Bontcho Guentchev strikes final Ipswich Town goal as Blues win at Queen’s Park Rangers

Bontcho Guentchev celebrates his final Ipswich Town goal against QPR in the 2-1 win at Loftus Road i

Bontcho Guentchev celebrates his final Ipswich Town goal against QPR in the 2-1 win at Loftus Road in 1994 - Credit: Archant

Bontcho Guentchev grabbed his last goal in an Ipswich shirt as the Blues picked up three points at Queen’s Park Rangers – Town emerging 2-1 winners at Loftus Road.

Ipswich Town players Stuart Slater, Bontcho Guentchev, Simon Milton, Chris Kiwomya and Paul Mason se

Ipswich Town players Stuart Slater, Bontcho Guentchev, Simon Milton, Chris Kiwomya and Paul Mason set up in a wall during Ipswich Town's 2-1 win at Loftus Road in 1994 - Credit: Archant

The popular Bulgarian international, capped 12 times by his country, struck five minutes after the break to put the Blues into a commanding two-goal lead, home defender Steve Yates having scored an own goal in the first half to set the visitors on their way.

England international Les Ferdinand grabbed a late consolation for the west London club, but the points belonged to the Blues.

Guentchev went on to play 16 more games for the Blues that season, without scoring, as Ipswich were relegated to the second tier.

After leaving Portman Road, Guentchev moved to Luton Town where he went on to score 12 goals in 74 appearances for the Hatters, before drifting into the English non-league scene, via a prolific spell at CSKA Sofia in his homeland.

Stuart Slater on the ball for Ipswich against QPR in Town's 2-1 win at Loftus Road in 1994

Stuart Slater on the ball for Ipswich against QPR in Town's 2-1 win at Loftus Road in 1994 - Credit: Archant

Bontcho Guentchev runs back to celebrate alongside Simon Milton after scoring against QPR in the 2-1

Bontcho Guentchev runs back to celebrate alongside Simon Milton after scoring against QPR in the 2-1 win at Loftus Road - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town fan celebrates Town's first goal as the blues beat QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road in Ipswich

Ipswich Town fan celebrates Town's first goal as the blues beat QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

England international Les Ferdinand grabbed a late consolation for the west London club, but the poi

England international Les Ferdinand grabbed a late consolation for the west London club, but the points belonged to the Blues - Credit: Archant


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