“Biggest win of the season”, “Can we start dreaming yet?”: Some Sheffield United fans exhilarated after 1-0 win against QPR + Match Report

Sheffield United 1-0 QPR: The Blades move into the top two

David McGoldrick’s first-half strike was enough to give Sheffield United a 1-0 victory over QPR at the Bramall Lane on Saturday.

The Blades dominated for the majority part of the game; however, they couldn’t double their lead and held onto to win 1-0, recording their fourth consecutive victory in the Championship.

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United attacked from the first blow of the whistle, dominating possession and always looking to break forward in numbers. And they could have taken an early lead when Billy Sharp’s lay-off found McGoldrick inside the box, but he volleyed his effort wide.

Sheffield United continued to press in order to avoid QPR from enjoying any possession. QPR, however, were doing well to frustrate the home side with their deep defending. Goalkeeper Joe Lumley kept out Norwood’s deflected effort from the edge of the box as the R’s kept out any danger that came inside the box.

But QPR’s defence was finally pierced in the 37th minute. United’s sustained pressure paid off when McGoldrick headed in from close range to break the deadlock. The centre-forward cleverly lost his marker at the near post to bury home Oliver Norwood’s cross.

QPR reacted after going 1-0 down but only managed two long-range attempts before the referee blew the half-time whistle. They came out all guns flying after the break as Steve McClaren’s side looked for an equaliser.

Luke Freeman had a great chance to draw level for QPR on the counter-attack, but his tame shot ended up straight at Dean Henderson. The game became an open contest due to the visitor’s change in approach, although Sheffield United looked the more likely team to score.

Enda Stevens missed a great opportunity to double Sheffield United’s lead by firing just wide off the post. In the end, Wilder’s men kept their nerves and held onto a 1-0 win to end QPR’s unbeaten run.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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