to defend our goal from their aerial presence and they’ve got good players here and we knew the threat they posed but we dealt with it really well – it was a deserved three points today.

“We’ve played very well in a couple of games and got nothing out of it. They know they can come to a place like this and score goals. Full credit to them, they’ve worked so hard on and off the pitch.”