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My comment in July...i forgot to add s**tty.A few on here also saw this coming.
In a way, Chelsea's result is worse than yours. Everyone, including me, expected Chelsea to get three points. I expect you would have settled for one point from your game before the start.
On the other hand, yours was a truly hideous result whereas ours was an annoyance. What won it for QPR was not so much the red cards, which I have no particular complaint about, but the penalty decisions. They were given a soft one, we weren't given any of four rather firmer ones. Our team should feel pretty proud of the way they battled in the second half. Your team capitulated.
But, at the end of the day, as Mancini said, it's only three points.
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"On the other hand, yours was a truly hideous result whereas ours was an annoyance." We've had 'hideous' results before. Newcastle beating us 5-0, and then , I think , it was Southampton who beat us 6-3 at Old Trafford in the next game. We won the premiership that year.
The only good news is that Evans will not play for the next few games. He was responsible for the first goal, 10 feet away from the only city player around. His panics either lead to penalty or got sending-off or both. ManU was down 1-0( thanks to him) at half time, and down to 10 man for the entire second half.Ferguson did not make any changes for the defense,which was another major mistake. Ferguson deserved what was coming to him by benching Vidic ( presumably because he got a red card in the previous game, just like he did to Rooney at Liverpool). Unfortunately to punished them meant serious harm to your own team. Why he played Evans instead of Vidic or Jones is a total mystery and the main reason for the terrible loss.
Another game where the red cards dramatically effect the game.
11 men Chelski would have spanked QPR, they should have got an equaliser.
Like Fergie said after the game, the sending off was the killer for us. 1-0 down was very much retrievable. Now Citeh will be over hyped, and will have to handle the pressure of being favourites, with us over their shoulder waiting to pounce - and its only October! Lets see how they handle that.
Fergie will be loving the challenge Im sure...its Mourinho all over again.
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Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen Oct 23, 2011 18:12 Flag
We have to beat them at their place Chris, then it's even.
Every game is going to be hard for us now, except Arsenal at the Emirates, three easy points there.