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Byline: IAN WHITTELL at John Smith's Stadium

HUDDERSFIELD 2

Kachunga 57 Mounie 61 pen

QPR 0

ELIAS KACHUNGA helped ensure that QPR's woes continued as they struggle to adapt to life without free-scoring Nahki Wells.

The Huddersfield winger scored one, and won a penalty, to ease Danny Cowley's outfit further away from the relegation zone - and drag Rangers a little closer to it.

And the omens certainly do not look good for the Rs, who have scored just once, and lost all three games, since on-loan striker Wells was recalled by Burnley and sold to Bristol City in last month's window.

Boss Mark Warburton said: "I sound like a broken record at the moment but you've got to take your chances.

"We created chances, played some dominant football and looked a good team but you are only a good team if you score.

"It's too simple to say it's just because of Nahki. There are 10 other players on the pitch."

VITAL STATS " Kachunga added to Warburton's concerns after 57 minutes when he headed in from pointblank range after a killer cross from leftback UDDERSFIELD QPR7 ..Shots on Target 2 5 ..Shots off Target 4 4 .Corners ..3 15.. Fouls 15 1 . Offsides1 Harry Toffolo.

75.9Passing Success %.81.4 390 Total Passes.. 474 44.7..Possession % ..55.3 52.8 .Territorial Adv % .. 47.2 And just three minutes later Kachunga was tripped by Lee Wallace after the defender had failed to clear a blocked shot properly and Steve Mounie blasted in the penalty.

Cowley said: "We want to get to 50 points. That's been the objective and we're on 35 now.

"Maybe we've dragged a couple of other teams in but it can change quickly. All we know is, in the history of football, no team has ever been relegated with 51 points."

HUDDERSFIELD: Lossl 7, Simpson 5, Stearman 6, Schindler 6, Toffolo 8, Kachunga 9 (Willock 89), Hogg 7, O'Brien 7, Bacuna 7 (King 74, 6), Mounie 7 (Campbell 71, 6), Smith Rowe 7. Subs not used: Coleman, Chalobah, Pyke, Stankovic. QUEENS PARK RANGERS: Kelly 6, Kane 5, Hall 7, Masterson 5, Wallace 7, Amos 6 (Clarke 67, 6), Ball 6, Osayi-Samuel 6 (Oteh 87), Chair 6 (Pugh 67, 6), Eze 9, Hugill 7. Subs not used: Lumley, Manning, Rangel, Barbet. MAN OF THE MATCH: Elias Kachunga. Scored a goal, won a pen and clinched a win.

REFEREE: David Webb 7.

VITAL STATS HUDDERSFIELD QPR7 ..Shots on Target 2 5 ..Shots off Target 4 4 .Corners ..3 15.. Fouls 15 1 . Offsides1 75.9Passing Success %.81.4 390 Total Passes.. 474 44.7..Possession % ..55.3 52.8 .Territorial Adv % .. 47.2

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Date:Feb 9, 2020
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