CLASSY CONOR SPOT-ON TO STUN ROYALS
... but Terry can’t bag win
READING reached the Championship playoff final last season – but they were given a rude awakening as the new season kicked off.
Unfancied QPR triumped 2-0 with a double from Conor Washington. The second goal came from the spot after Reading centre-back Tiago Ilori was sent off for pulling back Pawel Wszolek. There was a touch of controversy about it because the Royals’ Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was down injured at the time.
R’s boss Ian Holloway had sympathy for the Royals: “The referee could have blown before – the fella was on the floor. It ain’t half harsh. But that’s life.”
Hull spoiled John Terry’s Aston Villa debut by fighting back to earn a 1-1 draw, while Wolves beat Middlesbrough 1-0.
In League Two, Luton romped to an astonishing 8-2 win against Yeovil with striker James Collins scoring a hat-trick on debut.
CLINCHER: Conor Washington scores QPR’s second from the penalty spot
FRUSTRATED: Villa’s John Terry