EFL pundit delivers verdict on Seny Dieng’s goal at Sunderland and Leeds loanee who changed the game for QPR
Seny Dieng’s stoppage-time equaliser for QPR against Sunderland was praised during ITV’s Championship highlights show.
The Rangers stopper made it 2-2 after heading home a corner, while there was still time for him to keep out Ross Stewart’s last-gasp effort.
Speaking about Dieng’s goal, pundit Jamie Mackie said: “He rose so well and it was like a striker’s header. It wasn’t just like a snapshot or something landed for him, and it wasn’t even from the first corner, it was from the second phase.
“Ilias Chair puts the ball in a great area and Micheal Beale mentioned it there that no one really picks up the keeper.
“The technique that he uses where he turns his neck, it does look like he’s practised heading before. I’m not sure he has but what a fantastic moment for him.
“To then compose yourself after scoring as a goalkeeper, all the adrenaline rushing through your body. It lands to Stewart who Sunderland would want it to land to and he gets down so well with a strong hand. Very impressive and certainly a day he will remember.”
Roberts’ main contribution was to win the free-kick which Chair converted to make it 2-1 with three minutes remaining.
“Tyler Roberts certainly, I thought he changed the game for QPR,” Mackie added.
“Sunderland we have to mention were very dominant in the first half, they were very good at home and came out really strong.”