It would be hard not to say that matchday nine of the Championship was one of the most fascinating rounds to watch this season. Among the clashes of the big names, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion was also another must-watch clash on Saturday evening. Both teams were close to each other on the league table, with the former stood fifth and the latter fourth. With that in mind, the fans expected to be treated with a thrilling clash at the Loftus Road.
It’s fair to say that QPR have taken the league by storm under Mark Warburton. They secured five wins and a draw after the first eight matches, a record that surprised many people. Furthermore, free-scoring wasn’t something familiar with the team under Steve McClaren. But QPR registered fourteen goals before this match, the second-highest record just below their opponent, West Brom.
Keeping the unbeaten streak from the start of the season is a tough job, but Slaven Bilić’s West Brom have dealt with it perfectly. With four wins and four draws under their belt, the squad was in high confidence when they travelled to London, and they transferred that onto the pitch by securing their fifth win of the season. Two goals from Nathan Ferguson and Matheus Pereira in the second half meant three points were theirs at the end of the day.
This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of West Brom’s 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out why didn’t Warburton’s tactics work out for them against Bilić’s tactics.
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