LONDON – A superb finish by Chris Willock, a 24-year-old forwardMontserrat eligibility, helped push Queens Park Rangers (QPR) to a 2-0 victory over Millwall at The Den in England’s Championship on Wednesday night with his fifth goal of the campaign.
Willock – whose younger brother Joe plays for Premier League club Newcastle United and another footballing brother Matty, 26, for Montserrat – provided a moment of quality nine minutes after the break.
He received Ilias Chair’s pass with his back to goal, swiveled, and made space with a slick turn before firing low into the bottom corner.
Stefan Johansen doubled the lead in 71 minutes on a comfortable night for Rangers, who moved up to eighth place in the table, six points off the top, while Millwall dropped to 19th, a point above the bottom three.
QPR boss Mick Beale said: “Sometimes we play nice football, but tonight I thought we had to do a bit of everything. We had to scrap and run hard, so I was delighted.”
Speaking of Willock, who has scored in five of his six appearances this season, and Chair, QPR boss Mick Beale said: “When I looked at the club in the summer and the opportunity to come, they were the two people who helped me see a little bit of myself in this team.
“They drive me mad sometimes because they’re mavericks, but you have to make allowances for your match-winners and on nights like tonight when they create and score.”
Jamaican striker Junior Morias, 27, scored his fourth goal of the season. Still, his strike deep into stoppage time proved only consolation for Dagenham & Redbridge, who went down 4-1 at second-placed Wrexham on Tuesday night in the fifth-tier National League.