West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Queens Park Rangers: Baggies come from behind to go top of Championship

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Karlan Grant hadn't scored for Albion since their second game of the season, the 3-2 win at home over Luton.

Karlan Grant scored his second match-winner for West Bromwich Albion, sending the Baggies back at the top of Championship table.

In the 88th minute, the 15m Huddersfield Town signing scored the winning goal. This was after a game that turned around late in the match when Grant's on target effort caused Seny Dieng, QPR's goalkeeper, to make a costly mistake.

Rangers had been led by Andre Gray, a Watford striker on loan. The Rangers were ahead within 45 seconds. With 15 minutes remaining, the Hoops held that lead.

Grant fired a speculative left-foot shot from 15 yards. Dieng was able to get down low to save the ball, but then Dieng managed to clumsily fling the ball into the net.

With just two minutes remaining, Grant defeated Dieng from the same angle this time, but with a low finish in the bottom corner to lift the Baggies back to fourth place, ahead of Saturday’s fixtures.

Wolverhampton-born Andre Gray scored the goal in the Birmingham Road End's first 45 seconds. It stunned Baggies fans.

Albion reacted quickly to the QPR counter-attack in less than one minute.

Grady Diangana was dispossessed at the Rangers box's edge. The Rangers broke upfield and Moses Odubajo slipped into Gray. Gray, a former Luton and Brentford striker, slid the ball under Sam Johnstone from an angle.

Albion came within inches of levelling the score, but Diangana shot just wide at 20 yards. He then tried again, firing again when he could do better.

Rangers goalkeeper Dieng had to be alert to parry Adam Reach’s powerful header.

After QPR seemed to have absorbed whatever Albion had to throw at them however, Dieng was only to blame for the hosts’ leveller.

Grant was also involved in the equaliser and won the match.

Although he only scored once in the Premier League last year, this was his second win at The Hawthorns in just over a month. This came after Albion's third goal in the 3-2 victory over Luton in August.