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3 vs 1
QPR
QPR
Played
November 24, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 75603‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-1 QPR

The relegation-threatened visitors went ahead through Jamie Mackie but were pegged back as Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and Chicharito completed a trademark comeback

By David Lynch at Old Trafford

  • Anders Lindegaard
    141
    68
    2.50

    Anders Lindegaard

    Should have got a stronger hand to Dyer's cross for the opening goal but was hardly tested otherwise.

  • Rafael
    234
    13
    3.00

    Rafael

    Got forward as well as ever and frustrated Taarabt for the most part.

  • Patrice Evra
    175
    31
    3.00

    Patrice Evra

    Supported Ashley Young well but saw the winger often waste what he saw of the ball.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    186
    17
    3.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    Spent most of the day chasing Cisse around the pitch, but kept the Frenchman from providing any real threat despite his pace.

  • Jonny Evans
    226
    14
    3.00

    Jonny Evans

    Kept things tidy at the back and managed to grab himself a rare goal, heading in to get his side level.

  • Ashley Young
    57
    234
    2.00

    Ashley Young Flop of the Match

    Typified United's wastefulness and his withdrawal changed the game for the hosts.

  • Paul Scholes
    151
    80
    3.00

    Paul Scholes

    Rarely lost the ball but was rightly removed as Sir Alex Ferguson looked to add energy in the middle.

  • Darren Fletcher
    214
    28
    3.00

    Darren Fletcher

    Still looks short of his best but kept things ticking over and scored an excellent header to put United ahead.

  • Wayne Rooney
    257
    38
    3.00

    Wayne Rooney

    Provided the corners which changed the game. Frustrated for much of the game, but those two moments of class were all that was needed.

  • Danny Welbeck
    126
    129
    3.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Showed some nice touches but did not seem to be receiving the ball in the right positions for his qualities to make a difference.

  • Robin van Persie
    264
    31
    3.50

    Robin van Persie

    Always looked like United's most dangerous attacker even in a turgid opening hour. Constantly willing to take the ball and unlucky not score himself.

Substitutions

  • Anderson
    534
    14
    4.00

    Anderson Top of the Match

    Entirely changed the game. His physicality in midfield pushed United on following his introduction and his assist for Chicharito's goal was top class.

  • Nick Powell
    198
    15

    Nick Powell

    Had little time to make an impact.

  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
    415
    13
    3.50

    Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez

    His movement gave the tired QPR defence a test they did not need and got on the scoresheet, as per usual.

  • Julio César
    72
    19
    2.50

    Julio César

    Not required as much as he might have expected but handled well and controlled his box. Might have done better to get at Welbeck's header across goal which resulted in Evans scoring.

  • Armand Traoré
    15
    33
    3.00

    Armand Traoré

    Largely dealt with United's threat down his wing. Substituted with half-an-hour remaining.

  • Clint Hill
    13
    40
    3.00

    Clint Hill

    Occasionally looked like he did not know whether or not to go tight on his man but defended well for the majority of the game until the late crumble.

  • Ryan Nelsen
    22
    29
    3.00

    Ryan Nelsen

    Kept Robin van Persie as quiet as is arguably possible. Needed all of his experience to shackle a threatening front line but could do little to control his team-mates when they fell apart defensively from a set-piece.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    44
    24
    3.00

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Nullified Ashley Young entirely and got forward to good effect at times.

  • Shaun Derry
    13
    44
    3.00

    Shaun Derry

    Industrious as usual in the middle. Worked well to close out United's midfield alongside Faurlin.

  • Kieron Dyer
    25
    22
    3.00

    Kieron Dyer

    Spent much of his time tracking his full-back but made a vital contribution to tee up Mackie early in the second half.

  • Alejandro Faurlin
    33
    19
    3.50

    Alejandro Faurlin

    Made some crucial interceptions and showed real intelligence in the middle of the park.

  • Adel Taarabt
    50
    24
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    A typically enigmatic performance from the midfielder. Combined moments of genius with some terrible decision making.

  • Djibril Cissé
    24
    40
    3.00

    Djibril Cissé

    A threat on the counter for the entirety of the game but didn't always pick the correct option.

  • Jamie Mackie
    53
    17
    3.50

    Jamie Mackie

    Worked incedibly hard to support both Cisse and his team's defensive effort. Couldn't miss from two yards when teed up by Dyer but got himself in the right position.

Substitutions

  • Anton Ferdinand
    27
    30
    2.50

    Anton Ferdinand

    Perhaps disturbed a comfortable backline. Introduced when Traore had been coping and was on the pitch for all three goals going in.

  • Esteban Granero
    40
    22

    Esteban Granero

    A late substitute as United dominated proceedings.

  • Junior Hoilett
    17
    28
    3.00

    Junior Hoilett

    Had one jinking run and shot but did little else.

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