Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Manchester United top Premier League as QPR lose again

Published:

Photo: footballpictures.net

Manchester United came from behind to defeat the London team.

Another superb comeback performance from Manchester United on Saturday saw the Red Devils cruise to a 3-1 win over troubled Queen Parks Rangers, QPR, at the Old Trafford.

In Saturday’s game, new QPR Manger, Harry Redknapp, watched helplessly from the stands as his new team was torn apart in just eight minutes after starting like a team gunning for an upset.

Jami Mackie 52nd goal saw QPR take the lead at the Theatre of Dreams, a place QPR has not recorded a victory in 26 visits.

However that turned out a flash in the pan as well taken corner kicks by Wayne Rooney saw headers from Jonny Evans, after 64 minutes, and Darren Fletcher, four minutes later, put United in the driver’s seat after the earlier scare.

Substitute Javier Hernandez scored the third for United on 72 minutes, off a brilliant pass by Anderson, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men moved top of the Premier League table.

QPR is yet to win a match in this season’s league, having drawn four and lost nine of their 13 matches played so far.

In other games, Stoke City and Wigan Athletic recorded slim home wins against Fulham and Reading respectively.

While Stoke churned out a 1-0 win over Fulham, Wigan were the winners in the 5-goal thriller at the DW Stadium were Reading was defeated 3-2.

Everton were not too lucky at home as they had to share match points with newly promoted Norwich City as proceedings ended in a 1-1 draw at the Godison Park. Sunderland had lost 2-4 in the day’s earlier kick off.

Matches continue Sunday in the English Premiership with the pick of bunch being the clash at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea take on Manchester city. The crunch tie is the first for new Chelsea Manager, Rafa Benitez.

Manchester City will climb back to top spot only if they beat Chelsea as they currently have 28 points, two behind United.

GTBank SME MarketHub campaign