Lyndon Dykes has already hit the goal-trail for the 2021/22 season – with the Scotland striker netting an impressive brace against Manchester United for QPR.

The English Championship club hurt their Premier League visitors with a 15-minute goal flurry in the second half. Heading into the break at 1-1, QPR brought on Dykes as the former Livingston striker steps up preparations for the domestic season.

Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Pre-season Friendly

Hitting early form. (Photo by Federico Maranesi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He netted twice before the hour mark. The first goal sailed into the top corner before a brilliant strike into the bottom corner for his second. Dykes’ goals set QPR on their way to a pre-season friendly victory, Moses Odubajo and Charlie Austin adding the others.

It was a response from Dykes after Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign. The striker started all three group stage matches as Scotland were defeated by Czech Republic and Croatia, although they did earn a credible 0-0 draw against eventual runners-up England.

 

Back at his former club, Livingston qualified for the last 16 of the Premier Sports Cup with a 3-1 win over Cowdenbeath.

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