On loan Queens Park Rangers striker Nahki Wells would’ve gone into today’s clash with newly promoted Luton Town looking to extend his international goalscoring form, and ultimately, he did just that.
Ebere Eze opened the scoring three minute into the tie, and with 29-year-old Wells quickly helping himself to a brace before the half hour mark, the Loftus Road faithful saw a pretty comfortable and commanding lead. Typically, Luton hit back with just under ten minutes remaining in the first half, but at 3-1 it was in our hands.
Shortly after the half time restart, Luton really made a game of it and grabbed a second on the afternoon, but we saw the game out and avoided the leveller to take a 3-2 victory on the day.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, manager Mark Warburton knew we had made that more difficult for ourselves than we should’ve done.
“As a team we gave a soft goal away. We’re all human and we all make mistakes. That happens. To give them a glimmer of hope like that, we shot ourselves in the foot. Then they scored early in the second half and suddenly the whole dynamic of the game changes. We still missed chances in the second half and we’ve got to be more ruthless in front of goal because goals change games. But we got three points, really important, and three wins on the spin.”