VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday are in a 'good way' after QPR triumph, believes boss Carlos Carvalhal

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Head coach Carlos Carvalhal reckons the Owls are well-placed in the promotion chase after beating QPR 1-0 at Hillsborough today.

The only goal of the game came in the 40th minute when Gary Hooper latched onto David Jones' volley and shot past Alex Smithies in the QPR goal.

It was Hooper's fourth goal of the campaign and the victory lifted Wednesday up to fifth after 14 matches.

Carvalhal said: "My players have been unbelievable this week, against very difficult teams.

"I'm very happy about what my players did; it was special today.

"It was good to score the goal but with Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri, it is not just a question of goals. The way that they press is very important and they did that well today.

"The Championship is unique. The number of games, the crowds and the intensity - it is unique. And this is a situation we need to be able to play in.

"So far all the teams have lost games and this can happen. There is not a big value difference between any of the teams.

"We are resilient and reacting well all of the time. We are in a good way in the league.

"We are more ready than last season; we are so far playing at a higher level than last season."

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The goal came after early chances for both sides; first Tjaronn Chery for the visitors forced a smart save from Wednesday keeper Cameron Dawson and then down the other end, Forestieri saw his shot palmed away.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink made three changes in the second half to try and force an equaliser. However, despite a chance for Nedum Onuoha from a corner and an effort from Chery at the end, the Owls defence stood firm to earn the three points.

Hasselbaink said: "I think we deserved at least a point from the game but that's football.

"When anyone comes to Hillsborough they know they will be under pressure. They are a very good side, whoever comes here knows that.

"We had the pressure on us today but they didn't work our keeper too much, he did not have many saves to make throughout the game.

"But nor did we create much ourselves. My players played well but didn't create as many chances as we could have.

"At the end their keeper made a great save from a corner and that wins them the game.

"We quietened the supporters down and were unfortunate to concede that kind of goal. It was a mis-hit shot which got deflected and fell to their striker.

"It was a good performance from my players but unfortunately we didn't get a positive result or a point."

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