Massimo Luongo explains how Leeds United caught Queens Park Rangers off guard

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers played out a 1-1 draw yesterday evening.

Massimo Luongo has admitted to Queens Park Rangers official site that Leeds United shocked his side last night.

QPR had prepared to face up against Leeds’ usual 4-4-2 formation in training, but they were caught off guard when Steve Evans switched.

Evans decided to play with two wingers and Chris Wood as a lone striker, and Luongo admits that the tactical change took some time to get used to.

“We worked on a few things in the build-up to the game in terms of how to exploit them, but they played a different formation to usual,” admitted Luongo. “We looked at two options they might test us with, and then they did something completely different.

“It took us a little while to get in our groove, but we were solid throughout, limited them to very few chances and that’s important away from home.”

Leeds ended up taking the lead against QPR when Wood met a deep cross and tapped in from close range.

However, the longer the game went on the more Rangers grew into it and they were rewarded for their persistence.

Sebastian Polter was upended in the box in the latter stages of the match, and Tjaronn Cherry converted the resulting penalty to ensure that his side left Elland Road with a point.

The draw means that QPR have now lost just two of their last nine outings, with the side progressively finding their feet under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's stewardship.

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