Manchester City stayed five points clear of second-placed Manchester United in Football’s Premier League table thanks to a 3-2 win at Queens Park Rangers. Jay Bothroyd’s header put QPR ahead but Edin Dzeko levelled just before half-time. Heidar Helguson equalised David Silva’s goal but Yaya Toure headed the winner 16 minutes from time.
United marked the 25th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson’s appointment as manager by beating Sunderland 1-0. Old Trafford’s North Stand was renamed after Ferguson.
Unbeaten Newcastle remained third with a 2-1 win over Everton, Chelsea stayed fourth by beating Blackburn 1-0 and Tottenham fifth courtesy of a 3-1 defeat of Fulham.
Bolton thrashed Stoke 5-0, a reverse of last season’s FA semi-final between the sides, Wolves beat bottom side Wigan 3-1, Arsenal saw off West Brom 3-0 and Aston Villa edged out Norwich 3-2. Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Swansea.
Australia made it two wins from two in Rugby League’s Four Nations with a 36-20 defeat of England at Wembley.
Ryan Hall touched down either side of Australian duo Luke Lewis and Tony Williams to make it 12-8 to the visitors at the break. Greg Inglis and Paul Gallen extended the lead and, despite tries from Jack Reed ad Chris Heighington, scores from Darius Boyd and Chris Lawrence sealed a comfortable win.
Defending champions New Zealand earlier beat Wales 36-0 at the same venue.
Harlequins kept up their 100% record in Rugby Union’s Premiership with a 26-13 win at Bath. Saracens stayed second thanks to a 23-10 victory over Sale. Leicester drew 24-24 with London Irish and Newcastle also finished level with Worcester at 16 apiece. Northampton saw off Wasps 24-13 Gloucester beat Exeter 24-19.