Blades beat QPR to keep grip on play-off spot

Sheffield United peppered the QPR goal before Iliman Ndiaye’s equaliser

A roaring second-half performance saw Sheffield United come from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers and ensure their bid for a Championship play-off place will remain in their hands going into the final day.

In Mark Warburton’s last home game as R’s boss, his side led after a low-key first half through Charlie Austin’s header from Albert Adomah’s cross from deep.

However, the sixth-placed Blades came out re-energised after the break, going close on several occasions before Iliman Ndiaye eventually levelled from close-range following some pinball action in the QPR box.

The visitors continued to dominate and deservedly led when former R’s defender Jack Robinson powered home a header from a clever free-kick routine, with substitute Conor Hourihane volleying in a third in stoppage time.

More to follow.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 38Mahoney
  • 28Sanderson
  • 20Dunne
  • 15Field
  • 37Adomah
  • 8AmosSubstituted forKakayat 72′minutes
  • 7JohansenBooked at 90mins
  • 17DozzellSubstituted forThomasat 72′minutes
  • 16McCallumBooked at 88mins
  • 11AustinSubstituted forDykesat 62′minutes
  • 10Chair


  • 2Kakay
  • 9Dykes
  • 12Ball
  • 14Thomas
  • 19Gray
  • 27Hendrick
  • 44Halwax

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 18Foderingham
  • 6Basham
  • 12Egan
  • 19RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 23Osborn
  • 16Norwood
  • 4FleckBooked at 87minsSubstituted forHourihaneat 90+3′minutes
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Berge
  • 27Gibbs-White
  • 29NdiayeSubstituted forOsulaat 75′minutes


  • 1Davies
  • 22Davies
  • 24Hourihane
  • 25Uremovic
  • 32Osula
  • 33Norrington-Davies
  • 36Jebbison

Peter Bankes


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