Queens Park Rangers will be over the moon with their comeback against Stoke City, as they overturned a two-goal deficit to win 4-2.
This result leaves QPR 16th in the Championship, 11 points away from the relegation zone, while it is also Ryan Manning’s second game back in the side having spent four consecutive matches on the bench.
Jordan Hugill, Eberechi Eze, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ilias Chair were the players who scored the Rs’ goals, but Manning also played a vital role in ensuring that Mark Warburton’s side left the game with three points, as shown in the graph below.
Considering Manning’s first game back in the team ended with a clean sheet against Swansea City, Warburton will likely be feeling particularly impressed with the 23-year-old following this match.
Primarily, the Irishman was a solid presence defensively, successfully completing two of his three attempted tackles, while he also made two clearances and came out on top in three aerial duels.
There was also a clear willingness to make things happen, as Manning completed two dribbles and completed the same number of key passes.
The clearest indication of this came for QPR’s first goal of the day when he cut inside and played a perfectly-weighted reverse pass, which allowed Hugill to finish it off with a first-time strike – he didn’t have to break stride.
This highlighted the precision in his play, which is also shown through his statistics, as both of his attempted shots were on target, while his pass success rate of 70% is respectable.
All of this saw him receive the highest WhoScored rating of any QPR player with 8.2, showing that he took his opportunity to impress Warburton, while also playing an integral part in ensuring the team came away with three points.