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In a way, Chelsea's result is worse than yours. Everyone, including me, expected Chelsea to get three points. I expect you would have settled for one point from your game before the start.
On the other hand, yours was a truly hideous result whereas ours was an annoyance. What won it for QPR was not so much the red cards, which I have no particular complaint about, but the penalty decisions. They were given a soft one, we weren't given any of four rather firmer ones. Our team should feel pretty proud of the way they battled in the second half. Your team capitulated.
But, at the end of the day, as Mancini said, it's only three points.
The only good news is that Evans will not play for the next few games. He was responsible for the first goal, 10 feet away from the only city player around. His panics either lead to penalty or got sending-off or both. ManU was down 1-0( thanks to him) at half time, and down to 10 man for the entire second half.Ferguson did not make any changes for the defense,which was another major mistake. Ferguson deserved what was coming to him by benching Vidic ( presumably because he got a red card in the previous game, just like he did to Rooney at Liverpool). Unfortunately to punished them meant serious harm to your own team. Why he played Evans instead of Vidic or Jones is a total mystery and the main reason for the terrible loss.
"On the other hand, yours was a truly hideous result whereas ours was an annoyance." We've had 'hideous' results before. Newcastle beating us 5-0, and then , I think , it was Southampton who beat us 6-3 at Old Trafford in the next game. We won the premiership that year.