Leaders Manchester United moved closer to a 20th English football title and pushed Queens Park Rangers nearer to relegation when goals from Rafael and Ryan Giggs gave them a 2-nil win at the bottom side in the Premier League.
The victory put United 15 points clear of champions Manchester City who face third-placed Chelsea at home tomorrow.
Arsenal ended a difficult week following home defeats by Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup and Bayern Munich in the Champions League by beating Aston Villa 2-1 to move within a point of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who play at West Ham United on Tuesday.
Wigan Athletic improved their chances of avoiding the drop when they won 3-nil at fellow strugglers Reading and moved above them and Villa and out of the relegation zone.
In the other games Fulham beat Stoke 1-nil, Norwich beat Everton 2-1 and West Brom beat Sunderland 2-1.