The results went Newcastle’s way on Sunday, and Newcastle ended the weekend just one point out of second place in the Premier League.
Chris Foy sends Didier Drogba off at QPR
Manchester United players seemed to almost give up at the end of their derby at Old Trafford, with Manchester City and after 88 minutes a 3-1 defeat became a 6-1 embarrassment.
It was what Alex Ferguson called the worst loss in his total career, and he said he couldn’t remember ever being beaten 6-1 as a player or manager, but I remember a team in the North East that walloped Manchester United 5-0 at St. James Park on Sunday, October 20th, 1996.
City increased their goal difference by 10 from today’s game over Manchester United, and some of the Manchester United players seemed to give up near the end, and that’s completely unacceptable.
Let’s hope Newcastle get the luck that QPR got at home to Chelsea yesterday afternoon, when the referee sent two Chelsea players off and awarded QPR a penalty, and that was all in the first half.
For Neil Warnock to say it was the greatest day of his life was strange, since he was completely out-coached in the second half with Chelsea the better side even though they had only 9 men and moist PL teams would have fancied their chances with the events that unfolded in QPR’s favor.
QPR won only 1-0 and Neil Warnock after the game said he didn’t think referee Chris Foy made many mistakes at all.
As is happening far too much in the Premier League these days, the referee completely spoiled the game, and just for good measure referee Chris Foy gave 7 yellow cards to Chelsea players and two to QPR players.
Spurs beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and Newcastle’s opponents on Wednesday evening in the Carling Cup remain bottom of the league just below Wigan.
It will be interesting to see what team Alan Pardew will field against Blackburn Rovers.