Queens Park Rangers fans on Twitter were ecstatic and full of praise for manager Steve McClaren after the R’s secured their first away win of the season with a 2-1 win over Bolton.
The West London side have struggled this season, especially away from Loftus Road, with their heaviest defeat coming in the form of a 7-1 thumping by West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Against Bolton on Saturday though McClaren’s side looked far more confident and assured and both goals came with some impressive build up play. Attacking midfielder Luke Freeman opened the scoring for the R’s after 26 minutes following a swift counter attacking move that saw Freeman driving at the heart of the Bolton defence and then shifting the ball wide to loanee Nahki Wells. Wells then drilled the ball low into the box and it was Freeman there to turn it home.
Eberechi Eze was deployed on the right of a midfield four by McClaren, and it was he who doubled their lead 10 minutes in to the second half after some neat interplay on the left-hand side allowed Freeman to cross, and Eze was there to control and fire past Ben Alnwick in the Bolton net.
Despite Bolton sub Josh Magennis pulling a goal back, QPR saw the game out and their fans were buzzing with the result and McClaren’s tactics on Twitter. Check out some of the best tweets below.
But…But….But…we never win away?!?!
— Chris Nott (@notty12389) September 15, 2018
7 points out of the last 3, credit to mcclaren and the team
— Harry (@H4RRYQPR) 15 September 2018
Who are these masked men masquerading as QPR players? An away win ? A pleasant surprise.
— Ken Whitelaw (@whitelawkr) 15 September 2018
A win away
— touchéturtle (@BrownBread67) 15 September 2018
Fantastic! Two lovely goals and a steely performance in the last twenty minutes. Fair play to McClaren who got the subs bang on
— Jools (@Jools_Orca) 15 September 2018
Absolutely buzzing about the win yesterday! Loads of visible improvement under McClaren after a poor start to the season, let's make it 5 wins in 6 against Millwall and Norwich! Never have I been so happy to be proven wrong! #BOLQPR #QPR #awinaway
— Jonny Naidoo (@JonnyNaidoo) September 16, 2018
Very early and I am not saying we are the real deal yet, but I owe mcclaren an apology especially after the stick I gave him after the Bristol City game. With the loan signings he has turned us into a good side @QPR
— Sam Prior (@samprior1882) 15 September 2018