Troost-Ekong Shines In Watford Draw Against QPR
Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong was in action as his club, Watford played out a 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s Championship game.
Troost-Ekong was handed his sixth league start for the Hornets since teaming up with the side from Italian club Udinese in the summer.
The Nigeria international formed a three-man defence along with Craig Cathcart and Ben Wilmot in the encounter and helped his side avoid defeat.
QPR, meanwhile, included Anglo-Nigerian Osayi-Samuel in the first XI and made a significant contribution for Mark Warburton’s men.
Troost-Ekong made 41 touches on the ball, won two aerial contests, made four clearances and blocked one shot.
Osayi-Samuel, meanwhile, had 33 touches, made one key pass, completed four dribbles and had an 85 per cent successful pass rate.
The Anglo-Nigerian featured for 69 minutes before he was replaced by Ghana international Albert Adomah while Troost-Ekong was on parade for the entirety of the game.
With the result, Watford are fifth on the Championship table after gathering 22 points from 12 games while QPR are 18th with 14 points from the same number of matches.
Watford will next take on Bristol City while Queens Park Rangers will square off against Rotherham United on November 24 and 25 respectively.