Date: 9th December 2017 at 6:50pm
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Following today’s clash between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Queens Park Rangers hosted Leeds United at Loftus Road for a 3pm kick off on Saturday December 9, with the visitors taking a pretty comprehensive three one victory.

All three goals from Leeds came from Kemar Roofe in the second half as he completed his hattrick, but Pawal Wszolek did capitalise on Felix Wiedwald’s error to get the consolation.



Smithies, Wszolek, Onuoha, Robinson, Bidwell (Sylla 71), Luongo, Chair (Osayi-Samuel 64), Freeman, Scowen (Hall 78), Washington, Smith.


Cousins, Manning, Lumley, Wheeler.


Wiedwald, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, Vieira (Pennington 80), Alioski (O’Kane 70), Saiz, Roofe, Ekuban (Cibicki 38).


Lonergan, Borthwick-Jackson, Anita, Shaughnessy.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Chris Kavanagh blew the final whistle, Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway explained.

‘We’ll look at where we are and see if we can maybe freshen it up with people who haven’t had to go through this, because it looks like they’re getting down a little bit. We played very well in the first half and should have been ahead but unfortunately the goal we need to give the boys the confidence they deserve is eluding us. Then when the opposition score, as they did today, it hits us a bit, and then they got another one. The annoying one was the third one, because we were right back in it after the crazy goal we got.’

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen in his comparitive interview explained.

‘In the first half we were not good but in the second we were better and it was important to score the first goal. The whole defensive line was much better. We’ve had five games now where we have defended better and believe we’re stronger. They came under pressure and we defended well, because it was difficult with QPR’s direct play with Matt Smith up front. It was a tough test for the defence. We have had five very good performances and I’m very pleased with the team, the performance and of course the result.’