QPR 0-2 Manchester United - Red Devils get back to winning ways

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 2 Manchester United

  • 58" Marouane Fellaini
  • 94" James Wilson

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 18,098

QPR 1

Manchester United recovered from last Sunday's defeat to Southampton by beating QPR 2-0 at Loftus Road.

There has been something of a cloud hanging over Manchester United this week, but the Red Devils put last week's defeat to Southampton behind them with a win over QPR.

United were disappointing in the first half, and could have fallen behind when Charlie Austin's long-range volley was acrobatically saved by goalkeeper David de Gea.

Manager Louis van Gaal clearly wasn't happy with his side's display, and decided to haul off the underwhelming Juan Mata in favour of Marouane Fellaini - and the change worked.

The Belgian international caused problems for the QPR defence, and opened the scoring just shy of the hour mark, controlling Antonio Valencia's cross before slamming the ball into the roof of the net.

QPR gave it a really good go later in the game, but couldn't find the equaliser - before being caught on the counter attack by United.

Angel Di Maria found youngster James Wilson down the right hand side, and after the striker had his shot saved by Robert Green, he latched on to the rebound and placed the ball into the corner to wrap up the win.

United move back above Southampton into third place, whilst QPR are second bottom of the table - with the pressure building on Harry Redknapp.

Statistics

Queens Park Rangers

Manchester United

Possession

38.3%
61.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

  • Robert Green
  • Richard Dunne
  • Mauricio Isla
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Clint Hill
  • Karl Henry
  • Eduardo Vargas
  • Leroy Fer
  • Joey Barton
  • Charlie Austin
  • Bobby Zamora

Substitutes

  • Steven Caulker
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Mauro Zárate
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Junior Hoilett

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Jonny Evans
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Michael Carrick
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Juan Mata
  • Daley Blind
  • Ángel Di María
  • Falcao

Substitutes

  • Ander Herrera
  • James Wilson
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Patrick McNair
  • Víctor Valdés
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Chris Smalling

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