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Sheffield United’s unbeaten run at home this season came to an end last night as QPR managed to snatch an away victory.
United had possession for much of the game, but failed to break down the R’s low block, with centre-halves Leon Balogun and Jimmy Dune putting in a fantastic display for Mick Beale’s side.
Sander Berge and Oliver Norwood controlled play throughout the game in the centre of the park, but failed to penetrate through the middle, with United’s wing backs also failing to find their targets in the box.
Though QPR struggled with possession they created the better chances on the break, and were rewarded soon after half time with a goal from Chris Willock.
The R’s striker scored with a shot driven in at the near post after he was given too much space in the box, Wes Foderingham will be disappointed that he didn’t manage the save.
The Blades continued to struggle to score for the rest of the game, their best shot coming from Manchester City loanee Tommy Doyle from outside the box, forcing Seny Dieng into a magnificent save.
Meanwhile at the other end United continued to make mistakes, gifting QPR chances late on, only for Foderingham to make up for his play earlier in the game and bail his defenders out.
Paul Heckingbottom’s men will feel robbed though as in extra time Berge was clearly having his shirt pulled inside the box, only for the referee not to give the penalty.
He was booed loudly at the final whistle by the home fans.
Heckingbottom said in his post match interview: “The bad thing is that Sander [Berge] got injured planting his foot as he was just about to kick the ball, with two hands pulling his shirt.
On the extent of Berge’s injury Heckingbottom added: “We have sent him straight for a scan but we don’t know.”
United remain top of the table, but QPR are now just three points behind in fourth.