Huddersfield Town 2-0 QPR: Koroma and Toffolo goals seal comfortable win
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Huddersfield put in their best performance under Carlos Corberan disposing of a poor QPR side at the John Smiths. 

Goals from Josh Koroma and Harry Toffolo made it two-nil at half time and neither side could hit the net after the break.  

The result moves Town up to 13th in the Championship while QPR sit in 18th. 

Story of the game

It only took three minutes for Huddersfield to hit the front. Josh Koroma driving forward with the ball, the QPR defence just decided to back off him. It afforded him the room to curl a shot into the top corner from just outside of the box leaving Seny Dieng in the Rangers goal with no chance for his fifth goal of the season.

It was a brilliant goal and a great example of the confidence that Corberan has been able to instil in the twenty-two year old, which is helping fill the void left by Karlan Grant

Huddersfield searched for a second and it nearly came after six minutes. Koroma again at the heart of the move, slipping in Harry Toffolo who left footed strike seemed destined for the bottom left corner but Dieng was able to get down well to deny him. 

QPR were looking to play on the break and nearly released Lydon Dykes a couple of times in the first quarter of an hour but both times the Scotland international just mistimed his runs and was flagged on both occasions. 

They did create a chance after twenty four minutes, former Huddersfield loanee Chris Willock having an effort from just outside the box but it was easily saved by Ben Hamer in the town goal, making his 350th career appearance. 

Town then had their own chance, the ball ended up with Fraizer Campbell making his 50th town appearance, but his shot was charged down by the QPR defence. 

He then had another chance in the box but he could only send it straight at Dieng under pressure from the defence. 

Town did double their lead however shortly after. A great team move by Huddersfield ended up with Josh Koroma who again slipped in Harry Toffolo but this time the left back made no mistake firing into the bottom right corner to get his first home goal for the club. 

QPR were having the same issues as Huddersfield had under previous manager Danny Cowley, Huddersfield were allowing them possession and breaking on them to devastating effect, hence the two goal lead. 

Just before the half, Huddersfield nearly had a third, Isaac Mbenza getting released down the right before cutting beck for Carel Eiting who tried to slip Josh Koroma in but his shot was well blocked. 

It was a great half from Huddersfield, at times they looked unplayable and their play had a fluidity which QPR couldn't cope with. 

Despite being two goals down QPR offered little in the way of chances in the second half. It was Huddersfield who were brimming with confidence, creating chances.

After fifty-three minutes, Mbenza had a chance from the edge of the box but blazed horribly high. A minute later Pipa had more luck from the edge of the dee but Dieng was there to make a good save. 

He was called into action again shortly after, tipping an excellent Lewis O'Brien effort round the post after another flowing Huddersfield counter. 

There was a long stoppage when Town captain Christopher Schindler was forced off with a serious looking injury after seventy-nine minutes. It looks like it could be a long spell on the sidelines which will be Carlos Corberan's only concern of the game. 

QPR nearly took advantage of his departure, having their best chances of the game after the eighty minute mark. A smart free-kick routine allowed Yoann Barbet room in the box but Toffolo was able to charge his effort down before he could do any damage. 

Into stoppage time Ben Hamer was finally called into serious action. Dominic Ball with an excellent free-kick from twenty-five yards out but Hamer was equal to it. 

Man of the Match: Seny Diel

Huddersfield were excellent and while Koroma and Toffolo were outstanding it was more of complete team performance. QPR as a team were also awful with the exception of their number thirteen. He made a few top saves but his save from O'Brien stood out, somehow getting to the ball when it looked certain to be a Huddersfield third. Without him it could have been five or six easily. 

Takeaways  

Huddersfield are improving under Corberan

It seems with each passing game, Huddersfield are getting more familiar with Corberan's demands. Today was their best performance under him and it looks like the players are enjoying their football which is breeding confidence. They were fluid and it looks like there is a plan going forward. 

QPR need consistency

Today they weren't good enough, they didn't create a key chance until late on when the game was over. They were unlucky to come up against Huddersfield on the day but they turned over the ball over too easily and were punished.   

 

 

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