Loan Watch: Gallagher strike downs QPR

By SFC Media Mon 06 Feb Loan Watch
Photo by Reuters | Sam Gallagher

Sam Gallagher struck an injury-time winner for loan club Blackburn Rovers as they won 1-0 against Queens Park Rangers at Ewood Park.

The striker’s 11th goal of an impressive campaign came just one minute into stoppage time to clinch a vital three points.

The visitors thought they had opened the scoring when Conor Washington’s header bounced down off the crossbar, but officials deemed the ball hadn’t crossed the line and Rovers took full advantage.

Elsewhere in the Football League, Jason McCarthy played the full 90 minutes as Walsall recorded a 2-1 home victory over Northampton Town.

John-Joe O’Toole had given the visitors the advantage after 23 minutes, but the Saddlers rallied in the second-half and goals from Matt Preston and Erhun Oztumer sealed the points.

Paulo Gazzaniga kept a clean sheet as Rayo Vallecano won 1-0 against Almeria in Segunda Division.

An own goal from Fran Vélez on 7 minutes proved to be the difference between the two sides.