Manchester United's Rafael da Silva (back) challenges
Queens Park Rangers' Adel Taarbat during their English
Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at
Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England. Photo by
Manchester United scored three times in eight minutes to
beat bottom-placed Queens Park Rangers 3-1 and move back to the
top of the Premier League.
QPR, being watched from the stands by Harry Redknapp who was
named as their new manager on Saturday (local time), took the
lead with a 52nd-minute Jamie Mackie tap-in, but were left
reeling as quick goals from Jonny Evans, Darren Fletcher and
Javier Hernandez gave United their sixth comeback win in the
league this season.
Now without a win in 13 league matches, QPR stay nailed to
the bottom with four points.
United moved on to 30 points, two clear of champions
Manchester City (28) who can regain top spot if they win at
Chelsea (24) on Sunday.
West Bromwich Albion moved on to 26 points and above Chelsea
into third place - at least until Sunday's match at Stamford
Bridge - when they won 4-2 at Sunderland for a fourth
successive league win, giving them their best start to a
season since 1953-54.
Everton were minutes away from beating Norwich City but had
to settle for a 1-1 draw after a late Sebastian Bassong
header cancelled out Steven Naismith's early opener for
Wigan Athletic beat Reading 3-2 with a hat-trick from Jordi
Gomez and Stoke City beat Fulham 1-0 with a first-half goal
from Charlie Adam.