Championship roundup: Aston Villa slip to shock defeat against QPR
Aston Villa’s hopes of automatic promotion suffered a major blow with a surprise 3-1 defeat at home to QPR that, coupled with wins for Wolves and Cardiff, saw Villa fall seven points off the pace in third.
Steve Bruce’s side, having thrashed the leaders Wolves 4-1 on Saturday, fell behind to Ryan Manning’s header after 12 minutes and Jake Bidwell’s deflected effort put the visitors 2-0 up at half-time.
Luke Freeman added a late third at Villa Park to move QPR up to 15th despite James Chester’s consolation – the defender’s third goal in as many games.
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