QPR spook Sheffield United in Halloween fright



Cameron Carter-Vickers of Sheffield United and Conor Washington of QPR battle for possession. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Nick Skoric

By Nick Skoric

Ian Holloway marked his 300th game in charge of QPR with a bookmaker’s nightmare win over table-toppers Sheffield United on Halloween.

The victory followed an equally impressive display against high-flying Wolves last Saturday that has thrown the Premier League promotion race on its head.

QPR had been on a seven-game winless streak until they beat Wolves 2-1 at home. But to be fair to the Hoops, five of those matches were draws.

Now Rangers have a road trip up to the City Ground on Saturday where the R’s have never won in their entire history.

Holloway will be hoping that Idrissa Sylla continues his rich vein of form and adds to his three goals in four games after capitalising on a David James-like fumble by Blades keeper Jamal Blackman after landing awkwardly in the penalty area.

The on-loan Chelsea stopper was stretched off the pitch and the extent of the injury is still unknown.
What is certain is the future of R’s boss Holloway who has silenced his critics with two huge wins and hopes it will mark the end of the ‘load of tripe’ he has been reading about himself in the press.

QPR have moved up to 12th place in the Championship and are one of the in-form teams in the division.


QPR has announced that it’s helped raise almost £500,000 for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire with a celebrity football match.

The Game4Grenfell event at Loftus Road generated a remarkable £454,124.67 after a star-studded list of musicians and athletes took part in the fundraiser.

Funds raised from the game will be distributed to survivors through the London Community Foundation, the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and other community projects.

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