Angel Di Maria shines as Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0

Posted on September 15, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Queens Park Rangers   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney and team-mates celebrate
Wayne Rooney celebrates with MOTM Angel Di Maria as Manchester United thrash QPR

Author: Karate Jesus

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After a torrid twelve months at Old Trafford, where the trajectory didn’t so much go down but, rather, plummet at an unprecedented speed, United’s 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rogers on Sunday was a cathartic moment for all United supporters.

The opposition may have been extremely limited, but over the last year that has not been a guarantee of a good United performance, let alone a victory. True, in the dying days of David Moyes’ reign, United scored 4 past Villa and Newcastle, and 3 against West Brom, however, even during those performances, 99% of people knew that the game was up and that these results were just moments of respite. The only true light at the end of the tunnel was the next on-rushing train, in the guise of Liverpool, City or Everton.

So, having experienced a year that magnified the fortune of United fans during Ferguson’s reign of terror (on everyone else), it was enjoyable to be at Old Trafford and feel that, as Van Gaal himself suggested, the trajectory may be turning.

The anticipation with regard to seeing the likes of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, had ensured the home fans were in good spirits prior to kick off and the glut of goals in the last twenty minutes of the first half provoked a boisterous atmosphere. For the first time in a year, the crowd crowed as referee Phil Dowd slipped on his arse, resulting in a medley of Steven Gerrard numbers. It felt like a weight had been lifted.

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Manchester United vs. QPR view from opposition

Posted on September 13, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Premier League, Queens Park Rangers   No Comments »
Darren Fletcher of Manchester United scores
Darren Fletcher scores for Manchester United against QPR in the 3-1 win back in 2012

Manchester United host QPR in what is one of the most anticipated fixtures of recent seasons, with Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind all set for their competitive debut. Angel Di Maria will also be playing his first game as a United player at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal targets his first win as boss.

QPR have not won at Old Trafford since 1992, when Dennis Bailey netted a hattrick in the 4-1 thrashing on New Year’s Day. Harry Redknapp will be hoping to capitalise on United’s early poor season form, with the west London club a point ahead of van Gaal’s men. QPR have lost twice, to Hull City and to Tottenham Hotspur, but picked up a win in their previous fixture against Sunderland. The last time the away side traveled to Old Trafford was back in November 2012 where United ran out 3-1 winners.

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QPR 0-2 Man United: wingers start to fly and it definitely wasn’t Scholes

Posted on February 24, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Queens Park Rangers   1 Comment »
Manchester United's Rafael da Silva celebrates against Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League
Rafael celebrates opening the scoring at QPR for Manchester United

Authors: Doron and Rob

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In theory, the bottom side and lowest scorers hosting the runaway leaders and highest scorers should have been a formality but with both sides having so much to play for, any assumptions would be dangerous. United have been in good league form with no defeat for over three months whilst QPR are embroiled in a difficult relegation battle. Wanting to avoid an upset, Ferguson called on his experienced players for this game and rewarded Nani with another start after his display last Monday. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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QPR vs. Manchester United preview: lineups and injury news

Posted on February 22, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Previews, Queens Park Rangers   2 Comments »
Michael Carrick scores against QPR
Manchester United beat QPR 2-0 last season with Michael Carrick finding the back of the net

Authors: El Rob and Stretford_End

Manchester United travel to QPR for only the second time in the last seventeen years since both sides met in the league. Back then they were fighting relegation and United were trying to win back the title they’d lost the season before through their inspirational forward. Some things don’t really change do they? United beat QPR 2-0 at Loftus road last season, with goals from Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. Patrice Evra had a shocking first forty-five minutes up against Jamie Mackie, but United claimed all three points.

Earlier in the season, manager less Rangers took the lead at Old Trafford before goals from Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Javier Hernandez hit back with three goals. Here we discuss the match preview and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United 3-1 QPR Talking Points

Posted on November 25, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Match Reports, Queens Park Rangers   4 Comments »
Darren Fletcher of Manchester United scores
Darren Fletcher scores Manchester United’s second goal in the 3-1 win over QPR

Author: Bricki

Manchester United again came from behind to claim all three points at Old Trafford against bottom club QPR. United went 1-0 down to a Jamie Mackie strike, before relying on Evans, Fletcher and Hernandez to finish the game. We were lucky enough to have a great ‘view from the opposition’ in our QPR match preview on Friday, which you might find interesting. Here we discuss the Talking Points from the match and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

Bricki also blogs on The Running Fella.

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Manchester United vs. QPR Preview: linups and predictions

Posted on November 23, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Queens Park Rangers   5 Comments »
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Manchester United & QPR met in a controversial encounter last season

Author: Stretford_End

Manchester United welcome Queens Park Rangers to Old Trafford tomorrow, for the fiftieth meeting between the two side. United did the double over QPR last season, winning 2-0 at Loftus Road and the same score at Old Trafford. QPR are currently without a manager, after Mark Hughes was sacked this morning.

We welcome both sets of fans to leave their comments.

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United and rivals – predictions and thoughts for 2012/13

The new season is just days away so we decided we’d make some predictions and share our thoughts on both United and our rivals. Bookmark this so you can tell us how wrong we were come May 2013! We hope you’ve got your new kit and football equipment all ready for Saturday!

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Derry-gate: Critique of FA lacks logic

Posted on April 11, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Queens Park Rangers, Sleepy Nik   2 Comments »

Rooney argues with ref
Author: Nik

Yesterday we had, in the most ironic way imaginable, many commentators defying the baffling logic of the FA, with, of course… baffling logic. Amongst many, we had the Guardian and the Independent (no less) adjudging the FA to be a ‘shambles’ a ‘farce’ and a ‘chaotic mess’; Atkinson and his officials were hauled over the coals, and the ‘suits’ were deemed ‘slaves to Blatter’. And why? Because the FA and the PGMO had decided to stick by the rules, honour the laws of the game, continue to act in a way that was consulted upon with the LMA, PFA and various other football bodies (consulting the fans on this would just be stupid). Staggering!

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Podcast: United and referees, the Dallas Cup, finding a midfield star and more…

Authors: Doron, Nik and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and have come together once again to record another podcast, the fourth in the series. As ever, we look back on recent games and discuss the Reserves and Academy. Regular writer, Nik, joins the show this week to discuss referees specifically. You can also hear Rio Ferdinand and Fergie’s thoughts on the QPR game.

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Manchester United 2-0 QPR Talking Points

Posted on April 09, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Queens Park Rangers   15 Comments »

Derry brings down Young in the penalty area

Author: Doron and Stretford_End

Manchester United beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Old Trafford to go eight points clear at the top of the table. Manchester City’s defeat to Arsenal later in the day confirmed that United now have an eight point cushion with just six games to go. QPR had not travelled to United, in the league, since 1995 – when William Prunier graced the Old Trafford turf. United won the game 2-1 with Andy Cole and Ryan Giggs getting on the scoresheet, with Danny Dichio scoring for the visitors. This time round it was Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes who settled the tie for United. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome comments from both United and QPR fans.

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