Hugill makes it three from five

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 24th August 2019

West Ham's on loan striker Jordan Hugill continued his fine start to the 2019/20 season with a third goal in five games since joining Queens Park Rangers on loan.

The 27-year-old forward was on target once again for the Rs as they eased to a 3-1 win against Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road this afternoon - his third goal of the campaign and his second in consecutive games.

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Rangers, who had fallen behind to an early Cedric Kipre effort before coming back to take the lead with goals from Nahki Wells and Ererechi Eze added their third with just nine minutes of the match remaining.

And once again Hugill - previously on target against Stoke and Swansea - was the man on hand to apply the finish, just 23 minutes after entering the fray as a 68th minute substitute.

Having missed a glorious chance to score just two minutes after replacing midfielder Josh Scowen, when he somehow managed to fire over the bar from no more than two yards out, Hugill made amends when applying the finish to Eze's through ball.

The former Preston man, who cost West Ham some ?8million in January 2018 raced through to meet the pass before curling the ball inside Wigan 'keeper David Marshall's far post to secure all three points for Rangers, who move up to 13th in the Championship as a result.

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Elsewhere in the Championship Josh Cullen featured for the full 90 minutes as Charlton rose to second in the table with a narrow 1-0 win over Brentford; the only goal of the game coming from Conor Gallagher.

And West Ham's third loan player currently featuring in the old Second Division, Grady Diangana, came on at half time for West Bromwich Albion at Derby County where a late Kenneth Zohore penalty secured a point for the Baggies.

* Albion manager SLaven Bilic ended up watching the game from the stands, after he was shown a red card for complaining about a referee's decision.

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