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Ilias Chair grabs winner as QPR edge out Preston in five-goal thriller

Ilias Chair scored the winner as QPR came from behind to beat Preston 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Lyndon Dykes put the hosts ahead and Emil Riis Jakobsen equalised for Preston, who had drawn their previous five league matches. Josh Earl’s first senior goal...
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QPR’s Ilias Chair: ‘Pressure is what my family went through. Playing football is a blessing’

When Ilias Chair took the knee in front of Millwall’s supporters in December, in the same week Derby’s players were booed for their own display of solidarity, what felt like a thousand snapshots flashed through his mind. “It was just emotion,” says the Queens Park Rangers midfielder, the pain and exasperation creasing his skin. “For me, as a Moroccan, for what I’ve experienced as well.”For Chair, one memory stood out above all, because nothing leaves a scar so deep as a six-year-old’s first realisation. “My dad would drop me at training and at games, but I wouldn’t play and the...
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