QPR 0 - 2 United
Smalling Rio Evans Evra
Valencia Carrick Jones Nani(Young)
|Roo. Scored and Delivered Exquisite Passes|
After last weekend's good performance, our boys kept the momentum with a fine win and an excellent performance. Most players didn't put a foot wrong with Nani, Rooney, Valencia, Carrick and Jones excelling in their respective position. Rooney scored inside the first minute and Carrick scored a goal of a player brimming with confidence.
Rooney scored a fine header but Carrick's goal, his first in nearly 2 years, was the pick of the goals. He stole the ball, dribbled past a couple of defenders and placed the ball behind the excellent QPR keeper. Carrick's return to form has been a huge boost to our team and Cleverley's imminent return should never put our number 16 out of the side. The Carrick-Jones combination looks like its working wonders and young Cleverley will find it extremely difficult to get back in this side. Just what Fergie must've wanted!
|Another excellent performance by Carrick|
Our defence had a good game as well, the only time it was troubled was on the 75th minute when DJ Campbell missed a sitter. Rio and Evans dealt with everything that came their way while Smalling and Evra, especially the former, bombarded up field with very good overlaps. Valencia looks like he has regained that form that humiliated Ashley Cole last year while Nani on the left was his usual self. Very good display from our wingers yet again. Rooney was great but our other striker was a tad too quiet. I expect more from Welbeck, he's such a talented young player!
This win put us on top of the table for a few hours but City managed to beat Arsenal and they regained that position. However, that momentary shift in position shows us how close we are to City who have been praised on countless of occasions. We've been criticized continuously but we're still within touching distance of our neighbors. Fergie said he wants top spot by the end of the year...that would be a perfect christmas present! Fulham next. It's never an easy game at Craven Cottage so COME ON UNITED!