Queens Park 1 Man United 3

Andrei Kanchelskis

Queens Park Ran­gers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, Loftus Road, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Jan­uary 18, 1993. Paul In­ce han­ded Man­chester Uni­ted the lead in the 26th min­ute be­fore Ry­an Gig­gs doubled the ad­vant­age for the vis­it­ors on the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al Brad­ley Al­len ma­naged to re­duce the de­fi­cit for The Hoops three min­utes ahead of the in­ter­val, on­ly for An­drei Kanchel­s­kis to score a third goal for Uni­ted in the 48th minute.

Al­though Man­chester Uni­ted had be­en held to a dis­ap­point­ing goal­less draw by Queens Park Ran­gers at Old Traf­ford in the re­verse en­counter at Old Traf­ford, Al­ex Fergsuons´s Pre­miership title chal­len­ging si­de were fa­vour­ites to be­at The Rs at Shepherd´s Bush. On a bit­terly cold Monday even­ing in Lon­don, Ger­ry Francis´s Ran­gers had a few scor­ing op­por­tun­it­ies early on in the fir­st pe­riod, but they came to noth­ing. Pre­mier Lea­gue lead­ers Man­chester Uni­ted, who were un­defeated in their pre­vi­ous eight Pre­miership fix­tures, gradu­ally took con­trol over the pos­ses­sion of the ball and the vis­it­ing te­am ul­ti­mately broke the de­fens­ive dead­lock thro­ugh Three Li­ons mid­fielder Paul In­ce who sent a spec­tac­u­lar over­head-kick in­to the net net fol­low­ing 26 min­utes of ac­tion. The Old Traf­ford men con­tin­ued their at­tack­ing policy and Ry­an Gig­gs ad­ded a sec­ond goal for The Reds just four min­utes la­ter when the 19-year-old wing­er ran onto a long ball and lobbed it over Queens Park Ran­gers and Wales U21 shot stop­per To­ny Ro­berts and in­to the net. The West Lon­don club were giv­en some hope in the 42nd min­ute when Brad­ley Al­len fou­nd the tar­get by chip­ping the ball over Pe­ter Schmei­chel af­ter the Dan­ish net­mind­er had bloc­ked his fir­st at­tempt, but the hosts were soon bro­ught down to earth as An­drei Kanchel­s­kis re­stored Man­chester United´s ad­vant­age wi­th a fine fin­ish in­to the far bot­tom cor­ner of the goal three min­utes af­ter the re­start. Queens Park Ran­gers Te­am: To­ny Ro­berts, Da­vid Bard­s­ley, Alan Mc­Donald, Dar­ren Pea­cock, Clive Wil­son, Si­mon Bark­er, Ian Hol­lo­way, Andy Im­pey, Andy Sin­ton, Brad­ley Al­len, Den­nis Bai­ley. Sub­stitutes: Ru­fus Brev­ett, Garry Thomp­son, Jan Stejskal. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Paul Par­ker, Ste­ve Bru­ce, Ga­ry Pal­lister, De­nis Ir­win, Ry­an Gig­gs, Paul In­ce, An­drei Kanchel­s­kis, Bri­an Mc­Clair, Lee Sharpe, Ma­rk Hug­hes. Sub­stitutes: Craig Law­ton, Mi­ke Phelan, Les Sealey.


Andrei Kanchelskis Quickfacts

An­drei Kanchel­s­kis ap­peared for Dy­namo Kiev, Shakhtar Don­etsk, Man­chester Uni­ted, Ever­ton, Fiorentina, Glas­gow Ran­gers, Man­chester City, South­ampton, Al Hilal, Sat­urn Mo­scow Ob­last, and fi­nally Krylia Sov­etov be­fore he fin­ished off his foot­balling ca­reer in Feb­ruary 2007, at the age of 38.


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