Lofty Heights... 'Ohhh Bobby Zamooooora!!!'

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Two Easy for United...

QPR 0-2 Man United

Another game, no points and more disappointment as, I think it's fair to say, United enjoyed a comfortable afternoon at a bitterly cold Loftus Road.

In what seemed like an age since the last home game, the gang eventually all assembled in the Lower Loft concourse, with the exception of Sam and Luke who were in town before the game and unfortunately, didn't get to see them today. Following a horrendous train journey, Lorna took her place in the stands with the game 5 or so minutes in.

Onto the game and it was pretty fiery and pretty well contested for the first fifteen minutes or so with Rangers more than holding their own against their lofty opponents. The first real chance of the game went to Hernandez, who flicked a header towards goal which Cesar tipped over the bar. The most disappointing thing of all was the the R's continually gave the ball away and after Taarabt gave the ball away on 23 minutes, Van Persie got to the byline and drove in a cross which Cesar palmed away... the R's defence sadly, only watched the ball drift out to Rafael, who smashed home a superb drive into the top corner. A quality strike it was, but you cannot help but feel it could and should have been prevented. Soon after, it was Rafael again, who stopped an R's equaliser by clearing Samba's header off the line, but there were further chances from RVP and Vidic to extend the lead before the break.

Onto the second half and the R's rallied quite well and another Samba header was pushed wide, not that we got a corner out of it. Bobby Zamora was leading the line well, but clearly struggling with injury, but even as he could hardly break into a trot, he was giving his all. He was replaced by Loic Remy on the hour mark and it was the returning R's frontman that almost brought the sides level with a rasping low drive, well save by De Gea.

But United made the game safe with 10 minutes to go, when the ball found it's way to the unmarked Giggs, who finished with style on his 999th senior appearance.

Queens Park Rangers

  • 33 Julio Cesar
  • 03 Traore
  • 05 Samba
  • 06 Hill
  • 19 Bosingwa
  • 10 Taarabt
  • 14 Granero (Jenas - 46' )
  • 29 Townsend (Hoilett - 72' )
  • 40 M'bia
  • 12 Mackie
  • 25 Zamora (Remy - 61' )


  • 01 Green
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 07 Park Ji-sung
  • 11 Wright-Phillips
  • 16 Jenas
  • 18 Remy
  • 23 Hoilett
Man of the Match  -

Totally unanimous, regardless of his substitution on 72 minutes, it was a clean sweep for Andros Townsend. With Special mention to Bobby Zamora, who led the line superbly and for 20 minutes, with an injury that the entire Loftus Road crowd could see.

In summary, although it was Champions elect, Man United we were playing, there was more disappointment and I think the majority of R's fans would feel that we didn't really get at them, like we did against Chelsea, Spurs and City. Personally, I got the feeling that United did the job without really getting into their stride, some may say that this wins titles. On the other hand, Sir Alex Ferguson will be absolutely delighted with the performance of his latest signing, referee Anthony Taylor - he gave Rangers absolutely nothing this afternoon, not even when right in front of him. He missed a certain penalty when Taarabt went down in the box and missed the foul on Mbia on route to Gigg's goal, along with untold amount of fouls along the way. United, however, only had to ask and Mr Taylor kindly obliged.

I will return next weekend as the R's, along with a huge following, travel to St Mary's to take on Southampton, a game we have to be looking to get something from...

Until then, Keep the Faith, it's not over yet...

Come on you R'ssssssssssssssssss!!!!


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