Free-scoring Luongo fires QPR to big win in Championship
In-form Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo found the net again overnight to help QPR to a thumping win in the English Championship.
Luongo, man-of-the-match in Australia’s draw with Colombia last week, scored a crucial equaliser as QPR stormed to a 4-1 win at home to Norwich.
With his side trailing 1-0, Luongo played a neat one-two with teammate Matt Smith before poking a low strike through a crowd of Norwich defenders and past the stranded Angus Gunn.
It was Luongo’s fourth goal in his last seven matches for QPR and took his tally to six for the campaign, easily his best return in three seasons for the London-based outfit.
The equaliser sparked Rangers into action in the second stanza, with goals to Smith, Eberechi Eze and Ryan Manning handing the hosts a comfortable victory.
QPR boss Ian Holloway was full of praise for Luongo post-match, hailing the Australian’s recent run of form in front of goal.
"It was a fantastic goal - a couple of little one-twos," Holloway said.
"I gave Mass a rest the other day but we look fantastic when he's in there in that form. He's starting to get prolific."
Elsewhere, Bailey Wright got through 68 minutes as Bristol City suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Brentford.
In Switzerland, Tomi Juric was on target as FC Luzern secured a 3-1 win at home to St Gallen.
The striker netted from the penalty spot midway through the first half to help his side to their third-straight win in the Swiss Super League.
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