Goals from Rafael Da Silva and Ryan Giggs kept the Manchester United machine rolling at the top of the Barclays Premier League, whilst Queens Park Rangers are ever more adrift at the bottom.
A thunderbolt from Rafael da Silva set Manchester United on the way to a 2-0 win at bottom club Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that sent Alex Ferguson’s side 15 points clear in the Premier League.
The Brazilian right-back struck in the 23rd minute, arrowing a crisp, first-time drive right into the top-left corner from outside the box after Julio Cesar had pushed away a shot from Robin van Persie.
The goal came at a cost for United, however, with top scorer van Persie tumbling into the photographers’ pit behind Cesar’s goal and sustaining a hip injury that forced him off four minutes before half-time.
The evergreen Ryan Giggs sealed victory in the 80th minute, ghosting onto Danny Welbeck’s through ball and whipping a low shot past the exposed Cesar. Victory gives United a massive lead at the league summit, ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City’s home game with third-place Chelsea on Sunday.