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Wells helps QPR claim win

Nahki Wells was substituted in the 86th minute as Queens Park Rangers claimed a 1-0 win away to Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The West London side secured a first away win over Nottingham Forest in 35 attempts courtesy of a Tony Leistner header.

Leistner headed in Luke Freeman's late free kick as Rangers scored with their first chance and then held out an increasingly frustrated Forest.

Adlene Guedioura's 90th- minute strike almost earned a point but Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley managed to tip it onto the bar and to safety.

Apart from that effort, Forest were restricted to long-range efforts as they missed out on an opportunity to move into the play-off places, remaining seventh, with Rangers one point further back in tenth.

QPR's success at the City Ground comes after 20 defeats and 14 draws from their previous 34 visits.

Defender Leistner made the most of the best opportunity on offer, finding the net from Freeman's cross from the right.

QPR manager Steve McClaren, who was formerly in charge of Forest, said: “We all know the history.

“We know that this is a tough place to come and a very good Forest team, but I thought the players were magnificent.

“It was an unbelievable result for us and I'm so proud of the players. It was a win against a very, very good team. There was not one outstanding individual. Everyone did their jobs.

“In the last few weeks, against some good teams, we have defended so well. Joe Lumley made a great save that got us the points, but it was a great team effort which got us the points.”

Reggie Lambe came on in the 78th minute in Cambridge United's 3-0 defeat away by Morecambe in League Two on Saturday.

Colin Calderwood signed an 18-month deal last week as Cambridge's manager, but he could not prevent a sixth league game without a win which left the club one point clear of the relegation zone.

Morecambe took the lead through Vadaine Oliver in the second half and they added two late goals through Andrew Tutte and Kevin Ellison.

Jonté Smith played in Lewes' 3-2 defeat away to Merstham in the Bostik League Premier Division on Wednesday.

The home side were reduced to ten men when Gus Sow was dismissed in the final minute.

Simon Cooper and a brace by Walter Figueira accounted for Merstham's goals, while James Hammond and Kieron Pamment were on target. Lewes are third in the table.

Second-half substitute: Reggie Lambe

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Published December 24, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 23, 2018 at 9:47 pm)

Wells helps QPR claim win

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