QPR are taking on Aston Villa tonight in the Championship and it's an Irish man who has broken the deadlock. Both Conor Hourihane and Ryan manning started for their respective sides, but it's Manning who has made the biggest impact, powering home a header for QPR in the 12th minute.
Manning got across Villa centre back John Terry and connected well with a deep cross from Jake Bidwell, giving QPR the lead.
Have a look:
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Manning was also involved in QPR's second goal dummying the ball for Bidwell to fire home at the edge of the box via a deflection:
Manning joined QPR in 2015 from Galway United and has made seven appearances for the Rs this season along with two appearances for the Ireland U21s.