Queens Park Rangers travelled to Bramall Lane earlier today for our Championship clash against Sheffield United.
QPR were looking to continue their own unexpected Play-Off hopes against a United side who could move into the top two of the second tier table with victory.
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The hosts did slightly edge the game, but there wasn’t an awful lot in it. Both sides only managed to get two efforts on target each, but David McGoldrick made his effort count as he opened the scoring in the 37th minute.
With QPR having no real reply, 1-0 was how it finished come the fulltime whistle.
The overall performance in terms of a lack of punch up front will be a disappointment, and our six game unbeaten run comes to an end, and the aim now will be to start a new unbeaten run and get back to winning ways quickly.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, manager Steve McClaren explained.
“I thought you saw two very good teams go toe-to-toe and really slug it out. There wasn’t a great deal in the game and both defences did well to restrict chances so it was always going to be a one-goal game. We’re disappointed to concede because I think it was from their only shot on target in the whole game so I thought our shape and the way we defended without the ball was very good. We’ll dust ourselves down and go again at Preston next week.”