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Wells nets as QPR advance in FA Cup

  • Fifth round here we come: Nahki Wells, centre, celebrates scoring against League One team Portsmouth in the FA Cup fourth round at Loftus Road yesterday. QPR won the match 2-0 and will now face Premier League side Watford on Friday, February 15

(Photograph courtesy of QPR)

Nahki Wells scored his eighth goal of the season to help Queens Park Rangers advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup today.

The 28-year-old netted his side’s opener in their 2-0 win at home to League One side Portsmouth, with QPR now facing Watford on February 15.

Wells fired wide before Matt Smith headed down from a corner for the Bermuda striker to bundle in for the Sky Bet Championship side in the 70th minute.

In the 77th minute, Smith doubled the home side’s advantage, heading home from a Luke Freeman corner to end League One Portsmouth’s hopes, giving the QPR their first win in five games.