Wells’ strike earns all three points for QPR Substitute Celina plays key role in Swans’ win Battling Preston prove too much for Millwall Kodjia comes to Villa’s rescue against Potters McGregor anticipating tough period for Celtic
NAHKI WELLS’ second-half strike earned QPR a 2-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Middlesbrough at Loftus Road. BERSANT CELINA came off the bench to earn Swansea a 2-1 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday at the Liberty Stadium.
It looked as if the Owls were going to claim their first away win for more than two months when Marco Matias PRESTON sealed back-to-back victories in the Championship with a battling 3-2 win over Millwall at a freezing Deepdale.
First-half goals from Alan Browne and Tom Barkhuizen and a late strike from Andrew Hughes secured all three points for Alex Neil’s side. JONATHAN KODJIA came to Aston Villa’s rescue to salvage a point in a 2-2 Sky Bet Championship home draw with Stoke.
Stoke twice took the lead, but Kodjia demonstrated his value by winning a penalty, which Tammy Abraham converted, and notching the equaliser.
Joe Allen, who impressed for Stoke, opened the scoring two minutes into CALLUM McGREGOR believes Celtic have to “put the foot to the floor” until the respite of the January break as he prepares for the trip to Hibernian today.
The Hoops are in the midst of a nine-game December. The midfielder said: “The fixtures have been pretty gruelling. We have to put the foot to the floor and get as many points as we can.”