In a pretty poor game, Queens Park Rangers managed to scrape a 1-0 win away at Reading thanks to Toni Leistner’s scrappy finish from a corner that wasn’t cleared away.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson picked up a calf injury in the warm-up which handed a start to Yakou Meite. With the man from Iceland having bagged three goals in his last three games, this was a blow that the Royals could have done without heading into this massive game.
Nakhi Wells had the best chance of the first half which forced keeper Sam Walker into a save after the striker was slotted through by Eberechi Eze. Jordan Cousins headed just over the bar shortly before, with QPR having much the better of the first half and Paul Clement’s side rather lucky to be level at the break.
Massimo Luongo had a shot turned behind by Sam Walker and the resulting corner led to the only goal of the game that separated the two sides. The defender took advantage of a goal mouth scramble to send Steve McLaren’s men back to west London with all three points.
Yakou Meite struck the post late on as Reading pushed for an equaliser but it was not to be as Reading’s turn of form took an abrupt halt ahead of a seemingly dauntless task of taking on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday before the international break.