Saturday Premier League review – QPR lead at Old Trafford before losing 3-1
Harry Redknapp was in the stands to watch Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon as the Premier League’s bottom club produced an excellent first half performance against Manchester United before taking the lead through Jamie Mackie after the break.
November 24th, 2012
However, the Red Devils were not to be denied on a day where a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson was unveiled and United stormed back to win 3-1 thanks to goals from Evans, Fletcher and Hernandez.
Redknapp left a few minutes before the final whistle although the new QPR boss will have been impressed by the overall display of his new team and they now face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.
Arsenal failed to find a breakthrough at Villa Park on Saturday evening despite their five-goal salvo against Tottenham last weekend, with Paul Lambert’s team holding firm for a draw. A point was also the best that Everton could manage against Norwich, with the Canaries equalising at the death thanks to Sebastian Bassong.
Reading were cruelly denied a point at the DW Stadium when Jordi Gomez struck late to complete a hat-trick and ensure the three points headed to Wigan in a match where the Royals had taken an early lead.
Meanwhile, Stoke City continued their fine home form by beating Fulham 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium and it was Charlie Adam who scored the winner for the second game running. Earlier in the day, West Brom won their fourth consecutive match of the season when triumphing 4-2 at the Stadium of Light.
Premier League scores
Sunderland 2 West Brom 4
Stoke City 1 Fulham 0
Everton 1 Norwich City 1
Manchester United 3 QPR 1
Wigan 3 Reading 2
Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 0