Premier League round-up: QPR win first match of season

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This is QPR’s first win in 17 Premier League matches.


Queens Park Rangers, QPR, secured their first win of the 2012/2013 Barclay’s English Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over fellow London club, Fulham.

Before the game, QPR had played 16 matches, losing 9 and drawing 7. They have now moved from the bottom of the Premier League table with 10 points from 17 matches, one point and one game more than Reading.

In other matches, Manchester United scored three goals at home to defeat Sunderland 3-1. Goals from Robin Van Persie, Tom Cleverly, and Wayne Rooney for the league leaders meant that they remain 6 points above their city rivals, Manchester City, in the league table. Frazier Campbell scored one for Sunderland.

Also, Liverpool lost at home to Aston Villa, 1-3; Norwich beat Wigan, 2-1; while Stoke drew at home, 1-1, with Everton.

Earlier, Newcastle United lost at home to defending champions, Manchester City, 1-3.

Chelsea’s game against Southampton was postponed because of their FIFA Club World Cup participation. Chelsea will play Corinthians of Brazil on Sunday in the final of the competition.