Sheffield United continued their Championship promotion charge under manager Chris Wilder earlier today by welcoming Play-Off hopefuls Queens Park Rangers to Bramall Lane.
With both sides flying high in the second tier table in the campaign of 2018/19, it was a tight game as expected and there wasn’t a lot of goalmouth action from either side – both teams only managed to test the opposition goalkeeper on two occasions across the 90 minutes.
David McGoldrick made one of those count for the Blades though as he opened the scoring in the 37th minute of the first half.
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With us keeping the clean sheet and taking all three points in the 1-0 victory, we now leapfrog Norwich City into second spot and we will now aim to consolidate our position in the automatic promotion slots and endeavour to chase down Leeds United in top spot.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, a delighted Wilder said of the game.
“It was a good, solid performance. It wasn’t spectacular, there’s a lot of plaudits for our work with the ball, but today I also thought we did well without it, we looked really solid. We limited a side that have had some good results on the road recently to not many chances. After a really good Christmas period, it was important we started the new year on the right foot. We have to compete first and play second. We’ve done that today in difficult conditions at times and, along the way, we’ll have these games where we have to be nice and composed and patient to get the right result.”