Date: 11th August 2018 at 5:22pm
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QPR
1 – 2
Sheff Utd

Loftus Road

Championship

11/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 14128

Referee: Duncan

QPR Sheff Utd
Eze (29) Sharp (43), McGoldrick (pen 65)
Ingram Henderson
Kakay 88 Freeman
Leistner Egan
Lynch
 
Stearman
Bidwell O'Connell
Luongo Stevens
Scowen Duffy 70
Smyth 45 Basham
Freeman Fleck
Eze Clarke
Sylla 69 Sharp 64

Substitutes

Cousins Lundstram
Washington 88 Woodburn
 
70
Lumley Leonard 83
Manning McGoldrick 6483
Baptiste Lafferty
Smith 69 Moore
Osayi-Samuel 45 Norrington-Davies

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 8
6 On Target 5
4 Corners 6
12 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
54 % 46

Having opened the 2018/19 Championship campaign with a defeat to Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren headed back to Loftus Road for today’s clash with Sheffield United.

A big delight for fans was in seeing Luke Freeman remain on the starting sheet following the transfer window speculation that surrounded him and promises from Tony Fernandes that he wouldn’t be sold.

The game started well enough I suppose as Ebere Eze opened the scoring in the 29th minute to give us the advantage, but despite having more opportunities across the 90 minutes we couldn’t get that second and just ahead of the halftime break Billy Sharp had the visitors back on level terms.

A 65th minute penalty from David McGoldrick gave Sheffield United the lead and unfortunately for us, that was where the scoring ended on the day and we fell to a 2-1 defeat as they staged a fightback.

Steve McClaren continues looking for that elusive first win of the season and fans will continue to be undoubtedly disappointed.

 

2 Replies to “Match Stats: QPR v Sheffield United – Back To Back Losses For McClaren”

  • Steve McLaren is trying to get us to play with more control, more patience and more thought. This would work with a squad of premiership talent, but at this level it’s not possible. You have to play to your strengths, which for us at the moment are youth, pace, energy and enthusiasm. Controlling a game needs to be done by moving the ball quickly and with precision and let Eze, Manning, Smyth and Smith shoot on sight. If not careful, we will have played 5, lost 5, and be relegation favourites by September.

    • That’s the worry – not a bad idea but plenty of manager’s have fallen foul of their ethos not suiting the players at their disposal. You have to use what you have to the best of their abilities. 3 points will quickly turn around the atmosphere though.

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