LIVE: ‘It was a complete performance’ – Garry Monk’s reaction and Jack Charlton tribute as Sheffield Wednesday stroll past Queens Park Rangers

Jacob Murphy looks to have rounded off the win for Sheffield Wednesday at Queens Park Rangers after earlier goals from Josh Windass and Dominic Iorfa.

By Joe Crann and Liam Norcliffe
Saturday, 11th July 2020, 5:19 pm

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Wednesday celebrate Dominic Iorfa's opening goal at QPR

QPR v Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Team news, updates and reaction

Last updated: Saturday, 11 July, 2020, 17:48

  • FT: QPR 0 v 3 Owls
  • Goals from Dominic Iorfa, Josh Windass and Jacob Muphy secure victory
  • Stay with us for full post-match reaction
  • SWFC XI: Wildsmith; Lees (Shaw, 75), Börner, Iorfa: Odubajo, Hunt (Pelupessy, 61), Bannan, Luongo, Harris; Windass (Nuhiu, 75), Da Cruz (Murphy, 55)
  • QPR: Lumley, Cameron, Barbet, Masterson, Amos, Kakay, Manning, Ball, Shodipo, Eze, Osayi-Samuel.
  • Tributes flood in for former Owls boss Jack Charlton who passed away last night
  • Wednesday close in on Man City midfielder

“Monk stuck to his guns, and the players backed him...” - Joe Crann

Be clinical. Take your chances. Finish them off.  

That’s what we’ve been saying about Wednesday since the restart – and they finally got what some of their performances have deserved, a comfortable win.

He’s come in for some stick recently, but I think credit has to really go to Garry Monk today. He stuck with the 3-5-2 formation that had looked a little bit loose in the last couple of games, and made some decisions today – like starting Alex Hunt and bringing back Tom Lees – that could’ve gone against him, but didn’t.

Monk stuck to his guns, and the players backed him and put in one of the most complete performances in months. It was possibly the most comfortable all round performance of the season, in fact.

I was really impressed with both wingbacks, I thought Kadeem Harris and Moses Odubajo both did their jobs incredibly well – especially the defensive side – and it was just a really good overall performance.

It was nice to do player ratings without having to delete them all and start from scratch because of a late mistake or two as well, so I’m happy about that.

Can’t fault any of the lads today, it was a strong showing from everyone, and they showed what they’re capable of when they can maintain their focus.

Also, just a sidenote, I am VERY chuffed for Joe Wildsmith. He’s not really put a foot wrong since the restart, and now he’s finally got something he’s waited nearly two years for – a clean sheet.

Onto Huddersfield now.

Windass wanted more

Warburton on responsibility

It drove me nuts when people said there was nothing to play for… We have a responsiblity. I can’t believe that you put a shirt on and don’t give everything.

They’re a great group, and they’ve been very good. But we can’t defend certain things, like that performance today.

Warburton on performance

I’m more than disappointed. A manager will always defend his team when it’s the right thing to do, but today they were off the pace, ponderous in our passing and we got what we deserved today.

Monk on Man City youngster

I don’t really talk about things because a lot of things happen… When things are clearer then I’ll speak about it, but for now it’s speculation.

If there’s an opportunity then he’s the sort of player you want to work with. We’ll take care of that side of it afterwards.

It was to keep that pace element going. He capped things off with a fantastic goal. 

It’d be wrong of me to single out any player though. It was very much a united front.

Monk on the clean sheet

I’m delighted for the attackers, but also the defenders and goalkeeper. 

It was a complete performance from start to to finish, and the focus was great start to finish.

We have to dust ourselves down and recover. Hopefully there’s no injuries anymore

Monk on going forward

I came to this club because I could see the potential. There’s work to be done, but I’m determined to do it.

We’ve had ups and downs, but I’m determined for us to do better. We want to finish the season as strongly as possible.

It was bruising, a little bit too painful. Hopefully he’ll be back midweek, so we just had to readjust a little bit.

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