Manchester United came back from 1-0 down against struggling QPR to win 3-1 at Old Trafford as they moved to the top of the Premier League.
Harry Redknapp took over as manager of the the Rs on Saturday morning, replacing Mark Hughes, and his presence in the stands appeared to inspire his new charges on their trip to the Theatre of Dreams.
Jamie Mackie, who had already had a goal disallowed for offside, netted the opener after 52 minutes as he poked home Keiron Dyer’s parried strike.
But after putting on a dismal display the Red Devils began to click and found their rhythm.
Javier Hernandez rounded off the victory by slotting an Anderson pass beyond the luckless Julio Cesar with 72 minutes on the clock.
A Jordi Gomez hat-trick helped Wigan earn all three points at the DW Stadium against Reading as they won 3-2 on home soil.
The visitors took the lead in the first half when young defender Sean Morrison headed Nicky Shorey’s corner in to the back of the net, but in the second period the Latics came back to stun the Royals.
Spanish midfielder Gomez poked in a rebound just before the hour-mark to equalise and ten minutes later nodded Roberto Martinez’s men in to the lead.
Ali Al-habsi gifted Reading a leveller as he dropped a high ball in to his own net but Gomez gave his side the win in added time as he slammed the ball home from Arouna Kone’s pass to move them up to 15th.
A late Sebastian Bassong goal saw Norwich City draw 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park.
Steven Naismith had given the Toffees the lead as he tapped Bryan Oviedo’s cross past John Ruddy but the former Tottenham defender powered a header off the crossbar and in late on to win his side a share of the spoils.
The Cottagers were without centre back Brede Hangeland who was suspended and they sorely missed the Norwegian as Peter Crouch knocked down a cross, and an unmarked Adam was able to swivel and turn the ball in to send them up to eleventh.
The evening kick-off saw Aston Villa welcome Arsenal where they achieved a 0-0 draw to get out of the relegation zone. The home side were the better side as the Gunners struggled to create chances and appeared to be happy with the draw as Jack Wilshere was left on the bench and Theo Walcott out through injury. Darren Bent was not in the squad but Paul Lambert's decision seemed justified as Christian Benteke troubled the visiting defence on a regular basis.