Bermuda’s own Nahki Wells was back in fine form today when he scored the lone goal for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) to defeat Leeds United by a score of 1 – 0.
The Bermudian striker — who scored a hat trick on New Year’s Day and then scored his fourth goal in the 2020 season on January 11, before he hit the back of the net in the 20th minute of today’s match.
According to QPR’s website, today’s game saw a number of controversial calls with a penalty saved and a red card awarded.
Wells’ goal was also described as “controversial” by some British sportscasters.
The BBC report said: “Nahki Wells’ controversial first-half goal earned QPR victory over 10-man Leeds, who missed the chance to go top of the Championship.
“Marcelo Bielsa’s side also saw Patrick Bamford’s second-half penalty saved as they slipped to back-to-back league defeats for the first time this season. But they were rightly aggrieved by QPR’s winner as Eberechi Eze’s free-kick struck both of Wells’ arms before he tapped into the net from six yards.
“Nahki Wells scored a controversial winner as QPR beat Leeds 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday,” SkySports reported.
The Guardian reported: “Nahki Wells’s controversial goal gave QPR victory and dealt another blow to Leeds’s promotion bid.”
The QPR match report said: “Nahki Wells and Liam Kelly were the match-winners for Rangers – victorious again following an impressive 1-0 Sky Bet Championship success over second-placed Leeds United.
“This really was a spirited, dogged display from Mark Warburton’s QPR side, who were rewarded for their positive first-half performance when Wells struck the game’s only goal on 20 minutes.
“Kelly pulled off a fine 62nd-minute penalty save to deny Patrick Bamford, that following its controversial award, and Leeds – who had midfielder Kalvin Phillips shown a straight red card for his bad 88th-minute tackle on Geoff Cameron – subsequently left the capital pointless.
“For the second weekend in a row, Rangers faced a team in hot pursuit of promotion to the Premier League.
“Rangers did indeed start on the front foot, enjoying plenty of early possession in the process.
“Rangers finally made their early pressure count come the 20th minute. Another lung-busting Osayi-Samuel run earned the R’s a free-kick 20 yards from goal.
“Eze then took the subsequent set-piece and, when his low effort deflected off Luke Ayling and into the path of Wells, the in-form forward poked home past a wrong-footed Casilla for his 14th goal of the campaign.”
- Feature Photos & Highlights Courtesy of QPR