Championship wrap: huge wins for Luongo, Wright

Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo has put in a man-of-the-match display as QPR upset the league-leaders in the English Championship, while Bailey Wright’s Bristol City boosted their promotion hopes.

Luongo got through another brilliant 90 minutes in QPR’s midfielder as they held on for a 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Loftus Road.

The winner came inside four minutes through Idrissa Sylla, before Luongo and QPR’s back-four held firm to topple the side that headed into the match at the top of the ladder.

The victory caps a huge few days for QPR, who beat high-flyers Wolves on the weekend and they are now up to 12th spot and closing in on the play-off places.

And that’s exactly where Bailey Wright’s Bristol City are after another superb win on the road this morning (AEDT).

Wright’s side were too strong for Fulham, winning 2-0 thanks to first half goals from Bobby Reid and Korey Smith.

City remain in fourth spot on the Championship ladder, just five points behind top-of-the-table Wolves.

Elsewhere, midfielder Jackson Irvine got through 90 minutes for Hull City, who went down 3-1 at home to Middlesbrough.

And left-back James Meredith’s Millwall lost 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak will be hoping for more game time on Thursday (AEDT), as his Aston Villa side travel to play Preston North End.