Preston North End claimed a second away win in a row this evening, as they beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road.
The Lilywhites were looking to bounce back from Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Cardiff City, and did so with a couple of penalties.
Daniel Johnson bagged the first, converting from the penalty spot after Scott Sinclair had been tripped inside the QPR penalty area.
Emil Riis won the second, drawing contact from Lee Wallace to give Sinclair the chance to score himself, and he duly obliged by slotting home North End’s second penalty of the night.
Having beaten Brentford 4-2 before the international break, this was another successful trip to West London for North End, and it’s hard to ignore the contribution of Riis.
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Preston’s new £1.2million striker signing was a constant thorn in QPR’s side, showing great touch and movement to cause problems all night long.
He was physical and worked hard, challenged for aerial balls, ran in behind, linked play well and wasn’t afraid to take players on; all that was missing was a goal, and he may be gutted not to have scored from an Alan Browne cross.
The Dane was making his first start for North End since signing from Randers, and fans took to Twitter to rave about his performance tonight, branding him ‘class’ and ‘ridiculously good’.
Others felt he was ‘brilliant’ and ‘quality’, noting that he is different to and better than anything that North End already have, with supporters already taking to the 22-year-old.