Nigel Clough adds deserved win at QPR to Sheffield United’s cup scalps

It is a conundrum that Nigel Clough is used to by now, having guided Sheffield United to a third Premier League scalp of the season. This latest victory over a dreadfully poor QPR ensured the League One side advanced deservedly into the fourth round, following another fine FA Cup performance that once again belied the Blades’ third-tier status.

If United could only produce this form in the league they would surely be candidates for automatic promotion rather than play-off hopefuls. Certainly they outthought and outfought their opponents here, with two goals from Jamal Campbell-Ryce and the opener from Marc McNulty ensuring a comfortable win and another upset.

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