Wigan Athletic 0-1 Queens Park Rangers

27 Aug

Nedum Onuoha


QPR defender Nedum Onuoha scored the only goal of the game, just after half-time

Queens Park Rangers edged a tight match at Wigan to avoid a third straight Championship defeat.

In a goalless first half, Yeni Ngbakoto shot straight at Adam Bogdan for QPR, while Wigan had Craig Morgan’s far-post header disallowed for offside.

The winning goal came just minutes into the second half, when Nedum Onuoha lashed in after Jake Bidwell’s free-kick was only half cleared.

Max Power fired wide and Will Grigg headed over for Wigan as QPR held on.

The first five minutes saw Ngbakoto almost put the visitors ahead, but his shot failed to trouble Bogdan in the Wigan goal, while Morgan’s header was the best chance for the hosts in the opening period.

QPR went into the game on the back of defeats by Barnsley and Preston, but showed great resilience once they had taken the lead, epitomised by Alex Smithies’ save at full stretch to deny Luke Garbutt.

Wigan had found the net at least once in their past 16 league outings, but despite those late efforts by Power and Grigg, it was QPR who took all three points.

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Perch.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ariel Borysiuk.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Adam Bogdan tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ariel Borysiuk (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Morgan.

Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Max Power.

Attempt saved. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ariel Borysiuk replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt missed. Yeni N’Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Yeni N’Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by William Grigg.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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