Harambee Stars prospect Onyego unable to help Bristol avoid defeat to QPR

STARS ABROAD Harambee Stars prospect Onyego unable to help Bristol avoid defeat to QPR

Mark Kinyanjui 12:36 - 18.02.2024

Onyego had a decent individual display but ultimately could not help Bristol City avoid defeat to QPR.

Harambee Stars prospect Zak Vyner Onyego had a decent outing but could not help Bristol City prevent losing 1-0 to an Illias Chair-inspired QPR in a Championship clash on Saturday.

Chair slotted in Lucas Andersen's pull-back as QPR extended their winning streak at Ashton Gate to four matches.

Onyengo won three of his six areal duels, and won one of his three ground duels, while making two tackles and interceptions. 

He also took a no nonsense approach by making two clearances and another two blocks.

In the opening half-hour, opportunities were scarce, with Ross McCrorie's volley into the side netting and the hosts losing Sam Bell to an early injury. 

Against the flow of the game, the visitors took the lead when Chris Willock, back in the lineup, surged through midfield, played it wide to Andersen on the right, and Chair calmly slotted the ball into the bottom right corner for his fourth goal of the season.

During the second half, the Hoops asserted control, testing Bristol City keeper Max O'Leary with attempts from Chair and Andersen. Despite a late flurry of corners for the Robins, Sam Field's clearance off the line in the dying moments denied the home side an equalizer.

The result was disappointing for Liam Manning's side, especially considering their impressive 3-1 victory over Southampton just four days earlier, which ended the latter's 25-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

QPR are now just a point behind Millwall, who lost at home to fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, in the race to stay in the Championship.

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