Watch: Green howler gifts QPR lead against Leeds
By Tom Blackburn
A Rob Green howler allowed QPR to open their league account inside just four minutes of their Championship opener against Leeds on Sunday.
Nedum Onouha bundled the ball over the line for Rangers, after new Elland Road goalkeeper Rob Green was unable to deal with a corner kick.
Sky Sports tweeted a clip of the goal, showing a goal line scramble in front of the anguished Leeds fans in the Sunday lunchtime clash at Loftus Road.
The Green mistake enabled the home side to go into the half-time break with a one-goal advantage.
WATCH: Rob Green won't enjoy seeing this again! After a goalmouth scramble, Onuoha scores. More on SS1 now. https://t.co/m6L2fPjJfe
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 7, 2016
Green, 36, signed for Leeds in July in a one-year deal, after only managing 24 appearances in the Championship last season for QPR.
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Green’s lack of game time at Loftus Road was partly down to a clause in his contract that if he managed 30 games in the Championship it would trigger a 12 month extension to his deal.
The former England international was subsequently frozen out in the second half of the campaign.
Monk snapped Green up on a free transfer and the Englishman will compete with current No.1 Marco Silvestri, Ross Turnbull and youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell for a starting XI place, with every stopper getting minutes in pre-season.
Leeds signing Pablo Hernandez was not named in the squad for the first Championship game of the season a because he is yet to receive international clearance.
Instead Hernandez, who joined Leeds on a six-month loan from Al-Arabi at the start of the week, will have had to watch his side go 1-0 down from the stands.
Monk has elected to give four of his new signings their debuts from the off, with England international Rob Green, Swansea City loanees Matt Grimes and Kyle Bartley and League 2 Player of the Year Kemar Roofe all starting.
In other Leeds news, they confirm their lineup for the QPR match and notably omit a star striker.