QPR suffer FA Cup exit
Nahki Wells grabbed a consolation goal as Queens Park Rangers were knocked out of the FA Cup after a narrow 2-1 fourth-round defeat to Sky Bet Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.
Wednesday left-back Morgan Fox opened the scoring just before the interval, before Sam Winnall doubled the visitors lead late on. Wells struck in the 93rd minute, but it proved too little too late for the hosts.
“I feel like we have gone out without having a real crack at it,” said QPR manager Mark Warburton to the BBC website. “We had a couple of big chances that we have to score. To score at the death is almost irrelevant, the damage was done earlier.
QPR's fast start laid the platform for their emphatic 5-1 win over Swansea City in the previous round, but they exhibited very little fluency or attacking threat in the early stages of the encounter.
Wednesday took the lead when Sam Hutchinson's quick throw-in caught out two home defenders and Fox collected possession unchallenged in the penalty area to fire a left-footed effort under goalkeeper Joe Lumley.
Rangers did rally after the break, with Julian Borner's superb tackle denying Eberechi Eze an equalising goal.
However, Garry Monk's side, who won 1-0 at Premier League Brighton in the third round, always looked comfortable.
And they killed the game off in a dramatic conclusion, with Adam Reach leading a counter-attack to set-up Sam Winnall's close-range finish, before Wells rounded Cameron Dawson to slide in a second stoppage-time goal.