QPR stay on a roll with Wells
Nahki Wells was substituted in the 72nd minute as Queens Park Rangers beat Millwall 2-0 in a Sky Bet Championship match last night.
Wells was lively in the opening minutes of the match, shooting over from a free kick just outside the box and then putting a left-footed shot wide from a difficult angle on the right side, both inside the first ten minutes.
QPR netted twice in the space of three minutes around the half-hour mark, with Massimo Luongo scoring from a header in the 30th minute. Eberechi Eze added the second from a left-footed shot from inside the box.
The win was the third for QPR since Wells joined the team on a season-long loan from Burnley, of the Premier League. They moved up to sixteenth in the Championship on ten points.
On Saturday, QPR are at home to Norwich City, who are a point ahead of them in the standings.
• Middlesbrough moved second in the Championship as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in other action.
George Saville capitalised on a defensive mix-up to put Tony Pulis’s side in front and Britt Assombalonga sealed victory in stoppage time as Middlesbrough cut Leeds United’s lead to one point.
Sheffield United moved into sixth spot after a goalless draw with Birmingham City.
Big-spending Nottingham Forest won for only the second time in the league this season, with summer signings Lewis Grabban and João Carvalho on target in a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday that moved them into mid-table.
• Derby County manager Frank Lampard was fined £2,000 (about $2,600) by the Football Association after admitting to a misconduct charge.
The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his team’s 1-0 Championship defeat by Rotherham United on Saturday for leaving his technical area to argue with a match official.
“Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been fined £2,000 after he admitted an FA misconduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” the FA said in a statement.
The 40-year-old Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England, took his first managerial role in May and has guided Derby to seventh place in the Championship after seven matches.