Massimo Luongo played a starring role as his QPR side snapped a three-game losing streak with a crucial win at Reading in the English Championship on Wednesday morning.
Making his 11th start of the campaign, Luongo was excellent alongside Geoff Cameron in the heart of midfield, giving Rangers the base to secure a 1-0 win thanks to skipper Toni Leistner’s 64th-minute goal.
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While it’s been a tough start to the season for QPR, Luongo has been one of their most consistent players and he’ll hope the gritty away win can help the club push up the table.
Steve Maclaren’s men currently sit in 17th spot on the ladder, four points out of the play-off places ahead of the weekend’s clash against Derby County.
While it was a great night for one Caltex Socceroos midfielder, it was disappointment for another with Jackson Irvine succumbing to injury in Hull City’s loss to Leeds United.
Irvine, who is Hull’s top scorer this season with three goals, limped off after just 28 minutes at the KCOM Stadium.
And his absence certainly affected the Tigers, with Welsh international Tyler Roberts scoring early in the second half to hand Leeds a 1-0 win.
Hull manager Nigel Adkins will be hoping Irvine can shrug off his injury in time for this weekend’s trip to Sheffield United.
“He got a kick on his Achilles so we’ll see," Adkins said.
“It’s not like Jacko not to finish a game. He’s tried to run it off. It wasn’t ideal because Jacko is one of our energetic players in the middle of the pitch. To lose him early doors wasn’t ideal."
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Adam Federici watched from the bench as his Stoke City beat Bolton 2-0.
And in League One, midfielder Kenny Dougall got through another 90 minutes as his Barnsley side drew 1-1 with Plymouth Argyle.
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