Queens Park Rangers   0

Man United   2

Rafael (23), Giggs (80)

Saturday 23 February Loftus Road | Attendance: 18,337

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Queens Park Rangers
33Cesar
19Bosingwa
5Samba
6Hill
3Traore
12Mackie
14Granerosub17
10Taarabt
40Mbia
29Townsendsub23
52Zamorasub18
Subs:
1Green
11Wright-Phillips
42Onuoha
17Jenassub14
23Hoilettsub29
18Remysub52
7Park
Man United
1De Gea
2Rafaelgoal
5Ferdinand
15Vidic
3Evra
17Nani
16Carrick
11Giggsgoal
18Youngsub7
20van Persiesub19
14Hernandezsub10
Subs:
13Lindegaard
6Evans
8Anderson
7Valenciasub18
10Rooneysub14
19Welbecksub20
23Cleverley

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23/02/2013 16:55, Report by James Tuck
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QPR 0 United 2

In the 40th minute, Nemanja Vidic came within a whisker of doubling the visitors’ lead with a glancing header from Giggs’ free-kick on the right side.

Harry Redknapp replaced Estaban Granero with Jermaine Jenas at half-time but United were on the front foot from the off in the second period.

Nani’s header forced Cesar into action again, before Vidic, enjoying a physical battle with Samba at both ends of the pitch, narrowly failed to connect with a Giggs free-kick.

Rooney entered the fray on the hour mark in place of Hernandez, while Rangers brought on Loic Remy for Bobby Zamora, who also appeared to have picked up a knock.

Former Marseille striker Remy made an instant impact, creating space for himself in the box and drawing David De Gea into his first save. But it was a rare opening for the hosts.

The Reds made another substitution with 20 minutes left as Antonio Valencia came on for Young, with Nani switching to the left flank. Junior Hoilett replaced Andros Townsend as Rangers sought a way back into the game but it was United who looked more likely to score again, with Rooney and Welbeck both seeing shots blocked inside the box.

And the second goal did arrive with 10 minutes left, Giggs running onto Nani’s slide-rule pass to blast home his fifth goal of the season from a tight angle. Giggs, in his 999th competitive appearance at club and international level, almost added a second when his looped shot bounced off the bar, as United threatened to cut loose.

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