MATCH REPORT: QPR 0 v Newcastle United 6, Loftus Road, 13/Sep/16, KO:7:45, Att: 17, 404

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Football is fantastic isn’t it? Occasions like these have to be savoured and you can buzz off this feeling for days. United were an Phoenixlogoabsolute pleasure to watch from beginning to end as we ripped our way through a QPR side who were spectators to their own meltdown. I don’t recall watching a match in such oppressive conditions, certainly in the UK but neither do I recall being this chuffed watching us for such a long time.

I met up with my mates in Shepherds Bush’s Brewdog who took the bizarre decision not to provide outdoor seating on a day where temperatures pushed 32 degs. I also didn’t envy the 4 very stressed bar staff trying in vain to hold back a load of thirsty Geordies intent on emptying the bar’s collection of weirdly named laughing juice. They may be in need of therapy after yesterday.

We missed the disallowed goal after getting the remaining tickets sorted so I can’t comment on that but from the get go United were
all over QPR. We didn’t need to wait longer than 7 minutes for the first of six goals. It was a rejuvenated Mitrovic who burst through on the left hand side and his pass inside ended up with Shelvey whose shot from 20 yards took a cruel deflection and twisted past Smithies in the R’s goal. We didn’t relent our dominance with Shelvey setting up Ritchie with a shot soon after. Perez was a man reborn after the travails of last year and his swagger has returned to his play. He was electric for most of the first half and he came close after taking a pass first time and narrowly missing to the left of the goal. His energy was also underlined with a cheeky steal from a QPR defender which put through Shelvey for another attempt.

Our total dominance of the match was confirmed when a great sequence started on the left with Dummett feeding Ritchie on the left. His cross field shot found Perez but his shot was then blocked by Smithies only for Perez to compose himself and slotting the rebound from a testing angle for 2-0. I was loving Perez in this kind of form and an impish lob attempt just before half time, once again fed by Shelvey, while never looking likely to score was typical of him last night. He is much more the player of 2 years ago.

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3 Responses to MATCH REPORT: QPR 0 v Newcastle United 6, Loftus Road, 13/Sep/16, KO:7:45, Att: 17, 404

  1. mikey says:

    6 nil ! , well done Rafa and the lads

  2. Dave says:

    Words can’t describe how I feel after that performance and it’s all down to one man, still can’t believe he’s our gaffer. I wonder what we’ll do to teams when we really start to click?

  3. David says:

    Great report and a really stimulating podcast. Hugely enjoyable listening to your very well considered thoughts and opinions. Thanks guys. And isn’t this good news?

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/14/best-goals-week-higain-shelvey-paralympic-games