Brighton and Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed showed exactly what he was capable of as he made his debut for Queens Park Rangers in the weekend’s tie with Wigan Athletic.
With four straight Championship defeats in the season of 2018/19 so far, Hemed took his place in the starting eleven alongside fellow Burnley loanee Nahki Wells and both men played a part in helping us to get over the line to the first three points of the campaign.
As previously covered, it was not pretty, but it was job done and the cherry on top in many ways was in keeping the clean sheet against the newly promoted side given we had conceded 13 goals already.
Taking to social media to laud the impact of the Israeli international, well, it’s fair to say fans were happy with what they saw of him as he led the line admirably and got himself off the mark for the year with his first goal at Loftus Road.
Hemed going off, ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. I lied he is the best debut I've seen since I've been watching QPR. Fantastic professional and absolute quality from the first minute. Take a bow @tomerhemed10 #QPR
— Terry Arnold (@TerryArnoldDXB) August 25, 2018
Impressed with Hemed, quality player. #QPR
— Clonners (@Clonners58) August 25, 2018
Just give Hemed the Balon D’or already
— OG (@og_ojg) August 25, 2018
that Hemed finish reminds me of how Austin used to finish , great from the debutants today , defence was solid also and what a performance from Lumley in goal , well fought three points , URRRRRRRRS ????⚪️ @QPR #QPR
— Shawn (@MoistStrawberry) August 25, 2018
I’m already in love with Hemed and Wells. Good to see Lumley keep a clean sheet as well! Hopefully this kickstarts the season and we can end up comfortably in mid table #QPR
— Joe McCabe (@j_mac61) August 25, 2018
Happy days. Well deserved win. Hemed and Wells excellent. Some real craft from both of them. Things are looking up #QPR
— Steve S (@RuislipR) August 25, 2018
What a great performance today finally a win defensively we were outstanding Wells and hemed were so good on debut and the fight, heart, guts and determination we showed we’re all so good to see Common URsssss ????⚪️????⚪️ #QPRWIG
— Anthony G (@AnthonyG_187) August 25, 2018
Based on that performance, especially if the squad showing can improve, it certainly won’t be his last goal in our colours either.