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Morgan delighted with cup success

5 January 2015

Chris Morgan was full of praise for the players following Sunday's impressive FA Cup third round success against QPR at Loftus Road.

A second-half brace from Jamal Campbell-Ryce after Marc McNulty's first-half opener saw the Blades claim another top-flight scalp with a deserved 3-0 victory and afterwards Morgan said it was the players who deserved all the credit for causing another cup shock.

Speaking in the aftermath of the win, Morgan beamed: "We just seem to be able to keep producing these wonderful performances in the cup.

"We have come away from home to a Premier League outfit with an excellent home record and won the game 3-0, which is a great achievement.

"All the plaudits should go to the players, to those who started and those who came off the bench, they all did exactly what we asked of them, not just offensively, but the amount of blocks and character we showed defensively was terrific.

"At half-time QPR chuck Bobby Zamora on to partner the prolific Charlie Austin and we still keep our clean sheet, that says an awful lot about the performance, as much as the three goals for me."

Morgan continued: "Mark (Howard) hasn't been overworked much this season, in recent weeks we have been conceding poor goals and getting caught with counter attacks.

"But the back four were excellent, Terry Kennedy and Jay McEveley worked well together, Ryan Flynn is proving to be a good find at right-back, whilst Bob Harris bounced back from a mistake at Port Vale.

"Days like this are special, the fans relish them now and deserve something to cheer about, but as players moments like this in cup competitions don't happen every season so they should be enjoyed.

"It never felt comfortable standing in the technical area, but when we scored that second goal to give ourselves a two-goal lead it deflated them a bit.

"That was probably our worst spell of the game just after half-time, because we got a bit excited and the game was opening up a bit too much, but the break went our way in the penalty area and we didn't look back."

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