QPR are now within touching distance of the Barclays Premier League after moving nine points clear at the top of the table following last night’s 3-0 victory against Sheffield United at Loftus Road.

A brace from Wayne Routledge and another from Alejandro Faurlin means Rangers could be promoted in a week’s time at Barnsley if other results go their way.

That would give manager Neil Warnock his seventh career promotion but he said he takes no pleasure in seeing his former club Sheffield United languishing seven points adrift of safety in the relegation zone.

“I enjoy the way we play. We have scored some great goals and played some fabulous football,” said Warnock.

“But I don’t enjoy seeing my old team in this situation. You can see they are fighting for their lives. We were just better than them on the night.

“It’s a disappointing, they are a fantastic club, but you can’t dwell on it – it’s dog eat dog these days.

“You just have to keep going, we know it is in our own hands, but nobody will be getting carried away in our camp.”


The Blades have taken just one point from their last 11 games on the road, and manager Micky Adams said: “We have a soft underbelly away from home.

“We don’t do the right things defensively and the three goals could have been avoided. We know the gap is there but we have to be positive and believe we can do it.”

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