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HOOPER KEEPS BOSS HAPPY

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GARY HOOPER was Sheffield Wednesday’s matchwinner as he netted the only goal against Queens Park Rangers.

The former Celtic frontman struck to lift the Hillsborough club to fifth in the Championship.
Hooper collected David Jones’ deflected volley to guide a shot past Alex Smithies just before half-time.

Boss Carlos Carvalhal said: “My players have been unbelievable this week against very difficult teams.

“I’m very happy about what they did – it was a special day.
“The Championship is unique. The number of games, the crowds and the intensity. This is a situation we need to be able to play in.

“So far all the teams have lost games and this can happen. There is not a big value difference between any of the teams.

“We are resilient and reacting well all of the time. We are in a good way in the league.”

The defeat ended QPR’s five-match unbeaten run and dropped them to 13th.
Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “I think we deserved at least a point, but that’s football.

“When anyone comes to Hillsborough they know they will be under pressure. They are a very good side.”

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