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William Troost-Ekong stars as Watford hold Queens Park Rangers

William Troost-Ekong and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action when Watford drew 1-1 against Queens Park Rangers in Saturday's championship game.

William Troost-Ekong and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action when Watford drew 1-1 against Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s championship game.

Troost-Ekong had his sixth league start with the Hornets since joining the Italian Udinese team in the summer.

The Nigeria international formed a three-man defense alongside Craig Cathcart and Ben Wilmot in the match and helped his team avoid defeat.

QPR, meanwhile, included Anglo-Nigerian Osayi-Samuel in the first XI and made a significant contribution to Mark Warburton’s men.

Watford started the game on an impressive note with Wilmot opening the scoring in the third minute after Ken Sema set it up.

The Hornets held their lead until the 77th minute when Moroccan midfielder Ilias Chair scored an important tying goal.

Despite the efforts of both sides to secure victory, the game ended with one point each at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Troost-Ekong made 41 touches, won two aerial contests, made four punts and blocked one shot.

Osayi-Samuel, meanwhile, had 33 touches, made a key pass, completed four dribbles and had an 85 percent successful pass rate.

The Anglo-Nigerian participated for 69 minutes before being replaced by Ghana international Albert Adomah, while Troost-Ekong was on parade for the entirety of the game.

With the result, Watford ranks fifth in the Championship table after accumulating 22 points from 12 games, while QPR is 18th with 14 points from the same number of matches.

The Nigerian stars look forward to continuing their impressive contributions to their respective clubs in their upcoming league matches.

Watford will face Bristol City, while Queens Park Rangers will face Rotherham United on November 24 and 25 respectively.

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