United 3 - 1 QPR
Rafael Ferdinand Evans Evra
Welbeck(Powell) Fletcher Scholes(Anderson) Young (chicharito)
Aaaaaaand another comeback, the 9th of the season. Top of the Premier League. 3 more goals. I ain't complaining.
I was quite pleased with the effort put in by our players. With the exception of Welbeck, Scholes and Young, I thought our players did well. The only problem was that we always wait for our opponents to score before we shift to second gear. That style might have worked on countless of times, but it won't work all the time, as we should've learned at Norwich.
After letting QPR take a shock lead, our players produced some kind of reaction and managed to score two headed goals. Rooney was the supplier of both while Evans and Fletcher were the scorers. I was pretty made up for Fletch after he scored his goal. I always liked the determined Scot and today's goal was only a reward for not giving in to a career threatening illness. Well done Fletch!
I don't think it was a coincidence that our goals came after Fergie took off the ineffective Young and Scholes. While I'd excuse Paul for having the odd bad game every now and then, I expect much much better from Ashley Young. He's been average since his return from injury. He needs to regain his confidence. On the other hand, a player who is definitely not short of confidence is Chicharito, who scored a very good goal today. He could have had at least another to his name but took the wrong, albeit unselfish, decisions when a direct shot would have been a better option. I know I've said this over and over again, but his link up play has seen a drastic improvement to the way he used to play since his arrival at United. His finishing has returned to its formal best as well. The commentator suggested that young Chicha will only get better. Well, let's hope he does!
West Ham next. I expect a win and, maybe, a clean sheet. Or is it too much to ask?
- Manchester United have conceded first in nine different Premier League games this season, a joint-league-high with QPR
- Man Utd have the best conversion rate in the Premier League this season, scoring with 19.4%, while QPR have the lowest (7.6%).