Manchester United loanee Ethan Laird provides assist as Amad hooked after 58 minutes
Manchester United prospect Ethan Laird continued his impressive form for QPR by helping his side to victory away at first place Sheffield United.
Laird provided the assist for QPR’s opener, laying on a pass for former Arsenal prospect Chris Willock to score.
The right-back provided a neat pass from the edge of the box into Willock, who still had plenty of work to do, netting from a tight angle.
This was Laird’s second assist in nine games to start the season on loan at QPR. He also has one goal to his name already.
Prior to the game, QPR boss Mick Beale had told West London Sport: “We’re absolutely over the moon with him and I think Man United are delighted.”
Laird’s assist turned out to be the winner with the 1-0 scoreline moving QPR into fourth place in the tab, and helping close the gap on the league leading Blades.
The United loanee was effective in helping to keep a clean sheet, making three clearances and one tackle, winning six duels.
Amad hooked after 58 minutes
A successful night for Laird was not replicated by Amad, who was making his first start of the season for Sunderland.
Amad started up front as part of a front two, and having been urged to add end product to his game by manager Tony Mowbray prior to kick-off, he was unable to deliver.
He was substituted after 58 minutes, having had just one shot at goal which was blocked, and failing to create any chances.
It was progress for Amad to get a chance to start, after four previous substitute appearances, but not the impact he was looking for.
None of his teammates did much better, with Sunderland having to settle for a 0-0 home draw with Blackpool.