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QPR Fans Verdict: Olise Magic Seals Away-Day Three Points

The Loyal Royals were in an understandably good mood on Saturday evening after some Michael Olise magic...

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After the disappointing performance and result on Wednesday night, and with significant injuries for both Yakou Meite and Lucas Joao in that match against Birmingham City, the odds seemed to be stacked against us going into the game against QPR.

However, once again, this team showed us exactly what they’re made of, and exactly why this season has the foundations to be a very special one for us fans.

It was a proper Championship away performance. We scrapped, looked hard to beat and limited the home side to very few clear-cut chances - in fact, I can’t remember Rafael making a save.

When your defensive players do their job, which they did, and you have players like Michael Olise at the top end of the pitch, you always give yourself a chance of snatching a win. We’ll speak about Olise in more detail later on, but boy is that kid special. An absolute star boy.

There wasn’t a lot for the fans to be unhappy about on Saturday night, but there were wary about the injuries that are beginning to stack up. Another key player is now out for a good period of time as Omar Richards limped off in the first half.

Here’s how the fans reacted to the key talking points...

Injuries

As I’ve just said, this is the one thing the fans will be worried about. Joao and Meite were both injured in the loss to Birmingham in midweek and now, to rub salt into those wounds, Omar Richards will now be out for a little while with a hamstring injury of his own.

This is a big blow. You guys don't need me to tell you how good Richards has been at left back this season, he’s been arguably our stand-out performer.

With the injuries starting to rack up again, it left the fans a little concerned on Twitter...

Huge three points

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there will definitely be some fans who were unimpressed with the performance as a whole and some who thought it was the perfect away performance and beautiful in its own right.

I’m definitely in that latter category, but ultimately we managed to get three absolutely huge points.

It was a scrappy game with no real clear-cut chances for either team, but we managed to get the three points regardless which is what the best teams tend to do.

The fans were delighted with the win, and who can blame them?

Michael Olise

I don’t need to sit here and type out a few paragraphs about how good is the kid is. We already know it.

Once again he stole the show on Saturday afternoon, this time with a wonderful last-minute winner. A player going all the way to the top, and a player the fans have already fallen in love with...

Conclusion

A very, very important win all things considered. With the injuries mounting up and the next two games being Norwich City and Brentford, that could end up being a very big three points.

However, when you have players like Michael Olise on the pitch, you’ve always got a chance of winning a football game.

Onwards and upwards. URZ.