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Manchester United balls: Radamel Falcao scores an unlikely hat-trick

by | 19th, January 2015

Manchester United defeated QPR at the weekend. The game finished 2-0, with goals scored by Man United substitutes Fellaini and Wilson.

Garth Crooks was watching. He heaps praise on United’s Radamel Falcao, picking the stupendously well paid Colombian striker for his BBC column’s team of the week:

I don’t know what Louis van Gaal said to Falcao last weeek, having left the Colombian out of the game against Southampton, but based on what I saw against QPR at Loftus Road Manchester United must keep this striker at the club. His work rate was phenomenal and it was only Robert Green who denied the player a hat-trick.

Garth, you need to score one before you can get a hat-trike, which is three.

The BBC’s Phil McNulty reports:

… recalled striker Radamel Falcao failed to score, twice being thwarted by QPR keeper Robert Green.


Falcao’s future has also been the subject of debate this week after Van Gaal left him out of the squad for the loss against Southampton – but the Colombian striker was back here and wasted an early chance to impress his manager. He made space in the area to collect Mata’s pass but could only shoot straight at QPR keeper Green from eight yards.

The Guardian adds:

United’s most incisive moment of the first half came when Mata’s curling pass reached Falcao in the QPR area and a goal looked inevitable as the Colombian brought the ball

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