Manchester United win at Queen's Park Rangers; Arsenal Aston Villa

El Manchester United gana al Queen’s Park Rangers; el Arsenal al Aston Villa
Manchester United beat Queen's Park Rangers; Arsenal Aston Villa

Last update 24 February, 2013 by Julio Muñoz

Manchester United comfortably defeated Queens Park Rangers (2-0), consolidating its leadership position with 15 points of advantage over Manchester City (2º), who will play against Chelsea (3º) on Sunday, but he lost his striker Robin Van Persie, injured hip.

The Premier League leader fulfilled his mission of winning on the bottom court to increase the pressure on City, in a fairly quiet game for the Scottish team Alex Ferguson.

Brazilian side Rafael opened the scoring taking advantage of a clearance by his compatriot Julio Cesar, he didn't block a Robin van Persie shot, to the 23 minutes of play.

In the celebration, the Dutch striker collided with a cameraman and injured his hip, having to be substituted before the break (37) by Danny Wellbeck.

Ferguson, nevertheless, downplayed the injury: "It has been in the hip, so it will have to be treated and cared for for a few days, but fortunately it will be fine for the game against Real Madrid ", in the return of the eighth of the Champions, el próximo 5 of March (1-1 in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu).

Without making a great game, Manchester controlled the game at all times and did not go through great difficulties, despite the fact that he could not sentence until the final stretch of the meeting, when veteran Ryan Giggs scored the final 2-0 (80).

With this victory, Manchester United provisionally outperforms 15 points to the City and in 19 al Chelsea, waiting for the match that these two teams will play on Sunday, second and third place in the Premier.

In the rest of the day played this Saturday, Arsenal (5º) won 2-1 to Aston Villa (18º), after being eliminated last weekend from the English Cup by Blackburn Rovers, de segunda, and to lose 3-1 at home against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

The Arsene Wenger team, nevertheless, suffered before the "Villains", a team located in the relegation zone, but it was tied at one goal with five minutes to go.

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla was the author of both Arsenal goals (6 y 85).

The Wigan (17º), trained by the Spanish Roberto Martínez, achieved an important victory in his visit to Reading (19º) by 3-0 allowing you to leave the relegation places.

Ivorian Arouna Koné led the way to victory in the first half with two goals just before half-time(44 y 45+2) and the Honduran Maynor Figueroa sentenced at the beginning of the second half (48).

In another featured game, the everton (6º), lost to Norwich (12º) and moves away from the positions that give access to play European competition next season.

In your party 200 in the Premier League, Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov scored a goal in stoppage time that gave the win (1-9) al Fulham (11º) over Stoke City (10º).

El West Bromwich (7º) beat Sunderland hard at home (14º) by 2-1, but this result allows him to continue in the high zone of the classification.

El pasado domingo, Liverpool thrashed 5-0 al Swansea (with goals, among others, by the Brazilian Coutinho, by the Spaniard José Enrique and the Uruguayan Luis Suárez), in advance because the Welsh team will play this Sunday the final of the League Cup against Bradford, of the fourth category.

On Sunday, in addition to City-Chelsea, el Newcastle (16º) will host Southampton (15º) and the Monday, away Tottenham (4º) will seek a win against West Ham (13º) which allows you to continue with options to qualify for the next Champions League.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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