Championship round-up: QPR and Bristol City stage thrilling comebacks after a flurry of late goals

first_img1 Matt Phillips scored twice as Queens Park Rangers came back from 2-0 down to beat Wolves 3-2 for their first victory of the season.Goals from Benik Afobe – who has been linked with a move to Norwich – and Kevin McDonald put the home side ahead with Charlie Austin pulling a goal back before half-time.Chris Ramsey’s half-time team talk obviously had a telling effect as his players came out re-energised and Phillips scored twice to hand QPR the three points.Bristol City got their first point of the season after fighting back from 2-0 to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to a late Aiden Flint backheeled goal.A Mirco Antenucci penalty and Chris Wood gave the visitors a two goal lead before an 89th-minute Keiran Agard goal set the wheels in motion for the thrilling comeback.Hull needed to rely on an 86th minute Sone Aluko goal to nick a 2-1 victory at home to Fulham.Ahmed Elmohamady put the hosts in front at half-time before Tom Cairney equalised, only for Steve Bruce’s men to snatch the three points late on.The Championship was full of late goals and Sheffield Wednesday benefited from another as Modou Sougou rescued a point in a 1-1 draw against Reading after Danny Williams’ opener. Bristol City last_img read more


Manchester United news: Paul Pogba’s performance in numbers – was he that bad?

first_img 4 no dice Manchester United star Paul Pogba gets taken off against West Ham. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED 4 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Latest Premier League News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED shining Manchester United star Paul Pogba didn’t have the best game against West Ham but while some fans slammed him, others felt he should have stayed on.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, with whom the Frenchman is currently enduring a tough relationship, had no qualms in pulling the trigger though. 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware Paul Pogba battles Mark Noble in midfield. Dispossessed – 2Once again, this was a fairly par statistic for Pogba this season, the only match he’s made less in was against Watford, while he made five against Brighton and four in the victory over Leicester City.WhoScored.com rating – 6.16/10According to the statistics provider, this was the 25-year-old’s second worst performance in the Premier League.His worst came against Tottenham, which isn’t surprising, but that such a poor game should come in the wake of a turbulent week will no doubt increase the column inches about him in the coming seven days. Tackles – 1With West Ham surprisingly rampant during parts of the match you would like to think Pogba was doing his all to stop the rot. However, he attempted just one tackle, although he did complete it.Interceptions – 0The World Cup winner didn’t cut out a single pass at the London Stadium but, when you look a little closer, he hasn’t made one interception all season in the Premier League… Dribbles – 1If he’s not passing the ball, Pogba needs to help Manchester United advance the ball through his dribbling. He attempted, and completed, just one all game. In fact, the only player on either side to make more than one was Anthony Martial (three).Against Leicester City, when Pogba was the hero for United he made an impressive six.Shots on goal – 3Pogba had more shots on goal than any other Manchester United player, having three efforts. It was just a shame only one ended up on target. The number of strikes he had, though, is about par for the Frenchman this season. Possession – 4.4 per centPogba isn’t the main ball player in the team in his role on the left of the midfield three so it’s not too surprising he’s not dominating the ball but the fact Nemanja Matic so 9.8 per cent of the ball – so much more than the Frenchman – is a surprise.Pass success percentage – 88 per centOn the face of it, it looks like Pogba actually improved in possession of the football today but when you go a bit deeper here it’s not actually as impressive. This season, Pogba hasn’t really got his passing going, apart from against Burnley where he registered his highest success rate this season (85.1 per cent), but he managed 67 passes – 25 more than the 42 he made against West Ham.With a lower amount of passes attempted, the fewest of his campaign so far and just under the 43 he made in the 3-0 loss to Tottenham, it’s no wonder his percentage is higher. Paul Pogba didn’t get a tackle in here but he did force Andriy Yarmolenko to run the ball out of play. The Portuguese swapped him for Fred in the 70th minute, despite United being 2-0 down, and while Marcus Rashford then grabbed a goal, the substitution didn’t stop Man United losing 3-1.But just how bad was Pogba at the London Stadium? Did he really deserve the hook when his team where in desperate need of a goal?Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a look at the statistics to analyse his performance. Paul Pogba attempts to play a pass to a team-mate against West Ham. deals Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star gameday cracker 4 REAL DEAL tense last_img read more