Mark Hughes’ future as QPR manager is seriously in doubt as Rangers fall to a 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.
Loftus Road was filled with boo's from the home fans at full-time after another under-par performance.
Junior Hoilett gave QPR hope as he pulled one back for the home side with a headed goal shortly after the start of the second half, but an Anton Ferdinand own goal shattered their hopes of a come-back, to leave Rangers rock-bottom of the Premier League yet again.
Elsewhere, West Brom recorded a surprise 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Hawthorns to carry them up to fourth place in the Premier League.
It then fell to none other than Peter Odemwingie to seal the three points with a low close-range finish from a Shane Long cross, and the plucky home side managed to hold to go only one point behind Chelsea in third.
Reading claimed their first league win since their return to the Premier League after a 2-1 victory over in-form Everton.
But Reading equalized just after half-time courtesy of an Adam Le Fondre header from a free kick.
Everton continued to pressure but Seamus Coleman conceded a silly penalty with 10 minutes to go, which Le Fondre converted to mark his return to the starting line-up with style and seal the Royals’ first Premier League win in four years.
Man City put the pressure on neighbors Man United with a comfortable 5-0 win over Aston Villa to go top of the league.
Villa performed admirably against United in their five-goal thriller last weekend, but they couldn’t repeat the performance at the Etihad, with David Silva netting the first shortly before the half-time break.
Sergio Aguero got City’s second from the spot after a contentious handball decision given against Andreas Weimann, while his Argentine compatriot Carlos Tevez grabbed the third also from the spot after another handball offense, this time by Barry Bannan.
Aguero furthered City’s lead with his second just after the hour-mark with a neat close-range finish to make it 4-0, while Tevez completed the scoring by doubling his tally with an easy finish at the back post after a great cross from Samir Nasri.
They had to wait for the second period to begin the scoring after a cagey first-half, and it was Luiz Suarez (who else?) who put the home side one-up, smashing in a great cross from starlet Raheem Sterling.
Suarez got his, and Liverpool’s, second as he latched on to a crafty through-ball from the brilliant Jose Enrique to poke the ball well past the oncoming Ali Al-habsi.
Enrique sealed the all-important three points for the Reds with a deserved goal, a simple tap-in after a Sterling cross was poorly palmed out by Al-Habsi.
Finally, Swansea secured a 2-1 triumph over an under-performing Newcastle side at St James’ Park.
Star-man Michu put the Swans in the lead after Pablo Hernandez made the most from a really poor clearance from Toon goalkeeper Tim Krul, and provided the perfect cross for the Spaniard to head the ball into the far corner of the net.
Magpies fans flooded the St James’ Park exits when Jonathan de Guzman bagged Swansea’s second with a tap in after more poor goalkeeper from Krul, before Demba Ba scored a 90-minute consolation goal for the fans that remained in their seats.