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Flying Manchester United poised to beat QPR and widen gap over Man City

April 8, 2012 By Angela Asante
There is more danger for English Premier League title aspirants Manchester City. By the time their game against Arsenal gets underway, Man United could be 8 points clear at the top of the standings.
Manchester United vs Queens Park Rangers will kick off at 8:30am EST (12:30pm GMT). This fixture at Old Trafford presents a mammoth task for the visitors. QPR are floating over the relegation zone. With their 2-1 upset of Arsenal, they hit 28 points and moved up to 17th in the table above Blackburn Rovers on goal difference.

However, things are very tight at the bottom of the Premier League standings. A single point separates the 16th spot from the 19th position. This region is currently occupied by Bolton Wanderers, QPR, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic respectively. At the very end of the chart, there is Wolves with 22 points.

Queens Park Rangers could find themselves back into the boiling relegation pot at the end of Matchday 32. The implications surrounding their fate in the survival battle suggests that they will put up a brave performance away to Manchester United.

The latter are also on a great run. Since drawing 3-3 against Chelsea on February 5, Manchester United have won each of their matches on the domestic front.

Precisely, the Red Devils have maintained a perfect record in their last 7 games. This streak includes a 2-1 victory at home to Liverpool, a 3-1 win against Spurs at White Hart Lane and a 5-0 demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Red Devils have really found their groove as much as results can tell. Earlier in the week, they dismantled Blackburn Rovers 2-0.

Ashley Young was among the goal scorers. In the aftermath of that vital triumph, the former Aston Villa winger spoke to the Match of the Day magazine. Ashley Young expressed himself on his team’s contest against Manchester City for the English Premier League title.

“I think City are fearing our reaction already. A lot of people wrote us off earlier in the season with City being seven points clear,” Young boldly reminded.

“But we've just been going about our job quietly and now we've managed to claw it back. The pressure has always been on City. There aren't any nerves coming from our side.

“We don't play with fear and we haven't got any nervousness going into games. We've got the momentum going into the final stretch of the season.”

Manchester United are poised to record their 8th win on the trot this weekend. If the Red Devils indeed beat Queens Park Rangers, they will clinch their 13th home victory in 16 matches at Old Trafford in the EPL.

QPR, meanwhile, have a terrible 3-2-10 away record this season. They might need much more than just confidence from their shocking win over Arsenal to claim a result away to Man United.

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