QPR 1 Huddersfield Town 2: We got three lucky points, admits Wagner

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Huddersfield boss David Wagner felt his side were lucky to win at QPR.

The Terriers boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road, where first-half goals from Izzy Brown and Nahki Wells put them in control.

Luke Freeman pulled a goal back on the hour-mark and Wagner admitted Rangers deserved a least a point.

“We have to be honest; we were not at our best and I think we were lucky today,” Wagner said,

“QPR were very good. They were very aggressive, created on the wings and our keeper Danny Ward was by miles the best player on the pitch, which I think says everything.

“We got three lucky points, but three points are three points and we are so happy to have got them.

“We should not forget also that we scored two wonderful goals and created other opportunities as well.

“But in my opinion QPR deserved more than they got. It doesn’t change that we have got three three points, though.

“We scored two great goals and in the second half we were unable keep the pressure off.

“But how we defended, and how Wardy kept us in the game and we fought to keep the ball out of our net, was great to see.”

QPR manager Ian Holloway is convinced his team will get enough points to stay up.

Rangers are 19th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone, after their eighth home league defeat of the season.

Holloway said: “We’ve probably got to win five or six games, so we’ve got a big margin for error.

“I saw enough out there to convince me that we are a good group. I couldn’t be more proud of them.

“We’re disappointed to lose again, but if we keep playing like that’ll we’ll be fine.”

Holloway agreed with Wagner’s assessment that Rangers did not deserve to lose.

“We created three or four chances before they scored,” Holloway said.

“We let the first goal in almost out of nothing and then, before you know it, it’s two.

“We had a mountain to climb but I was delighted with the lads’ effort.

“Unfortunately, this league is about taking your chances, and we created more than enough.

“I can’t fault any of them. I feel sorry for them at the minute. They’re not getting what they deserve out of things.

“They know what stats I want and I guarantee when I look at them that we’ll have outrun nearly all of their players.

“Unfortunately, their players slipped out of the net and banged it in twice.

“That’s what a venomous snake does to you. It bites you - and we got bitten twice.”

QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Bidwell, Luongo, Manning, Wszolek, Mackie, Washington, Smith. Subs: Freeman, Goss, Ingram, Ngbakoto, LuaLua, Furlong, Sylla.

Huddersfield: Ward, Cranie, Hefele, Schindler, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Kachunga, Brown, van La Parra, Wells. Subs: Smith, Billing, Coleman, Payne, Lolley, Quaner, Stankovic.

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)