Queens Park Rangers produced a stunning comeback to overcome a two-goal deficit and pick up all three points at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Rs found themselves 2-0 down inside the opening half-hour but fought back to go into the break all-square before clinching the victory with two late goals; Bright Osayi-Samuel firing home in the 71st minute then Ilias Chair clinching the win in injury time.
But it was neither of the above players that received the bulk of the praise post-game, instead, midfielder Dominic Ball drew the acclaim for what some described as a ‘Man of the Match’ performance.
Here’s what supporters have been saying…
Motm for me, always assured and calm plus keeps that ball moving fwd, well done dom!!!!
— Andy Swan (@Andy_Swan82) February 15, 2020
Had a good game but Eze or Ball deserved MOTM for me
— George Clarkson (@gclarkson96) February 16, 2020
After touting him for being the best player on the pitch at the weekend, other fans described him as “underrated.”
These reactions went from being compared amongst the squad to the Championship on the whole, and even as far as the whole world – even if that one was a little tongue in cheek.
— patrick 👾 (@Pbe24138691) February 15, 2020
Most underrated player in our team
— Zach Hampshire (@thismightbezach) February 16, 2020
Dom Ball is the most underrated footballer in the world ! #qpr
— George Clarkson (@gclarkson96) February 15, 2020
Dominic ball is got to be up there with one of the most underrated players in the league. What a lad. #QPR
— Joshua Nukem (@JoshyNewcombe) February 15, 2020
His display in the heart of the pitch against Stoke has led to others asking him to sign a new contract at the end of the season.
QPR might not thank me, but get the contract out, put it on the table, let him sign it, let him write whatever numbers he wants to put on there — given what he’s done since he’s come in — and let him sign the contract and go
— Josh Fenwick (@JoshFenwick23) February 15, 2020
Further supporters reflected on his just good of a signing he has been this season after linking up with QPR in the summer on a free transfer from Rotherham, who were relegated from the Championship.
The 24-year-old has also featured for Rangers and Aberdeen after coming through the youth system at Spurs.
“Top attitude” and “signing of the season” were two phrases used.
What a signing dom ball has been, top player with a top attitude!
— Sam Prior 🏴 (@samprior1882) February 15, 2020
He’s proved to be a solid signing 🔵⚪
— 🅰️🅱️8️⃣ (@alfiebryant8) February 15, 2020
Dom Ball Signing Of The Season For Us Aswell #Qpr
— Troy W (@troyqpr) February 15, 2020
Whilst a few others believed he had the potential to be their next captain, one even touted him to become the skipper next season.
— Harry Krzystyniak (@thekrzystyniak) February 15, 2020
Dom Ball captain next season imo
— harry (@harry_qpr) February 15, 2020
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